|12/2/2016 - || Swiss seize artefacts looted from Syria's Palmyra, AFP|
|(MENAFN - AFP) Swiss authorities said Friday they had seized cultural relics looted from Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, as well as from Libya and Yemen, which were being stored in Geneva's free ...|
|12/2/2016 - || Mammoth battles at Nepal elephant polo championship, AFP|
|(MENAFN - AFP) The elephants lumber across the field on the edge of a Nepalese jungle in pursuit of a small white ball. It might be slightly slower-paced than its horseback equivalent, but there's ...|
|12/2/2016 - || 'Queen of electrocumbia' brings joy to the New York crowds, AFP|
|(MENAFN - AFP) With a sparkling smile and chic, refined poise, Mariana Yegros is merging Latin America's cumbia music with electronica and finding growing international success.
La Yegros, the ...|
|12/2/2016 - || Harry Potter play leads nominations, MENAFN|
|(MENAFN) The smash hit Harry Potter stage play has received 11 nominations ahead of next year's WhatsOnStage Awards - more than any other production.|
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is up ...
|12/2/2016 - || Bakers sought as The Great British Bake Off heads to Channel 4, MENAFN|
|(MENAFN) The Great British Bake Off has begun its search for new contestants as the show prepares to move to Channel 4.|
"We can confirm that we are beginning preparations for the production of ...
|12/2/2016 - || Blake's Dahl portraits to go on display at British Library, MENAFN|
|(MENAFN) Portraits of some of Roald Dahl's best-known characters are to go on display at the British Library.|
The pictures have been drawn by Sir Quentin Blake to mark the 100th anniversary of ...
|12/2/2016 - || Could a railway force Chanel No. 5 out of its historic home?, MENAFN|
|(MENAFN) Chanel has said it will leave a historic perfume site in France if plans for a high-speed train line affecting its jasmine fields go ahead.|
French rail operators say modernisation ...
|12/2/2016 - || Andrew Sachs, Fawlty Towers' Manuel, dies aged 86, MENAFN|
|(MENAFN) Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs, who played hapless Spanish waiter Manuel in the BBC sitcom, has died aged 86, his family has confirmed.|
The actor died on 23 November and was buried ...
|12/2/2016 - || Fake Apple chargers fail safety tests, MENAFN|
|(MENAFN) Investigators have warned consumers they face potentially fatal risks after 99% of fake Apple chargers failed a basic safety test.|
Trading Standards, which commissioned the checks, ...
|12/2/2016 - || Tennessee wildfires death toll rises to 11, MENAFN|
|(MENAFN) The death toll from wildfires across the US state of Tennessee has risen to 11 as search and rescue continues.|
The cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge have suffered the worst ...