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Canada to house Haiti government temporarily
Toronto, Feb 16 (IANS) Canada has announced it will temporarily house the government of quake-devastated Haiti.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 10:20:03 AM

Don Quixote opens carnival parades in Rio
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) The world of Don Quixote was recreated in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome by the Uniao da Ilha samba school, which opened the parades with representations of Miguel de Cervantes' masterpiece.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 10:10:25 AM

Spain seeks human rights commitment from Cuba
Madrid, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos has asked the Cuban government for a 'commitment' to respect human rights so that Madrid can convince its European Union partners to soften the bloc's stance toward the communist-ruled island.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 10:06:43 AM

Soldiers save man with grenade taped to his neck
Tijuana (Mexico), Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) Mexican army sappers managed to safely remove a grenade taped to the neck of a man who was beaten and left tied up next to a petrol pump in this violent metropolis, authorities said.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 10:05:17 AM

Afghan Taliban military chief arrested in Karachi: Report
Washington, Feb 16 (DPA) The top military commander of the Afghan Taliban was captured in Karachi in a secret raid by US and Pakistani intelligence agents, The New York Times reported late Monday citing US officials.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 10:01:45 AM

MNIK tops one-day sales record for Hindi films in US
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Grossing $761,000 Sunday, the highest one-day gross ever for any Hindi-language film in North America, Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'My Name Is Khan' is on a record-breaking spree at the box office.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 10:01:35 AM

Fat passenger sent off airline for not buying extra ticket!
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) An overweight passenger who required two air tickets to fly because of his heavy weight was thrown off a Southwest Airlines' flight Saturday for refusing to buy the extra ticket.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 9:57:58 AM

Bolshoi's top dancers perform in Cuba after 30 years
Havana, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) Outstanding figures from Russian ballet with the Bolshoi Theatre performed in Havana after a 30-year absence at a gala event where they shared the stage with dancers from the National Ballet of Cuba, or BNC.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 8:27:26 AM

Five killed in US small plane crash
Belmar (United States), Feb 16 (IANS) A small plane crashed in the US state of New Jersey, killing all five people onboard, officials said.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 7:27:25 AM

Woman gives birth on plane in Bolivia
La Paz, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) A woman gave birth on a flight from Bolivia's southern town of Tarija to La Paz, a media report said.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 6:17:48 AM

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