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Mourners turn out for Win Tin’s funeral | Democratic Voice of Burma

Mourners turn out for Win Tin’s funeral | Democratic Voice of Burma | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Hundreds of mourners have turned out for the funeral of National League for Democracy (NLD) co-founder and veteran journalist U Win Tin, which is taking place at the Yay Way Cemetery in Rangoon on Wednesday afternoon...

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Turkey's evacuation of Syrian tomb 'no retreat': Erdogan | Art Daily

Turkey's evacuation of Syrian tomb 'no retreat': Erdogan | Art Daily | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Turkey's decision to evacuate an historic tomb and the soldiers guarding it from Syrian territory was not a retreat, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday, rejecting opposition claims Ankara had surrendered the area to jihadists...

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National Geographic magazine famous green-eyed 'Afghan girl' in Pakistan papers probe | Art Daily

National Geographic magazine famous green-eyed 'Afghan girl' in Pakistan papers probe | Art Daily | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Pakistani officials are investigating after the famous green-eyed "Afghan girl" immortalised in a 1985 National Geographic magazine cover was found living in the country on fraudulent identity papers...

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Traditional wrestling bout rumbles around ring in Hue village | Vietnamnet

Traditional wrestling bout rumbles around ring in Hue village | Vietnamnet | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Hundreds of people yesterday flocked to Thu Le, which is a 200-year-old village in the central province Thua Thien-Hue, to enjoy the traditional wresting competition...

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Japanese woman's accessory business helps keep Filipino mountain tribe's culture alive | The Asahi Shimbun Company

Japanese woman's accessory business helps keep Filipino mountain tribe's culture alive | The Asahi Shimbun Company | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

After years of soul-searching to find a place where she can be herself, Ayaka Yamashita finally found it among a mountain tribe people on the Philippines' Luzon Island, who impressed her with their warmth and hospitality, as well as superb...

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The toast of Tehran: Iran's superstar street artist | The Guardian

The toast of Tehran: Iran's superstar street artist | The Guardian | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Mehdi Ghadyanloo has been commissioned by the government to bring blue skies over Tehran...[PHOTOS]

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Inside the Forbidden Temple | The New York Review of Books

Inside the Forbidden Temple | The New York Review of Books | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

David Shulman Peter van Ham, an authority on early Indo-Tibetan art, has given us a splendid photographic record of the mid-eleventh century masterpieces of the Tabo monastery—the most intact of all early medieval...

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Exhibit on Archaeological Heritage in Syria a Beacon of Hope | Heritage Daily

Exhibit on Archaeological Heritage in Syria a Beacon of Hope | Heritage Daily | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

 

An exhibit on the archaeological results at Tell (Gire) Mozan opens on the 24th of February in the town of Amouda, in the far North East of war-torn Syria...

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Un portrait de la route de la Soie | French China

Un portrait de la route de la Soie | French China | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Un album photo rempli de récits de voyage a été publié après que son auteur eut retracé l'ancienne route. Reportage de Xing Yi...

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'Holy pig' festival draws thousands in Taiwan but protesters decry cruelty | The Guardian

'Holy pig' festival draws thousands in Taiwan but protesters decry cruelty | The Guardian | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Carcasses of five grotesquely overfed pigs – the heaviest weighing 1,572lb – were paraded in a ritual marking the birthday of the Taoist deity Zushi Thousands of worshippers have flocked to a controversial “holy pig” festival in Taiwan which sees...

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Discovering Su Beng | Taipei Times

Discovering Su Beng | Taipei Times | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

How is it possible for a documentary filmmaker to capture the life of Su Beng (史明)?” director Chen Lih-kuei (陳麗貴) asks in the beginning of Su Beng, the Revolutionist (革命進行式)...

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Haruki Murakami on Writing Novels and Bob Dylan | Japan Real Time

Haruki Murakami on Writing Novels and Bob Dylan | Japan Real Time | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Author Haruki Murakami has continued to answer 20 to 30 questions per day on his temporary ‘ask-me-anything’-style website, which has received more than 30,000 messages from fans according to organizers...

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Waning funds may end Philippines’ 40-year bamboo organ fest | Arab News

Waning funds may end Philippines’ 40-year bamboo organ fest | Arab News | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

MANILA, Philippines: It has survived time, storms and wars. But a nearly 200-year-old bamboo pipe organ, said to be the oldest and most complete in the world, is facing what may be its biggest threats yet: pop music and dwindling donations...

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Hmong ethnic Tet customs | VietNamNet

The Hmong are one of the largest ethnic minorities (roughly 900,000 people) in Vietnam and are principally concentrated in the mountainous areas of the northern part of the country...

