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Hans Beck, inventor of Playmobil, dies at 79
Zirndorf (Germany), Feb 2 (DPA) Hans Beck, who invented the Playmobil dolls and matching model cars collected by millions of children, has died at the age of 79, the German manufacturing company which employed him said Monday.

Monday, February 02, 2009 10:58:27 PM

Kamalesh Sharma heads to India on 60th anniversary of Commonwealth
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma is to visit India Feb 4-11 for discussions on the current global economic scenario on the 60th anniversary of the grouping, his office announced Monday.

Monday, February 02, 2009 8:13:42 PM

Brad Pitt's 'Benjamin Button' make-up shocks his father
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Brad Pitt's make-up of an 80-year-old was so realistic that it shocked his father when he visited him on the sets of 'The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button'.

Monday, February 02, 2009 7:46:15 PM

China, Britain in trade talks amid rights protests
London, Feb 2 (IANS) The British government was braced Monday for more protests against China's human rights record even as Prime Minister Gordon Brown told visiting Chinese premier Wen Jiabao he wanted to double British exports to China.

Monday, February 02, 2009 7:08:47 PM

Two killed as heavy snows paralyse life in Britain
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Two climbers were killed in Welsh mountains as the heaviest snowfall in 18 years blanketed much of Britain Monday, bringing life to a grinding halt.

Monday, February 02, 2009 6:26:41 PM

Sri Lankan army killing civilians, claims EU MP
London, Feb 2 (IANS) A Labour member of the European Parliament has claimed the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka has the makings of a Gaza, and blamed government forces for civilian deaths.

Monday, February 02, 2009 5:40:35 PM

Lacking healthcare, a million Indians die every year: Oxford University
London, Feb 2 (IANS) One million Indians, mostly women and children, die every year because of inadequate healthcare in a country full of highly-skilled doctors, Britain's Oxford University said Monday.

Monday, February 02, 2009 4:50:46 PM

OPEC oil price inches above $42
Vienna, Feb 2 (DPA) The price for oil produced by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) rose to $42.04 Friday, the Vienna-based cartel announced Monday.

Monday, February 02, 2009 4:36:33 PM

Individualism, lack of love blighting children's lives: survey
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Increasing family break-ups, too much competition at school and 'excessive individualism' are making children's lives harder than before, according to the findings of the largest-ever survey of childhood experiences in Britain published Monday.

Monday, February 02, 2009 4:09:37 PM

Global warming spurs drive for drought resistant cereal
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Global warming is prompting the drive for drought and heat resistant cereal, which can be grown in the most arid areas to take care of some of our food requirements.

Monday, February 02, 2009 3:04:03 PM

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