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August 28, 2018 2:21 AM Fire forces brief Statue of Liberty evacuation

NEW YORK: More than 3,000 tourists were evacuated Monday from the island where the Statue of Liberty stands, after propane cylinders caught fire at a construction site near the iconic landmark, officials said. Liberty Island, which welcomes thousands of visitors a day during the busy summer season, was evacuated for more than two hours, before the fire department 11

August 15, 2018 11:29 AM Stolen 12th century Indian Buddha statue found in London

LONDON: A 12th century bronze Buddha statue stolen from an Indian museum 57 years ago has surfaced in London and is now being returned to the country, police said Wednesday. The statue with silver inlay was one of 14 stolen from the Archaeological Survey of India site museum in Nalanda in the east of the country in 1961. It was spotted at a trade fair in Britain 15

June 12, 2018 3:36 AM Pope Jean-Paul II statue moved to avoid French secularism laws

PLOËRMEL, France: A 13-ton statue of late pope Jean-Paul II was moved Monday to "private land" in northwestern France following a court ruling it had to be taken down due to strict secularism laws separating church and state. A crane lifted the papal statue from a square in the town of Ploermel, Brittany, about 30m to nearby private land after an outcry 14

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March 10, 2018 12:18 AM Europe’s tourist hot spots look for ways to cope with the crowds

A general view of Croatia’s Unesco protected medieval town of Dubrovnik August 28, 2012. — ReutersBERLIN, March 10 — Europe’s tourist hot spots are looking for new ways to cope with “overtourism,” where cities like Venice, Dubrovnik and Barcelona are struggling to manage huge crowds arriving daily on cheap flights and cruise ships. They are turning to smartphone 41

February 28, 2018 11:07 PM L.A. billboards target misconduct scandal ahead of Oscars

An Oscar statue is seen in a souvenir shop at the Dolby Theatre during preparations for the Oscars in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, February 28, 2018. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, March 1 — Hollywood woke up last night to an ugly reminder of the sexual misconduct accusations shaking its ranks as a street artist covered three Los Angeles billboards 26

February 28, 2018 8:35 AM Taiwan protesters throw paint on former ruler’s coffin

A protester gestures under a portrait of late Taiwan president Chiang Kai-shek inside Parliament during an anti-China demonstration in Taipei on March 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO / SAM YEHTAIPEI, Feb 28 — Taiwanese protesters today splashed red paint on the tomb of former Nationalist ruler Chiang Kai-shek, urging the government to speed up a plan to erase symbols 24

February 1, 2018 7:05 AM New Greatest Hits bundle and God of War set for PS4

AS January comes to a close, Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES) announced a new addition to its PlayStation4 (PS4) Greatest Hits lineup, and a release date for one of its most anticipated games this year. PS4 Greatest Hits is a selection from the previously released best-selling PS4 software titles that are now made available 74

January 13, 2018 12:28 PM London store Harrods to remove Diana statue

A sale sign is seen at dawn on the outside of the Harrods store in Knightsbridge in London January 5, 2018. — Reuters picLONDON, Jan 13 — London luxury department store Harrods said today it was taking down a statue of the late Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed and returning it to former owner Mohamed Al Fayed. Al Fayed commissioned the bronze 25

December 26, 2017 6:01 AM Trader, executive fined RM7,500 for stealing Sleeping Buddha statue

GEORGE TOWN: A businessman and a company's executive were fined RM7,500 in default of 12 months' jail term by the magistrate's court here today for stealing a 91-year-old Buddha statue at a temple. Lim Su-Quinn, 29, and Lim Keng Liang, 37, pleaded guilty to stealing the "Sleeping Buddha" statue at the main prayer hall of Penang Buddhist Association (PBA) 73