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World box office sales reach record $28.1 bn
Los Angeles, April 1 (DPA) Cinemagoers around the world spent a record $28.1 billion on movie tickets in 2008, with a record 65 percent of the total coming from outside the US, the Motion Picture Association of America has said.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009 9:39:17 AM

Indian family murder-suicide in US: Family problems suspected
Washington, April 1 (IANS) US police has ruled out financial problems as the motive behind the apparent murder-suicide of six Indians in California, suggesting the crime was likely related to 'family dynamics and personal relationships.'

Wednesday, April 01, 2009 8:37:29 AM

Obama more popular than his policies on economy: Poll
Washington, April 1 (IANS) President Barack Obama is more popular than his policies on the economy, suggest two new national polls that also indicate that Americans are becoming more confident about the economy.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009 8:21:34 AM

US stocks cap best month since 2002
New York, April 1 (DPA) Major US stock indices posted strong gains Tuesday following Europe's lead, capping the US market's best month in nearly seven years.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009 5:45:12 AM

US to run for seat on UN Human Rights Council
Washington, April 1 (DPA) The US Tuesday said it will join the UN Human Rights Council, a body that was derided by former president George W. Bush as politicized and ineffective.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009 4:21:34 AM

Biker awarded $8.6-mn damages for pig crash
San Francisco, April 1 (DPA) A California jury has awarded $8.6 million to a motorbike rider who was severely injured when he crashed into a wild pig that was crossing a highway.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009 1:48:14 AM

Chicago Sun-Times files for bankruptcy
New York, March 31 (DPA) The Sun-Times Media Group Inc, owner of the Chicago Sun Times and more than 50 other US newspapers, filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday as it became the latest casualty of the advertising slump that is wreaking havoc throughout the newspaper industry.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 11:15:59 PM

US, Iran hold talks at UN Afghan conference
The Hague, March 31 (DPA) Richard Holbrooke, the US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Tuesday held talks with Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Mehdi Akhunzadeh at a conference on Afghanistan here.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 10:12:39 PM

Seven Indians among finalists in Time's list of most influential 100
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Seven Indians, including Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, industrialists Ratan Tata and Mukesh Ambani and media mogul Ronnie Screwvala are among the finalists in Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People of 2009.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 7:50:56 PM

Man gets $2.6 mn for 14 years' false imprisonment
New York, March 31 (DPA) A 43-year-old New York man is to receive $2.6 million as compensation for spending nearly 14 years in jail for a crime he did not commit, the New York Times reported Monday.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 7:07:04 PM

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