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Denmark and Iceland clash over priceless mediaeval manuscripts

Denmark and Iceland clash over priceless mediaeval manuscripts

They recount tales of Viking raids, Norse history, kings and gods: a priceless collection of mediaeval manuscripts, bequeathed by an Icelandic scholar to the University of Copenhagen in the 18th century ...

Fraser-Pryce makes history with fourth world 100m title

Fraser-Pryce makes history with fourth world 100m title

Jamaican sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce roared to her fourth 100m World Championships title in 10.71 seconds on Sunday, before she settled for a calm walk ...

DNA to solve mystery of Napoleon's general lost in Russia

DNA to solve mystery of Napoleon's general lost in Russia

Archaeologists are set to unveil the answer to a 200-year-old question over the remains of a French general who died during Napoleon's 1812 campaign in Russia.

South African court restricts display of apartheid-era flag

South African court restricts display of apartheid-era flag

In a landmark ruling, a Johannesburg court on Wednesday barred the unjustified display of South Africa's apartheid-era national flag, saying such gestures amounted to ‘hate speech’ and ‘harassment’.

Floods threaten Jam minaret, 12th century Afghan gem

Floods threaten Jam minaret, 12th century Afghan gem

Deadly floods sweeping Afghanistan have put the celebrated minaret of Jam -- one of the country's most revered cultural, architectural and historical treasures -- at risk of collapse, an official warned Saturday.

National Museum is dedicated to the history of Qatar

National Museum is dedicated to the history of Qatar

The National Museum of Qatar emerges from a desert that has ventured all the way to the sea. On the site, the Royal Palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim al-Thani rises up, a 20th-century landmark of major heritage value to Qatar.

Stolen mummified head recovered in Dublin

Stolen mummified head recovered in Dublin

Irish police have recovered the head of an 800-year-old mummified body known as the 'Crusader' after it was stolen from a Dublin crypt last weekend.

Africans cheer call for France to return treasures

Africans cheer call for France to return treasures

African museum directors on Wednesday welcomed an expert report calling on France to allow the return of thousands of African treasures and artworks...

Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history: ministry

Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history: ministry

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country's history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Friday.

Stolen ancient artefact returns to Iran museum

Stolen ancient artefact returns to Iran museum

A twice-stolen ancient Persian artefact is back in Tehran's national museum after a New York court ordered it returned to Iran.

Putin suggests Russia, Japan agree peace deal 'without preconditions' by year end

Putin suggests Russia, Japan agree peace deal 'without preconditions' by year end

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday suggested Russia and Japan sign a peace deal ‘without any preconditions’ by the end of the year to try to solve a long-running territorial dispute.

Rare teeth from ancient mega-shark found on Australia beach

Rare teeth from ancient mega-shark found on Australia beach

A rare set of teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of the great white have been found on an Australian beach by a keen-eyed amateur enthusiast, scientists said Thursday.