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Inmates' relatives occupy two Venezuelan prisons
Caracas, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) Relatives of inmates in two Venezuelan prisons decided to remain inside the facilities to protest the alleged 'mistreatment' of their loved ones by the guards and procedural delays in bringing their cases to court, the media reported.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 10:28:32 AM

Over 200,000 fish die in Argentine lake
Buenos Aires, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) More than 200,000 silverside fish were found dead last week in a lake in northern Argentina, but the cause has not been determined, a media report said.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 10:28:17 AM

Fun goes on in Brazil after samba parades end
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) Brazilians were back in the streets Tuesday after the end of the famous samba school parades in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome, to dance along with groups and orchestras on the last official day of Carnival.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 10:28:11 AM

Man who held ex-wife hostage for three days surrenders
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) A security guard who held his ex-wife hostage for three days in the southern Brazilian city of Canoas set her free and surrendered to the police, authorities said.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 10:27:56 AM

Body of man who fell into volcano recovered
San Francisco, Feb 17 (DPA) Rescuers have recovered the body of a 52-year-old man who died after falling 500 meters into the Mount Saint Helens volcano in the US state of Washington, authorities said.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 7:53:57 AM

US stocks surge on financials, energy, manufacturing data
New York, Feb 17 (DPA) US stocks rose strongly Tuesday amid some positive manufacturing data from New York and gains in financial shares and commodities.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:54:13 AM

US authorities demand more information on Toyota recalls
Washington, Feb 17 (DPA) US authorities sought documents from Toyota Tuesday over its handling of a series of safety recalls, part of a fresh investigation into the beleaguered carmaker's conduct.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 3:20:52 AM

New oil field in Mexico could help rescue industry
Mexico City, Feb 17 (DPA) A new oil field was identified in the south of the Gulf of Mexico that could help rescue the North American country's lagging industry, according to the newspaper Reforma Tuesday.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 2:24:54 AM

Obama grants $8 billion to build nuclear reactors
Washington, Feb 16 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Tuesday announced $8 billion worth of loan guarantees to build the country's first new nuclear reactors in three decades.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 11:27:23 PM

Haiti reconstruction could cost nearly $14 bn: Study
Washington, Feb 16 (DPA) Haiti's reconstruction from last month's earthquake could cost nearly 14 billion dollars, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said Tuesday, making it one of the most expensive disasters in modern history.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 11:23:32 PM

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