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Fresh breeze of change in Gulf art scene

Shaikha Hoor Al Qasimi’s inspiring journey to becoming a leading voice of global art Braving the cold late October winds that announced to New Yorkers about winter’s imminent arrival, the guests bundled up in woollens as they poured into the large auditorium of the Asia Society to hear a group of award-winning ‘game changers’ from Asia — all women candidates ...

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Man who slapped female reporter’s bottom on live TV arrested

A Georgia man who was videotaped slapping a female reporter’s bottom on live TV was arrested on Friday on a misdemeanor charge of sexual battery. A Savannah police spokeswoman, Bianca Johnson, confirmed that Thomas Callaway, 43, of Statesboro was charged in connection with the incident that occurred while WSAV-TV reporter Alex Bozarjian was broadcasting live as runners streamed past her ...

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Mobile Museum of Art opens ‘FOR CHILDREN 2020’ exhibit

 The Mobile Museum of Art revealed their “FOR CHILDREN 2020” exhibit Saturday. The event featured a kid-friendly, Winter Wonderland-themed opening party, only open to Mobile Museum of Art members, with art activities provided by the Museum School, face painting, a bouncy house and food trucks. “FOR CHILDREN 2020” will feature more immersive installations, interactive elements like a giant Lite Brite, ...

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Thousands join biggest protest in Bangkok since 2014 coup

Thai anti-government rally held in response to ban on Future Forward opposition party Thousands of people joined the biggest protest in Bangkok since a 2014 coup on Saturday, after Thai authorities moved to ban a party that has rallied opposition to the government of the former military ruler Prayuth Chan-ocha. The demonstration, called a day earlier by the Future Forward ...

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On the Frontier, the Lubumbashi Biennial Makes Art From Obstacles

The global mushrooming of fairs has reached Congo’s remote but resilient mining hub, where politics find its way into artists’ work. LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo — This hot, dry metropolis may seem an unlikely art center. It is a thousand miles from the capital, Kinshasa, on the southern edge of an enormous, unwieldy country typically associated with wars and ...

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Blackwater founder Erik Prince secretly met Venezuela vice-president

Erik Prince, founder of the private security firm Blackwater and prominent supporter of Donald Trump, made a secret visit to Venezuela last month and met Vice-President Delcy Rodríguez – one of Nicolás Maduro’s closest allies. The visit, described by one source as “outreach” to Maduro’s government, came just eight months after Prince floated a plan to deploy a private army ...

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Rohingya fury at Aung San Suu Kyi’s genocide denial to world court

Muslim victims of Myanmar ‘clearances’ voice outrage as peace prize winner dismisses atrocity chargesWhen Aung San Suu Kyi rose to denounce genocide charges against her country at the “world court” last week, three victims of Myanmar’s ethnic violence were sitting close behind the Nobel peace prize winner – disbelieving and seething with anger. Hamida Khatun, Yousuf Ali and Hasina Begum ...

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Australia is a bludger on carbon emissions, not an overachiever

The Prime Minister has been fond of telling people not to panic lately. Don’t panic about the economy being as stagnant as the water in the Darling River (where NSW is preparing for “fish Armageddon”). Don’t panic that most of the east coast of Australia is either engulfed in bushfires or choking on smoke. According to the Prime Minister, there’s ...

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Your weekend in Melbourne December 14 to 15

POP Pop, soul and jazz artist Tilarni performs a show dedicated to Whitney Houston in The Australian Whitney Houston Show. From dance numbers to ballads, the show features 18 of Houston’s most popular hits performed with a line-up of Melbourne musicians and dancers. Tilarni has performed with the Melbourne Gospel Choir on Good Morning Australia, the TV Week Logies, and ...

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Number of centenarians rises sharply in Australia

The number of Aussies aged over 100 grew by more than 30 per cent between 2013 and 2018, with Victoria showing a significant leap in centenarians. In total, there are 4828 centenarians in Australia, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics 2018 census data. That number was up from 3623 in 2013. According to latest figures, New South Wales has the ...

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