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  • Nudists welcome to tour 'Nude Men' art exhibition in Vienna

    Nudists welcome to tour 'Nude Men' art exhibition in Vienna
    An art exhibition in Vienna dedicated to the male nude is reportedly welcoming nudists to experience the galleries au naturel after public hours.  A spokesman for the Leopold Museum in Vienna told Reuters that there was a request by an association...
  • Fire & Ice

    Fire & Ice
    Few regions on earth are as vast or diverse at the Pacific Rim. Encompassing all the shoreline that borders the Pacific Ocean, the rim runs along the coasts of South and Central America, up past California to Alaska, along Russia’s Kamchatka...
  • Media matriarch and philanthropist Dame Elisabeth Murdoch dies at 103

    Media matriarch and philanthropist Dame Elisabeth Murdoch dies at 103
    Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, mother of News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, has died at her home outside Melbourne, Australia, at the age of 103. The matriarch of the world's most prominent media family was well-known in Australia for her philanthropy, and...
  • Owsley Stanley dies at 76; 'Acid King' of the '60s psychedelic era

    Owsley Stanley dies at 76; 'Acid King' of the '60s psychedelic era
    Nearly everyone familiar with the history of the 1960s has heard of Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey, the pranksters who spread the gospel of psychedelics to the countercultural generation. But far fewer remember Owsley Stanley. Stanley, who died Saturday...
  • Frank Fenner dies at 95; microbiologist led the eradication of smallpox

    Frank Fenner dies at 95; microbiologist led the eradication of smallpox
    Australian microbiologist Frank Fenner, who headed the World Health Organization team that eradicated the smallpox virus globally and who played a key role in reducing the 1950s plague of rabbits in Australia, died Monday, according to the Australian...
  • David Warren dies at 85; inventor of the 'black box' flight data recorder

    David Warren, an Australian scientist who invented the flight data recorder famously known as the "black box" to help investigate aircraft accidents, died Monday in a Melbourne nursing home. He was 85. Australian defense officials announced the death but...
  • Joan Sutherland dies at 83; ranked among the most powerful divas of the 20th century

    Joan Sutherland dies at 83; ranked among the most powerful divas of the 20th century
    Joan Sutherland, the Australian tailor's daughter acclaimed as "La Stupenda" during a nearly 40-year operatic career and rated by many critics as the most powerful and technically perfect diva of the 20th century, has died. She was 83. Sutherland died...
  • PASSINGS: Andy Whitfield, Frank Warner

    Andy Whitfield Title actor in cable's 'Spartacus' series Andy Whitfield, 39, star of the cable series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," died Sunday of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Sydney, Australia, according to his manager, Sam Maydew. Whitfield, who was born...
  • White wines at the ready for summer

    White wines at the ready for summer
    Despite summer's reluctance thus far to make a lasting appearance, there soon will be plenty of gatherings by the pool, picnics at the Bowl and alfresco meals under a panoply of patio umbrellas. The superstars of summer produce — peaches, cherries,...
  • Lincoln Hall dies at 56; climber survived Mt. Everest ordeal

    Lincoln Hall dies at 56; climber survived Mt. Everest ordeal
    Left for dead near the summit of Mt. Everest, Australian adventurer Lincoln Hall survived the night alone, without supplies, in temperatures well below zero. And then he got lucky. As dawn broke, one of the last teams of climbers to ascend the mountain...
  • PASSINGS: Charles Mackerras, Henryk Jankowski, Paulo Moura

    PASSINGS: Charles Mackerras, Henryk Jankowski, Paulo Moura
    Sir Charles Mackerras World-renowned conductor Sir Charles Mackerras, 84, a renowned conductor acknowledged as the leading exponent of Leos Janacek's operas, died of cancer Wednesday in London, according to the management firm Askonas Holt. In Britain,...