Russia Launches New Drone Strikes In Ukraine After Promising Retaliation For Belgorod Attack

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia launched a fresh drone assault on Ukraine after promising that strikes on the Russian border city of Belgorod that killed 24 people Saturday “would not go unpunished.”The Ukrainian Air Force said Sunday that it had shot down 21 of 49 drones launched by Russian forces overnight.The retaliatory Russian attack wounded

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Bad Bunny Gives Back in Puerto Rico & More Uplifting Moments in Latin Music

Plus, Shakira receives her own statue in Barranquilla. @cheeryviruet From career milestones to new music releases to major announcements and those little important moments, Billboard editors highlight uplifting moments in Latin music. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week. Explore Explore Bad Bunny See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news Bad

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Travis Kelce Got This Special Christmas Gift From Taylor Swift’s Brother Austin: ‘He Made Me Feel Like a Child’

“It was a full commit,” Travis commented on his New Heights podcast. “He killed it.” Taylor Swift looks on during a game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Dec. 25, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. Jamie Squire/Getty Images Taylor Swift‘s brother Austin got a

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Madonna’s Boston Shows Not Postponed Despite Ticketmaster Claiming Otherwise

Madonna Boston Shows Not Postponed … Despite Ticketmaster Claiming Otherwise 12/29/2023 5:21 PM PT Madonna is NOT pushing pause on her big tour again, despite a huge ticket provider claiming she’s postponing upcoming shows. Here’s the deal … a message popping up on Ticketmaster is claiming Madonna’s upcoming shows in Boston are postponed, and now

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Adoption & Beyond, HRC Join Record Number of Partners Working on LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

Overland Park, KS, December 30, 2023 –(PR.com)– Adoption & Beyond is proud to be one of 172 child welfare organizations joining the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s All Children – All Families (ACAF) program in 2023, as highlighted in a new report. Together, these organizations work to improve the services provided to the LGBTQ+ community, including

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Spotify’s 138% Gain Leads Billboard Global Music Index’s 31% Improvement in 2023

The Billboard Global Music Index — a diverse collection of 20 publicly traded music companies — finished 2023 up 31.3% as Spotify’s share price alone climbed 138% thanks to cost-cutting and focus on margins. Spotify is the single-largest component of the float-adjusted index and has one of the largest market capitalizations of any music company. The

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Nigeria: Afcon 2023

Nigeria is presently placed fourth in terms of participating countries’ ticket purchases ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations The information was released by the Confederation of African Football, CAF, on its official X account. “Ticket sales for Nigeria are among the top five on the continent,” the message reads. According to CAF, the

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Wonka’s Surprisingly Sweet Box Office Helped Cure Warner’s Aquaman Blues

Image: Warner Bros.We snickered at the concept when we first heard about Wonka, and we scratched our heads once we saw the trailers—especially the parts revealing Hugh Grant’s Ooompa-Loompa character. But one should never doubt the power of chocolate… or a singing, dancing, Timothée Chalamet, because Wonka is a hit.Spoilers of the Week: July 29thDirected

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From a Pee Wee field to an NFL playoff chase: How Joe Flacco prepared for his Browns moment

Jake Trotter, ESPN Staff WriterDec 28, 2023, 06:00 AM ETCloseJake Trotter covers the Cleveland Browns for ESPN. He joined ESPN in 2011 covering college football. Before that, he worked at The Oklahoman, Austin American-Statesman and Middletown (Ohio) Journal newspapers. You can follow him on Twitter @Jake_Trotter.BEREA, Ohio — Twice a week, Joe Flacco met his

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Mozambique: A Million Passengers in Mozambican Airports in 2023

Maputo — Mozambique’s publicly owned airports company, ADM, has received more than a million passengers this year, thus recovering from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic somewhat earlier than expected. According to Jose Candrinho, the director of operations of ADM, cited in Thursday’s issue of the independent newssheet ‘Mediafax’, the landmark of a million passengers

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‘Gossip Girl’ star Leighton Meester schools Adam Brody on motherhood

