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News on 02-may-2012
2012 Turner Prize shortlist announced
Four British artists have been shortlisted for this year’s $40,550 Turner Prize.
Two filmmakers, a performance artist and a classic…Read More →
|Oscar venue renamed as Dolby Theatre
Audio company Dolby Laboratories has purchased the naming rights for the 3,400-seat Oscar Awards ceremony venue.
Dolby has signed a…Read More →
World snooker champion Stephen Hendry retires
Seven-time world snooker champion Stephen Hendry has announced his retirement following a 13-2 defeat by Stephen Maguire.
Hendry announced his…Read More →
|Norwegian swimming champion Alexander Dale Oen passes away
Norwegian swimming champion Alexander Dale Oen has passed away in the United States at the age of 26.
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Digital books up by 54% in 2011
Digital book sales rose by 54 percent last year and are estimated to be worth $394 million to the publishing…Read More →
|Facebook to promote organ donation
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday that the social networking site is looking to help solve the organ donation…Read More →
Toyota car sales increase in the U.S.
Toyota sales in the U.S. increased by 11.6 percent in April compared to the same period last year.
The rise…Read More →
|Dow Jones closes at four-year high on the back of positive manufacturing data
The Dow Jones index in New York closed at its highest level for than four years on Tuesday after data…Read More →
|Rupert Murdoch unfit to run business, rule British lawmakers
British lawmakers investigating phone hacking at the tabloid News of the World ruled on Tuesday that global media tycoon Rupert…Read More →
Le Pen to cast blank vote in French presidential runoff
The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has refused to endorse either President Nicolas Sarkozy or Socialist candidate Francois Hollande…Read More →
|Obama vows to end war in Afghanistan
U.S. President Barack Obama has vowed to end the war in Afghanistan, speaking during a televised address to Americans back…Read More →
|Aung San Suu Kyi sworn in to parliament
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sworn in as a member of Myanmar’s parliament after her party’s victory…Read More →