Art & Culture

Famous art restored in Italian capital

The restored Resurrection of Lazarus, a painting by Caravaggio, has been restored and hung in the Italian capital.

Apology received for Bush head-on-stake scene


Smithsonian Exhibit to Highlight Indian-Americans

A national project to highlight the contributions, successes and struggles of Indian-Americans is preparing to leave the virtual world and become an exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

Academy Announces Medal Winners for 2012 Student Academy Awards®


Underprivileged Kids Get Free Prom Clothes

In the United States, when students graduate from high school, many celebrate that achievement by going to prom. It is a dance party where students dress up in formal gowns and tuxedos. But not every student who wants to go can afford to dress for the occasion. Organizations across the United States provide free dresses and suits so students can go to prom. A program called The Cinderella and Prince Charming Project allows teens from some of the roughest neighborhoods in the country to celebrate a milestone.

Love Is the Only Force That Can Truly Transform the World

At 10 a.m. today, Benedict XVI presided at an open-air Mass at Bresso Park in Milan, Italy, for the closure of the seventh World Meeting of Families. The meeting began on 30 May and has had as its theme: "The Family: Work and Celebration". Extracts of the homily delivered by the Pope to the one million faithful present are given below.

We Are Called To Transform Suffering Into Love

At 7.30 p.m. yesterday the Pope went to the La Scala opera house in Milan, where a concert was held in his honour. The Pope is currently visiting Milan to participate in the seventh World Meeting of Families. Daniel Barenboim conducted the orchestra and choir of La Scala in Beethoven’s ninth symphony.

Internet more popular than TV in Russia

More people in Russia spent time on web portals than in watching traditional TV channels, a survey has shown.

Famous pop-music voice stilled by cancer

Family members of Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb have announced his death.

UNESCO: Warns Heritage Sites in Mali, Arab World at Risk

The United Nations cultural organization, UNESCO, warns that world heritage sites in the West African country of Mali and in the Arab world are at risk of damage and theft as political upheaval sweeps through those states.