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Colombian army seizes nearly two tonnes of cocaine
Bogota, Dec 30 (IANS/EFE) Colombian security forces have seized nearly two tonnes of cocaine in an operation in northwestern part of the country, officials said.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 4:18:36 AM

Cuba allows US diplomats to meet jailed American
Havana, Dec 30 (IANS/EFE) Cuba has allowed US diplomats to meet an American who was arrested here for allegedly distributing mobile phones, laptops and other communication gadgets among dissidents on the communist-ruled island, an official said.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 2:20:51 AM

Small plane crash in Mexico kills four
Mexico City, Dec 30 (IANS/EFE) Four people were killed when the small plane in which they were travelling crashed in western Mexico, officials said.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 1:43:38 AM

Tiger Woods scandal costs sponsors $12 bn
San Francisco, Dec 30 (DPA) Tiger Wood's sexual indiscretions have not just wrecked his marriage and his squeaky-clean reputation. They also wreaked $12 billion worth of havoc on the companies that paid him millions of dollar in sponsorship and endorsement fees, according to a new study released Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:53:17 AM

Two million people to welcome 2010 on Rio's Copacabana Beach
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 30 (DPA) At least two million people, including 600,000 tourists, are expected to gather late Thursday on Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Copacabana Beach to welcome 2010.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:52:35 AM

Alleged Detroit plotters were ex-Guantanamo inmates: Report
Washington, Dec 30 (DPA) Two former detainees of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility are believed to have plotted the Christmas Day attempt to blow up a US airliner over Detroit, television network ABC reported Tuesday, citing US officials and documents from the defence department.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:13:37 AM

A year of tweets, smartphones and green tech (Flashback 2009)
San Francisco, Dec 29 (DPA) Any review of the major technology developments of 2009 would inevitably include copious copy on the Googles, Microsofts and other giants of the tech world.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 5:00:27 PM

How brain controls attention span
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) Like a spotlight that illuminates an otherwise dark scene, attention highlights specific details of our surroundings while shutting others out.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 1:52:30 PM

Headley is FBI's second biggest catch of 2009
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) The arrest of Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley, a key suspect in the Mumbai terror assault that left 166 people dead, is the FBI's second biggest catch this year, says the American agency on its official website.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 1:40:45 PM

First molars help trace how apes, humans evolved
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) The development of the first molars is closely attuned with basic aspects of a primate's biology, says a new study.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 1:40:44 PM

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