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Centuries-old Canaletto inspires London's modern royal knees-upupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 10:08:00

When Queen Elizabeth II took to the Thames to mark her diamond jubilee alongside tens of thousands of well-wishers, it wasn't the first time the royals have made merry by messing about on the river.

5 detained in probe of deadly Qatar mall fireupdated: Wed May 30 2012 14:36:00

Five people, including the daughter of the Qatari culture minister, were ordered detained as authorities investigate a fire that killed 19 people at a Doha, Qatar, shopping mall, the state-run Qatar News Agency reported.

Costa Cruises announces new safety initiativesupdated: Mon May 07 2012 17:37:00

Costa Cruises introduced seven new safety measures over the weekend during a ceremony celebrating the delivery of the company's new $665 million flagship.

That's amore! Alternatives to Italy's romance hotspotsupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 15:31:00

Romance runs rich through Italy's veins, with icons of amore to melt the hardest heart. But the most famous sight isn't always the most swoon-worthy; find the real romance of Italy with a hot date at one of these alternative picks.

This month on Inside the Middle Eastupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 10:45:00

This month, Inside the Middle East gets a rare look inside Saudi Arabia as we investigate the limits of personal expression inside the conservative kingdom.

All-star authors add stories to illustrator's vision updated: Fri Nov 11 2011 15:15:00

A nun seated in a chair floats in midair, an ocean liner squeezes into a Venice canal, a suburban home appears to blast off like a rocket ship, these are just a few of "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick."

Satellite images reveal Thai flood plight updated: Thu Nov 03 2011 15:25:00

These satellite photos taken before and after recent floods in Thailand show how the landscape has been transformed.

One thing we owe to Steve Jobs updated: Thu Oct 06 2011 14:12:00

With all the tributes to Steve Jobs, one thing tends to get forgotten: the man helped us write. Jobs was the first to give us a real choice of fonts, and thus the ability to express ourselves digitally with emotion, clarity and variety. He made Type Gods of us all.

Steve Jobs was 'out of place and time'updated: Thu Oct 06 2011 14:12:00

Friends and colleagues of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs talk about his life and the legacy he leaves behind.

People.com: George Clooney and Stacy Keibler Are Still Datingupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 17:50:00

"Anybody that knows me knows that I'm definitely a guy's girl," Keibler tells PEOPLE

George Clooney, Stacey Keibler are still datingupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 16:42:00

George Clooney's summer romance is heading into fall.

People.com: Beyoncé Celebrates 30th Birthday in Italy with Jay-Zupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 07:48:00

The expectant star is spotted leaving a Venice hotel on Saturday with her husband

People.com: Kate Winslet: Projectile Vomiting Onscreen Is 'Hysterical'updated: Fri Sep 02 2011 18:13:00

The actress laughs about her challenging and physical role in Carnage

Five lavish hotels in Veniceupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 08:02:00

Venice is romantic and unforgettable on any budget, but it can be dazzling if you are willing to splurge.

People.com: Lindsay Lohan Ordered to Stop Parties During House Arrestupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 20:30:00

But the actress avoids going to jail after reportedly failing an alcohol test

10 epic train journeysupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 08:20:00

For most of us, a train journey means a sleepy-eyed commute to work. For trainiacs, they're another entry in the little black book.

People.com: Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio's Latest Italian Jauntupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 00:31:00

The duo shared a boat ride and hung out with Naomi Campbell

Haiti, Iraq show for first time at political Venice Biennaleupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 08:29:00

Some of the world's most troubled nations, including Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and Iraq, are to take part in the prestigious Venice Biennale art exhibition from June 4.

Baby boomers eye adventure, bucket listupdated: Fri May 13 2011 08:06:00

Sipping cappuccino and taking it slow is one way to experience Italy. Test driving a growling, candy-apple-red Ferrari in the country's Motor Valley is quite another.

People.com: Michael Bublé's Romantic Italian Holidayupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 18:50:00

The singer and his new wife take a cozy gondola ride in Venice

People.com: Tamera Mowry Is Engaged!updated: Fri Jan 21 2011 09:47:00

Fox News Channel correspondent Adam Housley proposed to the Sister, Sister star in a romantic Italian setting

Sofia Coppola plays it coolupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 10:05:00

Vaguely bohemian and only slightly out of the mainstream, the Standard Hotel in New York's Meatpacking District proved an apt locale for the entertainment press to line up to interview the famously fashion-savvy Sofia Coppola, who came a few blocks uptown from her SoHo digs to promote "Somewhere," her latest film and the recipient of the top prize, the Golden Lion, at the 2010 Venice International Film Festival.

