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10,000 agents searching for missing Mexican students

By | October 31, 2014

Mexico City, Oct 31 (IANS/Prensa Latina) The search for the 43 students who disappeared in Iguala, in the Mexican state of Guerrero, continued Friday with participation of 10,000 agents, including federal forces, investigators, experts and agents of the Attorney General’s … Read it!

Trapped miners confirmed dead: Colombia

By | October 31, 2014

Bogota, Oct 31 : Twelve workers trapped by a flood inside a coal mine in the northwestern province of Antioquia are dead, Colombian authorities said Friday.… Read it!

Zimbabwe’s main opposition calls for fresh polls again

By | October 31, 2014

Harare, Oct 31 : Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC-T party said Friday economic challenges confronting the country could only be resolved if the country holds free and fair polls.… Read it!

Less than half of Americans support stricter gun laws: Poll

By | October 31, 2014

Washington, Oct 31 : Less than half of Americans said they back tougher gun laws, which is significantly lower than the 58 percent recorded just after the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 20 children dead, a Gallup … Read it!

Ponzy schemer cheats residents of $22 mn, gets 15-year jail

By | October 31, 2014

Washington, Oct 31 : If you have been one of those approached by some ‘known’ person for investing in something with an assurance of ‘easy money’, you may benefit reading about this Ponzi schemer jailed in the US for robbing … Read it!

Pakistan repatriates 29 Afghans

By | October 31, 2014

Islamabad, Oct 31 : Pakistan handed over 29 Afghans arrested during a military operation in its northwestern tribal region to Afghan authorities, the army said Friday.… Read it!

Burkina Faso’s president quits, army chief takes power

By | October 31, 2014

Ouagadougou, Oct 31 : Burkina Faso’s army chief Gen. Nabere Honore Traore assumed power Friday after President Blaise Compaore announced his resignation following violent protests against his attempt to extend his 27-year rule.… Read it!

Spanish government challenges Catalonia’s symbolic vote on independence

By | October 31, 2014

Madrid, Oct 31 : Spain’s government Friday challenged Catalonia’s decision to hold a symbolic vote Nov 9 as an alternative to a referendum on independence stalled by the Constitutional Court.… Read it!

Myanmar roundtable summit discusses political issues

By | October 31, 2014

Nay Pyi Taw, Oct 31 : Myanmar’s first five-party roundtable summit held in the Presidential Palace here Friday discussed some key political issues in the country, presidential spokesman U Ye Htut said at a press conference after the two-hour talks.… Read it!

Saudi Arabia facing high child sex abuse: Studies

By | October 31, 2014

Riyadh, Oct 31 : Some studies in Saudi Arabia have revealed that the rate of children’s sexual abuse in the Kingdom is alarmingly high with every fourth child having been exposed to sexual harassment at some point of early life.… Read it!