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Three Cambodian soldiers die after eating poisonous mushrooms
Phnom Penh, Aug 3 (DPA) Three Cambodian soldiers died and one was left seriously ill after the group ate poisonous mushrooms picked near an 11th-century temple at the centre of an ongoing border dispute with neighboring Thailand, national media reported Monday.

Monday, August 03, 2009 9:18:54 AM

Educational programmes via TV from Germany to India
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has signed up with IT@School ViCTERS, India's first dedicated educational TV channel, to allow Indian students access to more than 200 hours of its educational programmes.

Monday, August 03, 2009 8:25:51 AM

'Funny People' tops American box offices
New York, Aug 3 (DPA) The comedy 'Funny People' opened in first place at North American box offices over the weekend with three-day ticket sales of $23.4 million, according to preliminary studio estimates issued Sunday.

Monday, August 03, 2009 6:37:59 AM

Remains of missing Gulf War pilot found in Iraq
Washington, Aug 2 (DPA) The remains of a US Navy pilot who went missing during a bombing run in the first Gulf War in 1991 have been found in Iraq, the Pentagon confirmed Sunday.

Sunday, August 02, 2009 11:01:11 PM

New York dog survives six-storey fall
New York, Aug 2 (DPA) A dog survived a six-storey fall from a New York City building and is on its way to recovery after surgery, local broadcaster NY 1 reported Sunday.

Sunday, August 02, 2009 9:38:08 PM

Jessica Simpson takes break from dating
New York, Aug 2 (IANS) After her much publicised break-up from American football player Tony Romo recently, American actress-singer Jessica Simpson is finding it hard to deal with her heartache, and so has decided to take a break from men.

Sunday, August 02, 2009 8:46:58 PM

Haas humbled as Querrey reaches a third straight final
Los Angeles, Aug 2 (DPA) Two-time champion Tommy Haas missed a chance for a third Los Angeles Open final as he crashed out 6-3, 7-5 to sixth seeded American Sam Querrey Saturday.

Sunday, August 02, 2009 4:04:10 PM

Qualifier Ball breaks another barrier with win into LA final
Los Angeles, Aug 2 (DPA) Charmed qualifier Carsten Ball continued the tennis week of his life with a 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) victory over a fellow neophyte to reach the final of the Los Angeles Open.

Sunday, August 02, 2009 3:55:47 PM

'Wow! India has more money than Spielberg!'
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) South Asian filmmakers, media watchers and viewers in the US are all agog about the mega-million deal between Indian business tycoon Anil Ambani and American filmmaking icon Steven Spielberg that they hope would one day bridge Hollywood and Bollywood.

Sunday, August 02, 2009 1:28:29 PM

Brazil takes the lead in using Twitter
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 2 (EFE) The Twitter social-networking craze has taken hold in Brazil, where the number of users is growing faster than in the US, Britain, Spain, Japan and other developed countries.

Sunday, August 02, 2009 6:40:48 AM

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