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Honduras: Intentan sacar cuerpos de reos muertos en incendio

TEGUCIGALPA (AP) — La policía desalojó el lunes con gases lacrimógenos a centenares de personas que intentaron sacar de la morgue los cuerpos de los reos que murieron la semana pasada en…

Partido mexicano denuncia por corrupción a hermana de presidente

MEXICO (AP) — La hermana del presidente de México Felipe Calderón estaba el lunes en el centro de atención después de divulgarse una grabación de audio en la que parece incurrir en supuestos actos de corrupción electoral. Medios locales transmitieron la…

The U.S. Aging Population as an Economic Growth Driver for Global Competitiveness (Audio)

Joseph Coughlin and Kelly Michel discuss how a healthy and active aging population can contribute to economic growth, and the public policy reform, new business strategies, and profound shifts in views on aging necessary

Mexico’s Burgeoning Economy Amid Drug Violence

Mexico’s economy and tourism industry are growing despite an escalation in drug violence in recent years, says CFR’s Shannon O’Neil as she discusses its implications for U.S.-Mexico relations, immigration, and

44 killed in Mexican prison melee

At least 44 people died during a prison riot in northern Mexico on Sunday that could have been a cover for a breakout, a security official said.

30 prisoners escape after riot in northern Mexico, governor says

Dozens died and 30 inmates escaped during a weekend prison riot in northern Mexico, an official said Monday.

Prison fight leaves 44 dead

A fight between rival gangs at an overcrowded prison on the outskirts of the northern Mexican manufacturing city of Monterrey left at least 44 dead yesterday, authorities said.

Gallery: Rio Carnival in full swing

Rio de Janeiro’s four days of pre-Lent festivities hit their peak last night as hundreds of thousands of people flocked to the Brazilian city to watch dazzling dancers in the  infamous Samba Parade.

DARFUR: UN denies peacekeepers being held hostage in Darfur

The joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission (UNAMID) on Monday refuted a Darfur rebel group’s claim from earlier in the day that it had kidnapped 49 peacekeepers. UNAMID said the solders were “blocked” not kidnapped.

SENEGAL: Police disperse opposition protests in Senegal

Senegal police turned away small groups of opposition protesters Monday after days of riots against President Abdoulaye Wade’s bid for a third term. The city emptied out amid fears of fresh violence as tensions run high ahead of

Doing Business – Country Moves to Improve Ranking

[Leadership] Nigeria has an ambitious plan to improve…

Disconnection – National Stadium Owes PHCN N1 Million

[Leadership] An official of the National…

Libyans queue for first vote in battle-hit Misrata (Reuters)

Reuters – People from Libya’s battle-scarred city of Misrata queued up to vote in their first free election Monday, hoping to set a standard for the rest of the country as it prepares for national polls in June after the war that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi.

Zimbabwe’s president says mediator can be fired (AP)

AP – Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe said Monday that he reserves the right to disregard efforts by South African President Jacob Zuma to mediate disputes in the nation’s troubled coalition government.

Inside the "Pirates of Somalia"

CNN’s Erin Burnett interviews Jay Bahadur, author of “Pirates of Somalia” on the rescue of two Americans held by pirates.

Tough challenges for Libyans

Clashes between rival militias. Allegations of detainee torture. Assaults on the headquarters of the National Transitional Council, which governs Libya.

Poisoned spring: revolution brings Tunisia more fear than freedom

Want to remember what Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali was like? Just walk down the Avenue Habib-Bourguiba – until a few weeks ago still cordoned off by …

Death toll in Tibet protest rises to 21

A young Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire to protest against Chinese rule – the 21st to do so in the past year.

Bomb Explodes Outside Church in Central Nigeria (VOA News)

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4 die in military crash near US base in Africa (Africa Leader)

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Nigeria Islamists ‘die in clash’

Nigerian security forces say they have killed at least eight members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in the north-east city of Maiduguri.

Darfur rebels ‘free peacekeepers’

Rebels in Sudan’s Darfur province say they have released 49 African peacekeepers but are holding three people they suspect of being Sudanese security agents.

Anthony Shadid, Times Correspondent, Posthumously Honored (New York Times)

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Albanian Soldier Dies in Attack in Southern Afghanistan (Afghanistan news)

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Cocky Akhilesh Yadav stings Rahul Gandhi

Addressing an election rally, the SP star campaigner claimed there were signs of a Samajwadi victory and this was making “some leaders” angry — so angry that they could soon be jumping off podiums.

FIR filed against Rahul for flouting roadshow rules

Congress star campaigner Rahul Gandhi was slapped with a case on Monday for flouting restrictions on his six-hour road show in Kanpur on Sunday.

Red Cross Negotiating Humanitarian Cease-Fire in Syria

The International Committee of the Red Cross says it is trying to broker a humanitarian cease-fire in Syria, as government tanks and troops mass around…

Imperfect Election Marks Start of Yemen’s Transition

Yemenis go to the polls Tuesday in an uncontested presidential election that is part of a negotiated end to the decades-long rule of President Ali…

UN Nuclear Inspector Seeking Results in Talks with Iran

The chief U.N. nuclear inspector begins another to visit to Iran on Monday, saying his “highest priority” is getting answers to allegations of military dimensions to the Iranian nuclear program. Speaking before he left Vienna on…

Europe Finance Ministers Set to Approve New Greek Bailout

Eurozone finance ministers are set to approve a new $171-billion bailout for Greece, at a meeting in Brussels. French Finance Minister Francois Baroin said Monday that after months of negotiations over terms of the deal for …

Libyan families move into Gadhafi fortress

It used to be the impenetrable fortress of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime. Only workers or members of the toppled Libyan leader’s inner circle could see inside.

Video: Former Gadhafi compound gets new lease on life

Scores of poor Libyan families have moved into Bab-al-Aziziya, a once inpenetrable fortress that was home to former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Zimbabwe: Free National Global Protests on Mugabe's Birthday

[SW Radio] Hundreds of people worldwide are expected to take part in the 21st Movement-Free Zimbabwe Global Protests on Tuesday next week. This is the day the

Zambia: 'Red Alert' On Henry's Arrest Extended

[Times of Zambia] A combined team of security officers investigating corruption has extended its ‘Red Alert’ to the rest of the countries apart from Kenya for the capture of former president

News Corp. launches its new Sunday tabloid despite ongoing scandal

News Corp. officials announced Sunday that the tabloid The Sun on Sunday would replace the now defunct News of the World. read more

Rupert Murdoch Announces Sun on Sunday Launch for Feb. 26

Mimi Turner The new title comes seven months after he was forced to shutter The News of The World and amid numerous ongoing criminal investigations into his London newspapers. read more

News of the World's successor to launch next week

The successor to Rupert Murdoch’s scandal-shuttered News of the World newspaper will begin publication in a week’s time, a senior News Corp. executive said Sunday.

Murdoch to launch new Sunday tabloid

The successor to Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World newspaper will begin publication in a week’s time.

Vietnam's tight credit policy depresses shares

Substantial gains on Friday helped mitigate the stock market’s overall downward trend last week, as well as give a boost to investor psychology heading into this week’s

WTO membership boosts Vietnam's economy

Ho Chi Minh (Viet Nam News/ANN) – Vietnam has made great strides in all aspects of its economy in the five years since it became a member of the World Trade Organisation, experts told a conference in HCM City last

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