Miscellany

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    Venice gondoliers slim down tourist numbers

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 10:11pm on July 23, 2020

    Venice is reducing the number of tourists its gondolas can carry, because so many are overweight they dangerously lower the boats in the water, a...

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    Clint Eastwood sues CBD retailers

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 10:08pm on July 23, 2020

    Movie legend Clint Eastwood filed two lawsuits on Wednesday seeking millions of dollars in damages from several CBD manufacturers and marketers that claimed or made...

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    Sangbritta holds virtual recitation evening

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 10:07pm on July 23, 2020

    Sangbritta Abritti Charcha O Bikash Kendra organised a virtual recitation show featuring poems by leading poets on Wednesday. The programme, titled ‘Nijaswa Album’, was streamed...

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    Virtual shows can inspire, cannot sustain practice

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 10:55pm on July 22, 2020

    Seasoned artist Tayeba Begum Lipi said that virtual shows can only inspire the artists and viewers but she is unsure how much such shows benefit...

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    Visitors bypass Berlin museums despite star attractions

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 10:49pm on July 21, 2020

    Berlin museums might house the iconic Nefertiti bust, the Ishtar gate of ancient Babylon or Rembrandt masterpieces, but they still trail global counterparts in popularity...

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    Entries invited for Ekushey Padak

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:29pm on July 20, 2020

    Bangladesh government has invited entries for Ekushey Padak 2021, said a cultural affairs ministry statement issued on Sunday. This year the award, introduced in memory...

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    Virtual shows pay tribute to Humayun Ahmed

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:26pm on July 20, 2020

    Different organisations paid tribute to late eminent writer, filmmaker and dramatist Humayun Ahmed on his eighth death anniversary organising virtual programmes due to the COVID-19...

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    Greek National Opera finds post-lockdown voice

    Agence France-Presse . Athens | Updated at 12:06am on July 20, 2020

    The rich mezzo-soprano voice of Anita Rachvelishvili is scheduled to ring out on Saturday evening across the ancient ruins at the foot of the Acropolis...

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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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