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Mali singer Salif Keita highlights plight of African albinos

Mali singer Salif Keita highlights plight of African albinos

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BAMAKO/DAKAR (Reuters) - Like many people, Malian musician Salif Keita first became aware he was different when he started school. His skin was white; all the other kids were black. “I was the sole albino,” he told Reuters in an interview. “I knew immediately that I was different from the other children.” Across Africa, the…
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Stolen Picasso resurfaces in Romania six years later

Stolen Picasso resurfaces in Romania six years later

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FILE PHOTO: An empty spot on the wall marks the place where the stolen Henri Matisse painting was in Rotterdam's Kunsthal art gallery in the Netherlands October 16, 2012. REUTERS/Robin van Lonkhuijsen/File Photo BUCHAREST (Reuters) - A painting believed to be “Tête d’Arlequin” by Pablo Picasso stolen in 2012 from Rotterdam’s Kunsthal museum has turned…
Oh boy – vintage Mickey Mouse posters to fetch thousands at auction

Oh boy - vintage Mickey Mouse posters to fetch thousands at auction

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LONDON (Reuters) - Seven rare vintage posters of Mickey Mouse are expected to fetch thousands of dollars at an auction that coincides with the 90th anniversary of the cartoon character’s first film appearance. The seven posters, dating from the 1930s and 1940s, went on display on Friday at a commemorative exhibition in London organized by…
Marie-Antoinette jewels soar at ‘once in a lifetime’ sale: Sotheby’s

Marie-Antoinette jewels soar at 'once in a lifetime' sale: Sotheby's

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GENEVA (Reuters) - A royal treasure trove including jewels that belonged to French Queen Marie-Antoinette fetched 53.5 million Swiss francs ($53.2 million) on Wednesday, as collectors snapped up rare historic gems fresh to the market, Sotheby’s said. Held in private European collections for more than 200 years, 10 royal jewels that belonged to the ill-fated…
Pubic hair and eight-pack abs – it’s got to be Michelangelo

Pubic hair and eight-pack abs - it's got to be Michelangelo

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LONDON (Reuters) - A team of researchers led by Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge University has collected what they say is clear evidence to confirm a claim that two bronze sculptures of muscular men riding panthers were the only surviving bronzes by Michelangelo. The proof, they say, is all in some fairly precise anatomical detail. The…