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Brazilian restaurant to open branches in Mexico, Colombia

July 31st, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 31 (IANS/EFE) Rubaiyat, which operates three steakhouses in Brazil and one in Spain, plans to open restaurants next year in Mexico City and Bogota after selling ... Read more...

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Kuno Becker stars in science fiction thriller

January 25th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 25 (IANS/EFE) Mexican actor Kuno Becker is set to present his latest film, the science fiction thriller "La ultima muerte" (The last death), a story that deals ... Read more...

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Jennifer Lopez arrives in Peru

December 5th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Dec 5 (IANS/EFE) Singer Jennifer Lopez arrived in Lima on the weekend to tape part of her television program "Q'Viva! The Chosen", which she is producing with her ... Read more...

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NIIT acquires Spanish IT firm Proyecta

August 16th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Software firm NIIT Technologies Tuesday said it had acquired a Madrid-based IT services firm Proyecta Sistemas de Informacion S.A.In a regulatory filing, NIIT said the acquisition ... Read more...

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Film festival kicks off in New York

August 11th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 11 (IANS/EFE) The Latinbeat film festival in New York, which started Wednesday, will present 23 films of different genres from 11 countries in Latin America as well ... Read more...

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Fake currency from Pakistan causing a headache to India: Report

February 8th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) Counterfeit currency is becoming a cause for concern in India with fake rupees believed to be printed in Pakistan and then channelled through Dhaka, Bangladesh, and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Former lawmaker shot dead in Guatemala mall

January 20th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Jan 20 (IANS/EFE) Former lawmaker Edgar Almengor Perez was slain Wednesday inside a shopping mall in the Guatemalan capital, authorities said."It appears to be a direct attack because the shots ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Fiat to build $1.7 bn car factory in Brazil

December 15th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) Fiat SpA has announced that it plans to invest 3 billion reais ($1.7 billion) to build a second plant in Brazil, the carmaker's No. 2 market ... Read more...

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Gang kills 17 in shoemaking workshop in Honduras

September 8th, 2010 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, Sep 8 (DPA) A group of armed men killed 17 people working in a shoemaking workshop Tuesday in the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, 250 km from Tegucigalpa, police ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US accepts international help for oil cleanup

June 30th, 2010 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (DPA) The US agreed Tuesday to accept help from the dozens of nations and international groups that have for weeks offered their assistance to collect oil in the Gulf ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Britain’s new foreign policy favours improved links with India, Brazil

June 27th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 27 (ANI): Criticising previous UK governments for concentrating on three main blocs -- the European Union, the US and the Middle East, Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that Britain's ... Read more...

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Chile steps up the quake relief efforts as the dead toll rises to 799

March 3rd, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Santiago, Mar 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the dead toll in the aftermath of the massive Chile earthquake rises, Chile has stepped up the quake relief efforts. The Chile President Michelle Bachelet ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Canada’s top bank acquires Royal Bank of Scotland’s operations

March 2nd, 2010 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, March 2 (IANS) With Kolkata-born Sabi Marwah as its vice chairman and chief operating officer, Canada's Scotiabank Monday acquired Royal Bank of Scotland's banking operations in Colombia to further ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

VW recalls nearly 200,000 cars in Brazil

February 12th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Feb 12 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian division of German auto giant Volkswagen issued a recall for 193,620 of its popular Gol and Voyage models due to problems with the rear wheels. The ... Read more...

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Kids exposed to passive smoking have higher nicotine levels

December 6th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Children exposed to second hand smoke at home have higher levels of nicotine in their bodies, new research shows. The research, published in 'Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention', a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kids exposed to puffs show higher nicotine levels

December 4th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Kids exposed to cigarette puffs at home show higher nicotine levels, says a new study. The younger the children, the higher the concentration under the same level of exposure ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

South American nations upset over US plans for Colombia

August 8th, 2009 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Quito, Aug 8 (DPA) Many South American nations have made clear their displeasure with Colombia's plans to allow the US use its seven military bases, and the issue is likely to feature ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Army Chief visits Chile

June 1st, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor will begin his four-day visit to Chile from today.During his official visit, General Kapoor will interact with senior military and civilian ... Read more...

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Global flu tally nearly 6,000: European health agency

May 13th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 13 (DPA) There are nearly 6,000 confirmed cases of the new influenza A (H1N1) virus worldwide, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said Wednesday, with the US accounting ... Read more...

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13 killed in Guatemala violence

March 8th, 2009 - 6:40 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Mar 8 (IANS) At least 13 people, including two police officials, have been killed in a wave of violence in Guatemala, EFE reported Sunday. According to the National Police (PNC), three ... Read more...

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Attack during football match kills six in Guatemala

February 20th, 2009 - 4:25 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Feb 20 (IANS) Six people were killed and 11 wounded when a gang opened fire on players and fans at a football match in Guatemala City, EFE reported Friday. Two ... Read more...

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Brangelina considering adoption again?

September 25th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Chicago, Sept 25 (ANI): Rumours are abuzz that Hollywood star couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are considering adopting another child.A source close to the couple said that Brangelina is actively ... Read more...

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