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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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On this day – July 25

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22 July 2021 –
Tanzanian opposition leader Freeman Mbowe and 15 members of his Chadema party, who were arrested yesterday, are charged with terrorism, according to a statement from the party. Amnesty International condemns the charges and the United States said yesterday that Mbowe's arrest was "very concerning". (Al Jazeera)
21 July 2021 –
Police in Tanzania arrest opposition leader Freeman Mbowe and dozens of other people within his party amid accusations of authoritarianism by the government of Samia Suluhu Hassan. Mbowe's Chadema party condemns his arrest and labels the government as a "dictatorship". (Reuters)
20 July 2021 – COVID-19 pandemic
Nyan Win, a senior advisor to ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, dies in hospital after contracting COVID-19 in prison, amid an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country. (Al Jazeera)
20 July 2021 –
A second criminal investigation is opened into the husband of Popular Force leader and former presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori over allegations of money laundering. (Radio Havana Cuba)
During a visit to Washington, D.C., Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya asks the Biden administration to impose sanctions on companies in Belarus in order to put pressure on the government of President Alexander Lukashenko. (Reuters)
18 July 2021 – War in Afghanistan
Taliban leader Hibatullah Akhundzada says that he "strenuously favors" a political settlement to the conflict between the group and the Afghan government despite recent advancement and territorial gains by the Taliban, saying that "in spite of the military gains and advances, the Islamic Emirate [of Afghanistan]" favors a stable solution to the issue. (Al Jazeera)
Updated: 21:33, 24 July 2021

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From I Have a Pony, Warner Bros. Records CD (1985)

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