Afghan museum restores Buddhist history, one broken piece at a time

KABUL (Reuters) – Restoring Afghanistan’s Buddhist artifacts that were destroyed by the Taliban 18 years ago is like working on a 1,500-year-old jigsaw puzzle, say conservators working on the latest restoration project. Mohammad Fahim Rahimi, Director of National Museum inspects … Continue reading Afghan museum restores Buddhist history, one broken piece at a time

Koons unveils giant ‘Bouquet of Tulips’ tribute to victims of 2015 Paris attacks

PARIS (Reuters) – American artist Jeff Koons unveiled in Paris on Friday his sculpture Bouquet of Tulips, a tribute to the victims of militant Islamist attacks in the French capital in November 2015. The 12-meter (40 ft) high piece depicts … Continue reading Koons unveils giant ‘Bouquet of Tulips’ tribute to victims of 2015 Paris attacks

Hong Kong diners offered protest-inspired ‘eyeball’ mocktails and ‘tear gas’ eggs

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Pro-democracy protests that have roiled Hong Kong for more than three months are providing culinary inspiration for a restaurant that offers a themed menu with spicy wasabi-spiked “tear gas” eggs and a drink shaped like a … Continue reading Hong Kong diners offered protest-inspired ‘eyeball’ mocktails and ‘tear gas’ eggs

Bosnians march in first Gay Pride under tight police protection

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Several thousand people marched in Bosnia’s first Gay Pride on Sunday, protected by a major security operation including anti-sniper units after some conservative Muslim groups organized counter-rallies. Participants are seen during the first gay pride parade in … Continue reading Bosnians march in first Gay Pride under tight police protection

French police fire tear gas as protests follow Bastille Day parade

French Gendarmes remove fences next to a burning portable toilet during clashes with protesters on the Champs Elysees avenue after the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol PARIS (Reuters) – French police fired … Continue reading French police fire tear gas as protests follow Bastille Day parade