Mali: UN Gravely Concerned About Heightened Tensions

The United Nations is gravely concerned about heightened tensions and increasing armed presence in Northern Mali, which are likely to impede the timely and orderly departure of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), and endanger the safe transit of United Nations personnel and assets belonging to Troop-Contributing Countries and the United Nations. This situation also jeopardizes

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Global Summit in Brazzaville: Leaders convene to protect tropical forests and combat climate change

Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo, had the privilege of hosting the summit of the three major tropical forest basins on the planet from October 26 to 28: the Amazon, Congo, and Borneo-Mekong basins.  These basins represent 80% of the world’s forest cover and approximately three-quarters of its biodiversity. Over 3,000 participants

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Lionel Messi wins record eighth Ballon d’Or as Aitana Bonmati and Jude Bellingham also pick up awards

Sign up to Miguel Delaney’s Reading the Game newsletter sent straight to your inbox for freeSign up to Miguel’s Delaney’s free weekly newsletter Lionel Messi is celebrating after being named Ballon d’Or winner for the eighth time, extending his own record for being named the planet’s best player.Now with Inter Miami in MLS, the 36-year-old

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The Importance of Digital Detox for Students

In an era characterized by the pervasive integration of digital technology into daily life, students find themselves in a milieu where digital devices have become ubiquitous tools for communication, information retrieval, and entertainment. The accessibility of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other digital gadgets has woven a digital thread into the fabric of student existence, significantly

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Why Michael Johnson ranks Jesse Owens ahead of Usain Bolt and himself as the greatest athlete in history

American sprint legend Michael Johnson ranked his greatest athletes in history, and surprisingly Usain Bolt doesn’t top the list. Retired track and field legend Michael Johnson has declared that the late Jesse Owens ranks higher than Usain Bolt and himself as the greatest athlete and sprinter in history. Johnson, who was the former World Record

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Ed Sheeran Brings Out Brandon Flowers for Surprise ‘Mr. Brightside’ Performance: ‘My Country’s National Anthem’

Introducing The Killers frontman to the Allegiant Stadium stage, Sheeran joked, “We’re gonna sing the song that is essentially like my country’s national anthem.” Ed Sheeran performs during the 52nd annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on April 29, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage The crowd at

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Fans Choose Taylor Swift’s ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music

1989 (Taylor’s Version) coincidentally brought in 89% of the vote. Taylor Swift performs onstage during “Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour” at SoFi Stadium on August 09, 2023 in Inglewood, California. Kevin Winter/TAS23/Getty Images Taylor Swift‘s 1989 (Taylor’s Version) tops this week’s new music poll. Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (Oct. 28) on Billboard

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Day 23: As war enters ‘new phase’ Netanyahu warns: ‘It will be long and difficult’

IDF soldiers preparing for ground activity in Gaza, Oct. 28, 2023 (Photo: IDF) In press briefings on Saturday night, Israeli leaders indicated that the war against Hamas had entered “a new phase” following the Israeli military’s expansion of ground troops inside the Gaza Strip.”Today we moved into a new phase. Our forces are currently carrying

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Taylor Swift Breaks Spotify Record for Most-Streamed Album in a Single Day With ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’

The pop star’s 2022 album, “Midnights,” previously held the record. Taylor Swift Beth Garrabrant Taylor Swift has done it again. The pop star’s re-recorded 1989 album has made Spotify history in its first 24 hours of release. Spotify announced on Saturday (Oct. 28) that 1989 (Taylor’s Version), Swift’s 21-track album that arrived on Friday, is

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BMG Lays Off Dozens in Film/TV, Theatrical & International Marketing

About 40 employees were let go Thursday, including executive vp, global repertoire Fred Casimir and senior vp, global repertoire Jason Hradil. Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via GI BMG terminated about 40 employees on Thursday (Oct. 27), sources within the company tell Billboard. The layoffs “discontinued” its international marketing department for recordings as well as its

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Imogen Heap Shares Photos From ‘Clean’ Recording Session to Celebrate ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ Release