‘Gossip Girl’ star Leighton Meester schools Adam Brody on motherhood Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester got real about motherhood with her husband Adam Brody.The 37-year-old actress was recently interviewed by the American actor for Interview magazine where she talked about how having their children has affected her acting career.The pair got married in 2014 and share

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‘General Hospital’ Star Steve Burton Settles Divorce

‘GENERAL HOSPITAL’ STAR STEVE BURTON SETTLES DIVORCE 12/28/2023 6:10 PM PT “General Hospital” star Steve Burton has finalized his divorce … this publication has learned. According to new legal docs, obtained by this publication, the judge signed off the settlement reached by Steve and his now-ex-wife, Sheree Gustin, on Wednesday … agreeing to joint legal and physical

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Ukraine-Russia war live: Furious Putin ‘orders revenge raids’ in Crimea after humiliating warship attack

NewsWorldEuropePhotos show Novocherkaask landing ship appearing to be completely destroyed Kyiv suffers largest ever drone attack by Russia leaving five woundedFor free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emailsSign up to our free breaking news emailsVladimir Putin is “completely furious” after Kyiv missiles destroyed his

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Private American military company in discussions with the Central African Republic

The American private military company Bancroft Global Development is in discussions with the Central African Republic, it told AFP, while the Russian mercenary group Wagner, established in the country in 2018, is in the process of reorganization. Responding to a question from AFP, Bancroft’s communications service denied having deployed to Bangui but admitted contacts with

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On the Radar Latin: I AM, Adrián Bello, Flor Alvarez, & More Artists to Discover

Here are the emerging artists we are listening to this month that should be on your radar. I AM Courtesy of The 3 Collective Español Every month, Billboard Latin and Billboard Español editors spotlight a group of rising artists whose music we love. Think “diamantes en bruto,” or “diamonds in the rough.” These are newcomers who have yet to impact the

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Zambian foreign minister resigns over ‘Malicious’ Claims on business deal

Zambian Foreign Minister Stanley Kakubo resigned on Tuesday amidst suspicions surrounding a business deal with a Chinese businessman, according to statements from the presidency of the southern African nation. Having taken office in September 2021, Mr. Kakubo declared his decision to step down in a letter, citing malicious allegations linked to a business transaction.  This

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Burkina: kidnapping of former foreign minister

Ablassé Ouédraogo, former Burkina Faso foreign minister and former deputy director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), was kidnapped on Sunday by “individuals” claiming to belong to the “national police”, his political party announced on Wednesday, calling for his “immediate release”. Ablassé Ouédraogo, aged 70, “was taken by individuals claiming to be members of the

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Canserbero’s Former Manager Confesses to Double Murder

According to Venezuela’s attorney general, María Natalia Améstica testified how the crime scene was altered to make it look like a murder-suicide. Canserbero “Jeremías 17:5” Courtesy Photo Español Eight years after the deaths of rapper Canserbero and his producer Carlos Molnar, previously ruled as a murder-suicide, Venezuela’s attorney general, Tarek William Saab, released a new

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Giant 21ft tall bronze statue of Shakira unveiled in her hometown immortalising iconic ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ pose

SHAKIRA’S iconic swinging hips dance move will be forever immortalised with a giant 21ft bronze statue in her hometown. The iconic tribute, created by artist Yino Márques, was unveiled in a touching ceremony attended by the singer’s parents this week. 5The sculpture of Shakira was unveiled on Tuesday in the Colombian city of BarranquillaCredit: The

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Senegal: Jailed opposition leader Sonko files to run for president

Jailed Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko has submitted his candidacy to contest a February presidential election with the constitutional council despite the state’s refusal to provide him the necessary documents. Sonko’s back-up Bassirou Diomaye Faye has also filed to run, Ousseynou Ly, an official in their dissolved party Pastef said Tuesday. Like other candidates, Sonko

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Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ Finally Unwraps Christmas No. 1 In U.K.

