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Sweden Wins Eurovision Song Contest

Posted May 27th, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Swedish singer Loreen has won the 2012 Eurovision song contest in Baku, Azerbaijan. The 28-year-old pop singer won the final round of the annual competition with her song “Euphoria.” Days earlier she angered Azerbaijani authorities by meeting with local rights activists critical of the country’s human rights record. Opposition activists have accused President Ilham Aliyev […]

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Chinese Launch Set to US Patriotic Song

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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China’s state broadcaster is silent on why it aired the U.S. patriotic song, “America the Beautiful” during the gala live broadcast of the country’s latest space launch. Strains of the soaring tune rang out following the launch Thursday of the Tiang Gong-1 experimental space station module. It was not clear why the song had been […]

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