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Don't let Facebook get you into trouble
Washington, Jan 29 (DPA) These days, Facebook may be the single best way online to keep in touch with friends, associates, far-flung family members, and people with similar interests. But if you're not careful, it's probably also the site most likely to get you into trouble.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 4:41:19 PM

Canada to throw out billionaire kin of Tunisia dictator
Toronto, Jan 29 (IANS) With a billionaire brother-in-law of the ousted Tunisian dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali fleeing with his family to Montreal last week, Canada Friday said it was taking steps to remove him from the country.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 1:59:43 PM

BlackBerry knocked out of Top-5 sellers by China' ZTE
Toronto, Jan 29 (IANS) China's ZTE Corp. has replaced BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) among the world's top five mobile phone sellers.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 11:45:31 AM

VW to build $550 mn engine plant in Mexico
Mexico City, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) The Mexican subsidiary of German automaker Volkswagen plans to invest $550 million in construction of an engine plant in the central city of Silao.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 11:15:40 AM

Cuban dissident briefly detained for second time
Havana, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, winner of the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Conscience in 2010, was briefly detained for a second time this week in the central city of Santa Clara.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 11:15:39 AM

Obama talks tough with embattled Mubarak
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) As revolt swept key ally Egypt, US President Barack Obama asked Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to make good on his promises and avoid a violent response to the thousands of protesters in the streets. Obama spoke with Mubarak shortly after the latter addressed his country saying he was asking his government to make way for a new one and pledging to address the concerns of thousand of Egyptians protesting in Cairo's streets.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 10:59:35 AM

Gold burglar targeting South Asians gets 46 months
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) The leader of a gang of picky New York City burglars, who targeted the homes of Indian and South Asian residents around Washington for their gold jewellery has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 10:55:17 AM

Cattle baron slain in Mexico
Monterrey (Mexico), Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) A Mexican cattle baron was found slain Friday a few hours after his abduction in suburban Monterrey, an official said.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 10:42:47 AM

Haiti cholera death toll tops 4,000
Port-au-Prince, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) The number of deaths caused by the cholera epidemic that Haiti has suffered since mid-October has risen to 4,030, with a total of 209,034 people treated, health authorities said Friday.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 10:16:09 AM

Obama calls on Mubarak to respect rights of Egyptians
Washington, Jan 29 (DPA) US President Barack Obama called Friday for the Egyptian government to respect the rights of its people, following days of protests demanding the ouster of President Hosny Mubarak.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 9:37:14 AM

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