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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

German football federation admits poor World Cup ticket sales
Frankfurt, Jan 19 (DPA) The German football federation (DFB) admitted Tuesday that ticket sales for this summer's World Cup in South Africa are much lower than previously forecast.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 4:39:18 PM

Yobo to miss rest of Nations Cup, Essien in injury scare
Benguela (Angola), Jan 18 (DPA) Nigerian coach Shaibu Amodu will have to make do without his captain Joseph Yobo, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) announced in their website.

Monday, January 18, 2010 7:56:19 PM

Crocodiles kill eight in Zimbabwe dam
Harare, Jan 18 (DPA) Eight fish poachers have been killed by crocodiles in a major dam in Zimbabwe in the last two weeks, media reports said Sunday.

Monday, January 18, 2010 12:34:38 AM

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