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    UNESCO warns Turkey against Hagia Sophia conversion

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:01pm on July 10, 2020

    The UN’s cultural agency UNESCO warned Turkey on Friday against converting the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul into a mosque, urging dialogue before any...

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    Syrian opens museum with waning craft

    Agence France-Presse . Hama | Updated at 11:03pm on July 10, 2020

    After Syria’s war whisked away the silkworms from his mulberry trees, 65-year-old Mohammed Saud instead turned his idle home workshop into a silk museum to...

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    Ethnic minority artistes celebrate culture

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 10:54pm on July 10, 2020

    Artistes from different ethnic minority communities gave the audience a glimpse into their unique culture and tradition at a virtual programme held on Thursday. Bangladesh...

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    Julia Sawalha ‘devastated and furious’ at Chicken Run sequel

    Culture Desk | Updated at 10:59pm on July 10, 2020

    UK actress Julia Sawalha has said she is ‘devastated and furious’ at not being in the Chicken Run sequel, claiming she was told her voice...

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    Video won’t kill the catwalk, say critics of first digital fashion week

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:06pm on July 10, 2020

    Video may have killed the radio star, but on the reaction to the first ever digital Paris fashion week, the queens of the catwalk can...

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    Virtual show features poems by leading poets

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 09:47pm on July 09, 2020

    Artistes entertained the audience reciting poems penned by leading poets at a virtual programme organised by Kingbadanti Abritti Parishad on Wednesday. The programme, titled ‘Naishabdyer...

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    Boney Kapoor remembers Sridevi on ‘Mom’ release anniversary

    Culture Desk | Updated at 09:48pm on July 09, 2020

    Indian filmmaker Boney Kapoor, widower of Sridevi, took to Twitter on the three-year anniversary of the release of ‘Mom’ and said that the film will always be...

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    Johnny Depp denies slapping ex-wife

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 09:50pm on July 09, 2020

    Hollywood actor Johnny Depp on Wednesday denied claims that he slapped his ex-wife Amber Heard, as he faced a second day of questioning in his...