Colombia Makes Copa Quarter-Finals

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News Americas, Santa Fe, Argentina, Mon. July 11, 2011: Colombia beat out Bolivia 2-nil Sunday to advance to the quarter finals of Copa America. Porto star Radamel Falcao scored in the 15th and 29th minutes for Colombia to secure top spot in Group A with 7 points. Bolivia finished with […]

Guitarist Of Cuba’s Buena Vista Social Club Dead

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News Americas, HAVANA, Cuba, Mon. July 11, 2011: Manuel Galban, the guitarist of the famed Cuban group, the Buena Vista Social Club, has passed way at the age of 80. The Grammy Award-winning musician reportedly died in Havana after suffering a heart attack. Its “a very sad day for Cuban […]

Argentine Folk Singer Mourned

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News Americas, GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, Mon. July 11, 2011: Fans on Argentina singer Facundo Cabral are mourning his passing after the 74-year-old was killed in an ambush by gunmen in Guatemala City. President Alvaro Colom called the murder a “cowardly act” and decreed three days of mourning. Colom told Argentine […]

Bolt Wins In Paris

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News Americas, PARIS, France, Mon. July 11, 2011: Jamaica’s Usain Lightning Bolt struck in Paris again Friday, claiming the win in the 200-m sprint. Bolt won at the IAAF Paris Diamond League meet on the freshly-laid track in the Stade de France in Saint-Denis in a time of 20.03. Christophe […]

The Tiger Has Done It Again

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By Oscar Ramjeet News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Mon. July 11, 2011: The “Tiger” has done it again. Playing in his 133rd test match, the most by a West Indian cricketer, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, has yet again saved the West Indies team from the jaws of defeat by the powerful Indian team. […]

US suspends $800m in Pakistan military aid

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The US is withholding some $800 million in aid to Pakistan, almost a third of the $2.7bn in security assistance it provides each year to the South Asian nation, Barack Obama’s chief of staff has confirmed. Relations between the key allies, always tricky, have drastically deteriorated since US commandos shot […]

Thomas Beckets of Libya and Britain?

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Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. Darkness had just fallen over southern England on December 29 in 1170, when four armed and overzealous knights, encouraged by an enraged and explosive king, burst into Canterbury Cathedral. The knights, tightly gripping and swinging their swords, shouted, “Where is Thomas Becket, traitor to […]

End of the World: ‘Thank you and goodbye’

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Britain’s best-selling Sunday tabloid the News of the World signed off with a simple front page message – “THANK YOU & GOODBYE” – leaving the British media establishment reeling from the expanding phone-hacking scandal that brought down the muckraking newspaper after 168 years. Journalists crafted the newspaper’s own obituary before […]