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Mexican pop icon Luis Miguel kicks off tour after 2-year absence

Mexico City, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Mexican pop icon Luis Miguel kicked off his "Mexico por siempre!" (Mexico Forever!) tour at Mexico City's National...

Nation mourns Forges, cartoonist who gave Spain's democracy a sense of humor

Madrid, Feb 22 (epa-efe).- One of Spain's most cherished cartoonists who through his images chronicled the country's transition from a European backwater to...

Art installation depicting plight of refugees to be shown at UK cathedral

Canterbury, United Kingdom, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- A British artist was on Thursday putting the finishing touches to an installation made up of hundreds of...

Philippine President Duterte accuses CIA of funding local news website

Manila, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- The president of the Philippines Thursday accused the Central Intelligence Agency of funding an news website that critical of the...

Cubist portrait by Picasso expected to fetch $50 million at auction

London, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- A portrait by Spanish cubist master Pablo Picasso is set to be auctioned in London and is expected to fetch up to $50 million, as...

China rules out possibilty of arson in Jokhang temple fire

Beijing, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- An investigation into a fire at Lhasa's Jokhang Temple, one of the most renowned temples in Tibetan Buddhism, has ruled out...

Stormzy, Dua Lipa break through at Brit Awards 2018 to win top prizes

London, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- Rapper Stormzy and singer Dua Lipa were the big breakthrough winners on Wednesday night as they saw off competition from more...

Mexican actor says Platino Prizes have filled a void

Mexico City, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez said the Platino Prizes for Ibero-American Cinema, which recognize the best movies from that...

Spain art fair removes work depicting Catalan leaders as political prisoners

Madrid, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- An international contemporary art fair in the capital of Spain on Wednesday caused a stir when it decided to remove one of the...

"A Fantastic Woman," "Zama" shine in shorter Platino longlist

Mexico City, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- Chilean director Sebastian Lelio's "Una mujer fantastica" (A Fantastic Woman) and Argentine filmmaker Lucrecia Martel's...

Beijing's ban on New Year fireworks reduces fires by 73 percent

Beijing, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- Beijing's ban on firecrackers and fireworks during the Chinese New Year celebrations led to 73 percent fewer fires compared to...

Dog who guarded owner's grave for a decade dies

Buenos Aires, Feb 20 (efe-epa).- Capitan, the dog who kept vigil for more than a decade at his owner's grave in the Argentine town of Villa Carlos Paz, died...

World's largest floating bookstore to visit Mexico

Merida, Mexico, Feb 20 (efe-epa).- MV Logos Hope, considered the world's largest floating bookstore with more than 5,000 titles at affordable prices, will...

Spanish government calls for common sense: 5G phone technology no health risk

Segovia, 20 Feb (epa-efe).- The next generation of cellphone technology, labeled G5, is set to offer greater problem-solving capacity as well as major...

Filipino Police officers marry in mass ceremony outside Manila

Quezon City, Philippines, Feb 20 (efe-epa).- Nineteen Philippines National Police officers and their fiancees tied the knot on Tuesday at a mass wedding...

Mourners gather for Tsvangirai's funeral procession in Zimbabwe capital

Harare, Feb 19 (efe-epa).- Thousands of mourners packed central Harare to bid farewell to Zimbabwe's former prime minister and opposition figurehead Morgan...

Jain devotees turn out to anoint huge statue of Lord Bahubali in India

Shravanbelagola (India), Feb 19 (efe-epa).- Thousands of Jain devotees gathered in a town in southern India on Monday as part of a festival that involved...

At Skaryszew, Poland hosts one of Europe's oldest horse trade fairs

Skaryszew (Poland) Feb 19 (efe-epa).- One of Europe's oldest and largest horse fairs takes place in the village of Skaryszew, central Poland, on the first...

World's only non-Chinese-owned giant pandas reach advanced age in Mexico City

Mexico City, Feb 19 (efe-epa).- It's 10 am and Xin Xin, now 27 years old and 102 kilograms (225 pounds), walks slowly down a corridor to begin her daily...

Revellers rest on day three of Chinese New Year celebrations

Beijing, Feb 19 (efe-epa).- As Lunar New Year festivities entered their third day on Monday, many Chinese people who have been busy with grand banquets and...

South Korean stage director apologizes for sexual misconduct

Seoul, Feb 19 (efe-epa).- A South Korean author and stage director on Monday publicly apologized to women who have accused him of sexual misconduct.

Poland demands explanation for swastikas daubed on its Israeli consulate

Warsaw, Feb 19 (efe-epa).- Poland's foreign minister on Monday demanded an explanation from Israeli authorities as to how someone was able to deface the...

Carvinal kicks off in Basel with Morgestraich

Basel, Switzerland, Feb 19 (efe-epa).- Hundreds of revelers braved the near freezing temperatures early on Monday for the Morgestraich, the traditional...

Tibet's Jokhang temple back to normal after fire

Beijing, Feb 19 (efe-epa).- Lhasa's Jokhang Temple, one of the most renowned temples in Tibetan Buddhism, has returned to normal after a fire at the...

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