Stolen Dachau 'Work will set you free' gate is recovered in Norway

Dec 3, 2016

Stolen Dachau 'Work will set you free' gate is recovered in Norway

An iron gate from the former Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany, bearing the slogan “Arbeit macht frei” (“Work will set you free”) has been found two years after it was stolen, police said Friday. “Due to an anonymous tip-off, police in Norway’s Bergen ...

Chinese firm starts building full-size Titanic replica

Dec 2, 2016

Chinese firm starts building full-size Titanic replica

Construction on the world’s first full-size Titanic replica has started in China, a country with a well-documented fascination with the tale of the ill-fated ocean liner. The 300-meter (984-foot) vessel being built by the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Co. is scheduled for completion by the ...

Nov 30, 2016

Cossack songs and Ugandan dance on UNESCO's heritage list

Ugandan traditional music, which is dying out partly because it requires materials from endangered species, has been placed on UNESCO’s protected “Intangible Cultural Heritage” list, along with Portuguese pottery and Ukrainian Cossack songs. A UNESCO world heritage committee, meeting in Addis Ababa Tuesday, decided ...

Giant new dome set to keep Chernobyl safe for generations

Nov 27, 2016

Giant new dome set to keep Chernobyl safe for generations

The world’s largest metal moveable structure will be unveiled Tuesday over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s doomed fourth reactor in Ukraine to ensure the safety of future generations across Europe. The giant arch — nearly as long as two soccer fields and taller than ...