Published: Sunday 15 October 2006

Washington DC-based Energy Action Coalition is teaming with MTV to encourage US university students to demand their schools get more energy from renewable energy sources. Schools will compete for prizes including "green"-friendly renovations of their student lounges.

Chinese film Sanxia Haoren (Still Life), about the giant Three Gorges Dam project and its impact on ordinary people during the upheaval, won this year's Venice Film Festival top award Golden Lion. The film, directed by Jia Zhangke, was a surprise entry late in the festival, and unexpectedly beat the other top candidates including Emilio Estevez's Bobby, about the assassination of Robert Kennedy.

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