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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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    Nigeria academy looks to spread ballet among poor

    Agence France-Presse . Lagos | Updated at 10:51pm on July 08, 2020

    A small group of Nigerian girls and boys wearing leotards and leggings limber up in a spare room at a run-down primary school with patches...

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    With festival cancelled by virus, Japan fireflies dance alone

    Agence France-Presse . Tatsuno | Updated at 10:50pm on July 08, 2020

    As the sun sets in the Japanese town of Tatsuno, thousands of fireflies begin glowing, producing a spectacle that usually draws crowds of delighted visitors....

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    In Canada, art lovers enjoy drive-in Van Gogh show

    Agence France-Presse . Toronto | Updated at 10:57pm on July 05, 2020

    While some museums have had to cancel or postpone long-planned exhibits because of the coronavirus, organisers of a Van Gogh show in Toronto had a...

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    Paris Louvre museum reopens Monday

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:17pm on July 04, 2020

    The Louvre in Paris, the world’s most visited museum and home to the Mona Lisa, reopens on Monday but with coronavirus restrictions in place and...

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    Netflix hires black marketing chief amid tech diversity calls

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 11:14pm on July 03, 2020

    Netflix has named as its new marketing chief tech industry veteran Bozoma Saint John, who becomes one of the few black women in the top...

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