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Top Libyan rebel commander shot dead

Libya's rebel leadership was in turmoil last night following the death of its military chief, who had been arrested on the suspicion of holding secret talks with Muammar Gaddafi's regime. The National Transitional Council (TNC), the opposition administration based in Benghazi, claimed that Major-General Abdel Fatah Younes had been shot by pro-Gaddafi forces. But this was immediately dismissed by supporters of the commander, who claimed he had been killed by fellow...

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An Immigrant Sheds The Cloak Of Anonymity For “Justice”

Guinean immigrant Ms. Nafissatou Diallo, who accused the former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault, speaks at a press conference with her lawyer Kenneth P. Thompson (L) and Pastor of the Christian Cultural Center, Rev. A. R. Bernard (R) on July 28, 2011 at the Christian Cultural Center, in Brooklyn, New York. (Hayden Roger Celestin image) News Americas, NEW ...

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New Peru President Vows To Help Poor

Peru's newly sworn-in President Ollanta Humala waves people from an open car outside the National Congress in Lima, Peru, Thursday July 28, 2011. (AP Photo) News Americas, LIMA, Peru, Fri. July 29, 2011: The 97th President of Peru took the oath of office yesterday, independence day in the South American nation, just weeks after being elected, and vowed to help ...

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Crop Over time again – Trinidad Guardian

Crop Over time againTrinidad GuardianCrop Over is this weekend in Barbados and, with Trinis invading the little island just north-east of us and Machel Montano being the poster face of the festival, more local bands and all-inclusive party promoters ar...

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Antiguan Men May Face Death For British Couple’s Murder

News Americas, ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Fri. July 29, 2011: Two men in their early twenty’s could face the death penalty for murdered a British couple on honeymoon in Antigua. Kaniel Martin, 23, and Avie Howell, 20, were on Wednesday found guilty of murdering Ben and Catherine Mullany on 27 July, 2008. Director of Public Prosecutions in Antigua, Anthony Armstrong, said ...

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First Jamaican Jerk Festival Makes New York Debut

Attendees turned out en masse for the event. (Alexander Sahadeo image/NAN) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 29, 2011: For the first time in its history, the Jamaican Jerk Festival USA debuted in New York and not even a sudden downpour could extinguish the flames. The family-style event drew a large crowd of Jamaicans and other Caribbean nationals to ...

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Marleys’ Dominate Billboard Chart

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 29, 2011: Four Marleys’ remain on the Billboard reggae chart, including the late great, Robert Nesta Marley. Singer Stephen Marley has taken the number one spot on the Billboard Reggae chart. Marley’s “Revelation Pt. 1: The Root Of Life,” beat back Reggae Gold 2011 to take the top spot this week after being ...

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Countdown Begins To 2014 FIFA World Cup

News Americas, RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Fri. July 29, 2011: The official count down to the 2014 World Cup will begin tomorrow, July 30th, as the preliminary draw gets underway in Rio de Janeiro. It will undoubtedly be a mega celebration as Latin American giants Brazil gear up to host the cup, set from June 12 to 13 July 2014. ...

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Hispanics, Blacks In U.S. See Wealth Nose-Dive

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. July 29, 2011: Blacks and Hispanics in the U.S. are watching their wealth dwindle. Between 2005 and 2009 the median wealth of Hispanic households in the United States shrank 66 percent, the largest among all racial and ethnic groups, the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends project released this week found. In the same ...

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British Airways CEO For Caribbean Conference

News Americas, MARIGOT, St. Martin, Fri. July 29, 2011: British Airways CEO, Keith Williams, is set to be in St. Martin this September for a special Caribbean conference. Williams will deliver the key note speech at the first State of the Industry Conference from the Caribbean Tourism Organization, set for St. Martin from September 14-17th. Williams’ speech will follow last ...

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