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    Bongo Android TV app launched

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 04:12pm on May 24, 2020

    Bongo is one of the leading digital entertainment platforms in Bangladesh. Until now, viewers could only access Bongo through their mobile apps or website, however,...

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    Disney World in Florida reopens a bit -- but no rides yet

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:30pm on May 21, 2020

    Walt Disney World cracked open its doors on Wednesday, offering dining and shopping to masked customers but leaving the beloved rides closed, as Florida begins...

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    Actress Regina Duarte resigns as Brazil culture secretary

    Agence France-Presse. Brasília | Updated at 04:21pm on May 21, 2020

    Actress Regina Duarte resigned from her post as Brazil's culture secretary on Wednesday, becoming the fourth high-profile figure to leave far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's cabinet...

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    Disney World in Florida reopens a bit, but no rides yet

    Agence France-Presse. Miami | Updated at 04:06pm on May 21, 2020

    Agence France-Presse. Miami Walt Disney World cracked open its doors on Wednesday, offering dining and shopping to masked customers but leaving the beloved rides closed,...

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    Met museum in NY aims to open in mid-August after lockdown

    Agence France-Presse. New York | Updated at 07:32pm on May 20, 2020

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York said Tuesday it hopes to reopen in mid-August or a few weeks later with reduced visiting hours...

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    Former Disney exec named TikTok boss

    Agence France-Presse. San Francisco | Updated at 07:20pm on May 20, 2020

    Agence France-Presse. San Francisco Former Disney executive Kevin Mayer will become the head of TikTok and chief operating officer of the popular video app's parent...

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    Syed Abdullah Khalid’s 3rd death anniv today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on May 20, 2020

    Today is the 3rd death anniversary of late Ekushey Padak-winning sculptor Syed Abdullah Khalid, whose seminal creation Aparajeyo Bangla is considered one of the masterpieces...

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    Prickly pastime: Cactus inspires lockdown art project

    Agence France-Presse. London | Updated at 01:10pm on May 19, 2020

    What do a match-studded turnip, celeriac embedded with coffee capsules and a kiwano melon decorated with lollipops and pins have in common? ...

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    Players dig into building game Minecraft amid pandemic

    Agence France-Presse. San Francisco | Updated at 12:52pm on May 19, 2020

    Some 126 million people are playing ‘Minecraft’ monthly and more than 200 million copies of the building and exploration game have been sold as online...

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    Remembering Bulbul Chowdhury

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 12:00am on May 17, 2020

    Late modern dance pioneer and choreographer Bulbul Chowdhury made immense contribution to the local dance scene with his timeless creations. He taught and ignited passion...

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