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Obama's Nobel win positive, says Fidel Castro
Havana, Oct 11 (EFE) The decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama was 'a positive measure and compensates his defeat in Copenhagen when Rio de Janeiro was picked as a site for 2016 Olympic Games', Cuban leader Fidel Castro has said.

Sunday, October 11, 2009 5:30:52 PM

German football boss wants Loew to stay coach after World Cup
Moscow, Oct 11 (DPA) The head of Germany's football federation would like coach Joachim Loew to stay in charge of the national team after next year's World Cup in South Africa.

Sunday, October 11, 2009 4:09:10 PM

US, Mexico qualify for World Cup
Mexico City, Oct 11 (DPA) Regional giants Mexico and the United States qualified for the 2010 World Cup football, as Honduras and Costa Rica aim for the third Concacaf qualifying spot in the next and final round.

Sunday, October 11, 2009 2:59:35 PM

Chile qualifies for World Cup, Argentina back on track
Buenos Aires/Medellin (Colombia), Oct 11 (DPA) Chile qualified Saturday for the 2010 World Cup while Argentina obtained a dramatic injury-time win to get back on track to South Africa.

Sunday, October 11, 2009 2:38:27 PM

17 die as Cambodian ferry capsizes
Phnom Penh, Oct 11 (Xinhua) At least 17 people, including 14 women, died when an overloaded ferry capsized in Cambodia's Kratie province, an official said Sunday.

Sunday, October 11, 2009 2:00:58 PM

Cuba reports first swine flu deaths
Havana, Oct 11 (IANS) Three pregnant women have succumbed to swine flu in Cuba, becoming the first reported casualties of the disease in the country, reports EFE news agency.

Sunday, October 11, 2009 11:40:47 AM

President Obama vows to allow gays into military service
Washington, Oct 11 (DPA) US President Barack Obama repeated his past pledges to overturn the military's policy of expelling troops who express homosexual orientation, in a speech Saturday to a national gay rights group.

Sunday, October 11, 2009 10:27:50 AM

US groom mistakes bride for intruder, shoots her dead
Washington, Oct 10 (DPA) A man in the US state of Florida shot his bride-to-be on the eve of their wedding after he mistook her for an intruder, local media reported Saturday.

Saturday, October 10, 2009 10:23:00 PM

Obama Nobel reflects badly on his predecessors: Castro
Havana, Oct 10 (DPA) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro Saturday described the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama as a 'positive measure' that marked a criticism of the 'genocidal policies' of previous US presidents.

Saturday, October 10, 2009 9:36:15 PM

Nobel for Obama leaves media puzzled, politicos divided
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize win has evoked mixed reactions in the US with the media largely puzzled over the surprise pick and some comments sharply divided along party lines.

Saturday, October 10, 2009 7:41:31 PM

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