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Stars arrive for Michael Jackson burial
Los Angeles, Sep 4 (DPA) Pop superstar Michael Jackson was to be buried 10 weeks after his drug-induced death in a private ceremony for family and friends at a cemetery for the stars in suburban Los Angeles.

Friday, September 04, 2009 9:27:25 AM

Terrorist gets 14-year jail in Canada
Toronto, Sep 4 (IANS) A Canadian Muslim youth was jailed for 14 years Thursday for his role in the country's first home-grown terrorist plot.

Friday, September 04, 2009 7:46:12 AM

Jankovic gutted by grandmother's death
New York, Sep 4 (DPA) Jelena Jankovic's usual smile was missing as the fifth seed played and lost Thursday at the US Open following news of the death of her grandmother in Serbia.

Friday, September 04, 2009 6:45:46 AM

Astronauts to install ammonia tank during spacewalk
Washington, Sep 4 (DPA) Two astronauts from the space shuttle Discovery were working outside the International Space Station Thursday to install a new ammonia tank that is crucial for keeping the orbiting laboratory cool.

Friday, September 04, 2009 4:29:36 AM

US open to increase troops in Afghanistan: Pentagon
Washington, Sep 4 (Xinhua) The US is open to the possibility of sending more troops to the Afghanistan war, where President Barack Obama's government has 'limited time' to show improvement, top defence officials said Thursday.

Friday, September 04, 2009 3:58:05 AM

YouTube in Hollywood talks on movie rentals
Los Angeles, Sep 4 (DPA) YouTube is in advanced talks with major Hollywood studios about adding a movie rental service, in a move that could boost online movie rentals and finally allow Google to make a profit from the hugely popular video site, according to a media report Thursday.

Friday, September 04, 2009 2:31:25 AM

Safina struggles, Dementieva dumped in US Open
New York, Sep 4 (DPA) Shaky top seed Dinara Safina turned in another patchy performance to escape with a victory, while American Melanie Oudin produced the shock of the event so far with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 knockout of fourth seed Elena Dementieva Thursday.

Friday, September 04, 2009 1:24:33 AM

Freeman to be honoured at Zurich Film Fest
New York, Sep 3 (IANS) Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman will be honoured for his career achievements at the upcoming Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland.

Thursday, September 03, 2009 11:37:55 PM

Time perfect for me to say goodbye to tennis, says Safin
New York, Sep 3 (DPA) Russian Marat Safin is counting the days to when he can kiss tennis goodbye, with five events left to play after crashing without regrets from the first round of the US Open.

Thursday, September 03, 2009 5:42:55 PM

Believing is seeing too, especially of others' emotions
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Folk wisdom says 'seeing is believing', but new research suggests that 'believing is seeing' too, at least when it comes to perceiving other people's emotions.

Thursday, September 03, 2009 3:47:52 PM

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