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A biography, or simply bio, is a detailed description of a person's life. It involves more than just basic facts like education, work, relationships, and death; it portrays a person's experience of these life events. Unlike a profile or curriculum vitae (résumé), a biography presents a subject's life story, highlighting various aspects of their life, including intimate details of experience, and may include an analysis of the subject's personality.

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On this day – November 30

Winston Churchill



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26 November 2023 – 2023 Booker Prize
Irish writer Paul Lynch wins the Booker Prize for his novel Prophet Song. (AFP via RFI)
17 November 2023 – 2023 Israel–Hamas war
An Israeli airstrike kills Ahmad Bahar, a senior leader in Hamas who served as the vice president of the Palestinian Legislative Council. (Times of Israel)
15 November 2023 – APEC United States 2023
U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping hold talks in San Francisco, California, United States, their first meeting in over a year. The talks are described as being positive with "real progress" being made on key issues such as drug trafficking and artificial intelligence. (Reuters)
14 November 2023 – Mali War
The Malian Armed Forces recapture the town of Kidal from Tuareg separatist forces, according to junta leader Assimi Goïta. (AFP via France 24)
13 November 2023 – Philippine drug war
A Regional Trial Court grants bail to opposition leader and former Senator Leila de Lima on her last drug case, ending her six years in detention. (CNN)
13 November 2023 – 2023 Polish parliamentary election
Poland 2050 leader Szymon Hołownia is elected as Marshal of the Sejm. (AFP via Le Monde)
Updated: 6:33, 30 November 2023

Quote of the week

"Blue Moon, now I'm no longer alone,
without a dream in my heart, without a love of my own."

Lorenz Hart

Blue Moon, 1934

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