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This Happened - February 20: Rihanna Was Born

Rihanna was born on this day in 1988 on the island of Barbados. One of the most popular singers of the 21st century, she is also a very successful businesswoman.

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Quake Toll Keeps Rising, Russia Claims Gains, Rihanna Shines Bright

👋 Салом!*

Welcome to Monday, where the death toll surpasses 33,000 in Turkey and Syria a week after the earthquake hit, U.S. jets shoot down a fourth UFO in two weeks, and Rihanna (and the two teams) put on a memorable Super Bowl show. Meanwhile, Clemens Wergin for German daily Die Welt writes that the rushed Russian winter offensive thought to be underway in eastern Ukraine could actually play in Ukraine’s hands.

[*Salom - Uzbek]

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Russian School Shooting, Iranian Protests Continue, Super Bowl Singing Comeback

👋 Tere!*

Welcome to Monday, where a school shooting in Russia kills at least 13, far-right leader Giorgia Meloni is poised to become Italy’s first female prime minister, and get ready for a superstar comeback at the next Super Bowl half-time show. Meanwhile, Chinese-language digital media The Initium visits the city of Guiyang, where a tragic crash of a bus carrying quarantined residents exposes the darkness of China’s zero-COVID policy.


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Indian Farmer Protests: Cricket, Bollywood Icons v. Rihanna

NEW DELHI — India is a cricket-crazy nation. We love our cricketers and some of us even worship them.

Also, we love our cinema. We look up to the reel life heroes and admire them with the expectation that they are real life heroes. But what happens when these influencers do something unexpected?

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Maha El Nabawi

How Coldplay And Beyonce Tried To Kill Exoticism


CAIRO — Growing up in the United States in the 1980s through the noughties made most of my generation pretty hard to offend. Not because America itself is offensive, though some might argue that point, or because it is so idealistic about free expression that people there respect individuality too much to be offended, but because we grew up watching so many sitcoms that piss all over family values; so many reality TV shows where mothers pimp out their daughters. We've become totally impervious, as a result, to pop culture's shock and awe — like doctors being desensitized to blood.

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