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Hundreds evacuated after mudslide in Guatemala
Guatemala City, Jan 9 (IANS) Some 1,300 families have been evacuated from their homes in northern Guatemala following Sunday's mudslide in which 38 people were killed and 30 still missing, EFE news agency reported Friday.

Friday, January 09, 2009 5:07:38 AM

Raul Castro meets Iranian envoy, pledges stronger ties
Havana, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro has expressed confidence in bolstering ties between Havana and Tehran while meeting Iran's Industry and Mines Minister Ali Akbar Mezharabian, according to an official statement.

Friday, January 09, 2009 4:24:04 AM

Powerful quake jolts Costa Rica
San Jose, Jan 9 (IANS) A powerful earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale rocked northern Costa Rica late Thursday night, but there were no reports of any casualty, EFE news agency reported Friday.

Friday, January 09, 2009 4:23:42 AM

Closed-door meetings at UN; no consensus on Gaza ceasefire
New York, Jan 9 (DPA) Western nations and high-ranking Arab government officials held closed-door discussions at United Nations headquarters here Thursday to try and reach a consensus on the text of a ceasefire to end the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Friday, January 09, 2009 3:06:06 AM

Obama calls for drastic measures to revive economy
Washington, Jan 9 (DPA) US president-elect Barack Obama is expected to call for drastic measures to revive the ailing US economy Thursday, even if that means tipping the US deficit over $1 trillion.

Friday, January 09, 2009 12:58:09 AM

Obama unveils economic stimulus plan
Washington, Jan 8 (Xinhua) US president-elect Barack Obama Thursday unveiled details of his economic stimulus plan aimed at lifting the US economy out of a deepening recession, and urged the Congress to approve the plan as soon as possible.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 10:41:47 PM

Wall Street falls as retailers bring down market
New York, Jan 8 (Xinhua) Wall Street opened lower Thursday after big US retailers reported disappointing sales in the holiday shopping season.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 9:59:15 PM

Chopra set to defend Mercedes title on US Tour
Kapalua (Hawaii), Jan 8 (IANS) Daniel Chopra opens his defence of the Mercedes-Benz Championship golf on the US PGA Tour that gets underway this week.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 3:52:10 PM

Protein-maker functions like an editor!
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) The enzyme machine that translates a cell's DNA code into the proteins of life is amazing as an 'editorial perfectionist'.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 3:35:13 PM

Historic mission to quantify greenhouse gases in real time
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) HIAPER, one of the most advanced existing research aircraft, will be embarking on a historic mission spanning the globe from pole to pole.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 3:23:04 PM

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