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Irene weakens but remains big threat to US

CURT ANDERSON Associated Press= MIAMI (AP) — Officials and residents from Florida to the Carolinas stocked up on supplies, dusted off evacuation plans and readied for the worst as Irene, the first hurricane to threaten the U.S. in three years, churned over tropical waters Tuesday after cutting a destructive path through the Caribbean. Federal officials warned the storm could flood ...

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Syrian crackdown to be investigated for human rights violations

The United Nations Human Rights Council met in special session yesterday to debate the urgent dispatch of a commission to Syria to investigate possible crimes against humanity in the Government’s “brutal” crackdown on largely peaceful protesters seeking its ouster. “Let me conclude by emphasizing the importance of holding perpetrators of crimes against humanity accountable,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ...

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Nicki Minaj, Rihanna To Drop New Video

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Aug. 22, 2011: Get ready for a sneak peek at the new video from Trinidad-born rapper, Nicki Minaj, featuring fellow Grammy-winning Caribbean singer, Rihanna. The video, “Fly” will premiere during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show, reports indicate. It is directed by Sanaa Hamri. The VMA pre-show airs [...]

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Chavez Calls For Prayer For Libyans

News Americas, CARACAS, Venezuela, Mon. Aug. 22, 2011: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday called for prayer for Libyans. In a televised speech, Chavez said: “Let’s pray to God for the Libyan people,” while condemned the fierce fighting in Libya and NATO’s bombings in the country. “Today they dropped I don’t know how many bombs,” [...]

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Nine Bodies Found On Mexican Highway

News Americas, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Mon. Aug. 22, 2011: Nine bodies with multiple gunshot wounds were found on a highway in the western Mexican state of Nayarit, security officials said over the weekend. The corpses were found just before 6:00 a.m. on the Tepic-Aguamilpa highway near the small town of Mora with their hands tied [...]

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Brazil Wins U-20 World Cup Title By Hat Trick

News Americas, BOGOTA, Colombia, Mon. Aug. 22, 2011: A hat trick on Sunday handed Brazil the fifth FIFA U-20 World Cup title and bragging rights. Brazil’s Oscar Schmidt fired a hat-trick to earn Brazil a 3-2 comeback win over Portugal with nine minutes remaining in extra time. Schmidt had originally put Brazil ahead after five [...]

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Tropical Storm Irene Threatens Caribbean

News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Mon. Aug. 22, 2011: Tropical Storm Irene was last night moving past St. Croix as it spread storm conditions over eastern Puerto Rico. The storm has already triggered several warnings for southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands as it hovered about 10 miles north west of St. Croix and [...]

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Caribbean Nationals Embracing Facebook

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 19, 2011: When it comes to social network site Facebook, more and more Caribbean nationals in the region are hopping on board, according to new data. Internet World Statistics accessed by News Americas has revealed that almost 6 of the 11 million Caribbean nationals who are on the [...]

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Beenie Man For New York Birthday Bash

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 19, 2011: Now that reggae’s Bennie Man has his U.S. visa back in hand, he’s ready to celebrate in New York. The Doctor will mark his birthday on August 20th with a bash at club Amazura in Queens, New York. For the first time in more than two [...]

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