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Indian-origin boy wins 2013 National Geographic contest
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Twelve-year-old Indian-origin boy Sathwik Karnik won the 2013 National Geographic Bee by correctly naming Chimborazo, a peak in Ecuador, as the farthest point on earth from the Equator.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:50:51 PM

Ricky Martin calls for gay rights law in Puerto Rico
San Juan, May 23 (IANS/EFE) Singer Ricky Martin called Wednesday in a letter sent to the Puerto Rican House of Representatives for the legislative body to approve a bill which would prohibit discrimination due to sexual orientation on the island.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:08:45 PM

Santos reject Barcelona Neymar bid
Rio de Janeiro, May 23 (IANS) Santos have rejected a 20 million-euro offer from Barcelona for Brazil star Neymar.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:06:44 PM

Olimpia hold Fluminense in Libertadores quarters
Rio de Janeiro, May 23 (IANS) Olimpia raised hopes of an unlikely semifinal berth after holding Fluminense to a 0-0 draw in their Copa Libertadores quarterfinal first leg.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:02:44 PM

Oklahoma tornado damage could top $2 bn
Washington, May 23 (IANS/EFE) The tornado that killed 24 people and injured more than 200 others in Moore, Oklahoma, could have done more than $2 billion worth of damage, officials said Wednesday.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:46:47 AM

Four debutants in Dutch squad for Indonesia, China friendlies
The Hague, May 23 (IANS) Dutch football head coach Louis van Gaal has named four debutants in the squad for the friendlies in Indonesia and China in June.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:41:20 AM

Russian rocket wreckage threatens Ecuador satellite
Quito, May 23 (IANS/EFE) The Ecuadorian Civil Space Agency issued an alert Wednesday about a possible collision of its Pegaso satellite, launched last month, with the wreckage of a Russian rocket.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:30:46 AM

Mexico City hosts chili pepper festival
Mexico City, May 23 (IANS/EFE) Chili peppers and sauces will take centre stage at a festival being held this week in Mexico City, where the spicy plant, one of the pillars of Mexican cuisine, will be honoured, organizers said.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:58:44 AM

US senate panel approves immigration reform
Washington, May 23 (IANS/EFE) Immigration reform that plans to legalize some 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US passed its first test as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 to approve a bipartisan bill to overhaul the system.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:48:46 AM

Dead Boston bomber involved in 2011 slayings: Report
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev participated in a 2011 gruesome triple murder outside Boston along with a Chechen killed during a confrontation with law enforcement officers,

Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:18:46 AM

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