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Brazil says offshore find holds high-grade oil


August 15th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) Preliminary drilling has confirmed that an offshore deposit discovered in March contains significant reserves of light crude, Brazilian state oil giant Petrobras said."New oil ... Read more...

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10 killed, 99 injured in Brazil accident


August 13th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 13 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 99 injured in a highway accident in Brazil' s southeastern state of Parana, a fire brigade official ... Read more...

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Brazilian oil giant makes new deep-water find


July 13th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 13 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras said that it has discovered a new deep-water crude deposit.In a regulatory filing Wednesday, Petrobras said the find was ... Read more...

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167 human skeletons found in Mexican cave


March 11th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Tuxtla Gutierrez (Mexico), March 11 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities have found 167 human skeletons from about 50 years ago in a cave in the southeastern state of Chiapas, near the border ... Read more...

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Mexicans find millennium-old game board


February 24th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 24 (IANS/EFE) Archaeologists carrying out restoration at a site in the southeastern state of Campeche discovered a Mayan game board dating from more than 1,000 years ago, ... Read more...

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Heavy rains, flooding batter Mexico


October 14th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Villahermosa (Mexico), Oct 14 (IANS/EFE) Roughly 75,000 people have been affected by torrential rains and swollen rivers in recent days in the Mexican state of Tabasco, officials said Thursday.Ten of ... Read more...

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2,000-year-old palace discovered in Mexico


September 2nd, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 2 (IANS/EFE) A team of Mexican specialists discovered remnants of a 2,000-year-old Mayan palace at an archaeological site in the southeastern state of Chiapas."The discovery constitutes the ... Read more...

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Threatened quetzal bird population triples in Mexico


July 11th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 11 (IANS/EFE) The quetzal, a bird in danger of extinction, has tripled its numbers in Mexico after 25 years of conservation efforts, the government said.The quetzal is ... Read more...

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Brazilian firm finds offshore oil, gas fields


July 6th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 6 (IANS/EFE) Oil giant Petrobras said it found two new offshore oil and gas fields in a deepwater area in the Espirito Santo basin, some 115 ... Read more...

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Ninth-century cemetery unearthed in Mexico


June 29th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 29 (IANS/EFE) Mexican archaeologists have uncovered a cemetery in the southeastern state of Tabasco that dates from as early as 811, the National Anthropology and History Institute, ... Read more...

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Storms kill over 160 in southern US


April 28th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 28 (IANS) Severe storms that have been battering southern United States since last week have left over 160 people dead, officials said Thursday.At least 128 people ... Read more...

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78 migrants hidden in trailer intercepted in Mexico


April 13th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico), April 13 (IANS/EFE) Mexican police intercepted 78 Central American migrants who were travelling beneath the false bottom panel of a trailer in the southeastern ... Read more...

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16 killed as power line falls during Brazil carnival


March 1st, 2011 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 1 (IANS/EFE) At least 16 people were killed and around 50 were injured when a power line fell during a pre-carnival celebration in Brazil, police said.The accident occurred ... Read more...

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Heavy rains leave 250 dead in Brazil


January 13th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) At least 250 people have died due to heavy rains, flooding and mudslides in Brazil during the past two days, authorities said.In the mountainous Teresopolis, the ... Read more...

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Tai Chi improves arthritis pain, fatigue, stiffness: Study


November 8th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): Participants who were recruited in the largest study of the Arthritis Foundation's Tai Chi program, have shown improvement in pain, fatigue, stiffness and sense of well-being.Their ability to ... Read more...

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Bacteria to fight stench at Germany’s Oktoberfest


September 11th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 11 (ANI): Germany's Oktoberfest organisers will use microscopic bacteria to get rid of the smelly odours during the mega-drinking and eating event.In the wake of the recent ban on smoking ... Read more...

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Get your private island for $500,000


August 3rd, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 3 (IANS) It's true! Now you can own an island complete with penguins and other sea birds as your neighbours. The picturesque Picnic Island off the coast of Tasmania, southeastern state ... Read more...

