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Desperate Housewives to take final bow

August 9, 2011 – “Desperate Housewives,” the ABC television series about lust, gossip, and foul play in a pampered American suburb, is to take its final bow at the end of the upcoming eighth...

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Oprah, James Earl Jones to receive Oscars

August 4, 2011 – US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey is to be honored with an Oscars statuette later this year for her outstanding humanitarian work, Academy Awards officials said Wednesday. The 57-year-old television...

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Amy Winehouse died happy, says dad

July 27, 2011 (AFP) – Amy Winehouse’s family and friends paid their last respects to the troubled British soul singer at her funeral on Tuesday, three days after the 27-year-old was found dead at...

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Amy: cause of death still unknown

July 26, 2011 (AFP) – The family and close friends of British soul singer Amy Winehouse were set to hold a private funeral on Tuesday after a post-mortem failed to establish a cause of...

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Nintendo out with "Wii U" console

June 9, 2011 LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Nintendo on Tuesday provided the first glimpse of a second-generation Wii console designed to dispel notions its system is not up to the standards of “hardcore” videogame...

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Apple takes a leap into the ‘iCloud’

June 7, 2011 – Apple chief executive Steve Jobs has interrupted his medical leave to unveil a free service called iCloud that stores music, photos and other content on the Web and shares it...

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Nokia dismisses Microsoft takeover report

June 3, 2011 – Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop on Wednesday dismissed as “baseless” a report that Microsoft had agreed to purchase the Finnish company’s mobile business. “There are absolutely no discussions,” Elop said...