Cultures

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2010, file photo, Iranian philosopher Dariush Shayegan gestures during his speech after he received the 2009 Global Dialogue Prize Award in Aarhus, Denmark. Iranian state media is reporting that Shayegan, known for his book “Cultural Schizophrenia,” has died at the age of 83. A report on Thursday, March 22, 2018, by the state-run IRNA news agency said Shayegan spent nearly two months at a Tehran hospital after suffering a stroke in January. (Ole Lind/Polfoto, File)
March 22, 2018 - 4:59 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Famed Iranian philosopher Dariush Shayegan, who challenged Western domination of philosophical thought and wrote the book "Cultural Schizophrenia" on the Muslim world and modernity, died on Thursday. He was 83. Shayegan's ideas on how civilizations communicate with each other,...
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FILE - This file image released by Disney and Marvel Studios' shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from "Black Panther." “Black Panther” has become the first film since 2000’s “Avatar” to top the weekend box office five straight weekends. According to studio estimates Sunday, March 18, 2018, “Black Panther” grossed $27 million in ticket sales over the weekend, pushing its domestic haul to $605.4 million. (Marvel Studios/Disney via AP, File)
March 20, 2018 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The pop culture sensation "Black Panther" has set another record: most tweeted about movie ever. Twitter said Tuesday that Ryan Coogler's box-office smash has been tweeted about more than 35 million times. That pushes it ahead of the previous record-holder, "Star Wars: The Force...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed on a big screen as he delivers a speech at the closing session of the annual National People's Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 20, 2018 - 4:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping vowed Tuesday to protect "every inch" of China's territory, improve the lives of its people and promote the resurgence of Chinese culture and creativity as he kicked off his second term, poised to rule indefinitely. Xi, China's most powerful leader in decades,...
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In this 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture a Kangal dog greets Ben Hofer of the Hutterite Rockport Colony near Pendroy, Mont. Nearly 120 dogs from three large breeds perfected over centuries in Europe and Asia to be gentle around sheep and children but vicious when confronting wolves recently completed a four-year study to see how they'd react to their old nemesis on a new continent. The U.S. Department of Agriculture supplied Cão de Gado Transmontanos, Karakachans and Kangals that can weigh 150 pounds (68 kilograms) to guard sheep in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Washington and Oregon. (Julie Young/U.S. Department of Agriculture via AP)
March 10, 2018 - 2:14 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal scientists are trying to decide if it's time to let the big dogs out. Nearly 120 dogs from three large breeds perfected over centuries in Europe and Asia to be gentle around sheep and children but vicious when confronting wolves recently underwent a study to see how they...
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FILE - This April 15, 2013 file photo shows the headquarters for National Public Radio (NPR) on North Capitol Street in Washington. NPR has adopted new measures to improve its workplace culture, following an independent investigation into sex harassment issues stemming from the ouster of a top executive. The measures include changes in management structure, a diversity committee, and pay audits to assess fairness. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
February 22, 2018 - 4:57 pm
National Public Radio has adopted a series of measures to improve its workplace culture, following an independent investigation into sex harassment issues stemming from the ouster of a top executive. The new measures, adopted unanimously by NPR's board, include changes in management structure, a...
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FILE - This April 15, 2013 file photo shows the headquarters for National Public Radio (NPR) on North Capitol Street in Washington. NPR has adopted new measures to improve its workplace culture, following an independent investigation into sex harassment issues stemming from the ouster of a top executive. The measures include changes in management structure, a diversity committee, and pay audits to assess fairness. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
February 22, 2018 - 4:52 pm
National Public Radio has adopted new measures to improve its workplace culture, following an independent investigation into sex harassment issues stemming from the ouster of a top executive. The measures include changes in management structure, a diversity committee, and pay audits to assess...
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FILE - In this March 24 , 2017 file photo, a bison stands among fir trees that have been logged, in the Bialowieza Forest, Poland. The European Union’s top advocate says Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018, that Poland has infringed environmental laws with its massive logging of trees in one of Europe’s last pristine forests. (AP Photo/Adam Bohdan, File)
February 20, 2018 - 7:44 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union's top advocate said Tuesday that Poland has broken environmental laws with its massive logging of trees in one of Europe's last pristine forests. The opinion by Advocate General Yves Bot could bring a ruling from the EU's Court of Justice against Poland's...
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This undated photo released by Mexico's National Anthropology and History Institute (INAH), shows divers from the Great Mayan Aquifer project exploring the Sac Actun underwater cave system where Mayan and Pleistocene bones and cultural artifacts have been found submerged, near Tulum, Mexico. Mexican experts said Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, that the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system "is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world," but is threatened by pollution. (Jan Arild Aaserud/Great Mayan Aquifer Project-INAH via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 7:32 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pollution is threatening the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, a vast underground network that experts in Mexico say could be the most important underwater archaeological site in the world. Subaquatic archaeologist Guillermo de Anda said the cave...
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This undated photo released by Mexico's National Anthropology and History Institute (INAH), shows divers from the Great Mayan Aquifer project exploring the Sac Actun underwater cave system where Mayan and Pleistocene bones and cultural artifacts have been found submerged, near Tulum, Mexico. Mexican experts said Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, that the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system "is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world," but is threatened by pollution. (Jan Arild Aaserud/Great Mayan Aquifer Project-INAH via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 5:13 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pollution is threatening the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, a vast underground network that experts in Mexico say could be the most important underwater archaeological site in the world. Subaquatic archaeologist Guillermo de Anda said the cave...
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This image released by Disney shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from Marvel Studios' "Black Panther." (Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 2:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed "Black Panther" to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark. The Marvel film from the...
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