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19 killed in Mexico prison clash
Mexico City, Aug 16 (EFE) At least 19 inmates of a prison have been killed in a clash in the northwestern Mexican state of Durango, officials have said.

Sunday, August 16, 2009 1:51:09 PM

Latin American leaders seek 'forever' presidencies
Sao Paulo/Mexico City, Aug 16 (DPA) Many democratically elected Latin American presidents are reluctant to relinquish office as their terms draw to a close. In an effort to remain president 'forever', they have resorted to changing constitutions and forcing referendums to extend their time in office.

Sunday, August 16, 2009 1:05:45 PM

Colombia hopes to sign US military pact soon
Bogota, Aug 16 (EFE) Colombia hopes to sign a controversial pact with Washington that would allow US military forces to use up to seven bases on its territory, authorities have said.

Sunday, August 16, 2009 12:55:36 PM

Venezuelan painter keen to hold exhibition in Cuba
Caracas, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Renowned Venezuelan painter Victor Gil has said that he dreams to exhibit his works in Cuba, the birth place of Wifredo Lam, considered the top avant-garde exponent in the Caribbean Island.

Sunday, August 16, 2009 12:38:05 PM

Indian animator takes on Superman, Spiderman
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) An Indian entrepreneur has set out to conquer the land of Superman and Spiderman - with a little help from the Indian gods.

Sunday, August 16, 2009 12:04:49 PM

Shah Rukh may have been victim of random selection parameter (News Analysis)
Chicago, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Shah Rukh Khan's two-hour detention and questioning at the Newark International Airport could well be a result of the random selection parameter built into the US immigration's security system rather than racial profiling.

Sunday, August 16, 2009 9:45:21 AM

'This never happened to Schwarzenegger'
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Even as US officials denied accusations that they detained Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan at an airport because he is Muslim, the incident earned him willy-nilly a splash in the American media.

Sunday, August 16, 2009 9:17:16 AM

Wildfires scorch nearly 7,000 acres in California
San Francisco, Aug 16 (DPA) Two wildfires in California continued to spread Saturday, after scorching more than 6,800 acres in the state. But fire officials said they were 30 percent contained.

Sunday, August 16, 2009 4:26:35 AM

Nadal toppled from number two as Murray beats Tsonga
Montreal, Aug 16 (DPA) Rafael Nadal lost his number two ranking to Andy Murray Saturday as the Scot beat France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 7-6 (10-8) for a place in the finals of the Montreal Masters.

Sunday, August 16, 2009 3:08:01 AM

Nineteen killed in Mexico prison riot
Mexico City, Aug 16 (DPA) At least 19 prisoners were killed and another 20 wounded during a four-hour prison riot in the northern Mexican state of Durango, officials said Saturday.

Sunday, August 16, 2009 2:09:02 AM

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