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Mexican woman gives birth at checkpoint
Mexico City, Dec 30 (IANS/EFE) A drunk-driving checkpoint in the Mexican capital became an improvised delivery room for a 25-year-old pregnant woman, authorities said.

Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:04:08 AM

Nicaragua exceeds one mn foreign tourists for first time
Managua, Dec 30 (IANS/EFE) More than one million foreign tourists visited Nicaragua this year, the first time that the country has exceeded that figure and an 8 percent increase with respect to 2009, authorities said.

Thursday, December 30, 2010 10:37:41 AM

Drug lord described as `murderer of murderers' killed
Bogota, Dec 30 (IANS/EFE) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced Wednesday that ruthless drug lord Pedro Guerrero, alias 'Cuchillo' (knife), was killed last week in a clash with police. Santos described Guerrero as 'the murderer of murderers'.

Thursday, December 30, 2010 10:27:56 AM

Brazil oil field's name changed to `Lula'
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 30 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras Wednesday confirmed the commercial viability of two massive offshore oil and gas fields located deep beneath the ocean floor, announcing that one of them will now be known as 'Lula'.

Thursday, December 30, 2010 10:20:52 AM

Flights stuck hours on runway in New York
New York, Dec 30 (DPA) Passengers on international flights to New York were forced to wait hours on the tarmac in the wake of a weekend snow storm that continues to frustrate travellers, US media reported Wednesday.

Thursday, December 30, 2010 10:15:24 AM

Microsoft co-founder refiles patent suit against web giants
San Francisco, Dec 30 (DPA) Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has refiled a patent lawsuit against a host of web companies, including Google and Apple, after an earlier attempt was rebuffed by a judge for being too vague.

Thursday, December 30, 2010 9:56:13 AM

Robbers loot 50 kg gold from Canadian-owned mine in Brazil
Toronto, Dec 30 (IANS) Armed robbers stormed a Canadian-run gold mine in Brazil Wednesday night and took away 50 kg of the yellow metal.

Thursday, December 30, 2010 9:23:41 AM

Lula weeps in last speech as Brazil president
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 30 (DPA) Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva burst into tears in his last speech in office.

Thursday, December 30, 2010 8:42:14 AM

US stocks rise on energy gains
New York, Dec 30 (DPA) US stocks posted mild gains Wednesday, led by energy shares and a decline in the dollar.

Thursday, December 30, 2010 7:17:38 AM

Apple slapped with privacy lawsuit
San Francisco, Dec 30 (DPA) Apple has been slapped with a lawsuit contending that applications for its iPhone and iPad unlawfully provide unique and personal information about users to advertising networks.

Thursday, December 30, 2010 2:37:56 AM

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