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    Supermodel Bundchen responds to Brazil’s farm minister in Amazon spat

    Reuters . Brasilia | Updated at 12:00am on January 20, 2019

    A high-profile dispute between supermodel Gisele Bundchen and Brazil’s agriculture minister over deforestation escalated this week, coming as activists worry about new President Jair Bolsonaro’s...

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    Chinese artistes enthrall Dhaka audience

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 12:00am on January 19, 2019

    Chinese artistes enthralled Dhaka audience presenting traditional Chinese dance recitals on Thursday at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.The programme titled ‘Happy Chinese New...

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    Fazlul Haque Memorial Award conferred

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 13, 2019

    Renowned filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki and noted cine journalist Shafiuzzaman Khan Lodi received Fazlul Haque Memorial Award 2018 for their contributions to filmmaking and cine...

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    Florence museum demands Germany return artwork

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 12:00am on January 03, 2019

    The Uffizi Gallery in Florence on Tuesday appealed to Berlin for help in retrieving a stolen 18th century Dutch painting from a German family.‘An appeal...

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    Barbie will soon be 60 -- and is still going strong

    Agence France-Presse . El Segundo | Updated at 12:00am on January 03, 2019

    She is turning 60 this year and still doesn’t have a single wrinkle.Blonde or brunette, slender or curvy, black or white, princess or president, Barbie...

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    Chinese lanterns dazzle in ancient French town

    Agence France-Presse . Gaillac | Updated at 12:00am on January 01, 2019

    As darkness falls each winter night in the little French town of Gaillac, the glow of dusk is replaced with another -- that of a...

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    Year-long progs marking Bulbul’s birth centenary

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 01, 2019

    Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and Bangladesh Dance Artistes Association have planned a year-long celebration programme marking the birth centenary of late eminent dancer Bulbul Chowdhury.The year-long...

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    Syed Jahangir in peers’ eyes

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:16am on December 31, 2018

    Friends and peers of Ekushey Padak winner Syed Jahangir, who died on Saturday aged 83, evaluated him as one of the best artists to portray...

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    France’s Louvre planning Pierre Soulages retrospective next year

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on December 26, 2018

    France’s master of black Pierre Soulages announced Monday that he will be the subject of a vast retrospective at the Louvre museum in Paris next...

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    Sculptor gets laughs in New York with monuments

    Agence France-Presse .New York | Updated at 12:00am on December 25, 2018

    It all started in 2016 with a bronze statue commemorating the tragic day in November 1963 when a giant octopus upended the Staten Island ferry,...

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