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Haiti man rescued 11 days after quake
Port-au-Prince, Jan 24 (DPA) A young man has been found alive under the rubble of a hotel in Haiti's capital, 11 days after a massive earthquake that left much of Haiti in ruins, television broadcaster CNN reported Saturday.

Sunday, January 24, 2010 5:28:54 AM

Nigerian court asks cabinet to decide ill president's future
Nairobi/Abuja, Jan 22 (DPA) Nigeria's Federal High Court Friday gave a two-week deadline to the West African nation's cabinet to decide whether President Umaru Yar'Adua is fit to continue as leader.

Friday, January 22, 2010 7:26:53 PM

Colombia's coffee output lowest in 30 years
Bogota, Jan 22 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's coffee production was the lowest in three decades last year due to adverse weather conditions and low fertiliser use, the National Federation of Coffee Growers (FNC) said.

Friday, January 22, 2010 5:20:43 AM

Kaka joins match to raise funds for Haiti quake victims
Geneva, Jan 22 (DPA) Brazilian midfielder Kaka will be among some of the world's leading footballers of the past and present at a match Monday to raise money for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said Thursday.

Friday, January 22, 2010 1:11:24 AM

De facto Honduran leader to leave presidential palace
Tegucigalpa/Santo Domingo, Jan 21 (DPA) Honduras' de facto leader Roberto Micheletti planned to leave the presidential palace in Tegucigalpa definitively Thursday, although he would retain power and govern from home.

Thursday, January 21, 2010 11:54:24 PM

Sweden to close six embassies, open 10 new ones
Stockholm, Jan 21 (DPA) The Swedish government Thursday said it would close six of its embassies, including five in Europe, this year and open 10 new embassies.

Thursday, January 21, 2010 6:48:44 PM

22-day-old Baby rescued in Haiti
Bogota, Jan 21 (DPA) Colombian and French aid workers rescued a 22-day-old baby-girl, after she spent a week in the rubble of the devastating quake in Haiti, the Bogota Fire Department said Wednesday.

Thursday, January 21, 2010 1:13:06 AM

UN troops seek to locate wreckage of banks
Port-au-Prince, Jan 20 (DPA) UN troops in the Haitian capital, whose presence broadened Tuesday a week after the earthquake, had been asked to recover cash from collapsed bank wreckage, a Haitian government official said.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 5:50:48 AM

Lots of oil and gas in Colombia, but few buyers
Bogota, Jan 20 (IANS/EFE) Colombia has large deposits of oil and gas but very few buyers, the country's energy minister said while announcing a $10-billion investment plan in the sector this year.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 5:07:18 AM

Six Somali pirates killed in group fight over ransom
Mogadishu, Jan 19 (IANS) Six pirates from rival groups in Somalia were killed in fighting over the sharing of $7 million ransom gained from the release of a Greek tanker off central Somalia.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 10:43:46 PM

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