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Oscars 2009: Muted glamour in recession-hit US
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (DPA) The 81st Academy Awards Sunday night will celebrate the glamour and glitter that Hollywood embodies. That's a big part of the Oscar festivities each year. But in the midst of a debilitating recession, and a slide in viewer interest, this year's show will feature some important changes.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 6:06:55 PM

Harvard scientist fashions cheap, easy-to-use diagnostic test
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) A Harvard scientist has developed a versatile and low cost test that can detect infectious or chronic diseases with only a tiny sample of urine or blood.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 5:13:58 PM

Jeev moves to 34th in Northern Trust Open
Pacific Palisades (California), Feb 21 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh dropped a bogey on the last hole to card a one-under 70 in the second round, but still made a marginal move up by two places from overnight 36th in the second round of the $6.3 million Northern Trust Open at the Riviera Country Club.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 5:10:22 PM

Thieving bacteria steal iron from us
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTIs) make more tools for stealing from their host than friendly versions of the same bacteria found in the gut, according to the latest research.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 3:31:03 PM

NASA postpones Discovery launch
Washington, Feb 21 (Xinhua) NASA has for the fourth time delayed the launch of its space shuttle Discovery due to technical reasons, the US space agency has announced.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 2:17:37 PM

World's richest biodiversity hotspots are most war prone
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) More than 80 percent of the world's major conflicts have taken place in the the most biologically rich and diverse places on earth, a new study says.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 2:16:44 PM

Former White House cat, Socks, put to sleep
Washington, Feb 21 (DPA) Socks, the famous first pet of the Clinton White House, has been put to sleep after several months of cancer treatment.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 1:30:08 PM

Will Rahman have his day with 'Slumdog' at the Oscars?
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) British director Danny Boyle's hit film 'Slumdog Millionaire' is the favourite to win the Oscar for best picture at Sunday night's annual Academy Awards, but would luck smile on Indian music maestro A.R. Rahman too?

Saturday, February 21, 2009 12:13:06 PM

Justice may catch up with judges who jailed kids for cash
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Two former judges in Pennsylvania, who made more than $2.6 million in pay-offs by sending minors to prisons run by private companies, now themselves face the prospect of seven to 25 years behind bars.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 11:32:08 AM

GM Canada doubles aid request to government
Toronto, Feb 21 (IANS) General Motors (GM) Canada, which had sought $3 billion of the about $4 billion government rescue package announced in December, has now doubled its request to the government.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 11:15:18 AM

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