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Millennium-old sarcophagus could unravel mystery of Mayan civilisation
Ocosingo (Mexico), Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) Mexican archaeologists working at the Mayan acropolis of Tonina in the southern state of Chiapas have discovered more than a 1,000-year-old sarcophagus, which they hope would help clear up the mystery of the fall of ancient Mayan civilisation.

Friday, January 29, 2010 5:45:27 AM

Amazon reports jump in sales and profit
Seattle, Jan 29 (DPA) Web retail giant Amazon saw fourth quarter earning surge 71 percent thanks to a strong holiday season and heavy demand for its electronic book reader the Kindle, the company said Thursday.

Friday, January 29, 2010 4:52:24 AM

Execution of Iranian dissidents was murder: US
Washington, Jan 29 (DPA) The US strongly condemned Iran's execution of two dissidents Thursday, saying the murderous act was a 'low point' in the Islamic state's repression of political speech.

Friday, January 29, 2010 4:48:22 AM

Senate backs second term for Fed Chairman Bernanke
Washington, Jan 29 (DPA) Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was confirmed Thursday to a second term at the helm of the US central bank, heading off a backlash by some lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle over his handling of the financial crisis.

Friday, January 29, 2010 3:14:30 AM

Brittany Murphy's widower to sue Warner Bros over her death
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) Simon Monjack, husband of late actress Brittany Murphy, is planning to file a lawsuit against Warner Bros in connection with his wife's fatal heart attack Dec 20, according to media reports.

Friday, January 29, 2010 2:58:55 AM

Fonseka plans to seek Australian asylum after defeat
Colombo, Jan 29 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka is considering seeking temporary asylum in Australia after his election defeat this week in presidential polls, a media report said Friday.

Friday, January 29, 2010 2:16:51 AM

New York mayor opposes 9/11 trial in his city
New York, Jan 29 (DPA) New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has publicly withdrawn support for holding the trial of 9/11 terrorist suspects in Lower Manhattan, giving in to pressure mostly from New Yorkers and Wall Street.

Friday, January 29, 2010 1:26:31 AM

Son of Michael Douglas pleads guilty to drug charges
Los Angeles, Jan 29 (DPA) The son of actor Michael Douglas has pleaded guilty to drug charges and faces a minimum of 10 years in jail, celebrity website reported.

Friday, January 29, 2010 1:17:28 AM

'Catcher in the Rye' author J.D. Salinger dies at 91
Washington, Jan 29 (DPA) J.D. Salinger, the famed yet reclusive author of the angst-ridden adolescent classic 'Catcher in the Rye', has died of natural causes at the age of 91, his agent confirmed Thursday.

Friday, January 29, 2010 1:07:44 AM

'Catcher in the Rye' author J.D. Salinger dies at 91
Washington, Jan 29 (DPA) The famed yet reclusive author of 'Catcher in the Rye', J.D. Salinger, has died of natural causes at the age of 91, his agent confirmed Thursday.

Friday, January 29, 2010 1:01:27 AM

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