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Marcus Wolf, Al Jazeera, Aishwarya Rai, Jack Palance & Stem Cell Procedure

Crossings
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Died
Marcus Wolf, 83. As boss of East German spy ring Stasi from ’58-87, he had 4,000 spies, some even in Willy Brandt’s office, but the West never had his photograph.

Nabbed  
Band of 9 Highway killers. Hailing from village Bodha Kalan, Gurgaon, their 28 victims were mostly cab passengers. Some were killed for less than Rs 20.

Launched
Al Jazeera English. Beaming from Doha, KL, London, DC, it aims to "reverse the information flow". Even sans US cable support, it targets 80 mn viewership.

Summoned
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai by customs to explain a parcel with an undeclared ,23,000 in it. The money was hidden in a box for electronic items.

Died
Jack Palance, 87, Wild West baddie in Shane etc. He turned to comedy late in life with City Slickers. He won a Supporting Oscar for that role.

Tested
Stem Cell Procedure, for the first time in India. Used for bone regeneration in avascular necrosis patients. It’ll cut costs to Rs 2,000, from the lakhs now.

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