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UK police investigate death threat against BBC chief over Clarkson sacking

LONDON - Police in Britain said on Sunday they were investigating a death threat against Tony Hall, the director general of the BBC, made on the day he dropped celebrity TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson from the "Top Gear" motoring show.

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U.S. box office: 'Home’ trumps expectations with $54 million debut

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Jeffrey Katzenberg must be breathing a huge sigh of relief after the embattled DreamWorks Animation chief scored a much needed box office win with the release of “Home.”

29 Mar 2015

Modern Etiquette - Demystifying the buffet

- The buffet meal scene may resemble the siege of the Bastille. Somehow, ordinarily sensible people fear that the food will be taken away before they get some, or that others will take all of the choice items, leaving them to munch on radishes.

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Digging deep, Belgian coalfield shows where Van Gogh emerged

MONS, Belgium - It is fitting tribute to the role the Belgian coalfield around Mons played in Van Gogh's emergence as an artist that the city has made a rare show of his early works a focus of its year as European Capital of Culture.

29 Mar 2015

Spanish 'pop-up' Pompidou art centre opens in Malaga

MALAGA, Spain - France's Pompidou Centre on Saturday brought dozens of its 20th and 21st century artwork to one of Spain's most popular coastlines, opening in the Andalusian port of Malaga the first of several international outposts.

28 Mar 2015

Italy recovers lost Picasso from retired frame maker

ROME - Italian police have recovered a painting by Spanish master Pablo Picasso that a retired frame maker in Rome said he had been given nearly 40 years ago.

27 Mar 2015
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Berlin's abandoned buildings full of tragic history

BERLIN - Even as real estate prices in Berlin rise inexorably and gentrification turns rundown corners into trendy neighborhoods, the German capital is still filled with eerie pockets of empty spaces and abandoned buildings.