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REVEALED: Al Qaeda's plan to blow up Eiffel Tower, Louvre

A plot by Islamist militants to blow up the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre art museum and a nuclear power plant has been foiled, the French police said. As France announced new measures to counter......

Diamonds robbed from Louvre

Two diamonds worth over $14 million were robbed mid-afternoon from an antique dealers' show at the Paris Louvre museum yesterday. Thegems, one a white 47 carat and the other a 15.74 carat blue......

Mona Lisa starts to age

The Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile is beginning to fade. Curators at the Louvre, the Paris museum where the 500-year-old painting is housed, have warned that Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece was......

Gallery of the strange: Weird, wild and strange photos

These 12 photographs show what  a mad, mad world we live in!   A man carries his wife over an obstacle while competing in the Wife Carrying Championship to mark Russia Day and City Day......

And this is also ART

Some forms of art can never really be explained. Yet they possess the power to draw your attention. Here are 10 surreal pieces of art designed to give you a pause. Image: British artist Alex......

Chinese boss gifts 6,400 employees a holiday in France!

Image: 6,400 Chinese employees gifted a holiday in France. Photograph: Reuters     China's Tiens Group Co. Ltd is treating more than half of its 12,000 employees to a four-day holiday......

Mumbai's classy T2 terminal to rival world-class art museums

Mumbai International Airport's new T2 terminal has an art collection to rival world-class museums, a miscellany of cultural nuances that embodies India. So there's the Louvre in Paris, and then......

16 top museums of the world

A trip to the museum is always fascinating. It makes one familiar with history. To know a particular place well, one should always pay a visit to the local museum. In this slide show, we......

Why Paris is a tourist's delight

There are very few places in the world that are as closely identified with tourism as the French capital, Paris. The city is not only known as the most romantic place on Earth, but is also famous......

World's greatest art thefts

The 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa, when the self-styled Marques Eduardo de Valfierno paid three men to steal it from the Louvre in Paris, is usually seen as the first great art heist of the 20th......

Night At the Museum 2 is boring

The only good thing one can say about a movie like Night At the Museum: Battle of The Smithsonian is that it provided gainful employment for a few hundred behind-the-scenes people. Since a lot of......

What's the da Vinci fuss about?

For the three or four among you who haven't heard of Dan Brown, his novel Da Vinci Code, or the controversy surrounding the film set to release in India this week, a quick primer.>Da Vinci Code:......

Anand beats Ding Liren, rises to sixth

World champion Viswanathan Anand crashed through the defenses of Chinese champion Ding Liren and jumped to sixth spot after the end of the fifth round in the Alekhine memorial chess tournament, at......

Adams shocks Anand in Alekhine memorial chess tournament

World champion Viswanathan Anand made a disappointing start as he suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Englishman Michael Adams in the first round of Alekhine Memorial Chess Tournament in Paris......
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Opening of Abu Dhabi's Louvre pushed back to 2016

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The opening of Abu Dhabi's branch of the iconic Louvre museum has been postponed until next year because building work still... ...
Real Mona Lisa’s bones found?

Mona Lisa Italian archaeologists trying to solve the mystery behind the identity of one of the world’s most famous models said on Wednesday that... ...
Making capital of Art

After perpetually fast-forward metropolitan Singapore and historically grandiose London, Paris was to be my third trip abroad. Describing the... ...
'Francofonia' Venice film shows art as fragile world treasure

VENICE (Reuters) - Russian director Alexander Sokurov, who won the top Venice Film Festival prize for "Faust" in 2011, is in the running again with... ...
Gang robbery on tourists at top landmarks in Paris burst

Paris, the city that records the largest visitation cannot guarantee thefts as tourists come to visit the different attractions that the city... ...

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