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The Artist sweeps 84th Academy awards

LOS ANGELES: French love story The Artist became the first silent film to win the best picture Oscar in 83 years as it scooped five honours at the Academy awards where veteran Meryl Streep was crowned the best actress.

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UN principle used selectively: India

UNITED NATIONS: Citing the example of Libya and Syria, India has expressed concern that the UN principle of "responsibility to protect" is being selectively used to promote national interests and bring about regime change in the conflict countries instead of saving civilians.

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