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Kenya aiming to attract more tourists with focus on culture
Nairobi, Jan 26 (DPA) The east African nation of Kenya is aiming to promote its culture to the outside world in a bid to draw in more visitors.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 9:27:48 AM

Death toll from Haiti quake reaches 150,000
Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Jan 26 (DPA) The Haitian government raised the confirmed death toll from this month's devastating earthquake to 150,000 late Monday.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 9:14:17 AM

Indian origin woman wins Trinidad and Tobago party poll
Port-of-Spain, Jan 25 (IANS) Kamla Persad-Bissessar has become the first woman in Trinidad and Tobago to become the top leader of any political party in the country. She emerged victorious in the battle for the top post of opposition United National Congress.

Monday, January 25, 2010 5:20:02 PM

Guatemalan court issues arrest warrant for ex-president
Guatemala City, Jan 25 (IANS/EFE) A Guatemalan court has issued an arrest warrant for former president Alfonso Portillo, who is being investigated for corruption and whose extradition has been requested by the US so that he can be brought to trial there for money laundering, judicial officials said.

Monday, January 25, 2010 10:31:52 AM

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

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