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Kenyan Artist Depicts Suffering From Doctor’s Strike

NAIROBI — It’s a sunny day on the outskirts of Nairobi, and Kenyan artist Joseph Mbatia, better known by the name “Bertiers,” is staring at a large blank canvas inside his studio.
Slowly, he leans over and begins to sketch ..

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Hugo Chavez Returns to Life in TV Show Criticized by Allies

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — The revolution will now be televised.
The life of Hugo Chavez, who mesmerized Venezuela's impoverished masses before dying of cancer in 2013, is being dramatized in a Spanish-language TV series that is..

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Behind-the-camera Female Oscar Nominees Fall 2 Percent

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Women earned a number of barrier-breaking Oscar nominations this year, but overall representation of women in Oscar-nominated behind-the-scenes categories fell two percent according to a report from ..

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Hotel Rooms for Groundhog Day, Top Super Bowl Rates

A hotel room for Groundhog Day will cost more than one for the Super Bowl.
Travel website Trivago says the average price of a room in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where Groundhog Day is marked February 2, is about $450. A roo..

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‘Stranger Things’ is Upset Winner of SAD Awards’ TV Prize

LOS ANGELES — Youth was served as the kid-dominated “Stranger Things” proved the surprise Screen Actors Guild Awards top TV winner Sunday, with “Shameless” star William H. Macy scoring his own upset victory over Jeffrey Tambo..

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‘Stranger Things’ is Upset Winner of SAG Awards’ TV Prize

LOS ANGELES — Youth was served as the kid-dominated “Stranger Things” proved the surprise Screen Actors Guild Awards top TV winner Sunday, with “Shameless” star William H. Macy scoring his own upset victory over Jeffrey Tambo..

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‘Hidden Figures’ Shocks Screen Actors Guild Awards

The cast of “Hidden Figures” took top honors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where much of the evening was dominated by protest against President Donald Trump's sweeping immigration order.
The best ensemble win for ..

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Fake Leopard Skins used in South Africa to Save Live Cats

EBUHLENI, SOUTH AFRICA — At least 1,200 men in ceremonial attire danced at a mainly Zulu gathering in South Africa on Sunday, wearing a mix of hides of illegally hunted leopards and Chinese-made, spotted capes designed by con..

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Old and Young Team Up to Revive Nyatiti Music in Kenya

The eight-stringed nyatiti was once a popular instrument in Africa's Great Lakes region, but its use has declined dramatically. Now, Jason Patinkin reports from Nairobi that a Kenyan master is teaming up with a young vir..

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Federer Wins Australian Open

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has defeated Spaniard Rafael Nadal in a marathon five set match to win the Australian Open in Melbourne and capture his 18th Grand Slam title.
Federer outlasted Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 o..

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‘La La Land,’ ‘Zootopia’ Take Home Honors From Producers Guild

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood producers named the musical La La Land the best film of 2016 Saturday at a ceremony marked by criticism of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
The big win by La La Land at the 28th annual a..

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Actor John Hurt, Nominated Twice for Oscar, Dies at 77

LOS ANGELES — The versatile actor Sir John Hurt, who could move audiences to tears in The Elephant Man, terrify them in Alien, and spoof that very same scene in Spaceballs, has died. He was 77.
Hurt, who battled pancreatic ca..

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Actor John Hurt, Nominated for an Oscar Twice, Dies at 77

LOS ANGELES — The versatile actor Sir John Hurt, who could move audiences to tears in The Elephant Man, terrify them in Alien, and spoof that very same scene in Spaceballs, has died. He was 77.
Hurt, who battled pancreatic ca..

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Top Songs for Week Ending Jan. 28

This is the Top Five Countdown! We’re embracing the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100Pop Singles chart, for the week ending January 28, 2017.
This week’s lineup elicits a one-word reaction: Wow. You’ll discove..

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As Africa Cup of Nations Enters Elimination Phase, Many Fans Stay Home

LIBREVILLE, GABON — The Africa Cup of Nations enters the elimination phase Saturday in Gabon as eight of the 16 football (soccer) teams that started the tournament compete for the four places in the semi-finals. But many seat..