To cruise or not to cruise?updated: Wed Nov 17 2010 07:52:00

Now that the 4,500 people stranded last week on the Carnival Splendor are safe and sound in San Diego, California, some vital questions need to be answered. Were the passengers cared for properly? Will any use the free cruise vouchers Carnival offered? And, most importantly, did they or did they not eat any of that Spam?

Cruise ship returns to portupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 17:43:00

The disabled Carnival cruise ship that lost power at sea docks in San Diego, California, aided by several tugboats. (NO AUDIO)

Beyond the gondolas: A guide to contemporary Veniceupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 12:44:00

When people think of Venice, three things come to mind: gondolas, art and sinking buildings. The watery city, a treasure trove of Renaissance art and architecture, is not normally associated with cutting-edge cool.

Architecture's man of the yearupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 08:37:00

Icon meets the La Biennale man of the year, Rem Koolhaas and looks back at some of his achievements.

Alt-rock icon struggles to make a comeback after fireupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 19:15:00

Wilmot Greene sat among charred remains of his iconic Georgia Theatre recalling the fire that reduced it from an alternative rock icon to rusted steel girders and walls of black bricks.

People.com: VIDEO: Angelina Jolie Seduces Johnny Depp in The Touristupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 20:48:00

Check out a newly-released trailer where the actor finds himself in danger after falling for Jolie

People.com: Natalie Portman Generates Oscar Buzz for Racy Roleupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 13:47:00

The Star Wars actress delivers a gritty performance - and a lesbian love scene - in Black Swan

Venice soon to have first female gondolierupdated: Sun Aug 15 2010 22:53:00

Giorgia Boscolo spent hundreds of hours on the canals in Venice, Italy, learning the intricate waterways and how to handle and steer a distinctive banana-shaped boat, according to Italy's ANSA news agency.

CNN expands arts and culture coverage with new show, Iconupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 12:21:00

The world's leading news network, CNN International, is planning a major expansion of its coverage of the arts and culture.

Verona, Italy: City of romanceupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 07:59:00

About two hours from bustling Milan and touristy Venice is Verona -- a welcome sip of pure, easygoing Italy. Made famous by Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Verona is Italy's fourth-most-visited city and second in the Veneto region only to Venice in population and artistic importance. If you don't need world-class sights, this town is a joy.

An insider's guide to Mexico Cityupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 08:28:00

Mexico City, the country's capital, is one of the world's important cultural centers -- showcasing Latin America's rich history and traditions.

At least 11 missing after blast on oil rig in Gulfupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 22:39:00

The U.S. Coast Guard launched a major search effort Wednesday for 11 people missing after a "catastrophic" explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames.

People.com: PHOTO: Pitt-Jolie Kids Go Sightseeing with Grandparentsupdated: Sat Apr 17 2010 07:09:00

William and Jane Pitt have their hands full in Venice with Maddox, Pax, Zahara and Shiloh

People.com: Angelina Jolie Is Not Pregnantupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 16:48:00

A source close to the actress says reports that she is expecting a seventh child are "totally false"

People.com: PHOTO: Knox Jolie-Pitt Poses with Grandparentsupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 07:26:00

The tot perfects his regal wave from a balcony with grandpa and grandma in Venice

What's new in Venice and Romeupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 10:02:00

Rome and Venice are two of my favorite cities. But to enjoy these classic destinations fully, you need to be prepared for changes in 2010. Knowing about a few recent developments will make your visit smoother this year.

'Bird's' film festival puts women firstupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 13:57:00

2010 has, so far, been a great year for women in film.

People.com: The Jolie-Pitts Take a Boat Trip in Veniceupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 15:08:00

The actors take their eldest kids out on the canals after returning from Paris

People.com: INSIDE STORY: How Angelina and Dad Jon Voight Are Healing Their Riftupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 12:29:00

"He says Angie and Brad are the world's greatest parents," Voight's rep tells PEOPLE

People.com: Jolie-Pitts Head to Parisupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 15:30:00

After reuniting with her father over the weekend, Angelina Jolie continues work on her upcoming film

People.com: The Jolie-Pitts Step Out - with Jon Voightupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 09:49:00

The previously estranged Voight joins his daughter and grandchildren in Venice

People.com: The Jolie-Pitts Enjoy Sweet Times in Veniceupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 21:09:00

The family indulged in some gelato at Angelina's favorite parlor

People.com: Angelina, Brad and Twins Play 'Tourist' in Veniceupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 18:28:00

The Jolie-Pitts take the whole family to Italy, where Angelina will shoot The Tourist with Johnny Depp

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