“This is Taylor playing a bada– card to stay in control of her work,” she wrote about Swift. Imogen Heap performs at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony at Microsoft Theater on Jan. 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Timothy Norris/Getty Images Imogen Heap, who co-wrote and co-produced the 1989 track “Clean” with Taylor

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Taylor Swift’s ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ Off to Big Start After First Day of Release

It sold over a quarter-million copies on its first day in the U.S., according to initial reports to Luminate. Taylor Swift Beth Garrabrant Taylor Swift’s fourth re-recorded album, 1989 (Taylor’s Version), sold over 250,000 copies in the U.S. on its first day of release, Oct. 27, according to initial reports to data tracking firm Luminate.

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Fresh Tracks: Trans-Canada Highwaymen pay tribute to AM hits of the past on fun debut album

“Those dignified elder statesmen are/Far too famous to haul their own equipment” but Canadian AM radio hits pulled through the filter of 90s rock works – magnificentlyPublished Oct 28, 2023  •  3 minute read From left: Moe Berg of The Pursuit of Happiness, Sloan’s Chris Murphy, former Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page and Odds’ Craig

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South Africa: More Austerity Is the Wrong Medicine for Our Public Health Crisis

In the context of weak economic growth, lower-than-expected tax revenues, and the implementation of measures to reduce public spending, there is “rising panic” ahead of this year’s Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS). The concern for health care provision is palpable as anticipated budget cuts threaten the country’s already fragile and understaffed public healthcare system.

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One of Apple’s Privacy Features, Designed to Protect Your MAC Address, Has “Never Worked”

Ever since Apple re-branded as the “Privacy” company several years back, it’s been rolling out features designed to show its commitment to protecting users. Yet while customers might feel safer using an iPhone, there’s already plenty of evidence that Apple’s branding efforts don’t always match the reality of its products. In fact, a lot of

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Nigerian House of Representatives summons Naira Marley over Mohbad’s royalties

Naira Marley   –   Copyright © africanews Cleared – @mathewclinton4 Last updated: 12 hours ago Nigeria The House of Representatives has summoned Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley, a singer and founder of Marlian Music, a record label that had signed the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, over the late singer’s royalties.

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Crypto Exchanges, Not Just FTX, Are All a Mess Right Now

Photo: Benjamin Girette (Getty Images)The founders of cryptocurrency exchanges face a mountain of regulatory challenges and billions in personal losses. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao personally lost $12 billion this year as trading volumes on Binance declined, according to a Bloomberg report Friday. Meanwhile, the Winklevoss twins’ Gemini sued their former partner, Genesis. Running a cryptocurrency exchange

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Taylor Swift’s New ‘1989’ Will Push Aside the Original — Just Like Her Other ‘Taylor’s Version’ Albums Have 

The original version of Speak Now lost 60% of its weekly U.S. consumption in the 12 weeks after Swift released her Taylor’s Version album of re-recordings. One of the most popular albums in the United States, Taylor Swift’s 1989, is about to lose significant market share to a newer version, Swift’s re-recorded 1989 (Taylor’s Version).

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Travis Kelce Keeps Halloween Costume Plans Under Wraps, But He’ll ‘Make Sure Everybody Sees It’

Couples costume? It’s unclear whether Taylor Swift will be involved in the NFL star’s “Halloween dinner party” plans. Travis Kelce Courtesy Photo While couples are very likely to dress up as new power pair Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce for Halloween, it’s unclear what the superstar duo themselves are planning to wear for the holiday

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Karnataka’s IT/BT dept holds humour shows to create awareness about cyber security

Karnataka’s Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security CySecK organised ‘Hasya Sanje’ (An evening of laughter) events across districts to create awareness about cyber security among the public and government employees.This campaign is part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month observed globally in October, an official press release said.CySecK roped in humourists including well-known names such as Gangavati

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Snag Up to 37% Off Rare Beauty Sets Ahead of Sephora’s Fall Sale Event: Shop Here

Sephora’s Fall Sale starts Friday (Oct. 27), but the retailer already has stellar discounts on Selena Gomez’s beauty brand you can score here. Rare Beauty founder and creator Selena Gomez visits Sephora Times Square on November 04, 2021 in New York City. Mike Coppola/Getty Images All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors.

