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    Saudi Arabia’s city of roses blooms in Ramadan

    Agence France-Presse . Taif | Updated at 12:13am on April 18, 2021

    Every spring, roses bloom in the western Saudi city of Taif, turning pockets of the kingdom’s vast desert landscape a vivid and fragrant pink. In...

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    Michelangelo’s David gets a 3D-printed twin

    Agence France-Presse. Rome | Updated at 12:12am on April 18, 2021

    Standing just as tall but weighing 10 times less, an exact replica of Michelangelo’s statue of David created using 3D printers is covered with marble...

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    Pandemic embrace wins World Press Photo prize

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 11:54pm on April 16, 2021

    Danish photographer Mads Nissen won the World Press Photo of the Year Award on Thursday with his picture of a Brazilian nursing home resident hugging...

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    Online, symbolic events welcome 1428

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 10:56pm on April 15, 2021

    Cultural organisations celebrated Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla year 1428, on Wednesday arranging online and symbolic programmes featuring discussions, songs, recitation and others....

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    Nababarsha celebration over the years

    Culture Desk | Updated at 12:03am on April 14, 2021

    Nababarsha or Bangla New Year celebration has assumed a new dimension in the last three or so decades. In urban centres across the country, people,...

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    Celebs urge all to celebrate Pahela Baishakh indoors

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 11:59pm on April 13, 2021

    The advent of Bengali New Year 1428 will be celebrated across the country today on a limited scale through online and symbolic programmes. The government...

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    All set to welcome Baishakh 1428 on limited scale

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 10:58pm on April 12, 2021

    Bengali New Year 1428 will be welcomed on Wednesday through online and symbolic programmes as per decision of the government. Outdoor celebrations of Pahela Baishakh...

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    World’s priciest painting may be a Leonardo after all

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:52pm on April 12, 2021

    The world’s most expensive painting, the ‘Salvator Mundi’, may be the work of Leonardo da Vinci after all, with several media reports contradicting doubts raised...

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    Monkey plays video game, with its brain

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 11:13pm on April 10, 2021

    Elon Musk’s startup devoted to meshing brains with computers was closer to its dream on Friday, having gotten a monkey to play video game Pong...

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    Spain blocks sale of possible Caravaggio painting

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 10:57pm on April 09, 2021

    Spain blocked the auction of a 17th-century Biblical oil painting in Madrid on Thursday on suspicion it could be a lost masterpiece by the Renaissance...

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