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Museum of Modern Art Celebrates Four-Decade Career of Sally Potter

NEW YORK, NY.- A retrospective of the films of British director Sally Potter (b. 1949) at The Museum of Modern Art from July 7 through 21, 2010, celebrates her distinct, independent vision, showing all her feature films, documentaries, and shorts, and a selection of her experimental works made between

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Spain partly closes air space due to volcanic ash cloud

Spain partly closes air space due to volcanic ash cloud

Madrid/Hamburg, May 8 (DPA) Spanish aviation authorities Saturday closed the air space over northern Spain as a cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland arrived in the region.

The airports of Santiago de Compostela, La Coruna, Vigo Asturias, Santander, Burgos, Valladolid, Salamanca and Leon were affected by the closure which was set

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Novel method to speed up output of aircraft engines

Novel method to speed up output of aircraft engines

London, May 8 (IANS) Complex-shaped components in aircraft engines can be produced quickly and at a reasonable price using selective laser melting, a new study says.

Aircraft engine components must perform under extreme conditions. They must rotate more than 1,000 times in a single second, withstanding temperatures of up to 2,000

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Akhtar plans academy to provide quality fielders

Akhtar plans academy to provide quality fielders

Karachi, May 8 (IANS) Worried about poor fielding performance in the ongoing World Twenty20, Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has decided to set up an academy to train youngsters become quality fielders.

Pakistan's fielding nightmare began during the disastrous tour of Australia earlier this year and touched a new low when

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US oil spill may cause cancer: Expert

US oil spill may cause cancer: Expert

Los Angeles, May 8 (IANS) The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may cause cancer and other health hazards, a US-based environment watchdog has warned.

Healthcare workers and general public could face risks by inhaling various components of crude oil such as benzene, toluene and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, all

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People think I am grungy: Kristen

People think I am grungy: Kristen

London, May 8 (IANS) Hollywood actress Kristen Stewart says people think she is 'grungy' as she rarely wears glamorous clothes.

'People think I'm grungy now - and I know that I'm being photographed!' femalefirst.co.uk quoted her as saying.

Kristen admits she enjoys being choosy during fashion shoots. 'I'm fine when I'm chilling

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Dhaka moves against errant ruling party cadres

Dhaka moves against errant ruling party cadres

Dhaka, May 8 (IANS) Authorities in Bangladesh have launched a crackdown against errant cadres of the ruling Awami League who use political patronage and muscle power to get things done.

The home ministry has asked police to act strictly to curb crimes by activists or face disciplinary measures. On the radar

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Actresses eye ‘… The Dragon Tattoo’

Actresses eye ‘… The Dragon Tattoo’

London, May 8 (IANS) Hollywood actresses Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart and Keira Knightley are reportedly being considered for the lead role in 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'.

'An Education' actress Carey Mulligan and 'Juno' star Ellen Page are also reportedly keen to take on the lead role in the new

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Elvis Presley died of constipation

Elvis Presley died of constipation

London, May 8 (IANS) American Rock 'n' Roll star Elvis Presley died in a toilet in 1977 of constipation and not heart attack, a report reveals.

It is now said that the singer could have lived for more years if he had not refused to get a surgery done for his

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US mulls law to revoke citizenship of terror supporters

US mulls law to revoke citizenship of terror supporters

Washington, May 8 (IANS) Americans like Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani origin suspect in the failed Times Square bombing, who help terrorists could have their citizenship revoked under a bill introduced this week in Congress.

The proposed Terrorist Expatriation Act would authorise the State Department to revoke citizenship of anyone who supports

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