Bangladesh's traditional weavers hanging by a thread as factories boom

In small tin sheds in a town outside Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, wooden looms are deftly operated by a group of men and women -- some of the country's last traditional weavers -- as huge garment ...

In this picture taken on 15 September 2020, a weaver prepares threads to make fabric with a handloom in Ruhitpur on the outskirts of Dhaka.

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People take part in a traditional boat race marking the Hindu festival of Vishwakarma Puja in Kotalipara, Gopalganj, on 17 September 2020.

Japan amusement park closes after 94 years to make way for Harry Potter

A popular Tokyo amusement park on Monday closed its doors for the last time after being in business for more than nine decades, with part of the site set to make way for a "Harry Potter" theme park.

Kieko Uchida poses for a photograph with her husband and daughters against the backdrop of cherry blossoms in full bloom at Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo, Japan, in this handout photo taken 8 April 2000 and released by Kieko Uchida, obtained by Reuters on 29 August 2020.

A tour of crumbling Malta villa where Queen Elizabeth lived in her 20s

The arcaded, two-storey property is a shadow of its former self. The rooms are bare, paint is peeling off the walls to reveal old murals beneath, the enclosed garden is overgrown and part of a ...

A belvedere stands on top of columns overlooking the garden at Villa Guardamangia, a former residence of Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, in Pieta, Malta, 1 July 2020.

Taiwan's award-winning winemaker aims to revive fading tradition

Standing amid rows of metal-bound barrels in a vineyard, Chen Chien-hao holds up a glass of wine to scrutinise its golden hue.

Chen Chien-hao, 52, holds a glass of his wine at Shu Sheng Leisure Domaine in Taichung, Taiwan, 20 July 2020.

Dior showcases Italian folklore in catwalk show at dusk

Christian Dior hosted a live but audience-free fashion show on Wednesday in the Italian city of Lecce, in a dazzling celebration of local crafts and traditions that included a dance spectacle in the ...

Models present creations from Dior's Cruise 2021 collection during a live-streamed runway show without an audience due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Piazza del Duomo, in Lecce, Italy, 22 July 2020.

Dreaming of returning home, Egypt's Nubians revive language

"I usually get asked how can I be Nubian when I can't speak my own language," the 23-year-old said

Nubian boys lead camels along an alley in the village of Gharb Suhail near Aswan in Upper Egypt, some 920 kilometres south of the capital Cairo, on 5 February 2020.

Rome unveils tomb that may belong to Romulus

An ancient tomb thought to belong to Rome's founder Romulus was presented to the world on Friday, after months of investigation by history sleuths.The 6th century BC stone sarcophagus, with an ...

Rome unveils tomb that may belong to Romulus

Upholding cultural heritages crucial: President Hamid

President Abdul Hamid urged all concerned to uphold Bangladesh’s cultural heritages, reports UNB.“It’s crucial to uphold our own cultural heritages,” he said after a cultural ...

Upholding cultural heritages crucial: President Hamid
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