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Australian media firms fail in Rebel Wilson bid

Australian media firms fail in Rebel Wilson bid

SYDNEY – Six Australian media companies seeking to join the battle against a record Aus$4.5 million (US$3.5 million) defamation payout to Hollywood star Rebel Wilson had their case knocked back Thursday, reports BSS. The “Pitch Perfect” star was awarded the damages against magazine publisher Bauer last September over articles claiming she lied about her age […]


Six months on, pressure builds for Weinstein prosecution

NEW YORK – Six months after bombshell sexual assault allegations blew up against Harvey Weinstein, pressure is growing for the onetime Hollywood mogul to be brought to justice, with the Manhattan prosecutor under fire for failing to bring a criminal case against him three years ago, reports BSS. Acting on demand from the Time’s Up […]


Missing giant yellow duck found in Australia

SYDNEY – A giant yellow inflatable duck named Daphne that made a break from its moorings in Australia has been located after a week on the lam, its swimming club owners said Monday, reports BSS. Daphne — the oversized mascot of the Cockburn Masters Swimming Club in Perth — made a bid for freedom on […]

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Giant yellow duck goes missing off Australia

PERTH, AUSTRALIA : An Australian swimming club is appealing for ocean watchers to find their giant yellow inflatable duck Daphne, after the mascot was blown into the Indian Ocean with reported sightings hundreds of kilometres from where it was launched, reports BSS The duck, owned by Cockburn Masters Swimming Club, was last seen at Perth’s […]

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RuPaul is first drag queen to get Hollywood star

RuPaul is the first drag queen to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 57-year-old host of RuPaul’s Drag Race said he was “overcome with so much emotion” to get the honour he’d dreamed of since he was a child, reports BBC. “This is absolutely the most important moment in my professional […]


Trailer of children movie ‘Paatshala’ on youtube

DHAKA – The first trailer of the children movie “Paatshala” today released on youtube, marking the Bangladesh Children’s Day and the birthday of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reports BSS. The move is directed by Asif Islam and Faisal Roddy and produced by Redmark Production, said a press release. Child-actor Habib Arinda […]

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The 4-Ton Steel Ball That Produces Artificial Earthquakes

Interesting News In the wooded hillside of Hainberg, near Göttingen, Germany, stands an old seismological station. The Wiechert Earthquake Station was built in 1902 by the noted German physicist and geophysicist, Emil Wiechert, to carry out research in the emerging field of geophysics. Wiechert built several seismographs there to record tremors. These instruments have been […]

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Call for proper nurturing of ‘Bhaoyaiya’ songs

Discussants at a function here last night stressed properly preserving, flourishing and nurturing of ‘Bhaoyaiya’ and other folk songs for reviving the past glory of our rich cultural heritage and social values. They put importance on enriching Bengali culture through strengthening cultural movement, frequently arranging cultural events and popularising our own culture to build a […]

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Classrooms Around the World by Julian Germain

Interesting News Julian Germain is a British photographer based in North East UK who has published and exhibited widely, notably at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, MASP, Sao Paulo and Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. For his Classroom Portraits series, Julian Germain photographed classes all over the world. The detailed colour photographs […]

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Shishu Sahitya Puraskar handed over to winners

With a pious aim of helping develop creative faculty of the juveniles, the Agrani Bank-Shishu Academy Shishu Sahitya Puraskar were handed over to its winners at a simple function here today. Finance Minister AMA Muhith handed over the awards to winners under seven categories in the auditorium of Bangladesh Shishu Academy, an official release said. […]