New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has reopened its European paintings galleries after a two-year renovation, giving a privileged space to Spanish masters Velazquez, El Greco and Goya. Prior to the overhaul, the Met's large collection of works by Velazquez, Goya, Ribera, Murillo and El Greco had been distributed in different galleries organized either by artistic movement or ...
Russia's Energia Rocket and Space Corporation will make four launches next year from the Pacific Ocean-based Odyssey platform under the Sea Launch programme, an official said. Corporation president Vitaly Lopota said that after 2014, Energia will be able to make five or more launches a year. Next year's launches will be the first since one of Sea Launch's Zenit vehicles carrying an Intelsat-27 ...
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One fan of Leonardo DiCaprio has paid 1.5 million dollars for a trip into space with the actor, during a charity auction at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the winning bidder will get the chance to travel into space orbit on a Virgin Galactic spaceship in a seat next to DiCaprio, Us magazine reported. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will go ...
A bystander checks the debris around a row of burnt cars in the suburb of Rinkeby after youths rioted in several different suburbs around Stockholm May 23, 2013. (REUTERS/Fredrik Sandberg/Scanpix) STOCKHOLM – A nearly week-long spate of rioting spread outside Stockholm on Friday but authorities said police reinforcements sent to the Swedish capital had reduced the violence there, even ...
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Bruce Robinson's Withnail and I is a doped-out comedy spun from autobiographical threads about two unemployed actors trying to make the best of times in London in late 1969. It features a bizarre cast of characters, has no real plot, and is shot in the rather dull, straightforward style of a first-time director trying to find his feet. Yet, it is a wonderfully written bit, more literary th ... ...
A dog was caught in a vicious animal trap that consisted of a hunk of meat threaded through a series of five barbed hooks on the Baden Powell Trail in Vancouver on Thursday morning. (Facebook photo) Police in Vancouver have issued a public warning after a dog was hooked in a vicious animal trap on a hiking trail. A dog owner was walking her Labradoodle on the Baden Powell Trail around 10:30 ...
The conclusion of talks over a free trade agreement (FTA) between China and Switzerland will create a vast space for further development of bilateral ties and is also conducive to the development of China-Europe relations, visiting Chinese Premier Li keqiang said here Friday.At a joint press conference with Swiss President Ueli Maurer, Li said he and the Swiss leader reached many important ...
Play video TORONTO - It hasn’t been a great start to the summer for a young Oshawa man, having had his nose chewed off by a vicious dog while protecting his girlfriend, and then thrown out of his apartment. It was last Saturday night, while kicking back on the front porch of the rooming house he lives in at 140 Brock St., that Jimmy Rogers, a 23-year-old unemployed construction worker, ...
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Reconstruction in the earthquake-affected zone in southwest China's Sichuan Province should be conducted in a scientific, orderly and efficient manner, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has stressed.Zhang made the comments during a conference in Beijing on Friday afternoon, after he had accompanied President Xi Jinping earlier this week to visit the province's Lushan County, which was hit by a ...
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NEW YORK A Chechen acquaintance of dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has confessed to slashing the throats of three people in a 2011 gruesome triple murder, federal law enforcement officials have said.
Ibragim Todashev, who made the confession, was killed early Wednesday during a confrontation with the FBI and Massachusetts State Police in Orlando, Florida, a federal law enforcement official told CNN.
Todashev not only confessed to his direct role in slashing the throats of three people in Waltham, Massachusetts, but also fingered Tsarnaev in the deaths, the official said Wednesday.
Todashev was being questioned about the slayings and his acquaintance with Tsarnaev.
Todashev attacked an FBI agent, who shot him dead, a federal law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the case told CNN.
"He used some kind of weapon," the official said, and that prompted the FBI agent to shoot the suspect.
A second law enforcement official confirmed Todashev made the confession.
The unsolved triple murders had received renewed interest after it was learned that Tsarnaev was a sparring partner with one of the victims at a gym.
Investigators of the crime reported at the time that the heads of the three victims had been pulled back and their throats slit ear to ear with great force. ...
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