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  • Art preview: An ancient 'bill of human rights' at the Getty Villa

    Art preview: An ancient 'bill of human rights' at the Getty Villa
    "I am Cyrus, king of the universe, the great king, the powerful king, king of Babylon, king of Sumer and Akkad, king of the four quarters of the world...." So says the wedge-shaped cuneiform script on the little Cyrus Cylinder, one of the most...
  • Along with the meek, Pope Francis blesses the Harleys

    Along with the meek, Pope Francis blesses the Harleys
    VATICAN CITY — Biker culture came to the Vatican on Sunday as Pope Francis blessed thousands of Harley-Davidsons and their riders who celebrated the manufacturer's 110th anniversary with a loud parade and plenty of leather. Thundering Harley...
  • 'Yes Is the Answer' asks the question: Who's afraid of prog rock?

     'Yes Is the Answer' asks the question: Who's afraid of prog rock?
    "Yes Is the Answer" is a collection of 20 essays related to progressive rock and its somewhat less regularly derided cousin art rock. Fifteen of the writers care about the subject, or used to. The other five came along to kibitz — a chess term for...
  • Russia not convinced by U.S. claims of Syrian chemical weapons use

    Russia not convinced by U.S. claims of Syrian chemical weapons use
    MOSCOW – Russia on Friday said it was not persuaded by U.S. assertions that Syria has used chemical weapons in the country’s civil war and called the decision to send arms to some rebel groups unhelpful. Yuri Ushakov, an aide to Russian...
  • Turkey's leader calms protests -- for now

    Turkey's leader calms protests -- for now
    ISTANBUL, Turkey – The political standoff between antigovernment protesters and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan eased Friday, but the last two weeks of unrest revealed national fissures and a belief by many that their leader will get his...
  • David Bowie video pulled from YouTube, then returned with warning

    David Bowie video pulled from YouTube, then returned with warning
    It's nice to know even a 66-year-old David Bowie can still elicit some pearl-clutching. The video for the art-rock titan's new single "The Next Day" stars Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard as a priest and a prostitute. It features a bit of PG-13...
  • U.N.: 11,000 refugees pour out of Syria in 24 hours

     
    Eleven thousand refugees have poured out of Syria in just 24 hours, a staggering spike as violence surges near the border, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday. The Friday deluge is more than triple the usual numbers of 2,000 to 3,000 people...
  • Tibetans are content, China's Communist Party congress is told

     
    As far the Communist Party is concerned, Tibet is the happiest place in China and dissatisfaction is stirred up by outside agitators. So pronounced Tibet’s top delegates at the 18th Communist Party congress, which is convening this week in Beijing....
  • Mystery surrounds arrested Iranian blogger's reported death

     
    Human rights activists are calling on Iran to investigate the apparent death of a blogger who was in custody after being arrested for criticizing the government in online postings. Sattar Beheshti, 35, reportedly died this week while in detention after...
  • Britain seeks a million 'Dementia Friends'

     
    Britain is seeking a million “dementia friends” who will be trained to understand the illness and help those living with it, its prime minister announced Thursday. The plan is one of a host of measures aimed at dealing with dementia as the...
  • Former oil executive named as next archbishop of Canterbury

     
    Justin Welby, a former oil executive, was formally named as the next archbishop of Canterbury, the leader of the world's Anglicans....