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ISIL video 'confirms destruction' of Nimrud in Iraq

The self-proclaimed Islamic State has released a video apparently confirming the destruction of Nimrud, one of Iraq’s greatest archaeological

The self-proclaimed Islamic State has released a video apparently confirming the destruction of Nimrud, one of Iraq’s greatest archaeological

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Singapore sentences Germans to caning and jail time

Two Germans have been sentenced to nine months in a Singapore prison and three strokes of the cane. Elton Hinz, 21, and Andreas Von Knorre, 22

Two Germans have been sentenced to nine months in a Singapore prison and three strokes of the cane. Elton Hinz, 21, and Andreas Von Knorre, 22

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Famed Delacroix defaced at Louvre-Lens

Police in France have arrested a woman at the Louvre-Lens for allegedly defacing one Eugene Delacroix’s most famous works. The painting called “La

Police in France have arrested a woman at the Louvre-Lens for allegedly defacing one Eugene Delacroix’s most famous works. The painting called “La

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Mali's Islamist backlash over UN military approval

In northern Mali, Islamist extremists have reacted violently to UN plans to send military forces to regain control of the region. They have

In northern Mali, Islamist extremists have reacted violently to UN plans to send military forces to regain control of the region. They have

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Jail for Polish man who defaced Rothko painting

A Polish man who vandalised a Mark Rothko painting worth millions of euros has been jailed for two years in Britain. The 26-year-old scrawled his

A Polish man who vandalised a Mark Rothko painting worth millions of euros has been jailed for two years in Britain. The 26-year-old scrawled his

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Jewish settlers suspected of Jerusalem monastery vandalism

A Christian monastery near Jerusalem has been vandalised in a suspected act of retaliation for the eviction of Jewish families from an unauthorised

A Christian monastery near Jerusalem has been vandalised in a suspected act of retaliation for the eviction of Jewish families from an unauthorised

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Palestinian cars burnt in suspected hate crime

Palestinians have been targeted in a fresh act of vandalism, near a refugee camp close to Ramallah in the West Bank. It’s thought Jewish extremists

Palestinians have been targeted in a fresh act of vandalism, near a refugee camp close to Ramallah in the West Bank. It’s thought Jewish extremists

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Tripoli mosque bulldozed by hardline Islamists

Ultra-conservative Islamists are being blamed for the latest attack on a mosque in Libya. A shrine at the Sha’ab mosque in Tripoli was partially

Ultra-conservative Islamists are being blamed for the latest attack on a mosque in Libya. A shrine at the Sha’ab mosque in Tripoli was partially

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Botched fresco draws crowds to Spanish town

While Paris draws crowds with the Mona Lisa, a Spanish town is pulling in visitors with a disfigured fresco of Jesus Christ. The painting, in a

While Paris draws crowds with the Mona Lisa, a Spanish town is pulling in visitors with a disfigured fresco of Jesus Christ. The painting, in a

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Vandals deface Yeltsin monument

Vandals defaced a monument of Russia’s first post- Soviet president Boris Yeltsin on Friday. They poured blue paint over the memorial in Yeltsin’s

Vandals defaced a monument of Russia’s first post- Soviet president Boris Yeltsin on Friday. They poured blue paint over the memorial in Yeltsin’s

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Christ fresco ruined by amateur restorer in Spain

A bid to restore a 19th century fresco in a Spanish church has gone horribly wrong, with Jesus transformed into what one commentator has described as

A bid to restore a 19th century fresco in a Spanish church has gone horribly wrong, with Jesus transformed into what one commentator has described as

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German graves desecrated ahead of reconciliation ceremony

The 50th anniversary of the reconciliation of Franco-German relations has been overshadowed by the desecration of the graves of more than 50 German

The 50th anniversary of the reconciliation of Franco-German relations has been overshadowed by the desecration of the graves of more than 50 German

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West Bank settlers blamed for mosque attack

Israeli police say they suspect Jewish settlers may be behind a vandalism attack on a mosque in the West Bank. The building, in the village of Jaba

Israeli police say they suspect Jewish settlers may be behind a vandalism attack on a mosque in the West Bank. The building, in the village of Jaba

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Controversial Zuma painting vandalised

A controversial painting depicting South African president Jacob Zuma with his genitals out has been defaced. Two men covered the artwork with red

A controversial painting depicting South African president Jacob Zuma with his genitals out has been defaced. Two men covered the artwork with red

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Italian tax office in firebomb attack

Two firebombs were thrown at the offices of Italy’s tax enforcement agency in Livorno on Saturday. They landed on the doorsteps of the Equitalia

Two firebombs were thrown at the offices of Italy’s tax enforcement agency in Livorno on Saturday. They landed on the doorsteps of the Equitalia

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Inquiry into Jerusalem church graffiti

Police in Jerusalem are investigating the second case of abusive graffiti this month daubed on a Baptist church. Cars parked outside the church

Police in Jerusalem are investigating the second case of abusive graffiti this month daubed on a Baptist church. Cars parked outside the church

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Religious vandals arrested in Israel

Israeli police have arrested a second suspect connected to a recent spate of vandalism aimed at religious sites. A pro-settler militant group

Israeli police have arrested a second suspect connected to a recent spate of vandalism aimed at religious sites. A pro-settler militant group

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Rubble trouble erupts in Rome's fountains

Police in Rome are hunting a phantom fountain fiend who launched an attack in the historic heart of the city before vanishing. Fragments of the

Police in Rome are hunting a phantom fountain fiend who launched an attack in the historic heart of the city before vanishing. Fragments of the

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Lenin statue targeted in St Petersburg

One of Russia’s most famous statues of Vladimir Lenin has been sabotaged, leaving a bomb-shaped hole in the Bolshevik leader’s bronze behind

One of Russia’s most famous statues of Vladimir Lenin has been sabotaged, leaving a bomb-shaped hole in the Bolshevik leader’s bronze behind