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Bolivia to produce electric-car batteries
La Paz, Oct 29 (EFE) Bolivia is planning to begin the production of lithium batteries for electric cars by 2018, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Roger Carvajal said here, according to a report.

Thursday, October 29, 2009 12:44:14 PM

Mexican cops sentenced to 40 yrs for kidnapping
Mexico City, Oct 29 (EFE) Eight former police officers were sentenced to 40 years in prison for a series of kidnappings in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, the state attorney general's office said.

Thursday, October 29, 2009 12:41:38 PM

Mexican traffic cops demanded bribe from US lawmaker
Cancun (Mexico), Oct 29 (EFE) Many traffic police personnel of Cancun are under investigation for demanding a bribe from a US tourist who turned out to be a legislator from the US' state of Minnesota, a media report said.

Thursday, October 29, 2009 12:17:35 PM

As Asia rebounds, India set to grow faster in 2010: IMF
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) As Asia rebounds rapidly from the depth of the global crisis, India's growth is expected to accelerate to 6.5 percent in 2010 from 5.33 percent in 2009 on the back of strong domestic demand, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said.

Thursday, October 29, 2009 11:54:48 AM

Ask Europeans to take Guantanamo detainees, US tells Spain
Washington, Oct 29 (EFE) The US has asked Spain to persuade other European countries to accept Guantanamo detainees, Spanish Justice Minister Francisco Caamano said here.

Thursday, October 29, 2009 11:51:02 AM

US set to pay Taliban members to switch sides
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has signed a $680 billion defence appropriations bill with one provision giving commanders the ability to pay Taliban members to switch sides, but some experts feel the programme may buy only temporary loyalty.

Thursday, October 29, 2009 11:02:41 AM

Engage India on terrorism, Kashmir: US expert
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) The US and India must agree on three vital security issues to ensure that their relations continue to deepen - terrorism, Kashmir, and the balance of power in Asia - a leading US South Asia expert has suggested.

Thursday, October 29, 2009 10:41:54 AM

US stocks drop sharply on slumping home sales
New York, Oct 29 (DPA) US stocks posted heavy losses Wednesday after lower-than-expected monthly home sales fuelled speculation of a weak economic recovery.

Thursday, October 29, 2009 5:40:25 AM

UN General Assembly condemns US embargo of Cuba
New York, Oct 29 (DPA) The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to condemn the US embargo on Cuba, and for the 18th consecutive year urged the US to lift the sanctions that have been in place against the communist island since the 1960s.

Thursday, October 29, 2009 2:49:03 AM

Obama signs law extending hate crimes to sexual orientation, gender
Washington, Oct 29 (DPA) US President Barack Obama signed legislation Wednesday that extends existing hate crimes laws to attacks motivated by gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.

Thursday, October 29, 2009 1:53:10 AM

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