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    Tintin and the mystery of the duelling mummies

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 09:37pm on July 15, 2020

    The mummified corpse of Rascar Capac thrilled and terrified generations of young fans of the Tintin comic book story ‘The Seven Crystal Balls’. Now, Herge’s...

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    Italy returns stolen Bataclan Banksy to France

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 09:35pm on July 15, 2020

    Rome returned a stolen Banksy artwork to France on Tuesday after the famed street artist’s homage to the victims of the 2015 Paris attacks was...

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    Children need to engage in cultural activities

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 09:30pm on July 15, 2020

    Renowned dance artiste Laila Hasan said that children need to engage in cultural activities to stay mentally healthy amid the COVID-19 outbreak. ‘As schools have...

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    UK YouTube star Nicole Thea dies

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:44pm on July 14, 2020

    British YouTube star Nicole Thea, whose videos have gathered more than five million views, has died along with her unborn son, her family announced on...

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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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