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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 11, 2019, 08.53 AM(IST)

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of musical duo Dan + Shay pose with their award for best country duo/group performance in Grammy. Photograph:( AFP )

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Grammys 2019: Ariana Grande wins Best Pop Vocal Album; gives the ceremony a miss

Reigning pop princess Ariana Grande took home the first Grammy of her career for Best Pop Vocal Album on Sunday for her fourth studio album 'Sweetener,' topping a tough field including perennial favourite Taylor Swift.

BAFTA 2019: 'The Favourite', 'Roma' take home big awards of the night

It was a big night for Oscar favourites ‘Roma’ and ‘The Favourite’ that picked up big awards at BAFTA. The British Academy Film and Television Awards took place in London.

German migrant rescue ship renamed after tragic toddler Alan Kurdi

A German migrant rescue ship which operates in the Mediterranean was renamed Sunday after Alan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian refugee boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach at the height of the migrant crisis, sparking global outrage

Lawyer denies tabloid blackmailed Amazon chief Jeff Bezos

A lawyer denied Sunday allegations by Jeff Bezos that the National Enquirer tabloid had tried to extort and blackmail him, insisting that embarrassing photographs were obtained from a "reliable" source.

US representative Zalmay Khalilzad to be back to focus on intra-Afghan dialogue

United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad will be back in the region during which he will be visiting six countries - Belgium, Germany, Turkey, Qatar, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.