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Rarely seen Vincent van Gogh painting exhibited ahead of auction

A rare painting by Dutch impressionist master Vincent van Gogh will be publicly displayed for the first time before its auction next month. Sotheby’s auction...

Hindu festival draws crowds of bathers to rivers

Millions of people have joined a 45-day Hindu bathing festival in India. Devotees at the festival, in the northern Indian city of Prayagraj, take a...

Edvard Munch wrote ‘painted by a madman’ on masterpiece The Scream

A small, barely visible sentence written with a pencil on Edvard Munch’s 1893 masterpiece The Scream was penned by the Norwegian painter himself, according...

Carnival cancelled in town where everyone takes part

The coronavirus pandemic has brought to a halt one of Europe’s oldest surviving street carnivals. In normal times, the small town of Binche in southern...

Man admits using US federal coronavirus loan to buy Lamborghini

A man has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining 3.9 million US dollars in US federal coronavirus loans and using some of the money to...

Saudi women’s rights activist released from prison

One of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent political activists has been released from prison after three years, her family has tweeted. Loujain al-Hathloul, who pushed to...

World-famous Bayeux Tapestry to go online

The world-famous medieval Bayeux Tapestry may be off-limits to visitors because of the coronavirus pandemic, but its keepers have put a digital version online...

China blocks Clubhouse app used for political discussion

Chinese authorities have blocked access to Clubhouse, a social media app that allowed users in China to discuss sensitive topics with people abroad including...

Botticelli painting sells for £67m at auction

A small painting by Sandro Botticelli has sold at Sotheby’s in New York for 92.2 million US dollars (£67.1 million), an auction record for...

Norway fines Grindr dating app €9.7m over privacy breach

Norway is fining gay dating app Grindr 100 million krone (€9.7 million) for failing to get consent from users before sharing their personal information...

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