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Little Big to represent Russia at Eurovision 2020

Rave band Little Big will represent Russia at the Eurovision song contest to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in May, Russia’s Channel One TV reported. "We have never thought we could have a chance to present …

Golden Bear goes to Iranian film 'There Is No Evil'

The Golden Bear, the top prize of the Berlin International Film Festival, went to dissident Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof, who is persecuted in his home country. "This is for a filmmaker who couldn't be here …

Penelope Cruz christens cruise ship

Costa Smeralda godmother actress Penelope Cruz named the 5,224-passenger ship in Savona, Italy. The Spanish actress has been featured in the line’s international advertising campaign since 2018. …

Woman plays violin during her brain surgery (VIDEO)

A patient at King's College Hospital in London played the violin while surgeons operated on her brain to remove a tumour. Dagmar Turner, 53, played the violin so surgeons could ensure parts of the brain which control hand movements …

Cracks on Mona Lisa help it survive for centuries

Cracks on old paintings such as the Mona Lisa look unsightly but may actually be the key to keeping masterpieces stable over centuries, according to new research. It found restorers should be wary of filling in the cracks, as the …

Berlin Film Festival founder had a Nazi past?

The Berlin Film Festival has opted to rebrand its Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize for this year following allegations of Nazi collaboration made against its namesake. German newspaper Die Zeit published a story last month alleging …