Geetanjali Shree Becomes First Indian Author to Win International Booker Prize

Geetanjali Shree on May 26 became the first Indian author to win the prestigious International Booker Prize. Shree’s novel, “Tomb of Sand,” is the first book originally written in any Indian language to win the £50,000 ($63,127) prize and the …

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BTS Breaks Destiny’s Child’s Record as Group With Most Billboard Music Awards Wins

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South Korean pop superstars BTS bagged three awards at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards (BBMA) on Sunday, bringing their total wins to 12 and beating U.S. girl group Destiny’s Child’s record of 11 awards. BTS won three out of the …

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Ukrainian Bomb-Sniffing Dog Receives Award From President Volodymyr Zelensky

Fourth EstatePrime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky present an award to the bomb sniffing dog 'Patron' during a news conference pm on 5 May, 2022 - Ukrainian Presidential Press Office

A famous Ukrainian bomb-sniffing dog received an award from President Volodymyr Zelensky at a ceremony in Kyiv on May 8. Zelensky awarded Patron, whom he described as “a small but very famous sapper,” and his owner Myhailo Iliev with the …

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Hong Kong Press Club Cancels Human Rights Press Awards Over Security Law fears

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Hong Kong s Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) on April 25 cancelled its annual Human Rights Press Awards, citing fears over the national security law. “Over the last two years, journalists in Hong Kong have been operating under new ‘red lines’ …

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Kabul School Blasts Leave Six People Dead, 11 Wounded

Fourth EstateAt least six people have been killed and 11 others received injuries by two bomb blasts at a boys’ school in the Afghan capital Kabul city on early Tuesday.

At least six people have been killed and 11 others received injuries by two bomb blasts at a boys’ school in the Afghan capital Kabul city on early Tuesday. Kabul Police Spokesperson, Khalid Zadran said that blasts occurred at the …

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Makes Surprise Appearance at the Grammys

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made a surprise virtual appearance at the 64th annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on April 3, urging people to “tell the truth” about the Russian invasion. “What’s more opposite to music? The silence of ruined …

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Academy Launches ‘Formal Review’ on Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock at Oscars

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced on March 28 that it is launching a “formal review” into actor Will Smith’s controversial actions at the 2022 Oscars. “The Academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith at last night’s …

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Ariana DeBose Becomes First Openly Queer Woman of Color to Win Oscar for Acting

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Actress Ariana DeBose became the first openly queer woman of color to win an Oscar for acting for her role in Steven Spielberg’s version of “West Side Story.” DeBose took home an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress on March …

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‘The Power of the Dog’ Wins Best Film, Best Director at BAFTAs

Netflix’s dark western film “The Power of the Dog” won Best Film and Best Director at the Bafta Film Awards in London on March 13. Benedict Cumberbatch, the star of the film, accepted the best director award on behalf of …

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