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'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

Terrorism defined pre and post IIFA awards
Macau, June 11 (IANS) Terrorism in an unnamed but well-developed country was now being defined in terms of pre and post the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards being hosted there, according to IIFA director Sabbas Joseph.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 3:22:47 PM

Bachchan launches Bollywood book despite aversion to name
Macau, June 11 (IANS) Despite his aversion to the term 'Bollywood', screen legend Amitabh Bachchan had no hesitation in commending a book bearing the title 'Bollywood in Posters' at the start of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards weekend here Thursday.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 3:01:29 PM

World champions Italy edge New Zealand in friendly
Pretoria, June 11 (DPA) Italy struggled to a 4-3 win over New Zealand in a warm-up friendly for the Confederations Cup beginning here Sunday.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 1:10:03 PM

Malawi begins 'epic rescue' to save African elephants
Cape Town, June 11 (IANS) A massive relocation of elephants has begun in the southern African nation of Malawi as part of a move that experts say would help protect some 60 pachyderms from human persecution.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 4:44:22 AM

Militants in Nigeria put oil installation on fire
Nairobi/Abuja, June 10 (DPA) Nigeria's main militant group said Wednesday that it attacked a Chevron flow station in the oil-producing Niger Delta and set it ablaze as part of a new offensive against oil companies.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 11:56:40 AM

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