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Oracle chief buys Hawaiian island


Oracle boss Larry Ellison has bought a Hawaiian island from a fellow multi-billionaire businessman, the governor of the US Pacific Ocean state said.

Ellison, co-founder and chief executive officer of

ATM-like cup-cake machine unveiled in US

For all those who have a midnight sweet tooth craving, a bakery chain in the US has come up with the world's first automatic cup-cake vending machine, allowing one to buy the cakes as easy as taking m

Rodney King, key figure in LA riots, dies at 47


Rodney King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in the nation's history, was found at the bot

Brand loses his cool over Katy Perry question

Actor Russell Brand blasted a TV show host after he was asked a question about his divorce with Katy Perry.

Sony to pay USD 271 mn to boost stake in India TV firm


Sony Corp's television subsidiary is boosting its majority stake in Indian pay TV operator Multi Screen Media Private Ltd for USD 271 million in cash.

Sony Pictures Television said on Friday it had

WBO to review Bradley win over Pacquiao


The World Boxing Organisation (WBO) will review Timothy Bradley's shock split-decision victory over Manny Pacquiao, which sparked outrage among observers who thought the Filipino fight king won the bo

Gone With the Wind star Rutherford dies

Ann Rutherford

Ann Rutherford, the demure brunette actress who pla-yed the sweetheart in the long-running Andy Hardy series and Scarlett O’Hara’s youngest sister in Gone With the Wind, has died. She was 94.

Authorities investigate lungs found on L.A. sidewalk

Authorities said on Monday that a pair of lungs had been found on a Los Angeles-area sidewalk and that coroner's investigators were trying to determine if they were from a human or an animal.

The org

F-16 stops small plane in Obama's LA air space

An F-16 fighter jet intercepted a small private plane after it entered airspace that was restricted for President Barack Obama's fundraising visit on Wednesday night.

The single-engine Cessna 117 was

Nintendo seeks E3 game show buzz with Wii U peek


Nintendo provided a glimpse on Sunday into its second-generation Wii console as the Japanese videogame giant set out to generate excitement ahead of the E3 industry extravaganza.

In a webcast streame

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.