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  • Twelve Johannes Vermeer masterpieces on show at Louvre

    Paintings by the 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer are scattered around the world. But after five years of work, the Louvre museum in Paris has managed to bring together 12 of his masterpieces at a rare exhibition.

    Twelve Johannes Vermeer masterpieces on show at Louvre
    Twelve Johannes Vermeer masterpieces on show at Louvre

    Paintings by the 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer are scattered around the world. But after five years of work, the Louvre museum in Paris has managed to bring together 12 of his masterpieces at a rare exhibition.

    01:59Feb 21, 2017

  • UK scheme aims to preserve Iraq's antiquities

    Some Iraqi ancient sites have suffered destruction from ISIL. But the British Museum in London is hoping that their programme of hi-tech resources and training will help to preserve the ancient monuments.

    UK scheme aims to preserve Iraq's antiquities
  • Brexit concerns ruffle UK fashion industry

    Fashion is big business in the UK, but its future is far from clear in the post-Brexit environment. Many designers are worried they may have to leave the industry to avoid additional taxes. Al Jazeera's Jessica Baldwin reports from London.

    Brexit concerns ruffle UK fashion industry
  • Buzz culture: UK tattoo event draws large crowds

    Fans of body art and tattooing have gathered in London to see some of the top artists in the field. Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports from The Tattoo Collective in East London.

    Buzz culture: UK tattoo event draws large crowds
  • Japanese Americans commemorate the 75th anniversary of internment order

    Today marks the 75th anniversary since the signing of a presidential executive order that sent nearly 120,000 innocent Japanese Americans to internment camps during World War II.

    Japanese Americans commemorate the 75th anniversary of internment order
  • Come from away: Canadian musical show set for Broadway

    A Canadian musical about a town in Newfoundland following the 9/11 attacks is set for Broadway. The musical tells the story of how locals helped thousands of passengers landed at Gander airport when US airspace was closed following the 9/11 attacks.

    Come from away: Canadian musical show set for Broadway
  • Hungarian drama wins top prize at Berlin Film Festival

    A Hungarian love story, On Body and Soul, has won the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival. The head of the jury says they picked the film because it reminded people of the importance of compassion. Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports.

    Hungarian drama wins top prize at Berlin Film Festival
    Hungarian drama wins top prize at Berlin Film Festival

    A Hungarian love story, On Body and Soul, has won the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival. The head of the jury says they picked the film because it reminded people of the importance of compassion. Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports.

    01:59Feb 19, 2017

  • Diverse trends on display at London Fashion Week

    From street style influenced by sportswear to high couture that blurs the line between genders, London Fashion Week is providing some diverse trends this year. Al Jazeera's Jessica Baldwin reports from London.

    Diverse trends on display at London Fashion Week
  • Sustainable fashion enjoys a growing fan base

    When it comes to fashion, how clothes are made is just as important as how they look. The trend is known as sustainable fashion. Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from New York City.

    Sustainable fashion enjoys a growing fan base
  • African cinema makes it's mark at Berlin Film Festival

    When it comes to African cinema, what the rest of the world sees is often Nigeria's Nollywood and foreign-produced dramas.

    African cinema makes it's mark at Berlin Film Festival
  • Berlin Film Festival explores racism in the US

    In recent years, movements such as Black Lives Matter have highlighted injustices against African Americans. Several film makers are using the Berlin Film Festival to explore racism in the US through a personal perspective.

    Berlin Film Festival explores racism in the US
  • Ukraine: Pro-Russian separatists promote nationhood

    Russian-backed separatists and government forces are continuing to fight in eastern Ukraine. The rebels founded the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic three years ago, but it is not internationally recognised.

    Ukraine: Pro-Russian separatists promote nationhood