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West Indies Chasing 195 Runs For Victory

News Americas, Kingston, Jamaica, Thurs. June 23, 2011: The West Indies cricket team is chasing 195 runs for victory in the first test of their face-off with India at Sabina Park. The Windies must get to the challenging target of 326 to win. At the close of the third day Wednesday, the Daren Sammy-led team had rallied from a suspect ...

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Nicki Minaj Teams Up With Mary J. Blige

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 23, 2011: Trinidadian rapper is teaming up with R&B singer Mary J. Blige. Minaj has provided a verse on the Queen of Soul singer’s tune “Feel Inside” from her forthcoming tenth studio album My Life 2: The Journey Continues. “We say all the wrong things, til we make each other cry / What ...

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U.S. Whips Panama To Make Finals

News Americas, HOUSTON, TX, Thurs. June 23, 2011: The U.S. has made it into the finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The stars and stripes beat Panama 1-0 on Wednesday to avenge their only loss to the Central Americans. Clint Dempsey scored off a touch of a Landon Donovan cross in the 76th minute to defeat “Los Canaleros” in the ...

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Hillary Clinton Pledges To Support Programs To Keep Youth Away From Crime

News Americas, GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, Thurs. June 23, 2011: U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, has vowed the U.S. will support proven programs to keep young people away from criminal activity. Speaking at the Central American Security Conference in Guatemala Wednesday, Clinton said the plan to tackle rising crime statistics across the region “will take concerted action from all ...

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Haiti Parliament Deals Martelly Early Blow

News Americas, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Thurs. June 22, 2011: Haitian parliamentarians have dealt their new President his first political blow – turning down his candidate for prime minister. Deputies on Wednesday voted 42 to 19 to turn down Daniel-Gerard Rouzier for the post of PM. Those against argued that there could be a possible conflict of interest as Rouzier runs companies ...

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44 killed in Russian highway plane crash

MOSCOW (AFP) – Forty-four people were killed and eight badly injured when a plane crashed onto a highway and burst into flames in northern Russia, narrowly missing an inhabited area, officials said Tuesday. The RussAir Tu-134 tried to stage an apparent emergency landing in poor weather conditions just before midnight on a motorway two kilometres (1.25 miles) from its destination ...

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Kobo Brings eReading to the Caribbean Through New Partnership With Nigel R Khan Bookseller Chain

Country’s Largest Chain to Offer Kobo Wireless eReader to Trinidad and Tobago eReading Community  TORONTO, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Kobo, a global leader in eReading with more than 3.6 million users in over 100 countries worldwide, today announced that the company’s Wireless eReader has landed in the Caribbean through a new partnership with Nigel R Khan Bookseller.  The innovative ...

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Bahrain activists sentenced to life in prison

Bahrain has sentenced 10 prominent activists to life in prison for plotting a coup during protests that rocked the Sunni-ruled Gulf island kingdom earlier this year, Reuters reports. The court on Wednesday also sentenced other defendants among 21 suspects on trial to between two and five years in jail. Protesters in Bahrain blocked roads and staged rallies before the mass trial ...

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In Congress, divisions over Libya

House leaders seek to ban U.S. use of force in the country, while a Senate bill throws support behind it. The disagreement casts doubt over the future of America’s role in the conflict. 1 By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau…

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