Cultures

November 05, 2019 - 8:12 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump has declared November as a time to celebrate both Native American heritage and the country's founders, a move that upset Native Americans who have historically had the month to themselves to mark their contributions to the nation. Trump unveiled his...
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Smoke and flames rise from burning Shuri Castle in Naha, Okinawa, southern Japan, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. A fire broke out at the historic Shuri Castle on Japan’s southern island of Okinawa, nearly destroying it. (Jun Hirata/Kyodo News via AP)
October 30, 2019 - 8:39 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A fire has spread among structures at Shuri Castle on Japan's southern island of Okinawa, nearly destroying the UNESCO World Heritage site. Firefighters were still battling the blaze a few hours after the fire started early Thursday, and nearby residents were evacuated to safer areas,...
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Tourists line up waiting to climb the sandstone monolith called Uluru that dominates Australia's arid center at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, the last day climbing is allowed. The end of visitors enjoying the panoramic views of the incongruously flat Outback surrounds from the rock's summit also marks indigenous Australians finding a new voice in national decision-making. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
October 25, 2019 - 10:51 am
ULURU, Australia (AP) — Nature seemed to be siding with indigenous Australians' demand for Uluru to be respected as a sacred site on Friday when high winds threatened to prematurely end the generations-old tradition of climbing the sandstone monolith. Rangers warned hundreds of anxious tourists who...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, Yalitza Aparicio, nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her role in "Roma," poses for a portrait at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. The United Nations' cultural agency UNESCO is appointing Friday Oct. 4, 2019 Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio as its Goodwill ambassador for the indigenous peoples.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
October 04, 2019 - 10:54 am
PARIS (AP) — The United Nations' cultural agency UNESCO has appointed Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio as its goodwill ambassador for indigenous peoples. The 25-year-old actress made history as the first indigenous performer nominated for a best actress honor at the Academy Awards this year for her...
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October 02, 2019 - 5:36 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan disclosed Wednesday that he will be the majority investor in the nation’s only 24-hour news network aimed at African American viewers, telling The Associated Press he wants to help meet the need of an underserved community. The network...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 201, file photo, a man watches the sun setting over Dhiriyah, a UNESCO World Heritage site that includes a 17th-century fortress, mosques and clay-colored structures just outside of Saudi Arabia's capital of Riyadh. Saudi Arabia has announced a new tourist visa scheme Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, as part of efforts in the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom to diversify its economy and reduce dependence on oil. (AP Photo/Karin Laub, File)
September 28, 2019 - 5:46 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has announced a new tourist visa scheme, as part of efforts to open up the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom to foreign visitors and diversify its oil-reliant economy. The kingdom says allowing more foreign visitors is "a key milestone." It is seeking...
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The Pyer Moss collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
September 09, 2019 - 11:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There was a huge choir that veered from stirring, soaring gospel, then spit verses from Cardi B and sang lines from Queen Latifah's "U.N.I.T.Y."; a spoken word artist who reminded the audience that rock 'n' roll was born because of a black, queer woman ; and a stunning collection of...
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Manchester City's İlkay Gündoğan celebrates with team mates after the penalty shootout during the English Community Shield soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
August 04, 2019 - 12:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — After completing a clean sweep of domestic trophies last season, Manchester City opened the new campaign by lifting the Community Shield following a shootout victory over Liverpool on Sunday. City netted all five penalties — the last by Gabriel Jesus — and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo...
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FILE - In this undated file photo released by SEARCH, Inc. in May 2019, archaeological survey teams work to locate the slave ship Clotilda in delta waters north of Mobile Bay, Ala. Alabama has filed a federal court claim to ownership of the wreckage of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the U.S., a move the archaeologist who helped find the ship says will bolster protection of the site. (Daniel Fiore/SEARCH, Inc. via AP, File)
July 29, 2019 - 10:30 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has filed a federal court claim to ownership of the wreckage of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the U.S., a move the archaeologist who helped find the ship says will bolster protection of the site. The so-called admiralty claim presented...
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Recently recovered antiquities are displayed at the foreign ministry, in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, July 29, 2019. The artifacts paraded Monday include archaeological and historical pieces recovered from Britain and Sweden, pottery fragments and shards with writing dating back to the ancient Sumerian civilization. Iraq is putting a great effort to restore its lost rich cultural heritage after it was decimated during the chaos that followed the 2003 U.S. invasion. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
July 29, 2019 - 11:11 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials are displaying stolen artifacts from the country's rich cultural heritage that were recently recovered from Britain and Sweden. Many archaeological treasures from Iraq, home of the ancient "fertile crescent" considered the cradle of civilization, were looted during...
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