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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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    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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