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Cary Fukunaga to direct next James Bond film

Maniac director Cary Fukunaga has been named as the director of the next James Bond film. Fukunaga, replaces Danny Boyle, who dropped out, blaming “creative differences.”

BBC, Sep 21 2018

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Orwell archives added to Unesco Memory of the World register

The personal archives of George Orwell, containing the author and journalist’s first phrasing of the sinister slogan from Nineteen Eighty-Four, “War is Peace. Ignorance is strength. Freedom is slavery”, have been added to Unesco’s register of the world’s most significant documents.

THE GUARDIAN, Sep 21 2018

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French court upholds magazine fines over topless Kate photos

A French court Wednesday dismissed an appeal by the editors of gossip magazine Closer, who were fined 45,000 euros ($53,000) for publishing pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless in 2012.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Sep 21 2018

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Mahesh Bhatt to direct after two decades

Mahesh Bhatt is set to return to direction with Sadak 2 after a hiatus of 19 years, his daughter, actor Alia Bhatt said. Alia, who is also part of the cast of the film, which is a sequel to Bhatt’s 1991 film, made the announcement on her father’s70th birthday.

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA, Sep 21 2018

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Oscars 2019 Panchayat to represent Nepal

Panchayat, a historical drama set in the Panchayat era, will be Nepal’s contender for the Academy Awards Foreign Language Oscars race. The film was written and directed by Shivam Adhikari.

Timothy Aryal, Sep 21 2018

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Iran film for Oscars stirs debate on home front

The Iranian film for next year’s Oscars has stirred controversy at home both over the choice of a downbeat movie and for taking part in the Hollywood spectacle at a time of tense Tehran-Washington ties.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Sep 20 2018

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Youngest ever poet wins Forward Prize

US poet Danez Smith has won the Forward Prize for best poetry collection for their work Don’t Call Us Dead. The 29-year-old from Minnesota is the youngest ever winner of the prestigious £10,000 award.

BBC, Sep 20 2018

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Record-low viewership for Emmy Awards

Television’s biggest night wasn’t that big. The Emmy Awards drew a record-low audience of just over 10.2 million people, down 11 percent from the past two years.

ASSOCIATED PRESS, Sep 20 2018

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Peter Jackson to testify against Weinstein

The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson has spoken with actor Ashley Judd’s legal team and could furnish “powerful” testimony supporting her defamation and sexual harassment suit against film producer Harvey Weinstein, her attorney said.

REUTERS, Sep 20 2018

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Nepali artist makes a mark at Lhasa’s Thangka art fest

Veteran Nepali painter of Paubha, Raj Prakash Tuladhar recently returned to Kathmandu from a four-day international Thangka festival in Lhasa, which he and seven other artists from across the region had attended at the behest of the organisers, China. Tuladhar was the sole artist representing Nepali Paubha painting at the event where he, apart from showcasing his works, also delivered a speech regarding Paubha, its history, progress, and prospects.

Post Report, Sep 20 2018

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Prasad drops its first song, first look

Upcoming film Prasad’s first song titled Lai Lai released on Tuesday via Youtube. The song is accompanied by a lyrical video, with stills from the film.

Post Report, Sep 20 2018

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GoT makes triumphant return on Emmys

After its absence from last year’s ceremony, Game of Thrones returned to the 70th annual primetime Emmys to take home the night’s biggest award: outstanding drama series. HBO’s sprawling fantasia, whose upcoming eighth season will be its last, won six other awards for its makeup, costumes, music composition and stunt coordination.

THE GUARDIAN, Sep 19 2018

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‘Salacious #MeToo movement will divide men and women’

Sean Penn has spoken of his concerns with the #MeToo movement, worrying that it revolves around too many “salacious” revelations.

THE GUARDIAN, Sep 19 2018

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Cosby’s wife wants ethics board to investigate judge

Days before a court hearing that could send her famous husband to prison, Bill Cosby’s wife intensified her attacks on a judge she has called “arrogant,” “corrupt” and “unethical,” and said the family had filed an ethics complaint and hired a former FBI agent to investigate him.

ASSOCIATED PRESS, Sep 19 2018

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Ishan Pariyar’s latest boat paintings set sail at GG Machan

A graceful Frida Kahlo painting welcomes visitors to Ishan Pariyar’s solo show at GG Machan in Pulchok. Wearing a traditional Nepali garb, Kahlo sits on a boat, hands on her lap, looking on, beside a lotus flower sprouting out of the boat itself, solemn and pensive—for someone not familiar with this Mexican folk artist, she may come across as just another attractive woman from the western hills.

Timothy Aryal, Sep 19 2018

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