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Taylor Swift Cheers on Travis Kelce in Kansas City Chiefs Windbreaker: Where to Buy It Before It’s Gone

The pop star attended the Thursday Night Football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos. Taylor Swift looks on before the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Denver Broncos at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on October 12, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. Jamie Squire/Getty Images All products and services featured

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Namibia: No More Raw Minerals Exports From Namibia, Aims to Boost Domestic Industrialisation Efforts

President Hage Geingob yesterday told the world that Namibia will no longer export unprocessed mineral products. Speaking at the European Union and Namibian Business Forum taking place in Belgium, Geingob’s statement came after Cabinet decided to prohibit the exportation of Namibia’s critical minerals in raw form. This is in a bid to create more local

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Metro Boomin on His Role in ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ Working With Future & More | Billboard News

Metro Boomin talks about how he got involved with ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ how he keeps topping the Billboard 200 with his albums, frequently working with Future, his iconic producer tags, and more on the set of his Billboard cover shoot. Metro Boomin I do strive to make every album that I do next better

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Lahore court discharges PTI’s Parvez Elahi in Rahim Yar Khan sugar mills case

A Lahore district and sessions court on Thursday discharged PTI president and former Punjab chief minister Parvez Elahi in a case pertaining to illegally enhancing the crushing capacity of sugar mills citing “lack of evidence”. Last month, the Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment registered a first information report against Elahi alleging that he had increased the crushing

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Bad Bunny’s ‘Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana’ Is 2023’s Most-Streamed Album in a Single Day on Spotify

The Puerto Rican superstar was already a force to be reckoned with on Spotify, as the most-streamed artist globally on the app for the past three years. Bad Bunny‘s just-released album, Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana, is already setting records. Spotify announced Friday (Oct. 13) that the project is their most-streamed album

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Israeli Festival Organizers Release First Statement After Event Massacre: ‘Unspeakable Tragedy’

The producers of Israel‘s Supernova Sukkot Gathering have released their first statement following the massacre of roughly 260 attendees at the festival in Re’im, Israel, last Saturday (Oct. 7). The festival was hosting approximately 3,000 attendees, with the lineup focused on the electronic psytrance subgenre. At around 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 7, Hamas terrorists entered

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Yara and Navigator secure stake in ammonia bunkering startup Azane

Home Clean Fuel Yara and Navigator secure stake in ammonia bunkering startup Azane October 25, 2023, by Aida Čučuk Yara Growth Ventures, the venture investment arm of Norwegian Yara International, and UK-headquartered Navigator Holdings have each acquired a 14.5% interest in the Norwegian ammonia bunkering startup Azane Fuel Solutions.Courtesy of Yara International The companies led

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South Africa: In-Depth

The Eastern Cape Department of Health has for years made headlines for the wrong reasons. These include overcrowded hospital wards, dilapidated infrastructure, food shortages, broken-down ambulances and dodgy tenders. In addition, the high number of medico-legal claims in the province has contributed to budgets being stretched to breaking point. Some have called for the department

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DJ Envy Had ‘Nothing To Do’ With Alleged Real Estate Ponzi Scheme, Accused Fraudster Says

Cesar Pina says The Breakfast Club co-host was “never in the room” and doesn’t deserve to be “bashed” on social media. DJ Envy attends the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 1, 2021 in Atlanta. Derek White/WireImage Cesar Pina, a celebrity house-flipper accused of running a “Ponzi-like investment

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Russia launched its biggest attack in months. Huge tank losses show it isn’t learning from its many defeats, expert says

A Ukrainian strike on Russian vehicles around the village of Avdiivka, released in late October 2023 by Ukraine’s 110th Separate Mechanized Brigade.110th Separate Mechanized BrigadeRussia launched its first major offensive in months on the village of Avdiivka — but it’s not going well.Ukraine and Western observers have pointed to huge Russian vehicle and troop losses.An

