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    Blast leaves old Beirut’s heritage gems in ruins

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:14pm on August 10, 2020

    The monster explosion that levelled Beirut’s port darkened the Lebanese capital’s future but also blasted its past into oblivion, ravaging many beloved architectural and cultural treasures...

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    Egypt highway uproots graves, homes in ‘City of Dead’

    Agence France-Press . Egypt | Updated at 10:15pm on August 10, 2020

    Egyptian mother-of-three Menna said she was caught off guard when a bulldozer clearing space for a controversial highway flattened much of a mausoleum that doubled as her home in a...

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    People pay last respects to Alauddin Ali

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:06pm on August 10, 2020

    People from all walks of life paid their last respects to late eight-time National Film Award-winning music director-composer Alauddin Ali at Bangladesh Film Development Corporation on...

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    Cyprus singer shines spotlight on refugees

    Agence France-Presse . Nicosia | Updated at 10:12pm on August 10, 2020

    Cypriot singer Alexia Vassiliou still remembers the sound of the sirens wailing eerily over her house when she was just a child to warn of the Turkish invasion. She and her family fled the northeastern town of...

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    Alauddin Ali dies

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 07:08pm on August 09, 2020

    Eight time National Film Award winner and legendary music director Alauddin Ali died at a hospital in the capital on Sunday at about 6:20pm. He was 69. His daughter, singer Alif Alauddin, confirmed...

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    Pranab Ray remembered

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 10:44pm on August 09, 2020

    Artistes paid tribute to the late renowned lyricist, composer and poet Pranab Ray in an online programme organised by cultural organisation Nibedon on Sunday. The...

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    Recitation troupes pay tribute to Tagore

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 10:58pm on August 08, 2020

    Different recitation troupes paid tribute to Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore organising online programmes on Friday. TSC-based recitation troupes Kanthashilon and Prajanmakantha, Dhaka Branch of Bangladesh...

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    Beatboxing for Buddha: Japan monk’s musical outreach

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:01pm on August 08, 2020

    The music grows gradually: first a snare drum-like beat, then a throaty drone layered on top, followed by high-pitched humming. And then the monk begins...