Recreation And Leisure

Flood hits German zoo, sparks fear of lions, tigers on loose

Jun 1, 2018

Authorities say two lions, two tigers and a jaguar that were thought to have escaped their enclosures at a zoo in western Germany on Friday had in fact never left their cages; An escaped bear, however, was shot dead.

Frankfurt zoo shows off lion triplets, 1st cubs in 15 years

May 30, 2018

The Frankfurt zoo is showing off its first lion cubs in 15 years

Gambling expert calls for WADA-style monitoring of athletes

May 23, 2018

A leading Australian gambling researcher says he hopes the U.S. entry into live sports betting might help result in the formation of an international anti-corruption unit to monitor athletes, similar to the World Anti-Doping Agency for illegal drug-taking

German foundation examining origin of colonial-era goods

May 22, 2018

A German foundation that oversees researching the provenance of Nazi-confiscated property says its mandate is being expanded to also start looking into cultural objects collected during the country's colonial past

Report: Markle nephew warned over knife at London nightclub

May 21, 2018

Britain's Sun newspaper says Meghan Markle's nephew has been given a warning by police after trying to take a knife into a London nightclub, hours after the royal wedding

Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses

May 21, 2018

An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the country's iconic Snowy Mountains alpine region

German museum returns looted art to indigenous Alaskans

May 16, 2018

A Berlin museum has returned ancient wooden masks, a child's cradle and other spiritually significant artifacts plundered from the graves of indigenous Alaskans by an explorer

Author Junot Diaz withdraws from festival amid allegations

May 5, 2018

Author Junot Diaz has withdrawn from a writers' festival in Australia after accusations of sexual misconduct and misogyny made by fellow writers

Ex-Beatle Paul donates Linda McCartney photos to V&A museum

May 3, 2018

The Victoria & Albert Museum says Paul McCartney has donated 63 photographs taken by his late wife Linda to the museum's new photography center

Germany: Looted art restitution project shows first results

May 2, 2018

Several German cultural institutions and the American heirs of a German-Jewish family have presented the first results of their joint efforts to restitute a vast art collection stolen by the Nazis

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