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Vuvuzelas trumpet celebration of football, hails FIFA chief
Johannesburg, June 18 (DPA) FIFA president Joseph Blatter Thursday said that he could not see how his organisation could suddenly ban the use of vuvuzelas (plastic trumpets) in the stadiums during the Confederations Cup or the World Cup.

Thursday, June 18, 2009 9:16:03 PM

Parker brace gets South Africa back on Confed Cup track
Rustenburg, South Africa, June 18 (DPA) Two goals from Bernard Parker helped South Africa beat New Zealand 2-0 Wednesday to give the host nation its opening victory at the Confederation Cup football.

Thursday, June 18, 2009 1:43:34 PM

16 killed in latest Somali violence
Mogadishu, June 17 (Xinhua) At least 16 people, including the police chief of the Somali capital, were killed and many others wounded Wednesday in a fierce fighting between the security forces and Islamist insurgents here, officials and eyewitnesses said.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 7:20:56 PM

Spain outclass New Zealand at Confederations Cup
Rustenburg (South Africa), June 15 (DPA) A hat-trick from Fernando Torres in the opening 16 minutes set Spain on the way to a 5-0 demolition of New Zealand in their opening game of the Confederations Cup Sunday.

Monday, June 15, 2009 3:21:53 AM

Cannavaro to miss Italian Confederations Cup opener
Pretoria, June 14 (DPA) Former World Footballer of the Year Fabio Cannavaro is likely to miss Italy's opening Group B Confederations Cup match against the US here Monday.

Sunday, June 14, 2009 2:03:27 PM

'Ecstatic' Madonna wins second Malawi adoption case
Blantyre (Malawi), June 13 (DPA) Malawi's highest court Friday gave the thumbs-up to US popstar Madonna's bid to adopt a second child from the impoverished southern African country, citing her charity work in the country as proof she deserved four-year-old Mercy.

Saturday, June 13, 2009 1:57:28 AM

Amitabh's wax statue showcased at IIFA Macau
Macau, June 11 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan's wax figure, which was unveiled at the Madame Tussauds museum in New York last month, has been especially flown in to be showcased at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards event here.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 7:45:55 PM

Ireland opt to field against New Zealand
Nottingham, June 11 (IANS) Ireland captain William Porterfield won the toss and opted to field against New Zealand in a Super Eight Group F match of the World Twenty20 at Trent Bridge here Thursday.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 6:22:43 PM

You are amazing, Peter Andre tells Amitabh Bachchan
Macau, June 11 (IANS) Australian singer Peter Andre, who is here for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, is bowled over by Amitabh Bachchan's baritone and told the megastar that he is 'amazing'.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 4:00:46 PM

Resul Pookutty to sponsor film student
Macau, June 11 (IANS) Oscar winning sound engineer Resul Pookutty says he wants to help a 'technically talented student' and has decided to sponsor one student every year.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 3:46:18 PM

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