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Colombian navy seizes 2.5 tonnes of cocaine
Bogota, Nov 4 (EFE) Colombia's navy Wednesday seized 2,219 kg cocaine off the Andean nation's Pacific coast, authorities said, adding that a US Coast Guard vessel aided in the seizure.

Thursday, November 05, 2009 6:43:35 AM

Small gains for US stocks as Fed keeps rates steady
New York, Nov 5 (DPA) US stocks posted mild gains Wednesday as the Federal Reserve kept interest rates at their record low of close to 0 percent.

Thursday, November 05, 2009 3:52:49 AM

US Federal Reserve keeps interest rates at record low
Washington, Nov 5 (DPA) The US Federal Reserve Wednesday kept interest rates at their historic low of near 0 percent as the world's largest economy embarks on a slow recovery from recession.

Thursday, November 05, 2009 1:57:44 AM

Cuba to host international folklore conference
Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will host the 39th Conference of Organisations for Folklore Festivals November 8-15.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 10:54:53 PM

EU, US seek WTO settlement over Chinese export restrictions
Brussels/Washington, Nov 4 (DPA) The European Union (EU) and the US Wednesday called on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to rule against export restrictions applied by China on raw materials used by the steel, aluminium and chemicals industries.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 10:54:43 PM

30,000 Mexicans reeling under flood
Mexico City, Nov 4 (EFE) Around 32,500 people have been affected by floods caused by heavy rains in southeastern Mexico, officials said Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 9:33:36 PM

10 bodies found in Ohio house of horror
Washington, Nov 4 (DPA) Four more bodies have been found at the home of of a convicted rapist in the US, bringing the total number to 10, media reports said Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 8:02:58 PM

India goes bullish on gold, sees a dim dollar future: Forbes
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) India's purchase of $6.7 billion worth of gold from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is a pointer that New Delhi sees a dim future for the dollar and is making a bullish call on the precious metal, according to the Forbes magazine.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 7:53:24 PM

India behind other nations in child care: Human Rights Watch
New York, Nov 4 (IANS) India is falling behind other nations in improving obstetric care as it does not adequately monitor deaths and injuries in the critical period following childbirth and fix gaps in its health system and programmes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 1:22:44 PM

Child prostitution rampant on Brazilian highways
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 4 (EFE) At least 1,819 places on Brazilian highways have been identified by the police where minor girls and teens offer sex to truck drivers, says a new report.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 11:32:54 AM

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