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Published: Tuesday 31 March 2009

>> A California law that banned the sale or rental of violent video games to minors was struck down February 26 by a US federal appeals court

>> More than 1,815 digital maps will be completed in 2009 marking official and clandestine roads, rivers, settlements, and schools in Brazillian Amazon. Cartographers from Brazil's Institute of Geography and Statistics and the country's army will draw the maps.

>> With 196 of its languages listed as endangered, India tops the UNESCO's list of countries having dialects on the verge of extinction. The US stands to lose 192 languages. The facts were revealed in the Atlas of World's Languages in Danger of Disappearing.

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