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Billy Elliot dances to Tony glory
New York, June 8 (DPA) Billy Elliot, the unlikely British musical about a miner's son with a passion for ballet, dominated the Tony Awards, scooping up 10 prizes, including the coveted prize for best musical.

Monday, June 08, 2009 11:37:48 AM

Western firms shutting shop in India: WSJ
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Many Western companies have recently sold or closed back-office facilities in India, reversing a decade-long trend as companies look to slash costs and eliminate headaches during the recession, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Monday, June 08, 2009 9:45:43 AM

Police probe into Google mentor Rajeev Motwani awaits autopsy
Washington, June 8 (IANS) US police is waiting for an autopsy before investigating the apparent accidental drowning death of Rajeev Motwani, IIT-educated, Stanford professor who inspired the co-founders of Google and influenced a generation of computer scientists.

Monday, June 08, 2009 9:00:47 AM

18 killed in Mexico drug shootout
Mexico City, June 8 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed in a gun battle between the military and suspected members of a drug gang in Mexico's resort city of Acapulco, the defence ministry said Sunday.

Monday, June 08, 2009 7:04:32 AM

17 more bodies recovered from crashed French plane
S㯠Paulo, June 8 (DPA) Search teams Sunday recovered the bodies of 17 people from the Air France plane that plunged into the Atlantic Ocean with 228 people on board June 1, a Brazilian Air Force spokesman said.

Monday, June 08, 2009 4:57:05 AM

US considers putting North Korea back on terrorist list
Washington, June 7 (DPA) The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorist blacklist in light of the communist country's recent nuclear tests and missile launches, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

Sunday, June 07, 2009 11:43:56 PM

Google mentor Rajeev Motwani dies in freak accident
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Rajeev Motwani, the 47-year-old Indian-American computer science professor at Stanford University who mentored Google's co-founders when they were graduate students, has died from a freak drowning accident at his Atherton, California home.

Sunday, June 07, 2009 6:55:11 PM

Google mentor Rajeev Motwani dies
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Stanford University computer science professor from India, Rajeev Motwani, who mentored Google's co-founders when they were graduate students, has died in a freak drowning accident at his home in Atherton in California, a media report said.

Sunday, June 07, 2009 6:45:26 PM

Goal was to win and we achieved it: Messi
Buenos Aires, June 7 (DPA) Talented striker Lionel Messi admitted that Argentina did not play too well in their tight 1-0 win over Colombia in Buenos Aires, but he was happy with the result.

Sunday, June 07, 2009 4:06:43 PM

Brazil, Argentina win in tight World Cup qualifiers (South American Roundup)
Buenos Aires/Montevideo, June 7 (DPA) The South American World Cup qualifiers got very tight at the top, as Chile downed Paraguay, Brazil thrashed Uruguay, and Argentina got a difficult home win against Colombia.

Sunday, June 07, 2009 3:35:23 PM

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