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Online Exhibit Shows Hidden Depths of Picasso's 'Guernica'

Spray-painted in murals, wielded on anti-war banners, and even once hung as a tapestry at the United Nations, Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" might be the world's most famous political artwork.

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Doctors at Vatican to Debate Ethics of Euthanasia

"We don't carry out euthanasia as often as it is asked for," says Dutch GP Carin Littooji, advocating for assisted dying on a bench usually reserved for bishops in the Vatican.

The World Medical Association (WMA)has gathered at the heart of the Catholic Church to debate its policy on end-of-life care.

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Hollywood's #MeToo Wave Engulfs Washington

From the White House to Congress to the Supreme Court, Washington has had its share of sexual scandals.

But the #MeToo wave exposing sexual misconduct which began in Hollywood crashed ashore in the U.S. capital this week, triggering an unprecedented slew of allegations, apologies and resignations.

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As Egypt Targets Gays, Lebanese Band Reluctantly Bears Flag

The symbol of solidarity brought a harsh backlash. As Lebanese rockers Mashrou' Leila played in Cairo, fans hoisted in the air rainbow flags, the global emblem of gay equality.

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Da Vinci Painting of Christ Sells for Record $450mn

A 500-year-old painting believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci sold for $450.3 million in New York on Wednesday, blazing a new world record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction, Christie's said.

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Sherine Abdel Wahab to Face Trial for Disparaging the Nile

Egyptian pop diva Sherine Abdel Wahab has been referred to trial for suggesting at a concert that drinking from the Nile River could lead to illness, judicial officials said Wednesday.

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Celebrations Spread after Australia Backs Same-Sex Marriage

Celebrations swept across Australia Wednesday as voters emphatically endorsed same-sex marriage after more than a decade of divisive debate, and political leaders immediately began moves to enshrine the historic shift in law by Christmas.

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Purists Alarmed over Moves to Make French Less Macho

Moves to make French more female-friendly have sparked impassioned debate in France, with an appalled Academie Francaise warning of a "mortal danger" to the language of Moliere.

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Indonesian Museum Removes Nazi-Themed Exhibit after Outrage

An Indonesian museum that allowed visitors to take selfies with a life-size wax sculpture of Hitler against a backdrop of Auschwitz concentration camp has removed the exhibit following international outrage, the manager said Saturday.

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UNESCO's New Head Vows to Restore 'Unity' to Troubled Agency

UNESCO's new director general, French former culture minister Audrey Azoulay, says her top priority will be to calm the waters for a body riven by dissensions and under fire for dragging its feet on much needed reforms.

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