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Oscars 2013: ‘Life of Pi’ wins Best Cinematography, VFX

Oscars 2013: ‘Life of Pi’ wins Best Cinematography, VFX

Los Angeles, Feb 25, 2013: Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, about a shipwrecked Indian boy, registered early wins at the 85th Academy awards by taking home the trophies for the…

Emotional Pope says God asked him to retire, would devote in prayers

Emotional Pope says God asked him to retire, would devote in prayers

Vatican City, Feb 25,2013: Pope Benedict XVI delivered an emotional last Sunday prayer in St Peter’s Square, saying God had told him to devote himself to prayer but assuring supporters…

US plans USD 16 billion Gulf spill settlement with BP: report

US plans USD 16 billion Gulf spill settlement with BP: report

Washington, Feb 24,2013: US authorities plan to propose a $16 billion settlement to British energy giant BP for civil claims related to the disastrous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf…

US radar to boost missile defence in Japan: Reports

US radar to boost missile defence in Japan: Reports

Tokyo, Feb 24,2013: Tokyo and Washington plan to install a US early-warning radar system at a coastal base near Kyoto to bolster defences against the North Korean missile threat, reports…

China ships in disputed waters: Japan

China ships in disputed waters: Japan

Tokyo, Feb 24,2013: Japan said a Chinese government ship briefly entered its territorial waters off disputed islands in the East China Sea on Sunday. Image provided by the Japan Coast…

Obama asks Supreme Court to overturn gay marriage ban

Obama asks Supreme Court to overturn gay marriage ban

Washington, Feb 23, 2013: The Barack Obama Administration took another step toward institutionalising gay marriage, formally asking the US Supreme Court to strike down a 1996 law defining marriage exclusively…

Holding candles, hundreds pray for Hugo Chavez

Holding candles, hundreds pray for Hugo Chavez

Caracas, Feb 23, 2013: Hundreds of Venezuelans held a candlelight vigil on Friday for President Hugo Chavez, praying for their leader while he remained in a hospital undergoing cancer treatment.…

Russia to hand over INS Vikramaditya to India in November

Russia to hand over INS Vikramaditya to India in November

Moscow, Feb 23,2013: Russia will hand over the much-delayed INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier to India in November, giving the country’s navy a strategic advantage in the Indian Ocean region. The…

China gives Rs 136 billion loan for Pak nuclear plants

China gives Rs 136 billion loan for Pak nuclear plants

Islamabad, Feb 23, 2013: China has provided a loan of Rs 136 billion for two nuclear power plants that Pakistan expects to commission by 2016, the State-run media reported on…

UN Secretary General condemns Hyderabad attack

UN Secretary General condemns Hyderabad attack

WASHINGTON, FEB 22,2013: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has joined the international community in condemning the terrorist attack in Hyderabad that killed more than a dozen people and injuring scores…