Juuso the bear makes artistic debut at Finnish gallery
HELSINKI Artists usually like to attend the opening of their exhibitions but the painter of the works that went on display at a gallery in Helsinki on Tuesday preferred to carry on hibernating.
BEIJING A Beijing court on Monday sentenced a Chinese farmer to 13 years in jail for the audacious theft last year of several imperial treasures from the Forbidden City, state media said, in a case which highlighted lax security at China's most famous museum.
Curators at the Palace Museum, housed in the former home of China's last emperors, were left red faced after several items on loan from a Hong Kong museum were stolen in May.
Shi Baikui, from the eastern province of Shandong, broke into the museum and stole nine art works made of gold and jewels, but in his haste to escape left five of the pieces inside the museum compound, Xinhua news agency reported.
"Failing to immediately sell the treasures, he threw the other four pieces away the next day," it said, citing a court statement.
Three pieces have yet to be recovered, Xinhua added.
Two days after the theft, police arrested Shi in an Internet cafe in southern Beijing.
Shi, who called it a "spur-of-the-moment" crime, explained that he had been able to disrupt the alarm system, Xinhua said, adding that the Palace Museum is updating its alarms to prevent a repeat occurrence.
(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)
NEW YORK Three disabled dogs are joining America's annual Puppy Bowl this year, bringing a special kind of ruffness to the celebration intended as an antidote to the nation's Super Bowl football extravaganza.
MADRID A topless activist from the feminist group FEMEN attacked a life-size wax statue of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump during an unveiling ceremony at Madrid's wax museum on Tuesday.