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Caribbean Soccer Officials Face FIFA Investigation

News Americas, ZURICH, Switzerland, Fri. Aug. 12, 2011: Sixteen Caribbean officials are set to face the FIFA Ethics Committee. The Committee on Thursday opened ethics proceedings against the Caribbean Football Union officials over apparent violations of the organization’s Code of Ethics related to alliterations of bribery by a former Presidential candidate of FIFA at a [...]

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Rape danger as women flee Somali famine

Women and girls fleeing the famine in Somalia for refugee camps are being raped, abducted and forced into marriage by gangs of armed bandits. The United Nations said the journey to camps in Kenya was long and perilous and many women and girls...

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Somalia, Dark Clouds and Silver-lining

Friday, 12 August 2011, 5:43 pm Article: Abukar Arman Somalia, Dark Clouds and Silver-lining August 12, 2011 The painfully haunting pictures of severely malnourished children on the verge of death, transmitted through all forms of media tell a hor...

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Syria unrest: US calls for wider sanctions

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for wider international sanctions on Syria as the government's violent crackdown on dissent continues. Mrs Clinton said China and India in particular could significantly increase pressure on Preside...

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UK’s Cameron under pressure over cuts after riots

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron risks his government's austerity drive, particularly its plans to cut police funding, becoming the focus of Britons' fears about the future after the worst looting and rioting in decades hit English cities thi...

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Somalia Famine: Parents Facing Horrendous Choice

DADAAB, Kenya — Wardo Mohamud Yusuf walked for two weeks with her 1-year-old daughter on her back and her 4-year-old son at her side to flee Somalia's drought and famine. When the boy collapsed near the end of the journey, she poured some of...

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Jamaican Schemer Gets 30 Years

News Americas, ORLANDO, FL, Fri. Aug. 12, 2011: For years prior to his arrest, David A. Smith was toasted among many in the Jamaican society as the head of OLINT, with some even getting the honor of flying on his private jet. On Thursday morning, Smith was jailed for 30 years or 360 months after [...]

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Worsening Of World Markets Could Test Latin America Economies

News Americas, WASHINGTON D.C., Fri. Aug. 12, 2011: A worsening of the current market turmoil could test the defenses of Latin American economies. That’s according to World Bank Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, Augusto de la Torre. De La Torre this week warned that a worsening of the current turbulence, or as [...]

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British PM Cameron vows crackdown on rioters

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron, facing a defining crisis of his premiership, promised on Thursday to crack down on street gangs as a national priority and said rioters behind Britain's worst violence in decades would be hunted and...

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Somali children struggle in famine-struck Mogadishu

In drought-ravaged Somalia where food is scarce, three-year-old Ibrahim is so severely malnourished he weighs less than eight kilos (18 pounds), about the same as an eight-month-old baby. "My child is very sick, he's had a fever, vomiting and got ...

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