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    Eiffel Tower opens after 3-month closure

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:54pm on June 26, 2020

    Tourists and Parisians panted their way up the stairs of the Eiffel Tower Thursday as the iron monument reopened after its longest closure since World...

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    Louvre museum plans four-year ‘transformation’

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:14pm on June 25, 2020

    The Louvre museum hopes to transform itself and shake off its intimidating image before the Paris Olympics in four years’ time, its director said Wednesday....

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    Artworks depict animals enjoying freedom amid COVID-19

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 11:06pm on June 25, 2020

    Noted artist-professor Mostafizul Haque has portrayed animals enjoying freedom amid the COVID-19 pandemic at a virtual solo show under way at Chitrakola Gallery, country’s first...

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    Megastars to join online events for COVID-19 vaccine

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 11:30pm on June 22, 2020

    Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Hudson, David Beckham, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen.  Megastars of music, film, sport, fashion...

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    Online Picasso auction raises almost £5m

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:06pm on June 21, 2020

    An online auction of almost 200 works spanning the career of world famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso fetched almost five million pounds, London auctioneers Sotheby’s...

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    Toronto’s ‘Graffiti Alley’ repainted to honour Floyd

    Agence France-Presse . Toronto | Updated at 10:51pm on June 20, 2020

    Dozens of street artists have painted over parts of Toronto’s ‘Graffiti Alley’ in shades of black and gray in a message of solidarity with anti-racism...

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    Cultural arena mourns Kamal Lohani

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 10:43pm on June 20, 2020

    Freedom fighter, cultural activist and Ekushey Padak winning journalist Kamal Lohani died of COVID-19 at Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute and Hospital in Dhaka on...

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    Kamal Lohani dies of COVID-19

    Tanzil Rahman | Updated at 11:35am on June 20, 2020

    Freedom fighter and cultural activist Kamal Lohani died of COVID-19 at Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute and Hospital in Dhaka on Saturday. He was 86....

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    Mountain Dew features Hrithik in ‘Bhoyer Porei Joy’

    Culture Desk | Updated at 12:22am on June 19, 2020

    Mountain Dew has launched a new TVC as part of its campaign titled ‘Bhoyer Porei Joy’ to inspire the youths of Bangladesh to overcome their...

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    Govt to take action against illegal, immoral web contents

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:20am on June 19, 2020

    Information minister Hasan Mahmud on Wednesday said the government is going to take action against all ‘illegal and immoral’ web contents. He made the remarks...

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