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Drake and Lamar lead but women shine through in Grammy nods

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake led Grammy Award nominations on Friday, but Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Brandi Carlile and American newcomer H.E.R helped make it a female-dominated line-up for the year’s top prizes in the music industry. Ten-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Ariana Grande and ...

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North, South Korea join hands to get wrestling on U.N. culture list

PARIS (Reuters) – North and South Korea joined forces to get their ancient wrestling tradition onto a U.N. list of cultural treasures on Monday – a step forward in their rapprochement as their governments grapple with deeper divides. FILE PHOTO: South Korea’s ssireum wrestler Park Young-Bae (L) beats champion Kim ...

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Koreas tag-team for wrestling recognition

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The sport dates back to the fourth century and has some similarities to sumo wrestling Unesco has accepted a joint bid by North and South Korea and granted world cultural heritage status to Korean wrestling. The two countries had initially filed separately, but then decided ...

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Airbus to resume deliveries to HNA Group after payments row

A sign is pictured at the entrance of the Airbus A330 final assembly line at Airbus headquarters in Colomiers, near Toulouse, France, November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) is poised to resume stalled deliveries of jets to China’s debt-laden HNA Group, an Airbus schedule showed ...

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Matthew Hedges: British academic pardoned by UAE

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDaniela Tejada says she is “elated” at the news Matthew Hedges has been pardoned A British academic who was jailed for spying in the United Arab Emirates has been freed after a pardon. Matthew Hedges, 31, denied spying and said he had ...

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Bernardo Bertolucci of Last Tango fame, dies in Rome

ROME (Reuters) – Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, whose 1972 movie ““Last Tango in Paris” shocked audiences with a notorious sex scene that came back to haunt him in his later years, died on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci is interviewed as he arrives for a gala screening of ...

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Olympics: Sheikh Ahmad case casts cloud over Tokyo meetings

2018 Asian Games – Closing Ceremony – GBK Main Stadium – Jakarta, Indonesia – September 2, 2018 – Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah, president of the Olympic Council of Asia, speaks. REUTERS/Issei Kato TOKYO (Reuters) – Amid concerns about the 2026 Winter Games bidding process, a legal case hanging ...

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Russia-Ukraine tensions rise after Kerch Strait ship capture

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJonah Fisher talks to a commander of the Ukrainian Navy about the tensions in the Azov Sea Ukraine’s parliament is to decide whether to bring in martial law as anger over the capture of three of its naval vessels by Russia spilled ...

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