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Clown elected to Brazillian congress

05 October 2010

Rio de Janeiro - A Brazilian clown has had the last laugh by winning a seat in Congress with more votes than any other candidate in Sunday’s elections. Read More


Ecuador on guard

04 October 2010

Students attending a military ceremony as soldiers stand guard in front of the government palace in Quito, Ecuador. Read More

Big credit card companies sued

04 October 2010

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department yesterday sued the three largest United States credit card companies for anticompetitive practices and reached a proposed settlement with two of them, MasterCard and Visa. Read More

Alert goes out to travellers

04 October 2010

PARIS – Japan and Sweden joined the United States and Britain in warning citizens about traveling in Europe because of concerns about a terror attack. Pakistani intelligence officials said five German militants were believed killed in an American missile strike close... Read More

School district fights lesbian's charges

04 October 2010

JACKSON – A Mississippi school district wants a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a lesbian who claimed her rights were violated because the senior photograph of her dressed in a tuxedo was left out of the school yearbook. Read More


Ex-rebel now front-runner

04 October 2010

SAO PAULO – A former Marxist guerrilla who was imprisoned and brutally tortured during Brazil’s long military dictatorship was the front-running candidate in yesterday’s presidential election, though she might be forced into a run-off vote by her centrist rival. Read More

US warns citizens in Europe

04 October 2010

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration yesterday warned Americans of potential terrorist threats in Europe and urged them to be vigilant in public places, including tourist spots and transportation hubs. Read More

Wife-shooter kills self

04 October 2010

BINGHAMTON, New York – A parolee shot his wife in upstate New York, fled the scene and then killed himself when state troopers stopped his car, police said. Read More


Train crash kills dozen

02 October 2010

4:07 p.m. Oct. 2 – A train crash this morning near the Indonesian city of Pemalang in Central Java province has killed at least 36 people, officials say. Read More

Heavy rains swamp US north-east

01 October 2010

LEVITTOWN – Torrential downpours from a faded tropical storm inundated the United States north-east yesterday, forcing evacuations, toppling trees, cutting power to thousands and washing out roads during a snarled morning commute. Read More

Deadbeat dad jailed

01 October 2010

MICHIGAN – A judge has jailed a man who fathered 23 children by 14 different women – then refused to pay support. Read More

Rebels attack fuel tankers

01 October 2010

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Assailants in Pakistan launched two separate attacks today on vehicles carrying fuel for NATO and American forces in Afghanistan, highlighting the vulnerability of the United States-led mission a day after Pakistan closed a major border crossing.... Read More


Deadly blasts rock Nigeria

01 October 2010

ABUJA – At least eight people have been killed in explosions in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, marring celebrations to mark 50 years of independence from Britain. Read More

Ecuador calm after attack on president

01 October 2010

QUITO – Ecuador was under a state of siege, the streets quiet with the military in charge of public order, after soldiers rescued President Rafael Correa from a hospital where he’d been surrounded by police who roughed him up and tear-gassed him earlier. Read More

Mine rescue by October 15

01 October 2010

SAN JOSE – Chile’s mines minister says an attempt to rescue 33 trapped miners will begin in the second half of October – earlier than previously predicted. Read More


Obama replaces chief of staff

01 October 2010

WASHINGTON – Reshaping the tone and tenor of the White House, President Barack Obama today replaced the colorful and caustic Rahm Emanuel with the private Pete Rouse as his chief of staff, shifting to a new phase of his presidency with a drastically different aide as... Read More

Emergency declared

01 October 2010

QUITO – A state of emergency was declared in Ecuador after President Rafael Correa accused the opposition and security forces of a coup attempt. Read More


Protesting police throw Ecuador into chaos

30 September 2010

QUITO, Ecuador – Hundreds of police protesting a new law that cuts their benefits plunged this small South American nation into chaos on Thursday, shutting down airports and blocking highways in a nationwide strike left citizens and businesses vulnerable to crime. Read More


Student kills himself after gay sex footage put online

30 September 2010

A New Jersey college student has leapt to his death a day after authorities said two students secretly filmed him having sex with a man and broadcast it over the internet. Read More


Tony Curtis dies at 85

30 September 2010

LAS VEGAS – Tony Curtis, the Bronx tailor's son who became a 1950s movie heartthrob and then a respected actor with such films as "Sweet Smell of Success," ''The Defiant Ones" and "Some Like It Hot," has died. He was 85. Read More


Five perish in floods

30 September 2010

WILMINGTON – Five people were killed yesterday when a vehicle skidded off a road that had been slicked by a massive rainstorm that drenched the east coast, the North Carolina Highway Patrol said. Read More


Should the headquarters of a new regional airline remain in Antigua & Barbuda?