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French abortion film wins on big night for women at Venice festival

A timely film about illegal abortions in 1960s France won the Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion on Saturday, capping a strong night for women...

Anonymous Myanmar photographer wins major photojournalism award

A Myanmar photographer won the top award Saturday at photojournalism's biggest annual festival for his coverage of the troubled nation's pro-democracy...

Bangladeshi vaccine scientist wins Asia’s ‘Nobel Prize’

A Bangladeshi scientist who helped develop a cheap oral vaccine against cholera, a Pakistani microfinance pioneer and a Filipino fisherman were...

Superstar Vio repeats Rio gold as Afghan athletes arrive in Tokyo

Fencing icon Beatrice "Bebe" Vio successfully defended her women's Paralympic gold on Saturday as Afghanistan's two athletes arrived in Tokyo...

Wheelchair racing legend McFadden wins 18th Paralympic medal

US wheelchair racing legend Tatyana McFadden said she was "on cloud nine" after winning her 18th Paralympic medal on Saturday, four years after...

Zambia’s new president vows ‘better’ democracy after landslide win

Zambian president-elect Hakainde Hichilema on Monday slammed the southern African country's outgoing "brutal regime" while promising a "better...

Mexico’s Tlaxcala cathedral wins UNESCO world heritage status

A cathedral and monastery in Mexico where some of the first Franciscan missionaries to New Spain converted indigenous people to Christianity...

Chinese shooter wins first gold of Tokyo Olympics as storm threat looms

Chinese shooter Yang Qian won the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday as the coronavirus-hit Games braced for a potentially disruptive...

French shocker ‘Titane’ wins Palme d’Or as Spike Lee slips up

Shock-fest "Titane" took home the top Palme d'Or prize at Cannes on Saturday, revealed early at the closing ceremony in an embarrassing slip-up...

Facebook wins antitrust dismissal, surges to $1 trillion value

A US judge on Monday dismissed the blockbuster antitrust action against Facebook filed last year by federal and state regulators, helping lift...

AFP’s Wuhan team wins for virus coverage

AFP's standout coverage of China's lockdown of Wuhan in the earliest stages of the Covid-19 pandemic has been recognised with two prizes at Asia's...

Armenia PM wins majority in polls despite anger over war

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Monday scored a decisive victory in snap parliamentary elections, bolstering his rule after months...

Former PM nicknamed ‘Fist’ wins Mongolia presidential election

Mongolia's new president Khurelsukh Ukhnaa is a macho character who has been photographed topless on horseback Putin-style, and became known...

France’s David Diop wins International Booker with WWI novel

French novelist David Diop on Wednesday won the prestigious International Booker Prize for books translated into English with his World War I-set...

Convicted Hong Kong journalist wins award for investigation

A Hong Kong journalist who was prosecuted over investigating an attack on democracy supporters by government loyalists won a prestigious press...

They’re not gonna take it : rocker wins case against Aussie politician

A failed Australian populist politician was fined more than one million US dollars Friday for ripping off heavy metal band Twisted Sister's hit...

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