“Last Christmas” clocked up 13.3 million plays during the seven-days chart cycle – making it the most-streamed Christmas No. 1. George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley of Wham!, at the premiere of the film ‘Dune’ in London, England in 1984. Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images The Whamageddon didn’t transpire in the U.K., as “Last Christmas” (Epic) finally

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Pakistan Celebrates 147 Birth Anniversary of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah

Pakistan commemorates the 147th birth anniversary of its revered founder, Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, with a fervor that reflects the nation’s deep respect for the visionary leader. As the country observes a public holiday, various state-level activities are underway to shed light on Jinnah’s enduring political legacy and the guiding principles he bequeathed: unity, faith

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Central African Republic: The Humanitarian Coordinator Strongly Condemns Attacks in Nzakoundou and Calls for Immediate Protection of Civilians

The village of Nzakoundou in the Prefecture of Lim-Pende (Northwest of the Central African Republic) was the scene of inter-communal violence and acts of violence against civilians on 21st of December. At least 22 people were killed, most of them civilians. Another 25 individuals were injured, and houses were set on fire. The Humanitarian Coordinator

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Burundi: 20 dead in rebel attack

Twenty people, including 19 civilians, were killed in western Burundi, the government announced on Saturday, in an attack claimed by the RED-Tabara rebel group, which in turn claimed to have killed ten members of the security forces. The attack was carried out on Friday evening in the locality of Vugizo, some twenty kilometers from the

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Best and worst of NFL Week 16: Bills, Steelers, Rams win while Saints, Bengals see playoff hopes shrink

NFL Nation, ESPNDec 24, 2023, 01:37 AM ETWeek 16 of the NFL season started Thursday night with the Los Angeles Rams strengthening their playoff hopes while putting a big dent in the New Orleans Saints’ playoff aspirations.To start off a two-game Saturday slate, the Pittsburgh Steelers routed the Cincinnati Bengals, whose playoff hopes also took

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Nine IDF soldiers killed in Gaza, six seriously wounded

Since the beginning of the war, 486 soldiers have been killed. By JERUSALEM POST STAFF DECEMBER 24, 2023 06:05 Updated: DECEMBER 24, 2023 12:49 (From top-left clockwise) Staff.-Sgt. David Bogdanovskyi, Staff.-Sgt. Gal Hershko, Staff.-Sgt. Itamar Shemen, Master-Sgt. (res.) Eliyahu Meir Ohana, Sgt.-First Class (res.) Elyassaf Shoshan, Sgt.-First Class (res.) Ohad Ashur, Master-Sgt. (res.) Nadav Issachar

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Timothée Chalamet Says He’s Heard 12 Hours of Unreleased Bob Dylan Music Ahead of Biopic

“This might earn the ire and wrath of a lot of Bob fans, rightfully,” the actor said. Timothée Chalamet listens onstage as he promotes the film “Dune: Part Two” during the Warner Brothers Pictures presentation during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on April

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Celebrity Trends: 10 Best Knee-High Boots That’ll Take Your Outfits to New Heights

From Taylor Swift to Nicki Minaj, stock up on the classic shoe trend that’s dominating social feeds. Nicki Minaj is seen arriving at ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ on Dec. 11, 2023 in New York City. Jason Howard/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a

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‘8 Mile’ Actor Nashawn Breedlove Cause of Death from Fentanyl, Cocaine Overdose

Nashawn Breedlove Died from Fentanyl, Cocaine Overdose 12/22/2023 10:30 AM PT Nashawn Breedlove, the actor featured in “8 Mile,” died of acute intoxication from fentanyl, acetyl fentanyl, cocaine and ethanol … this according to New Jersey Medical Examiner. According to the autopsy report, obtained by this publication, Nashawn’s overdose was accidental. The report presents some gruesome

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Hilton Honors Members Get the VIP Treatment for New Year’s Eve, Super Bowl LVIII & More: Here’s How You Can Join

Here are the benefits of being a Hilton Honors member and how to join. Getty Images for Hilton 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. What are your

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Kenya: Balala Denies Abuse of Office Charges, Awaits Bail Ruling in Malindi

Nairobi — Former Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has denied abuse of office charges following his arrest Thursday night over his decision to engage private consultants against a Cabinet decision. He was charged with the offence alongside ex-Tourism Principal Secretary Leah Gwiyo in Malindi. EACC said the two committed Sh3.4 billion for consultancy services in

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