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Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism.


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Game of Thrones baby names still proving popular

A record 76 baby girls were called Khaleesi in 2017, the title enjoyed by Emilia Clarke’s dragon-raising would-be queen in the award-winning fantasy TV and book series.

BBC, Sep 23 2018

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Pablo Escobar museum in Colombia closed down

A museum dedicated to late and notorious Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been shut down in Medellin, according to local authorities.


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Former CJ’s autobiography, Nyaya, launched

Former Chief Justice Sushila Karki’s autobiography, Nyaya, was launched amid a function at Radisson Hotel in the Capital on Saturday. Karki is the first Nepali woman to hold the post of chief justice.

Post Report, Sep 23 2018

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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