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US fixed mortgage rates back to record lows
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) US fixed mortgage rates this week fell back to record lows after the Federal Reserve announced last week a new round of quantitative easing, also known as the QE3, said the Primary Mortgage Market Survey released by Freddie Mac.

Friday, September 21, 2012 12:00:49 PM

Romario asks government to sack national coach
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS) Brazilian legend Romario has called on the country's president Dilma Rousseff to force the removal of national football coach Mano Menezes.

Friday, September 21, 2012 12:00:09 PM

Language will live on film when last two speakers die
Mexico City, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) A Mexican documentary will continue to preserve aspects of the indigenous Zoque-Ayapaneco language, whose universe of ideas, beliefs and culture are on the point of vanishing when the last two native speakers, both in their 70s, pass away.

Friday, September 21, 2012 11:05:49 AM

16 members of a family slaughtered in Honduras
Tegucigalpa, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Sixteen members of an extended family were killed Thursday in a remote area of the eastern Honduran province of Olancho, a relative of the victims said.

Friday, September 21, 2012 10:58:08 AM

Brazil's middle class swells as 35 mn climb out of poverty
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Roughly 35 million Brazilians have climbed out of poverty over the last decade and 53 percent of the country's nearly 194 million people now belong to the middle class, according to an official study released Thursday.

Friday, September 21, 2012 10:53:08 AM

1,000-year-old tomb found in Mexico
Mexico City, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Archaeologists have discovered a tomb more than 1,000 years old in the western state of Michoacan, authorities said.

Friday, September 21, 2012 10:30:10 AM

Obama gains advantage in three swing states
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) A slew of new opinion polls shows President Barack Obama gaining advantage over Mitt Romney as his Republican challenger scrambles to put his campaign back on track over his controversial remarks writing off nearly half of Americans as his voters.

Friday, September 21, 2012 10:28:11 AM

US eyes infrastructure spending in India, emerging economies
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) With India and other emerging economies set to spends trillions of dollars to build infrastructure, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is hoping that they would chose America as their partner.

Friday, September 21, 2012 10:04:04 AM

Don't give up on India: Bush team officials
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) Two former Bush administration officials have made a forceful plea to US policymakers not to give up on India amid its "political dysfunction and slowing economic growth", saying "the logic underlying US-India relations remains sound."

Friday, September 21, 2012 9:22:04 AM

Williams wants well-mannered daughter
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Singer Robbie Williams, who recently became a father to a baby girl, says he wants to raise his daughter to be kind and courteous to all.

Friday, September 21, 2012 3:13:37 AM

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