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Colosseum in Rome to reopen from June 1

The Colosseum in Rome will reopen on 1 June, after being closed for more than two months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With over 7 million visitors a year, the Colosseum is one of Rome’s major tourist attractions. The Flavian …

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UNESCO: we must help museums cope with pandemic crisis  

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, museums have not been spared, the UN cultural agency said, revealing that nearly 90% of the treasured cultural institutions have had to close their doors, while almost 13% are under …

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Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passes away

Top Indian actor Rishi Kapoor, a scion of Bollywood’s most famous Kapoor family, has died. He was 67 and had leukemia. Kapoor was hospitalized in Mumbai on Wednesday and died on Thursday, according to a family statement. …

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Azerbaijani film joins festival in Slovakia

"The Steppe Man", a film by the Azerbaijani director Shamil Aliyev has entered the main competition program of Košice International Montly Film Festival 2020 in Slovakia. "Despite the global coronavirus …

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Tom Hanks diagnosed with coronavirus

Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have both tested positive for coronavirus in Australia, the actor said on Twitter. Hanks said that he and Wilson, who are both 63, were tested in Australia, where he …

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Marvel’s next superhero idea focuses on Brexit

Marvel Comics is launching a new team of superheroes representing England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.  Their mission is to see if they can get along peaceably after Britain’s exit from the European Union, English …

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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. …

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Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas dies at 103

Kirk Douglas, one of the last surviving movie stars from Hollywood's golden age, has died aged 103, his son Michael Douglas announced. Michael Douglas said in a statement: "It is with tremendous sadness …

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Thieves steal Dali works from Stockholm gallery

Thieves stole bronze sculptures and etchings by surrealist artist Salvador Dali from a gallery in Stockholm in the early hours of Thursday. The Couleur gallery, in Stockholm’s upmarket Ostermalm district, was holding an …

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Björk creates music that changes with weather

Microsoft announced a new collaboration with Icelandic artist Björk to create a series of musical compositions with a custom built artificial intelligence tool. The AI will create dynamic new variations of Björk's …

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'Friends' actor Stan Kirsch passes away

Stan Kirsch, who played Monica's boyfriend who she later discovers is in high school on TV series 'Friends', died on January 11 at age 51. Kristyn Green, who co-founded the Los Angeles-based Stan Kirsch …

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Jeffrey Wright off to Gotham

It has been an exciting few years for fans of DC Comics’ Batman. And even though we’re only a few days into 2020, it’s shaping up to be yet another whirlwind. Because according to The Batman star Jeffrey …

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Radiohead’s entire diiscography added to YouTube

English rock band Radiohead‘s entire discography has been added to YouTube. From their 1993 debut album ‘Pablo Honey’ through to 2016’s ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’, you can listen to Radiohead’s …

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Critics pick worst films of 2019

The worst films of 2019 have become known. So, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the first place in the anti-rating was taken by ‘Arctic Dogs’ cartoon directed by Aaron Woodley. The screen adaptation of the Cats musical is ranked …

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Three Russian films to seek Oscars

‘Beanpole,’ a film by Russian director Kantemir Balagov, is among the ten films competing for the Best International Feature Film category of the 92nd Academy Awards. Other entries on the shortlist are The Painted Bird …

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