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Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) – Day 7 and 8

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Saturday 01/15/22 Nigeria vs Sudan | 3-1 Guinea Bissau vs Egypt | 0-1 Sunday 01/16/22 Gambia vs Mali | 1-1 Tunisia vs Mauritania |4-0 Ivory Coast vs Sierra Leone | 2-2 Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea | 0-1   details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content from this noted web source: VOANews.Com

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The AP Interview: Exiled Artist Ai Weiwei on Beijing Games

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Ai Weiwei is one of China’s most famous artists, and many regard him as one of the world’s greatest living ones. Working with the Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, he helped design the Bird’s Nest Stadium, the centerpiece of Beijing’s 2008 Summer Olympics.  The stadium in northern Beijing, instantly recognizable for its weave […]

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No Vaccine, No French Open for Djokovic as Rules Tighten

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Novak Djokovic risks being frozen out of tennis as he chases a record 21st Grand Slam title, with rules on travelers who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 tightening in the third year of the pandemic and some tournaments reconsidering exemptions.  The Serbian, who has not been vaccinated, was deported from Australia on Sunday ahead of the […]

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Africa Cup of Nations – Day 6

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Africa Cup of Nations – Day 6 – 01/14/22 Senegal vs Guinea | 0-0 Malawi vs Zimbabwe | 2-1 Morocco vs Comoros | 2-0 Gabon vs Ghana | 1-1   details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content from this noted web source: VOANews.Com

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US Charges Man With Giving Illegal Drugs to Athletes for Tokyo Olympics

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U.S. prosecutors have charged a man with supplying performance-enhancing drugs to athletes at the Tokyo Olympics, a first under a federal law allowing criminal charges against doping conspirators at events involving U.S. athletes, broadcasters and sponsors.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan said Eric Lira, 41, distributed drugs, including human growth hormone, “for the purpose […]

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Novak Djokovic Says He Made Mistakes in His Travel Documents Before Arriving in Australia

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Novak Djokovic, the world’s top-ranked male tennis player, says errors were made on his entry documents about his activities in the weeks before traveling to Australia, adding another layer of controversy in his fight to compete in the year’s first major “Grand Slam” tennis tournament.  The Serbian star issued a statement Wednesday saying his assistants […]

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Award-winning Ugandan Writer Charged for Offending Museveni and Son

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A Ugandan author who wrote critical comments about President Yoweri Museveni’s son has been charged with offensive communications. Kakwenza Rukirabashaija’s lawyer says he was tortured in detention.   Award-winning writer Kakwenza Rukirabashaija appeared before a court Tuesday and was charged with two counts of offensive communication. Rukirabashaija was arrested on December 28 and taken from his Kampala […]

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Marilyn Bergman, Oscar-Winning Composer, Dies at 93

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Marilyn Bergman, the Oscar-winning lyricist who teamed with husband Alan Bergman on The Way We Were, How Do You Keep the Music Playing? and hundreds of other songs, died at her Los Angeles home Saturday. She was 93. She died of respiratory failure not related to COVID-19, according to a representative, Jason Lee. Her husband […]

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In Photos: Egyptians Celebrate Coptic Christmas

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In Egypt, Christmas celebrations are officially sanctioned by Islamic clerics for people of all faiths, despite objections from some conservative Muslims. On Friday, January 7, the holiday season concluded with Coptic Christmas, observed by the vast majority of Christians in Egypt. For VOA, Hamada Elrasam has this photo essay, with words by Elle Kurancid.  details […]

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Beauty is Only Skin Deep in China ‘Micro-procedure’ Craze

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Midday queues snake out to the street in an upmarket Shanghai neighborhood, but it’s not lunch at the city’s hottest restaurant that people are lining up for — it’s cosmetic “micro-procedures”, which are surging in popularity in China.     The “lunchtime facelift” and other “medical aesthetics” procedures are booming as a new generation of Chinese consumers […]

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Peter Bogdanovich, Director of ‘Paper Moon,’ Dead at 82 

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Peter Bogdanovich, the ascot-wearing cinephile and director of 1970s black-and-white classics like The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon, has died. He was 82. Bogdanovich died early Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles, said his daughter, Antonia Bogdanovich. She said he died of natural causes.  Considered part of a generation of young “New Hollywood” directors, […]

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Grammy Organizers Postpone Awards, Cite Omicron Risks

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The Grammy Awards were postponed Wednesday due to what organizers called “too many risks” due to the omicron variant. No new date has been announced. The ceremony had been scheduled for January 31 in Los Angeles with a live audience and performances. The Recording Academy said it made the decision “after careful consideration and analysis with city […]

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Actress Betty White Dies Just Shy of 100th Birthday

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Comedic actress Betty White, who capped a career of more than 80 years by becoming America’s geriatric sweetheart after Emmy-winning roles on television sitcoms The Golden Girls and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, has died, less than three weeks shy of her 100th birthday, People magazine reported Friday, quoting her agent.  Her agent and close […]

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2022 Oscar Contenders Reflect Turbulence, Needs of the Times

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The new year signals the beginning of the Oscars race. Oscar nominees distinguish themselves in categories such as film direction, cinematography and acting. The message of these films is also significant, especially in relation to the times we live in. VOA’s Penelope Poulou looks at some of these promising contenders. details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received […]