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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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    Dutch ‘golden age’ statue stirs ghosts of colonial past

    Agence France-Presse . Hoorn | Updated at 11:11pm on July 11, 2020

    The statue of a Dutch 17th century colonialist has become a flashpoint for the debate in the Netherlands on its past of slavery and colonisation...

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    Christie’s online sale fetches $421 mn

    Agence France-Presse .  New York | Updated at 11:09pm on July 11, 2020

    Roy Lichtenstein’s ‘Nude with Joyous Painting’ was the big seller as a Christie’s hybrid sale fetched an impressive $421 million Friday, signaling the art market...

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    Fiona Adams dies

    Culture Desk | Updated at 11:04pm on July 11, 2020

    Photographer Fiona Adams, whose famous shot of The Beatles jumping in the air was used on the sleeve of the Twist and Shout EP, has...

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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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    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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    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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    US artist’s holiday park sculpture fetches millions

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 09:51pm on July 09, 2020

    A huge sculpture by American artist Alexander Calder sold at auction in Paris on Wednesday for over 4.9 million euros, auctioneers Artcurial said, after nearly...

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    Machu Picchu to reopen at 50pc capacity

    Agence France-Presse . Lima | Updated at 10:53pm on July 08, 2020

    Peru’s iconic tourist attraction Machu Picchu will reopen at half capacity following a coronavirus-forced closure, the Peruvian government said on Tuesday, although it didn’t set...

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