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‘Missing Picasso’ found in Romania may be hoax – media

'Missing Picasso' found in Romania may be hoax - media

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FILE PHOTO: A view of Rotterdam's Kunsthal art gallery in the Netherlands October 16, 2012. REUTERS/Robin van Lonkhuijsen AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A painting that Romanian prosecutors said on Sunday might be a work by Pablo Picasso stolen in 2012 is more likely a forgery created as a publicity stunt, Dutch media reported. State broadcaster NOS…
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Einstein letter fearing German anti-Semitism sells for $32,000

Einstein letter fearing German anti-Semitism sells for $32,000

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A 1922 letter in which Albert Einstein confided his fears of the rise of anti-Semitism in Germany, more than a decade before the Nazis took power, sold at an Israeli auction on Tuesday for $32,000. “Here are brewing economically and politically dark times, so I’m happy to be able to get away…
Grappling with taboos, Iraqi women join wrestling squad

Grappling with taboos, Iraqi women join wrestling squad

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DIWANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - The toughest fight that Iraqi freestyle wrestler Alia Hussein ever faced was convincing her family that women should be allowed to grapple. Coach Nhaaia dhahir Mohsen, 50, sits surrounded by female wrestlers from the Iraq's first women's wrestling squad, in Diwaniya, Iraq November 10, 2018. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani The 26-year-old student was…
Beekeeper therapist uses venom to heal his patients

Beekeeper therapist uses venom to heal his patients

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Haj Omar Abulhassan, a health practitioner, shows a beehive used in the process of treatment for a variety of ailments on the roof of his home in Cairo, Egypt, November 10, 2018. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh CAIRO (Reuters) - On his rooftop in the outskirts of Cairo, Omar Abulhassan raises thousands of bees — not for…
Time is money: ‘The Asprey’ wristwatch sells for nearly $3.9 million

Time is money: 'The Asprey' wristwatch sells for nearly $3.9 million

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GENEVA (Reuters) - A unique vintage wristwatch went under the hammer for 3.915 million Swiss francs ($3.88 million) in Geneva on Tuesday, auctioneer Sotheby’s said, setting a world record price after hectic bidding. FILE PHOTO: "The Asprey", a Patek Philippe perpetual calendar chronograph watch reference 2499, is pictured during a press preview ahead of the…