Miscellany

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    Raphael died of disease similar to COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2020

    A feverish Raphael suffering from ‘a coronavirus-like disease’ died after failing to tell his doctors he had been secretly visiting lovers on freezing cold nights,...

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    Mexican dance hall threatened by pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Mexico City | Updated at 10:44pm on July 18, 2020

    Mexico City’s famous ‘Los Angeles’ dance hall was once frequented by Soviet revolutionary Leon Trotsky and Mexican artist Diego Rivera. It’s an emblematic establishment where...

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    Vietnam opens press museum

    Agence France-Presse . Hanoi | Updated at 10:16pm on July 17, 2020

    Undeterred by its dismal ranking in media freedom and grim reputation for jailing reporters who stray from the government line, Vietnam has launched a museum...

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    Ethnic minority artistes perform songs, dances

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 11:04pm on July 16, 2020

    Artistes from different ethnic minority communities living in Rajshahi, Dinajpur and Naogaon entertained the audience presenting traditional songs and dance recitals at a virtual show...

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    Tintin and the mystery of the duelling mummies

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 09:37pm on July 15, 2020

    The mummified corpse of Rascar Capac thrilled and terrified generations of young fans of the Tintin comic book story ‘The Seven Crystal Balls’. Now, Herge’s...

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    Italy returns stolen Bataclan Banksy to France

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 09:35pm on July 15, 2020

    Rome returned a stolen Banksy artwork to France on Tuesday after the famed street artist’s homage to the victims of the 2015 Paris attacks was...

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    Children need to engage in cultural activities

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 09:30pm on July 15, 2020

    Renowned dance artiste Laila Hasan said that children need to engage in cultural activities to stay mentally healthy amid the COVID-19 outbreak. ‘As schools have...

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    UK YouTube star Nicole Thea dies

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:44pm on July 14, 2020

    British YouTube star Nicole Thea, whose videos have gathered more than five million views, has died along with her unborn son, her family announced on...

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    Artists create paintings to help destitute peers

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 11:30pm on July 14, 2020

    Three hundred acclaimed and aspiring artists from across the country are participating in an art camp organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy that aims at raising...

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    Egypt grounds kites for ‘safety’

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 11:53pm on July 12, 2020

    Egyptian police have seized kites from people flying them after a ban by a northern governorate for ‘safety’ reasons and a lawmaker’s warning they posed...

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