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Fighting street crime with street art in Karachi - photos

31 Jul 2015
For years Karachi’s walls have been spattered with the bloodstains of murder victims and scrawled with graffiti touting everything from sectarian hatred to quack cures for erectile dysfunction. Now a group of artists and volunteers...
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Hany Shaker elected head of Musicians' Syndicate

Songstar Hany Shaker
29 Jul 2015
Singer Hany Shaker was elected chairman of the Musicians' Syndicate late Tuesday evening after fierce competition against current outgoing head, Mostafa Kamel.   Ten board members were also elected.   Speaking to Al-...
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London National Gallery staff announce all-out strike







The National Gallery in London's Trafalgar Square is one of the world's most visited art museums (AFP Photo/Justin Tallis)
 






 
29 Jul 2015
London's National Gallery, one of the capital's main visitor attractions, is set to be hit by a new wave of strike action by attendants this summer over privatization plans, the workers' union said on Tuesday.   The...
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Georgia's Spelman College ends professorship tied to Bill Cosby

In this Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, file photo, Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla. Cosby will visit Alabama for a two-day event aimed at highlighting schools in one of the poorest areas of the state. The comedian will speak in several cities across Alabama’s rural Black Belt region on May 14-15, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
29 Jul 2015
Spelman College in Georgia has discontinued a professorship named after disgraced comedian Bill Cosby and returned the money meant to pay for it, a spokeswoman said Sunday.   The move by the historically black women's liberal arts...
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Artist puts different countries in Palestine’s shoes

Giza pyramids is on fire, part of an online artistic campaign 'My Name is Gaza. Do you see me!!' by Palestinian artist Jihad Abdul Haq
27 Jul 2015
An online, artistic campaign named ‘My Name is Gaza. Do You See Me!!’ has been launched by Palestinian graphic designer Jihad Abdul Haq in an effort to trigger the empathy of the international community towards the Palestinian...
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Eminem has music's biggest vocabulary, study says



Eminem topped the musical vocabulary list, using almost 9,000 unique words in his songs.






 




 
25 Jul 2015
Music artists Eminem, Kanye West and Bob Dylan have something surprising in common.   According to a new study, the trio are among the top five artists with the largest vocabularies in the music industry.   Varun Jewalikar and...
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'Selfies' of the 17th century highlighted in Dutch exhibition

 Tourists use a selfie stick in front of the Louvre Pyramid in Paris on March 7, 2015
25 Jul 2015
The selfie may be a contemporary look, but a Dutch museum aims to show that its roots go back centuries.   In an upcoming exhibition, the Mauritshuis in The Hague is showing a collection of self-portraits by master artists including...
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A Minute With: Rachel McAdams relishes 'Southpaw' challenges

Actress Rachel McAdams attends the premiere of ''Southpaw'' in New York July 20, 2015.
 
23 Jul 2015
Rachel McAdams carved a career in Hollywood's romantic comedies with her lively girl-next-door persona, but recently, she's developed a penchant for the darker side.   McAdams, 36, has shifted gears in grittier films and roles...
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Photographer's mission to capture the windows of the world

Andre Vicente Goncalves, 28, has photographed more than 3,600 windows across Europe. He collects images from the same town or city to create stunning composite images.
23 Jul 2015
If you're ever gazing out of your home and spot a photographer zooming in, don't call the cops straight away.   If the photographer is Andre Vicente Goncalves, he's not snooping, he just likes the hole in your wall....
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Symposium in memory of late director Nabiha Lotfy to be held next week

22 Jul 2015
Tharwat Okasha Cultural Center, affiliated with the National Center for Cinema Publications, and headed by Mohamed Abdel Aziz has announced a symposium in memory of the late director Nabiha Lotfy, which will be held on Wednesday 22 July at...
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