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  • Nicaragua wants more ocean territory, and neighbors are angry

    Nicaragua wants more ocean territory, and neighbors are angry
    MEXICO CITY — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is making an expanded push for more territory in the Caribbean Sea, appealing to international jurisprudence and rankling many of his neighbors. Colombia was especially vocal, calling Nicaragua's...
  • Orlando Ballet students take 2 medals at Youth America Grand Prix

     Orlando Ballet students take 2 medals at Youth America Grand Prix
    Orlando Ballet was the only American organization to bring home two medals from the annual Youth America Grand Prix competition, which took place in New York earlier this month. Youth America Grand Prix, the world's largest student ballet scholarship...
  • Metropolitan Museum says it will return Cambodian statues

    Metropolitan Museum says it will return Cambodian statues
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art has agreed to return two ancient statues to Cambodia after receiving convincing evidence they had been looted and smuggled out of the country illegally. The 10th century Khmer statues, known as the Kneeling Attendants,...
  • New ships for the world's oceans on the horizon

    New ships for the world's oceans on the horizon
    Like supermodels sporting the latest on the runways of the world’s oceans, each year a group of new cruise ships debuts. Here are some noteworthy ones being launched in 2013: ·              MSC Cruises – The MSC Preziosa, a 139,400-ton, 3,502-...
  • Stolen-artifacts case has cost much, yielded little, critics say

    Stolen-artifacts case has cost much, yielded little, critics say
    When hundreds of federal agents raided four Southern California museums early one January morning in 2008, it set the art world ablaze, suggesting that even amid an international looting scandal, museums had continued to do business with the black...
  • World Book Night announces 2014 picks

    If in general it's better to give than receive, the rule ought to hold true for books -- and giving is the basis of World Book Night, in which millions of books are distributed, for free, by willing volunteers. World Book Night launched in Britain and...
  • Sultan's vision realized: New 'Iron Silk Road' links Europe, Asia

    Sultan's vision realized: New 'Iron Silk Road' links Europe, Asia
    Turkey brought to life a 150-year-old vision of the Ottoman sultans on Tuesday with the opening of a submerged tunnel linking Europe and Asia and repurposing the fabled Silk Route from caravan to rail service. The $4-billion Marmaray project will...
  • Cómo conocer a El Viejo San Juan en un día

    Cómo conocer a El Viejo San Juan en un día
    Dar un paseo por una ciudad colonial, apreciar su arquitectura, caminar por calles empedradas y disfrutar de su amable gente y de su deliciosa gastronomía, era una oportunidad que no me podía perder. Hace poco tuve la dicha de conocer el distrito...
  • Valencia opens 'Graphic Guts' by social-activist/artist Luba Lukova

     Valencia opens 'Graphic Guts' by social-activist/artist Luba Lukova
    Valencia College opens "Graphic Guts," an exhibit by internationally acclaimed artist and social activist Luba Lukova, this Friday, Aug. 16. The exhibit runs through Sept. 27 at Valencia's Anita S. Wooten Gallery. Valencia will hold a gallery...
  • Egyptian antiquities looted, damaged in unrest, reports say

    Egyptian antiquities looted, damaged in unrest, reports say
    The latest political unrest in Egypt has resulted in the theft and destruction of more than 1,000 artifacts in a museum south of Cairo, according to multiple published reports. The looting is believed to have taken place over several days starting last...
  • Ray Dolby dies at 80; engineer's sound system eliminated underlying noise

    Before an audio revolution in the mid-1960s, just about all music, dialogue and other sounds played on tape recordings had one thing in common: hiss. The bothersome, underlying noise seemed especially unavoidable during quiet passages on the once-...