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Uruguay Whips Paraguay To Win 15th Copa

News Americas, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Mon. July 25, 2011: Uruguay’s soccer squad claimed its 15th Copa America title Sunday, after whipping Paraguay in the finals of the tourney. Diego Forlán scored twice and Luis Suárez once as Uruguay took the win 3-0 over Paraguay. Uruguay’s squad featured 20 of the 23 players they took to the World Cup. They showed ...

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Antigua & Barbuda Investment Bank Saved

News Americas, ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Mon. July 25, 2011: Antigua & Barbuda Investment Bank has been saved from collapse. Reports indicate that The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank had inadequate liquid assets and could not meet the statutory reserve requirement and had to be taken over. It was one of the few locally owned banks in Antigua and began operating in ...

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Tamil Parties Make Strong Showing in Sri Lanka

NEW DELHI — Voters in northern and eastern Sri Lanka gave an alliance of parties closely linked to the defeated Tamil Tiger insurgency majorities in 18 of 26 local council elections, according to results released Sunday. Related Sri Lanka Voting Marked by Skepticism on Change (July 24, 2011) Times Topic: Sri Lanka The elections allowed residents in many areas the ...

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Couples wed on 1st day gay marriage is legal in NY

Related: “factbox” –> More News Hundreds of gay couples dressed in formal suits and striped trousers, gowns and T-shirts recited vows in emotion-choked voices and triumphantly hoisted their long-awaited marriage certificates on Sunday as New York became the sixth and largest state to recognize same-sex weddings. Couples began saying “I do” at midnight from Niagara Falls to Long Island, though ...

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Hotel maid goes public with allegations against ex-IMF chief

(CNN) — The maid who accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in a New York City hotel room has ended her months-long silence and gone public. Nafissatou Diallo spoke to Newsweek magazine for an article posted on its website Sunday, as well as to Robin Roberts of ABC News as part of an interview ...

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Afghan insurgents hang 8-year-old boy

RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press= KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents in southern Afghanistan hanged an 8-year-old boy six days after they abducted him, the Afghan government said Sunday. The boy’s captors had demanded that his father, a police officer, supply them with a police vehicle and he refused, said a statement from President Hamid Karzai’s office. The militants hanged the boy ...

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Train collision in China kills 35, injures 191

LOUISE WATT Associated Press= BEIJING (AP) — A bullet train crashed into another high-speed train that had stalled after being struck by lightning in eastern China, causing four carriages to fall off a viaduct and killing at least 35 people and injuring 191 others, state media and an official said Sunday. It was the first derailment on China’s high-speed rail ...

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Queens-Based, Guyana Businessman Nabbed By FBI, Released On Bail

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Sun. July 25, 2011: Richmond Hill, Queens, NY Guyanese businessman, Edul “Ed” Ahmad, has been arrested by U.S. federal authorities but released on bail. Federal agents reportedly nabbed Ahmad off Delta flights 383 at JFK International that was heading to Guyana. He faces mortgage fraud charges but was released on bail of US$2.5M according to ...

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Norway suspect says attacks were ‘necessary’

The man suspected of a bombing and shooting spree in Norway has called his deeds “atrocious but … necessary,” his lawyer has said. In an interview with TV2 news on Saturday, Geir Lippestad, who is representing 32-year-old Anders Breivik, said his client was willing to explain himself in a court hearing on Monday. Lippestad said: “He has said that he believed ...

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A Tale of Two Elections: Cherokee Nation and United States

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. When it was announced that the Cherokee Nation’s Supreme Court invalidated the results of a disputed election to determine their Chief, I remembered what Sheldon S. Wolin wrote about the 2000 presidential election and a possible Florida recount. In “Democracy Inc., Managed Democracy And The Specter Of Inverted Totalitarianism.” Wolin believes today the U.S. ...

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