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Namibia: Statement by President Geingob at the EU-Namibia Business Forum

Brussels — Director of Ceremonies;Honourable Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah; Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen; Honourable Ministers; Ambassador Mekondjo Kaapanda-Girnus; Distinguished Industry Leaders and Panellists; Ladies and Gentlemen; Members of the Media I am excited to stand before you to witness the evolution of a remarkable partnership between Namibia and the European Union. This partnership, grounded in the common interests

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Mariah Carey, Twins Moroccan & Monroe Get Festive in Holiday Campaign for The Children’s Place — Shop Her Limited-Edition Dress

The Queen of Christmas designed a limited-edition dress for The Children’s Place. Mariah Carey x The Children’s Place The Children’s Place All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.

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Indonesia’s oil palm smallholders need both state and EU support (commentary)

The EU’s recently adopted restrictions on the import of commodities linked to deforestation, such as palm oil from Indonesia, has a noble intention but could have unintended impacts on small farmers, argues Andre Barahamin, a senior campaigner at Kaoem Telapak, an Indonesian NGO.Smallholders account for 40% of Indonesia’s palm oil production, but lack the resources

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Agent: Giannis secures 3-year, $186M extension

playWindhorst: Giannis extension sets tone for the season (2:08)Brian Windhorst and Tim Legler discuss the ramifications of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s extension with the Milwaukee Bucks. (2:08)Adrian Wojnarowski, Senior NBA InsiderOct 23, 2023, 07:02 PM ETCloseHost of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed on a three-year, $186 million contract extension

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UMG’s AI Music Lawsuit, Explained – Plus DJ Envy, Megan Thee Stallion & More Top Legal News

This is The Legal Beat, a weekly newsletter about music law from Billboard Pro, offering you a one-stop cheat sheet of big new cases, important rulings and all the fun stuff in between. This week: Universal Music Group (UMG) and other music companies file a hotly-anticipated copyright lawsuit over how artificial intelligence (AI) models are

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Angola: ‘We Could End Up On the Same Road As Angola and Nigeria’

Graham Hopwood, the excutive director of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), says unless Namibia takes measures to safeguard the upstream petroleum sector from corrupt influences, the country risks following in the footsteps of Angola and Nigeria. He said this in response to a statement presidential spokesperson Alfredo Hengari released on Sunday, rejecting concerns

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20 Questions with Yellowcard’s Ryan Key: When We Were Young Fest, New Music & More

The frontman discusses his musical upbringing and hints at the band’s “amazing plans” for 2024. Yellowcard Acacia Evans After reuniting in September 2022 to end a five-year break, Yellowcard has enjoyed a memorable 2023: the pop-rock veterans released their first new project in seven years, the Childhood Eyes EP, this summer, right around the time

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Canadian Artist Mustafa Pens Open Letter to Justin Trudeau Urging Him to Speak for Palestine

The Toronto singer & poet also released a new song, “Name of God,” which reflects on his relationship to Islam. Mustafa Dexter Navy Toronto musician Mustafa has posted an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pleading with him to support the people of Palestine and “defy this active genocide and imprisonment that is levelling Gaza.” This

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Monster Savings: Amazon Drops Portable Speaker 43% Off & It’s ‘Worth Every Penny’

Rock out to major savings and upgrade your portable speaker without spending hundreds of dollars. Neil Godwin/MacFormat Magazine/Future via Getty Images All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.

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‘Show the receipt’: Hawker asks for proof after diner complains of $8 bee hoon at SGH food court, Singapore News

PHOTO: Shin Min Daily News, Facebook/Tan EricPUBLISHED ONOctober 23, 2023 10:02 AMByKhoo Yi-HangThe proof is in the pudding – or in this case, the receipt of this diner’s bee hoon. Last Friday (Oct 20), a Facebook user named Eric Tan complained about being charged $8 for bee hoon at a food court in Singapore General Hospital (SGH).

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