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In Pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate Eid

Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan. Celebrations were restricted for a second year as the Covid-19 pandemic...

New York legislators agree to legalise recreational marijuana

Legislators in New York have reached an agreement to legalise recreational marijuana sales in the state. At least 14 other states already allow residents to...

Van Gogh painting sells for £11.2 million in Paris

A rare painting by Vincent Van Gogh was sold at auction by Sotheby’s Paris for 13.1 million euros (£11.2 million). The sale of Street Scene...

#EndTheLockdown – Thousands march for freedom

The coronavirus lockdown plagued the start of the new decade, putting the whole world on pause. Government intervened in hopes to hold down infection...

Ancient bronze figurine of bull uncovered in southern Greece

Heavy rainfall in southern Greece has led to the discovery of a bronze bull figurine believed to have been a votive offering made to...

Spain adopts euthanasia law

Legislators have voted to make Spain the sixth country in the world, and the fourth in Europe, to allow physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia for...

Vatican snubs gay union blessings because God ‘cannot bless sin’

The Vatican has decreed that the Catholic Church cannot bless same-sex unions because God “cannot bless sin”. The Vatican’s orthodoxy office, the Congregation for the...

Actress strips on stage in rallying cry for culture at Cesar Awards

This year’s Cesar Awards, France’s equivalent of the Oscars, saw an actress strip off on stage in protest over the closure of cinemas and...

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...

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