0224 GMT January 18, 2021
Henan Province in China is home to nation's oldest palatial dwelling
Archeologists in China have uncovered what appears to be the nation's oldest palace in Central China's Henan Province, extending China's history of constructing palaces by about 1,000 years.
Sri Lanka aims for 3,300 arrivals per day as airports open
Sri Lanka hopes to receive on average 3,300 passengers per day when it opens up the airports for tourists from January 21, Airport and Aviation Services Director (Operations) Shehan Sumanasekara said.
Virtual library gives children in England free book access
Children in England will be able to access books online free during school closures via a virtual library.
Oscars expand international feature shortlist to 15, remove the ‘saves’ in preliminary voting
The Oscars made some adjustments for the best international feature category.
‘Crip Camp’ wins best feature at IDA Documentary Awards
The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced the winners of the 36th annual IDA Documentary Awards, with ‘Crip Camp’ taking home the top prize.
Bangladesh to screen Iran’s ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse’
The Iranian film, ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse,’ will be screened at the International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh, from January 30 to February 5.
Iran, Nicaragua museums ink cooperation agreement
The national museums of Iran and Nicaragua signed an agreement to expand bilateral cooperation at a virtual meeting.
Egypt makes 'major discoveries' at Saqqara archeological site
Egypt announced the discovery of a new trove of treasures at the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo, including an ancient funerary temple.
Native clay pipes on Roanoke Island in US sparked English tobacco industry
Explorers to Roanoke Island, North Carolina, United States, in the 1580s found the natives smoking tobacco in a new way – from pipes.
Over 40,000 tourists visit Maldives in first two weeks of 2021
The Maldives Ministry of Tourism has announced that 40,000 tourists visited the country in the first two weeks 2021.
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