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Nearly 900 Mexican performers set world record for folk dance

Nearly 900 Mexican performers set world record for folk dance

Nearly 900 people twirled and stamped their feet to mariachi music in the Mexican city of Guadalajara to set a Guinness record for the world's biggest folk dance.

Notre-Dame cathedral 'still at risk of collapse' after fire

Notre-Dame cathedral 'still at risk of collapse' after fire

Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris is still at risk of collapse after being gutted by a fire in April, with more stonework falling during the recent heatwave in the French capital, the government said on Wednesday.

Teen arrested after 'throwing' boy from London's Tate Modern

Teen arrested after 'throwing' boy from London's Tate Modern

A teenager was arrested on Sunday after allegedly throwing a six-year-old boy from a tenth-floor viewing platform of London's Tate Modern gallery, police said.

World's largest concert piano strikes chord in Latvia

World's largest concert piano strikes chord in Latvia

Soaring to new musical heights, a German-born innovator has crafted what is believed to be the world's largest grand piano.

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death in Loire Valley

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death in Loire Valley

Five hundred years after the death of Italian master painter Leonardo da Vinci, the Loire Valley town where he spent his last three years will host top-level festivities celebrating his life.

Protests greet world's biggest statue in remote corner of India

Protests greet world's biggest statue in remote corner of India

Angry local communities have warned India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stay away from the inauguration on Wednesday of the world's biggest statue, a 182 metre (600 feet) high tribute to an independence hero.

Newly-installed art piece at HIA reflects Qatar’s heritage and culture

Newly-installed art piece at HIA reflects Qatar’s heritage and culture

Cosmos, a one-of-its-kind public art piece by internationally-acclaimed contemporary French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel, does not go unnoticed by a multicultural audience at Hamad International Airport (HIA).

Popular Thai band VieTrio enthrals audience at Katara

Popular Thai band VieTrio enthrals audience at Katara

VieTrio started the show with their classical debut ‘Miracle’ followed by a series of King Adulyadej’s compositions – Love in Spring, Echo and Still On My Mind.

British Museum to return looted antiquities to Iraq

British Museum to return looted antiquities to Iraq

The British Museum said Thursday it is returning to Iraq a collection of 5,000-year-old looted antiquities seized from a London dealer shortly after the US-led invasion in 2003.

Mall of Qatar showcases the vibrancy of Indian culture

Mall of Qatar showcases the vibrancy of Indian culture

The production, combining music, dance, costumes and props, features the authentic Punjabi and Lezim Folk Dance with 20 professional artists.

Qatari food and culture to be highlighted at Russian music fest

Qatari food and culture to be highlighted at Russian music fest

This comes as part of the Qatar-Russia 2018 Year of Culture, which offers exhibitions, concerts, heritage events and festivals aimed at further strengthening relations between the two countries.

FIFA official Samoura praises Majlis Qatar

FIFA official Samoura praises Majlis Qatar

Fatma Samoura said on the sidelines of her visit to Majlis Qatar in Moscow that the tour gave her an idea of what to expect after four years at Qatar World Cup.