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Man gets 24 years for Colombian journalist''s killing
Bogota, Feb 7 (IANS/EFE) A former militiaman was sentenced to 24 years in prison for his role in the murder of journalist Alvaro Alonso Escobar, who was gunned down a decade ago in a coastal town in northern Colombia, authorities said Monday.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 10:39:20 AM

Ricky Martin to be teacher in TV series
New York, Feb 7 (IANS/EFE) Ricky Martin, who is in New York these days getting ready for his return to the Broadway stage, will play a Spanish teacher in a popular television series "Glee".

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 10:31:40 AM

Obama leads Romney in poll
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama is preferred by 52 percent of Americans compared with 43 percent who favour Mitt Romney, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, a Washington Post-ABC News poll published Monday revealed.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 10:23:40 AM

Brazil privatises three airports
Sao Paulo, Feb 7 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian-led consortiums obtained concessions to operate the country''s busiest airport and two smaller terminals, the National Civil Aviation Agency said after Monday''s auction at the Sao Paulo stock exchange.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 10:12:40 AM

Venezuela nabs three for Mexican envoy''s abduction
Caracas, Feb 7 (IANS/EFE) Three people who abducted and later released Mexican Ambassador Carlos Pujalte and his wife Jan 29 in Venezuela have been arrested, a minister said.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 10:03:10 AM

Child abuse hospitalised 4,500 US kids in one year
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) In one year alone, over 4,500 children in the US were hospitalised due to child abuse, and 300 of them died of their injuries, a new study has said.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 9:10:30 AM

Obama orders freeze on Iranian property
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has ordered the freezing of Iran''s property under American jurisdiction, including that of the country''s central bank, the White House said.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 6:03:31 AM

US closes embassy in Syria
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Monday closed its embassy in Syria and pulled out its staff, including ambassador Robert Ford, over security concerns, the State Department said.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 2:01:39 AM

Brangelina''s son taking pilot lessons
Los Angeles, Feb 7 (IANS) Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie''s son Maddox is taking pilot lessons.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 12:13:28 AM

Mysore-born Indian to groom Muslims for public service
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) A Mysore-born Indian public affairs specialist has been charged with revitalising the Muslim Public Service Network (MPSN) that grooms young American Muslims for public service and to take on civic leadership positions.

Monday, February 06, 2012 10:35:37 PM

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