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Christie's announces Asian Art Week featuring the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth | Art Daily

Christie's announces Asian Art Week featuring the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth | Art Daily | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Christie’s Asian Art Week in New York will feature an unprecedented series of sales, lectures and public events led by the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, the distinguished American scholar, dealer and collector whose groundbreaking work...

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L'Etat Islamique brûle à nouveau 8000 livres à Mossoul | Le Figaro

L'Etat Islamique brûle à nouveau 8000 livres à Mossoul | Le Figaro | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Selon une interview du directeur d'une bibliothèque de la ville irakienne donnée au journal américain Fiscal Times, le groupe islamisque Daech aurait brûlé des milliers de livres dont des ouvrages qui dataient du XVIIIe siècle...

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TURQUIE • Incursion turque en Syrie pour sauver un mausolée ottoman | Courrier International

TURQUIE • Incursion turque en Syrie pour sauver un mausolée ottoman | Courrier International | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

L’armée turque est intervenue en Syrie, sur le seul bout de territoire qui appartient à Ankara et qui se trouve à l’extérieur des frontières de la Turquie...

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Islamic State is selling looted Syrian art in London to fund its fight | The Washington Post

Islamic State is selling looted Syrian art in London to fund its fight | The Washington Post | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Almost 100 Syrian artifacts looted by the Islamic State have been smuggled into Britain and sold to raise money for the extremist group’s activities, art crime experts and archaeologists have warned, according to British news organizations...

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Murty Library aims to publish new editions of great Indian literature from 20 languages | The Independent

Murty Library aims to publish new editions of great Indian literature from 20 languages | The Independent | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Listen to this woman speak: "The hairs on my head were once curly,/ black like the colour of bees./ Now because of old age/ they are like jute." Feature by feature, she itemises a once-gorgeous but now-dilapidated body, "like an old house, the plaster falling down". She even drags wry humour from this litany of decline: "Once, my breasts were beautiful,/ full, round, close together, high./ Now, they sag down/ like empty water bags made of leather." But no complaints, and no regrets, since "it's just as the Buddha, the speaker of truth, said".

This poet lived with other female elders in the earliest Buddhist communities of India well over 2,000 years ago...

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Le loup occidental et les moutons chinois | Courrier International

Le loup occidental et les moutons chinois | Courrier International | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

En salles ce 25 février, Le Dernier Loup, de Jean-Jacques Annaud, est une coproduction franco-chinoise. Le film est basé sur un best-seller chinois, Le Totem du loup, publié en 2004...

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Myers Auction Gallery to offer rare Chinese porcelains from the collection of Dr. James Ward Hall | Art Daily

Myers Auction Gallery to offer rare Chinese porcelains from the collection of Dr. James Ward Hall | Art Daily | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Myers Auction Gallery presents European and Asian Antiques and Fine Art auction on Sunday, March 8th. The auction features rare Chinese porcelains from the collection of Dr...

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Découverte du corps d'un moine caché dans une statue de Bouddha chinoise | French China

Découverte du corps d'un moine caché dans une statue de Bouddha chinoise | French China | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Un corps humain, dont les organes internes ont été enlevés, a été retrouvé caché dans une statue chinoise ancienne de Bouddha après une radiographie par tomodensitométrie récemment faite par le musée de Drents aux Pays-Bas...

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Isis burns thousands of rare books and manuscripts from Mosul's libraries | The Independant

Isis burns thousands of rare books and manuscripts from Mosul's libraries | The Independant | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Isis militants have reportedly ransacked Mosul library, burning over a hundred thousand rare manuscripts and documents spanning centuries of human learning...

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360-Year-Old Lodge Featured in Hiroshige Art to Close | Japon Real Time

360-Year-Old Lodge Featured in Hiroshige Art to Close | Japon Real Time | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

A Japanese-style lodge that opened 360 years ago during the Edo period said it would go out of business on March 15...

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Le metteur en scène et auteur iranien Pedro Kadivar | France Inter

Le metteur en scène et auteur iranien Pedro Kadivar | France Inter | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

On ne s’interroge pas souvent, pas assez en tout cas, sur ce qui nous constitue. Sur ce qui semble tellement évident qu’il serait inutile de s’en étonner. Pays natal, langue maternelle, appartenance, et ce mot si malmené ces derniers temps...

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Unique furniture crafted from elephant bones | VietNamNet

Unique furniture crafted from elephant bones | VietNamNet | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

A Vietnamese antique collector has recently bought a set of table and chairs made from thousands of pieces of elephant bone...

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