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    Iraq’s heritage battered by desert sun, state apathy

    Agence France-Presse . Ain Tamr | Updated at 11:02pm on May 10, 2021

    One of the world’s oldest churches is crumbling deep in Iraq’s desert, another victim of years of conflict, government negligence and climate change in a...

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    Art collectives dominate UK Turner Prize shortlist

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:02pm on May 08, 2021

    The 2021 Turner Prize jury has selected a shortlist made entirely from artist collectives for the first time, Tate Britain, which organises the award, announced...

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    Tagore’s 160th birth anniversary being celebrated virtually

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 01:02pm on May 08, 2021

    The 160th anniversary of the birth of the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore is being celebrated virtually today due to the Covid situation...

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    Germany to return looted bronzes to Nigeria next year

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 11:01pm on April 30, 2021

    Germany plans to hand back ancient pillaged artworks known as the Benin bronzes to Nigeria next year, Culture Minister Monika Gruetters said Thursday. Most European...

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    World Dance Day observed on limited scale

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:40pm on April 29, 2021

    The severity of the Covid outbreak affected the celebrations of World Dance Day, which was observed on a limited scale this year on Thursday. Many...

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    Recitation artiste Farzana Islam dies of Covid-19

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 05:40pm on April 26, 2021

    Recitation artiste Farzana Islam Dina died of Covid-19 early Monday while undergoing treatment at a Dhaka hospital. She was 48. Her husband Shahidul Islam Nazu...

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    Cover artists are ill paid in Bangladesh: Sabyasachi 

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 10:02pm on April 25, 2021

    Renowned cover artist Sabyasachi Hazra said it is very difficult for anyone to make a living only designing books as cover artists are ill paid...

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    Malaysian artist arrested for allegedly insulting queen

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:52am on April 25, 2021

    A Malaysian artist has been arrested for allegedly insulting the queen by posting a satirical playlist online, police said, fuelling concerns about a widening crackdown...

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    Birshreshtha Ruhul Amin Library to receive govt grant

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 01:46am on April 25, 2021

    Birshreshtha Ruhul Amin Library in Noakhali will be included in the list of libraries that receive annual grants from the government. The announcement was made...

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    Disneyland Paris to host mass Covid vaccination site

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:34pm on April 23, 2021

    Disneyland Paris, normally Europe’s biggest tourist attraction, will from Saturday host a mass Covid vaccination site at its convention centre as France seeks to speed...

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