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Ledger's three-year-old daughter to get Oscar statuette if he wins
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) Late Heath Ledger's three-year-old daughter Matilda will finally become the proud owner of the Oscar statuette if he wins a posthumous award for his supporting role in 'The Dark Knight' Feb 22.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 1:08:55 PM

Space-age device for early detection of bone disorders
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) A space age ultrasound device, being developed to fight bone disorders afflicting millions, will accelerate prediction of osteoporosis and fracture healing.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 1:08:12 PM

Amazon deforestation caused extinction of 26 species
Rio De Janeiro, Feb 19 (Xinhua) The deforestation in the Amazon rainforest region has led to the extinction of 26 animal and plant species, a UN report said.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:37:24 AM

NASA, Europeans plan new missions to Jupiter, Saturn
Washington, Feb 19 (Xinhua) The US space agency NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) would conduct missions to Jupiter, Saturn and many moons that circle the planets, the agencies announced.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:36:15 AM

Man who raped at least 10 boys nabbed
Guatemala City, Feb 19 (IANS) A man who over the past year allegedly raped at least 10 boys here has been nabbed, authorities said.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:30:22 AM

Experienced docs help heart attack victims survive better
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Heart attack victims have double the chances of survival especially if the hospital and their cardiologist have a strong track record in treating angioplasty and stenting, a new study has found.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:29:23 AM

'Worst of the economic crisis over for Brazil'
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 19 (IANS) Brazil has survived the worst of the global financial crisis and Latin America's largest economy could see an upturn as early as the second quarter, the state-run Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA) said.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:17:05 AM

Indian Muslims hailed for not burying Mumbai attackers
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) A leading US columnist has praised Indian Muslims for their refusal to bury nine Pakistani Muslim terrorists who gunned down more than 170 people in the November 2008, terror attacks in Mumbai.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 10:22:56 AM

Aishwarya Rai most bankable Indian star in Hollywood
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) Forbes has listed Aishwarya Rai as India's most bankable star in Hollywood, pushing down the Khans of Bollywood in the ratings of the best bet for a film's financial success.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 10:19:09 AM

Obama pumps in $75 bn to save American homeowners
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has unveiled a $75 billion multi-pronged plan that seeks to help up to nine million American borrowers suffering from falling home prices and unaffordable mortgage terms.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 9:11:26 AM

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