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Mayan ballgame had astronomical function
Mexico City, Oct 6 (IANS/EFE) Restoration works at Chichen Itza site have confirmed the hypothesis that the ballgame played in that ancient Mayan city in southeastern Mexico had an astronomical function, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said.

Saturday, October 06, 2012 10:50:57 AM

Asia Society's Vishakha Desai to join Columbia university
New York, Oct 6 (IANS) Leading Indian-American art historian Vishakha Desai, former president and chief executive of the Asia Society, will join Columbia University as university president Lee C. Bollinger's special advisor for global affairs.

Saturday, October 06, 2012 9:10:19 AM

Five dead in US meningitis outbreak
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) At least five people have died and 42 infected in a deadly meningitis outbreak linked to a contaminated drug, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced.

Saturday, October 06, 2012 8:23:09 AM

UNSC slams Syria attack
United Nations, Oct 6 (IANS) The UN Security Council has condemned "in the strongest terms" the multiple blasts in Syria's northern city of Aleppo, which killed at least 40 people and injured more than 100.

Saturday, October 06, 2012 7:11:37 AM

Kardashian wants next wedding on island
Los Angeles, Oct 6 (IANS) If reality star Kim Kardashian and her current beau ever exchange wedding vows, she would like to have the ceremony on an island.

Saturday, October 06, 2012 4:04:23 AM

Apple pays tribute to late co-founder Steve Jobs
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) Apple Friday paid tribute to its late co-founder Steve Jobs with a heartfelt video and a note from Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook.

Saturday, October 06, 2012 2:07:26 AM

Sacha Baron to star in 'The Lesbian'
Los Angeles, Oct 6 (IANS) British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is working on a movie called "The Lesbian", reportedly based on the real-life story of Hong Kong businessman Cecil Chao, who has offered a $40 million reward to any man who would marry his lesbian daughter Gigi.

Saturday, October 06, 2012 1:41:15 AM

US unemployment rate falls to 7.8 percent
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The unemployment rate in the US dropped to 7.8 percent in September, the lowest since January 2009, when President Barack Obama took office, according to a report by the Labor Department.

Saturday, October 06, 2012 12:23:55 AM

UAE, Argentina hold talks
Buenos Aires, Oct 5 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Mohammed Gargash met Argentine Minister of Foreign Relations Hector Marcos Timerman and discussed ways to enhance ties between the two countries.

Friday, October 05, 2012 11:44:05 PM

No Sneijder, Robben in Dutch squad
Zeist (Netherlands), Oct 5 (IANS) Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal had to leave out captain Wesley Sneijder for the forthcoming World Cup 2014 qualification matches against Andorra and Romania Oct 12 in Rotterdam and four days later in Bucharest.

Friday, October 05, 2012 8:47:16 PM

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