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India, UAE can't risk backlash over BlackBerry: Analysts
Toronto, Oct 13 (IANS) Though BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM), based at Waterloo near here didn't react Tuesday to India's decision to extend its deadline till Dec 31 to satisfy New Delhi's security concerns, analysts said no emerging economy wants to risk a backlash by throwing out BlackBerry.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:01:39 PM

Underground odyssey: Chile miners defied the odds
Copiapo (Chile), Oct 13 (DPA) The miners who began emerging late Tuesday after 69 days underground in northern Chile surprised and delighted the world with their unlikely survival.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 11:21:32 AM

50 percent of Colombian men admit to abusive behaviour
Bogota, Oct 13 (IANS/EFE) Some 50 percent of Colombian men admit to having abused their wives, and 26 percent have at least once tried to intimidate them, a study in the Andean country prepared by three UN agencies says.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 11:07:44 AM

US judge puts global halt on 'don't ask, don't tell' policy
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) A US federal judge has ordered a worldwide halt to enforcement of the Defence Department's controversial 'don't ask, don't tell' policy, putting an end to the ban on openly gay troops.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 10:54:27 AM

Spanish is third most-used internet language
New York, Oct 13 (IANS/EFE) Spanish is the third most-used language on the internet, after English and Chinese, according to a report.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 10:27:53 AM

Fossil of first plant to grow on land found
Buenos Aires, Oct 13 (IANS/EFE) A team of Argentine and Belgian scientists have discovered in northwestern Argentina a 472 million-year-old fossil of the first plant to grow on land, said one of the researchers.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 10:22:05 AM

3 men gunned down at Mexican hospital
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Oct 13 (IANS/EFE) Gunmen murdered three men at a hospital in Ciudad Juarez, the most violent city in Mexico, police said.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 10:06:11 AM

Ecuador's oil exports rise 43 percent
Quito, Oct 13 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador exported 9.1 million barrels of oil in September, up 43 percent from the 6.3 million barrels exported in the previous month, state-owned oil company Petroecuador said.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 10:05:41 AM

Colombian police rescue kidnapped lottery winner
Bogota, Oct 13 (IANS/EFE) A businessman in a Colombian border town was rescued from his kidnappers who were after his $50,000 lottery prize, police said.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 10:05:40 AM

Colombia wins spot on UN Security Council
United Nations, Oct 13 (IANS/EFE) The UN General Assembly Tuesday elected Colombia to hold one of the two non-permanent seats on the Security Council reserved for Latin America and the Caribbean during 2011-12.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 10:05:39 AM

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