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The sport of American football in the National Football League (NFL) is played by men. But more women are now teaching and training players how to do their jobs better as coaches.
U.S. rhythm and blues singer Mary Wilson has died at the age of 76. Wilson rose to fame as a member of the female, three-person singing group The Supremes in the 1960s.
The 55th Super Bowl is Sunday.
Vietnam launched preparations for the Lunar New Year with a fish release on Thursday. The tradition involves releasing fish called carp into rivers and lakes in the country a week before the the holiday known as Tet officially begins.
The complete list of nominations for the 78th Golden Globe Awards was announced on Wednesday. This year's list surprised many critics who wondered about many of the nominations.
Each year, the city of New Orleans in the State of Louisiana holds a celebration known as Mardi Gras. This year, traditional activities have been canceled because of the coronavirus health crisis. But, many houses around the city are now preparing for the
Italy reopened its famous Antiquarium this week. The museum was created to keep and show objects from the ancient city of Pompeii.
A woman in the Netherlands was unhappy that a king is more valuable than a queen in a deck of playing cards.
Among all the young sumo wrestlers in the circle, 10-year-old Kyuta Kumagai stands out.
"When day comes we ask ourselves,where can we find light in this never-ending shade?"
There is a famous picture of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. seated for a ride on a public bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood is filled with restaurants and other businesses that are now closed. Nearby, Broadway theaters are also dark because of COVID-19 suspensions.
Anyone who loves to read loves a library. The sight of thousands of books organized on shelves; the smell of old books mixed with new ones; the sound of a librarian silencing a noisy visitor – are all part of a book-lover's dream.
In the American city of New Orleans, the Carnival season began – as it always does - on January 6. But the coronavirus crisis has put an end to the huge celebrations that bring thousands of people to the city each year.
Award-winning American comedian and actor Dave Chappelle is set to buy a former fire station near his Ohio hometown. He plans to turn it into a space where other comedians can perform live shows.
When it comes to English-language nature programs, perhaps the world's most well-known voice is David Attenborough.
Scientists in Italy have uncovered a fast-food eatery in the ancient Roman town of Pompeii. The remains help in the understanding of foods that were popular among Pompeii's citizens.
The new movie Wonder Woman 1984 has enjoyed a successful opening in 2020. The second movie in the Wonder Woman series reportedly earned $16.7 million over the Christmas weekend.
Singapore's tradition of eating out in places called hawker centers is now recognized by the United Nations for its cultural importance.
The next first lady of the United States, Jill Biden, holds a doctorate in education. She completed her degree from the University of Delaware in 2007. When President-elect Joe Biden takes office next month, Jill Biden will be the first-ever first lady wi
In some countries, there would not be any problem with art showing French revolutionaries replaced with cartoon cats and birds. But it may be a sensitive subject for Thailand's monarchy.
American theaters are changing during the coronavirus crisis. Theater groups are finding new, creative ways to perform their art. But it is unclear if such performances should be called live theater or another term, theater experts say.
The coronavirus health crisis has changed how Santa Claus meets with American children.