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International

Research In Motion Ltd. said it will sell its PlayBook tablet in North America next month starting at $499, ending months of speculation over the timing of the release.

The PlayBook joins a handful of new tablets already on the market and will be the latest rival to sector leader, Apple Inc.’s iPad. Three models of the PlayBook will be available in more than 20,000 retail outlets, RIM said. Best Buy Co., one of the PlayBook retailers, will begin accepting orders for the new product Tuesday.

- Wednesday 23 March 2011


United States

T.V. Carpio, who replaced the injured Natalie Mendoza in the role of Arachne, is the fifth person to be hurt since last fall.

Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark lead actress T.V. Carpio suffered an injury that will leave her out of the troubled Broadway production for two weeks, according to the show’s pr representative.

- Wednesday 23 March 2011


United States
The power of the Golden Popcorn is once again yours! Starting today, we’re asking you to cast your votes and select the nominees for the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in 13 categories ranging from the familiar (Best Movie, Best Kiss) to the brand-new (Best Line from a Movie). - Wednesday 23 March 2011


United States
Fans accustomed to spending their summer Sundays with Don Draper may have to wait a while longer. It looks increasingly likely that the fifth season of “Mad Men,” the three-time Emmy Award-winning AMC series, will not have its debut until late 2011 or early 2012. - Wednesday 23 March 2011


Zimbabwe
On-going treason trials in Zimbabwe have split an influential grouping of human rights lawyers over accusations of rampant partisan representation and neglect of arrested activists from Matabeleland region. - Tuesday 22 March 2011


Libya - Uganda - Tanzania - United States - International
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has reportedly written to several African presidents requesting them to urge USA and its allies to stop their air strikes on his country. - Tuesday 22 March 2011


Panafrica
For 48 long hours, employees of Senegal’s National Telecommunications Company cut telephone and Internet connections to the rest of the world. That bold action, in August 2010, sought to force the government to back down on a plan to grant a US company exclusive rights to manage incoming international phone calls. - Tuesday 22 March 2011


Ivory Coast - France
A few days after Mr. Alassane Ouattara announced the formation of a new army, the Republican Forces of Côte d’Ivoire, elements close to Mr. Gbagbo have called for a massive enlistment into the army loyal to the outgoing president. As thousands enlist to fight and several thousands flee Côte d’Ivoire into neighboring countries, the U.N has warned that "the risks of destabilizing the region are enormous". - Tuesday 22 March 2011


United States

Eddie Murphy will be the first recipient of the Comedy Icon Award at the first annual The Comedy Awards, scheduled to air Sunday, April 10 on multiple MTV Networks channels.

The honor will be given yearly to a modern icon, an individual who has contributed to comedy and whose impact has changed the landscape and inspired future generations of entertainers. Murphy will be recognized for his stand-up, sketch, film and TV work.

- Tuesday 22 March 2011


Japan

Japan may need up to five years to rebuild from the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that has caused up to $235bn (£145bn) of damage, the World Bank said in a report.

It also estimates that 0.5 percentage points will be shaved from the country’s economic growth this year.

- Tuesday 22 March 2011

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