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    Intruder snaps selfies in closed Australian museum

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 03:03pm on May 16, 2020

    Police in Australia are hunting a man who took a late-night tour of a closed Sydney museum, posing for selfies with a dinosaur skull before...

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    Bid to save Oslo building with Picasso murals

    Agence France-Presse . Oslo | Updated at 10:35am on May 15, 2020

    Face masks are rare and social distances vary but the human chain spreads out, braving the risk of infection, as activists in Oslo make a...

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    ICCR releases ‘United we Fight’

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:06pm on May 14, 2020

    The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has brought together composers, musicians and singers from across India, contributing recordings from their homes, in a musical...

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    Lion tamers live-stream shows from Cairo living room

    Agence France-Presse. Giza | Updated at 04:52pm on May 14, 2020

    In his Cairo living room, Egyptian Ashraf al-Helw reprimanded his lioness Joumana for not obeying him after bringing her home for live-streamed performances during the...

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    Star-studded telethon raises $115 mn for virus-hit New Yorkers

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:52pm on May 13, 2020

    A celebrity virtual telethon organised to help New York charities assisting those hit by the coronavirus pandemic on Monday raised $115 million in pledges. The...

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    La, not le: French Academy says COVID is feminine

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 02:33pm on May 12, 2020

    Bread is masculine, beer feminine. In French, every noun has a gender, and that includes the disease caused by the novel coronavirus...

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    Shanghai Disneyland reopens after three-month coronavirus closure

    Agence France-Presse. Shanghai | Updated at 03:26pm on May 11, 2020

    Shanghai Disneyland reopened on Monday following a more than three-month coronavirus shutdown as China moves nearer to normality and Walt Disney Co. seeks to plug...

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    Newly discovered sketch by Zainul to be auctioned

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 10:35pm on May 10, 2020

    A newly discovered sketch by Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin will be auctioned off to raise money for helping destitute artisans and the needy hit hard by...

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    Taylor Swift to broadcast special Paris concert

    Agence France-Presse. New York | Updated at 04:16pm on May 10, 2020

    The coronavirus forced Taylor Swift to cancel her 2020 tour dates, but fans will still get a chance to see the pop star in concert...

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    IGCC organises webinar marking Tagore’s birth anniversary

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 04:10pm on May 10, 2020

    Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Dhaka organised a webinar marking Rabindranath Tagore’s 159th birth anniversary on Friday, says a press release. The...

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