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16 April 2024

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Bollywood film My Name is Khan grossed in one day in the United Kingdom. (SUPPLIED)

By Staff Writer


The amount Bollywood film My Name is Khan grossed in one day in the United Kingdom, which is a record, according to its director Karan Johar.

The film, which stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol and based in the United States, tells the story of a man who suffers from Asperger syndrome and of the prejudice against Muslims following the September 11 terror attacks.

46 years

The number of years Russia has held the figure skating pairs title. Chinese husband-and-wife team Zhao Hongbo and Shen Xue broke Russia's stranglehold with a mesmerising performance worthy of their 18 years' hard work together at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver on Monday.

100 million

UAE telecommunication company etisalat announced this week that its subscriber base has exceeded 100 million across its 18 markets in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Chairman Mohammed Omran is attending Mobile World Congress 2010, which is taking place this week in Barcelona, Spain.

$125 million

The amount search giant Google has agreed to pay the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) as settlement to resolve a lawsuit that claims copyright infringement.

It has also agreed to establish an independent Book Rights Registry, which would provide revenue from sales and advertising to authors and publishers, who agree to digitise their books. Competitors Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo! are among those who have joined the Open Book Alliance – a group of opponents of the settlement.


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