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Nobel awards prize money increased, ceremony canceled

STOCKHOLM: The winners of the prestigious Nobel prizes this year will receive an extra 1 million crowns ($110,000) as the prize money had been increased. The head of the foundation which oversees the awards made the announcement. The prize money

Trump to host Israel-UAE deal signing ceremony on Sept 15

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump will hold the signing ceremony for a groundbreaking agreement normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates on a September 15. The White House announced the deal on 13th August after nearly 18

After Oscars, Golden Globes awards postponed amid pandemic

LOS ANGELES: The Golden Globes on Monday postponed its 2021 awards ceremony for film and television after a two month delay to the Oscars, in the lastest shuffle caused by the coronavirus epidemic. The Golden Globes ceremony will take place

Obama to speak at virtual high school graduation ceremony

CHICAGO: Former United States President Barack Obama will be the commencement speaker this month at arguably the world’s largest high school graduation ceremony. Obama’s address will be the highlight of Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020.

A botched opening

There was immense jubilation as the Pakistan Super League – which has become a brand name itself – returned to Pakistan. A glitzy opening ceremony was held in Karachi but the event been mired in controversy over mismanagement and organising

Japan’s emperor completes enthronement in ancient ceremony

TOKYO: Japan’s Emperor Naruhito completed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum throne on Tuesday in a ceremony steeped in the traditions and grandeur of a monarchy that claims 2,000 years of history. The rituals cemented a transition that began with his

Indonesian President Jokowi kicks off new term

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo was sworn in for a second term on Sunday, as helicopters flew overhead and troops kept watch in the capital Jakarta — days after militants tried to assassinate his top security minister. Foreign heads of