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Child prostitution rampant on Brazilian highways
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 4 (EFE) At least 1,819 places on Brazilian highways have been identified by the police where minor girls and teens offer sex to truck drivers, says a new report.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 11:32:54 AM

Bloomberg wins third term as New York mayor
New York, Nov 4 (DPA) New York has elected billionaire Michael Bloomberg to a third four-year term as mayor.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 11:04:21 AM

450,000 Chilean public employees launch strike
Santiago, Nov 4 (EFE) Close to 450,000 Chilean public employees went on strike Tuesday demanding an across-the-board wage hike of eight percent.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 10:42:00 AM

Murders up 40 percent in El Salvador
San Salvador, Nov 4 (EFE) The number of murders in El Salvador between Jan 1 and Nov 1 stands at 3,673, which is 40 percent more than during the same period last year, media reports said, citing official statistics.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 10:37:23 AM

Kidnapped Mexican reporter found dead
Mexico City, Nov 4 (EFE) A crime reporter kidnapped outside his home in the northwestern Mexican city of Durango was found dead 10 hours later, authorities said.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 10:37:13 AM

Caracas suffers worst drought since 1947
Caracas, Nov 4 (EFE) The Venezuelan capital is suffering its worst drought since 1947 as is much of the country, forcing the authorities to introduce water rationing.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 10:36:58 AM

Republican victories in first election test for Obama
Washington, Nov 4 (DPA) Republicans appeared headed for victory Tuesday in two US state elections that were being viewed as an early measure of President Barack Obama's popularity.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 10:30:34 AM

Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin to host Oscars
Los Angeles, Nov 4 (DPA) Actors Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are to jointly host the Oscars awards ceremony, producers of the prestigious film prize have announced.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 10:23:31 AM

US, Europe must accept climate change obligations: German chancellor
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made an impassioned plea to the US and European nations to accept binding obligation on climate change to influence countries like China and India without whom no agreement was possible.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 9:17:33 AM

India's National Defence College was terror target
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) Two Pakistan-born Chicago men charged with plotting to launch terrorist attacks in India and Denmark in association with Pakistan based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were targeting India's National Defence College (NDC), a US court was told.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 8:32:22 AM

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