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Kurdish-Iranian writer granted refugee status in NZ

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Kurdish-Iranian exile and writer Behrouz Boochani, who was held in an Australian-run offshore island detention camp for about six years, has been granted refugee status in New Zealand, authorities said on Friday.


Chilean best-selling author Luis Sepulveda dies in Spain of COVID-19

MADRID (Reuters) - Chilean author Luis Sepúlveda, best known for his book "The Old Man Who Read Love Stories," died on Thursday of COVID-19 in a hospital in Asturias, the region of northern Spain where he lived for several decades, his publisher and Spanish media reported.