Outrage followed an interview in which Neeson said he wanted to kill a black man in response to the rape of a friend who said her attacker was black.
The American Kennel Club's Museum of the Dog, which opens in midtown Manhattan, showcases varying aesthetic ambition, along with interactive displays, to honour man's best friend.
Several women have accused the singer and producer of having sex with underage girls and of surrounding himself with women whom he uses as sex slaves.
Responding to the backlash his comments had drawn, the 66-year-old Irish star told the US television network ABC's "Good Morning America" that "I'm not a racist." Neeson had admitted he was looking for a black man to kill after his friend was raped.
Actor Liam Neeson said in an interview with The Independent newspaper that after a friend of his revealed to him that she was raped, he was walking the streets in search of a black person to kill.
People are bidding farewell to the year of the dog in the 12-year Chinese astrological cycle and welcoming the year of the pig with hopes of happiness and fortune.
Actor Jussie Smollett of the US television program "Empire" was hospitalised on Tuesday after two men tied a rope around his neck, police said.
Many Ottoman mosques, baths and historical complexes in the southern Bulgarian city Plovdiv are in need of restoration.
UNDP's Mirjana Spoljaric Egger was impressed and invited tourists to visit excavation site in ancient temple of Gobeklitepe in Turkey's southeastern city Sanliurfa.
Once an underground style centred on live performance in New York's Bronx borough, rap and hip-hop are the most influential styles in contemporary music today.
A 50-strong coalition of Britain's creative industries says the broadcaster should "act on its principles" and call for the annual competition to be moved over Israel's "systematic violation of Palestinian human rights."
Restaurateur Asim Hussain, whose restaurant, the New Punjab Club, bagged the world's first Michelin star for any Pakistani restaurant, says the accolade is a "great source of pride" for Hong Kong's 18,000-strong Pakistani community.
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