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Putin angered by failed Russian space launch

MOSCOW — Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says this week’s failed space launch has dented the nation’s prestige and those to blame must be held responsible. A Proton booster rocket launched Monday failed to place two communications satellites into target orbits, a mishap that followed several other botched launches. An official investigation is under way. Medvedev said Thursday the failure ...

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64 runs! J’can women open T20 tourney on winning note – Jamaica Observer

64 runs! J'can women open T20 tourney on winning noteJamaica ObserverRegional title holders Jamaica got off to a victorious start in the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Women's Twenty20 (T20) Tournament after hammering St Lucia by 64 runs at Kensington Park in yesterday's opening round of matches. Batting first … and more »

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West Indies wins helping confidence: Team bosses – Times of India

ESPNcricinfo.com West Indies wins helping confidence: Team bossesTimes of IndiaFormer West Indies bowler Gibson said in a statement released by the West Indies Cricket Board that the achievements were a result of their dedication and showed that the team was "on the right track" and gaining confidence. "The players are working …'If I write a book, a lot of people ...

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Luxury heads east: India set for ‘LVMH clone’

With Lakmé Fashion Week finishing up this week in Mumbai, all eyes are on India's fashion industry and reports that an Indian luxury house loosely based on LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) are in the works have added to excitement.

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James Cameron takes 3-D film venture to China

BEIJING (Reuters) – Oscar-winning director James Cameron said on Wednesday that he will open a joint venture in China to provide 3-D filming technology, the latest move by Hollywood to secure a foothold in the country's booming movie industry. Box office revenues — growing by leaps and bounds in China thanks to its fast-growing middle class — have whet Hollywood's ...

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Fresh rains, evacuations in Manila prolong misery

JIM GOMEZ Associated Press= MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A fresh deluge forced more evacuations along fast-rising rivers in the Philippine capital Thursday, as the city and surrounding areas struggled to deal with widespread flooding triggered by nearly two weeks of relentless rains. Even though the weather was gradually improving Thursday morning, the number of displaced was still rising, to nearly ...

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The Primacy of Human Development in the Arab Spring

The durability of national governments in the Middle East and North Africa is now determined by the extent to which leaders can expeditiously and effectively address the primary cause of the Arab Spring: shameful levels of underdevelopment of the people in the context of abundant socio-economic potential. To be sure, this cause is significantly reinforced by grossly wealthy and exclusive ...

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India yoga guru Baba Ramdev to launch protest

Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev is set to launch an indefinite anti-corruption protest in the capital, Delhi. The yoga guru says he is campaigning for the recovery of suspected bribe money allegedly held overseas. Reports say $500bn (£319bn) of…

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Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing playing for Team Obama

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – President Obama's latest squad of campaign supporters is a slam dunk. Obama has enlisted a growing army of celebrity supporters from the film, television and music arenas this election season, so it was only a matter of time before he commanded sports stars to join his team. Enter a lineup of basketball luminaries – Michael Jordan, ...

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Sheryl Crow’s musical "Diner" cancels S.F. to retool for Broadway

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Sheryl Crow's musical adaptation of "Diner" is postponing its San Francisco run in order to retool for a Broadway debut next year. The producers of the musical version of the classic coming-of-age film said they want to re-imagine the production for a more intimate venue. It will make its Broadway debut on April 10, 2013, although ...

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