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Ecuador faces worst flooding in decades, 3 mn people affected
Quito (Ecuador), Feb 24 (IANS) More than three million people, who make up a quarter of Ecuador's population, have been afflicted by the worst floods the Andean nation has known for decades, according to a security ministry official, EFE news agency reported Sunday.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 3:03:46 PM

Black boxes from crashed Venezuelan airliner recovered
Caracas, Feb 24 (IANS) Venezuelan rescue teams, scouring the mountainous area of the Andes where a Venezuelan plane crashed Thursday for human remains and wreckages, have recovered the black boxes, Spain's EFE news agency reported Sunday.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 2:58:57 PM

Hillary Clinton launches offensive to catch up with Obama
Washington, Feb 24 (DPA) Former first lady Hillary Clinton has stepped up her attacks on her rival for the Democratic presidential nomination declaring 'Shame on you, Barack Obama'.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 1:19:22 PM

Spears to regain access to kids soon
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Pop star Britney Spears will soon be allowed to visit her two sons again after reaching an agreement with her ex-husband Kevin Federline.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 12:25:35 PM

Cody to wear million dollar shoes to Oscars
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Diablo Cody, 'Juno' writer and a former stripper, has been chosen to wear footwear designer Stuart Weitzman's million dollar shoes for the Oscar awards.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 12:22:27 PM

Guatemalan Farmers release 29 abducted policemen (Lead)
Guatemala City, Feb 23 (DPA) Hundreds of Guatemalan farmers released Saturday 29 police officers, whom they had taken hostage, after their main demand to release one of their leaders was rejected.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 11:40:11 PM

Colombia's ex-president slams government for hostage comments
Bogota, Feb 23 (IANS) Former Colombian president Ernesto Samper has strongly criticised the government of President Alvaro Uribe for its 'rash and irresponsible' comments on the hostage release announced by the country's guerrilla rebels recently.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 7:03:47 PM

Guatemalan farmers take 29 policemen hostage
Guatemala City, Feb 23 (IANS) Some 1,500 farmers from Guatemala's Atlantic coast have taken 29 police officers hostage to press their demand for the release of a farm leader arrested earlier this month on various charges, an interior ministry official has said.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 7:01:53 PM

Anand draws with Topalov, retains lead in Morelia-Linares chess
Morelia (Mexico), Feb 23 (IANS) World champion Viswanathan Anand further strengthened his claim to retain his title as he held on to his half-point lead after drawing his sixth round game against former world champion Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria at the Morelia-Linares chess tournament here.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 4:59:24 PM

Iran calls UN Security Council actions illegal (Lead, changing dateline)
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) Iran Saturday said the actions taken by the UN Security Council against the country over its nuclear programme lack any shred of logic and legality.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 4:48:33 PM

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