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The 83rd Academy Awards took place on Sunday evening in Los Angeles’ Kodak Theatre. James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosted the ceremony. (more…)

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After saying the US should not forget the difficult lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, US defence secretary (photo, from guardian.co.uk) has warned that his country should avoid future land wars. (more…)

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A case has been opened in Brazil against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (photo), for alleged misuse of public funds, said federal prosecutors, who accuse the ex-president of sending out 10 million letters to older Brazilians promoting low-interest loans in 2004. (more…)

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Chinese workers have written to Apple asking for help, after being injured while making touchscreens for mobile devices, such as iPhones. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Although the government loses control of key parts in the country and top officials quit, Muammar Gaddafi (photo), the Libyan leader who has been in power for 42 years, clings to power and vowed to “fight on”(more…)

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Thailand and Cambodia continue their dispute over the 11th Century Preah Vihear temple and which is a UN World Heritage site. But both countries have agreed to allow Indonesian observers to monitor disputed border territory, an official says. (map, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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New Zealand’s foreign minister, Murray McCully, said time was running out to save one of the world’s last sustainable fishing areas, the Pacific. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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