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Colombian city gets outdoor escalators
Bogota, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) A poor neighbourhood on the western mountainside of the Colombian city of Medellin has been installed with outdoor escalators to solve the problem of people getting up and down steep terrain.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 10:04:00 AM

Argentine president to undergo surgery for thyroid cancer
Buenos Aires, Dec 28 (IANS) Argentine President Cristina Fernandez will undergo surgery for thyroid cancer, her spokesman said.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 9:22:39 AM

New Yorkers'' life expectancy at all-time high
New York, Dec 28 (IANS) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday that babies born in the city in 2009 have the record high life expectancy of 80.6 years, an increase of nearly three years since 2000.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 4:59:49 AM

US stocks mixed amid thin trading
New York, Dec 28 (IANS) US stocks ended narrowly mixed amid thin trading Tuesday, the first trading session after the Christmas Holiday, Xinhua reported.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 4:27:49 AM

US stocks rise in midday trading
New York, Dec 28 (IANS) US stocks rose slightly during midday trading Tuesday, Xinhua reported.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 2:47:49 AM

Basile is Club de Avellaneda boss for 4th time
Buenos Aires, Dec 27 (IANS) Alfio Basile, the former Argentine football coach, was named the boss of top-flight Argentine side Racing Club de Avellaneda for the fourth time in his career.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 8:16:59 PM

New faster technique to gauge health risk from chemicals
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) Nearly 80,000 industrial chemicals are in use and about 700 new chemicals are introduced annually in the US, according to the US Government Accountability Office. A new technique is now being developed for faster assessment of health risks from these.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 5:55:19 PM

''Greater Elephant'' receives best jury award at SAIFF
New York, Dec 27 (IANS) ''Greater Elephant'', a film produced by Pallavi Rohtagi, received the Best Jury Award at the South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) here.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 5:17:19 PM

A last tango between Washington and Islamabad? (Comment)
The tension between Islamabad and Washington is being stretched to the limit. Reports from Washington say US officials are trying to ''limit'' its counter-terrorism alliance with Pakistan. But this time, it appears, the situation could be more damaging, especially for Islamabad, because its duplicity and denials are being exposed as it possibly dances its last tango with Washington.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 3:34:20 PM

Remove heavy guns from LoC: Pakistan proposes to India
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) Heavy artillery should be removed from the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has suggested to India during the two-day talks being held in Islamabad on conventional and nuclear confidence building measures (CBMs), a media report said Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 2:20:39 PM

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