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'No Country for Old Men' bags best motion picture Oscar
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) 'No Country for Old Men', the crime thriller about violence and mayhem that ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande, was adjudged the best film of the year at the 80th Annual Academy awards.

Monday, February 25, 2008 10:31:41 AM

Daniel Day Lewis bags best actor Oscar
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) British actor Daniel Day Lewis bagged the best actor Oscar for playing a struggling silver miner in 'There Will Be Blood'.

Monday, February 25, 2008 10:26:38 AM

New technique for faster check on cancer therapy
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) A new technique that could quickly determine the effectiveness of ongoing cancer treatment is under study, potentially offering patients the option of switching treatment.

Monday, February 25, 2008 10:21:39 AM

'The Counterfeiters' bags best foreign film Oscar
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Austrian film 'The Counterfeiters' ('Fälscher, Die Wins'), based on the true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history set up by the Nazis in 1936, has won the Oscar for the best foreign film.

Monday, February 25, 2008 9:31:13 AM

'No Country For Old Men' nabs Oscars
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (DPA) 'No Country For Old Men' took early Oscar prizes for best supporting actor and adapted screenplay, cementing its position as the frontrunner in the 80th annual Academy Awards.

Monday, February 25, 2008 9:16:07 AM

'No Country For Old Men' nabs Oscars
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (DPA) 'No Country For Old Men' took early Oscar prizes for best supporting actor and adapted screenplay, cementing its position as the frontrunner in the 80th annual Academy Awards.

Monday, February 25, 2008 9:16:07 AM

Marion Cotillard wins best actress Oscar
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Marion Cotillard has won the Academy Award for best actress in a leading role for her performance in 'Mome, La'. She played legendary French singer Edith Piaf, who rose to international fame from her beginnings on the streets of Paris.

Monday, February 25, 2008 9:11:05 AM

Raul Castro elected Cuban president amid little change
Havana, Feb 25 (DPA) Raul Castro has succeeded his brother Fidel Castro as Cuban head of state, National Assembly Speaker Ricardo Alarcon has confirmed.

Monday, February 25, 2008 8:48:43 AM

Air India bombing suspect's son held for girl's murder
Vancouver, Feb 24 (IANS) The son of a close friend and associate of acquitted 1985 Air India bombing suspect Ripudaman Singh Malik has been arrested for a gang-style murder in the Indian-dominated Surrey area of Vancouver.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 11:07:32 PM

Fidel Castro to vote for successor from home
Havana, Feb 24 (DPA) Ailing Cuban President Fidel Castro was set to relinquish his position as a member of the new National Assembly and elect his successor from a secret location where he is recovering from an unspecified intestinal problem.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 11:00:53 PM

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