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A biography, or simply bio, is a detailed description of a person's life. It involves more than just the 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.

Biographical works are usually non-fiction, but fiction can also be used to portray a person's life. One in-depth form of biographical coverage is called legacy writing. Works in diverse media, from literature to film, form the genre known as biography.

An authorized biography is written with the permission, cooperation, and at times, participation of a subject or a subject's heirs. An autobiography is written by the person themselves, sometimes with the assistance of a collaborator or ghostwriter. (Full article...)

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23 September 2021 – Afghanistan conflict
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid downplays the presence of ISIS in Afghanistan, as analysts say that ISIS is using the same urban warfare tactics previously used by the Taliban to fight Western-backed Afghan government forces. After the attack against the Kabul airport last month, the Taliban has vowed to capture the leader of ISIS in Afghanistan. (Reuters)
18 September 2021 – Aftermath of the 2021 Guinea coup d'état
A Guinea junta spokesman for leader Mamady Doumbouya says that Doumbouya shrugged off threats of economic sanctions by ECOWAS when confronted with them, saying that "as soldiers, their work is in Guinea and there is nothing to freeze in their accounts." Talks are also ongoing to allow ousted president Alpha Condé to leave Guinea, a petition to which the junta has refused permission. (Reuters)
18 September 2021 – Operation Madago Raya
Indonesian soldiers and police kills the East Indonesia Mujahideen leader Ali Kalora and commander Jaka "Ikrima" Ramadhan during a joint operation at a village in Sulawesi. (Al Jazeera)
14 September 2021 – Mexican drug war
A Mexican court sentences Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, a former leader of the Juárez drug cartel, to 28 years in prison on the charges of organized crime and drug trafficking. (AFP via RFI)
13 September 2021 –
Emily Claire Hari, the leader of an Illinois-based, anti-government militia group, is sentenced to 53 years in prison for masterminding the August 2017 bombing of the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. (AP)
9 September 2021 –
On the 20th anniversary of his assassination, the Taliban vandalizes the tombstone of Afghan mujahideen leader Ahmad Shah Massoud. The footage has sparked outrage among Afghans. (India Today)
Updated: 21:33, 23 September 2021

Quote of the week

"From without, no wonderful effect is wrought within ourselves, unless some interior, responding wonder meets it. That the starry vault shall surcharge the heart with all rapturous marvelings, is only because we ourselves are greater miracles, and superber trophies than all the stars in universal space."

Herman Melville

In Pierre: or, The Ambiguities, 1852

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