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Daily Archives: Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 23:08

Malala and Satyarthi call for education while accepting the Nobel Peace Prize

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 23:08 by GxMedia Malala and Satyarthi call for education while accepting the Nobel Peace Prize Oslo, Dec 10 (EFE).- Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, aged 17, and the president of the Global March Against Child Labor, Kailash Satyarthi of India, defended the right of all children to have access to education while accepting the ...

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Homicides are 3rd leading cause of death for males aged 15-44

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 23:04 by GxMedia Geneva, Dec 10 (EFE).- The World Health Organization, WHO, released a report Wednesday stating that 475,000 people were murdered in the entire world in 2012, and identifying homicide as the third leading cause of death for males aged 15-44.The report, with the title “Global status report on violence prevention 2014,” ...

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El Salvador president to Cuba for checkup after falling ill in Mexico

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 22:58 by GxMedia San Salvador, Dec 10 (EFE).- Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren traveled to Cuba for “his periodic medical checkup” after suffering health problems on Monday in Mexico, the Salvadoran government said Wednesday.“Sanchez Ceren, after suffering a slight decompensation in his health, which we will report in good time, on the recommendation ...

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Brazilian police accused of racketeering

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 22:53 by GxMedia Rio de Janeiro, Dec 10 (EFE).- Brazilian police on Wednesday busted a violent gang comprising at least five police officers that controlled three Rio de Janeiro shantytowns.Authorities said 15 suspected gang members were arrested in the first few hours of the operation, among them Rio de Janeiro state police Pvt. ...

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Venezuelan gov’t confirms deaths of 48 prison inmates from poisoning

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 22:49 by GxMedia Caracas, Dec 10 (EFE).- Venezuelan Penitentiary Services Minister Iris Varela confirmed Wednesday the deaths of 48 inmates in a prison in the western part of the country after they consumed a cocktail of medications during a riot or strike on Nov. 26.“I don’t like to speak about that figure. I ...

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Latin America on the path to defeat hunger, U.N. agency says

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 22:47 by GxMedia Santiago, Dec 10 (EFE).- Latin America is on course to reduce hunger by half ahead of the target date established in the Millennium Development Goals, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said Wednesday.The FAO’s 2014 report on food and nutritional security in Latin America and the Caribbean, released in Santiago, ...

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Taiwan losing ground to Beijing in the Caribbean

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 22:36 by GxMedia By Natalia BonillaSan Juan, Dec 10 (EFE).- Taiwan is losing ground in the Caribbean, one of its traditional strongholds, as global economic powerhouse China expands its presence in the region, experts told Efe on Wednesday.“Globalization has changed the rules because the financial capabilities of each country are like night and ...

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Caribbean News Desk radio program: Cuba to continue renewing passports in U.S. despite banking issue

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 22:29 by GxMedia Washington, Dec 10 (EFE).- The Cuban Interests Section in Washington announced Wednesday a three-month extension of passport-renewal services in the United States, which have been hampered by the mission’s lack of a local bank.Cuba’s diplomatic mission said that while it “continues searching for a solution” to the banking issue, through ...

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