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One sex abuse a week in Australian taxis


July 4th, 2010 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) At least one complaint of a "sexual nature" is lodged every week against a taxi driver in Australia's southeastern state of New South Wales despite the cabs being ... Read more...

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2,700-year-old human skeletons found in Mexico


May 20th, 2010 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 20 (IANS/EFE) Archaeologists claimed to have discovered a tomb with four skeletal remains dating back some 2,700 years in the ruins of a Mexican pyramid. The tomb at the ancestral ... Read more...

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Archaeologists trace millennium-old Maya culture


January 31st, 2010 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 31 (IANS/EFE) Archaeologists in Mexico have claimed to have found a sarcophagus belonging to a nearly thousand-year-old Maya civilisation. The researchers at the Mayan acropolis of Tonina working in the ... Read more...

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Millennium-old sarcophagus could unravel mystery of Mayan civilisation


January 29th, 2010 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
Ocosingo (Mexico), Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) Mexican archaeologists working at the Mayan acropolis of Tonina in the southern state of Chiapas have discovered more than a 1,000-year-old sarcophagus, which they hope would help ... Read more...

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Venezuela civil servants to work 5-hour days


January 10th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Jan 10 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan civil servants will work five-hour days beginning Monday - from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - to help save electricity because of the country's serious energy deficit. The ... Read more...

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Over 200,000 affected by floods in Mexico


November 8th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Villahermosa (Mexico), Nov 8 (EFE) The number of flood-victims in the rain-soaked Mexican Gulf coast states of Tabasco and Veracruz has risen to 206,000, an official said. In Tabasco, the most affected area, ... Read more...

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ArcelorMittal to invest $5 bn in new steel mill in Brazil


November 6th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 6 (EFE) ArcelorMittal SA, the world's largest steelmaker, plans to invest $5 billion to build a new steel mill in Brazil, CEO Lakshmi Mittal said in statements ... Read more...

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Queensland declares emergency following wildfire scare


October 19th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Oct. 19 (ANI): The Australian state of Queensland has declared a state of emergency after at least 40 wildfires destroyed several properties and forced residents of the area to flee.According ... Read more...

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Swine flu toll rises to 179 in Mexico


August 27th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 27 (EFE) The death toll from swine flu has risen to 179 in Mexico, authorities here have said. The health secretariat had reported 164 deaths from swine flu in its ... Read more...

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Seven missing in Brazil boatwreck


August 25th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 25 (EFE) The Brazilian navy is looking for seven fishermen who disappeared when a fishing boat capsized in the Atlantic off the southeastern state of Espiritu Santo. Of the ... Read more...

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Some attacks racist, police in Australia admit amid fresh attacks (Roundup)


June 9th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, June 9 (IANS) Victoria state's police chief Tuesday admitted that some attacks on Indian students in Australia are "racially motivated" even as Indian community leaders and the New South ... Read more...

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Some attacks on Indians are ‘racial’, police in Australia admit


June 9th, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, June 9 (IANS) The police chief of Australia's Victoria state Tuesday admitted that some of the attacks on Indian students in this country are "racially motivated" - as maintained ... Read more...

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Young Brazilian model loses hands, feet to infection


January 22nd, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 22 (IANS) A 20-year-old Brazilian model who represented her country in international competitions had to have her hands and feet amputated because of an infection and is now ... Read more...

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Brazil announces new oil field


June 14th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 14 (IANS) Brazil's state-owned energy giant Petrobras has said it has made a new off-shore discovery of light crude in the Santos Basin in the southeast, EFE reported. ... Read more...

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Exxon Mobil: Nigeria plan gas-to-liquid project


June 6th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Nigeria is the world's eighth biggest oil exporter , its four state-owned refineries have frequent production problems, due to mismanagement , also dealing with their annual fuel import approximately bill of $4 ... Read more...

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Australia to build world’s biggest solar power plant


February 26th, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by admin
DPA Sydney, Feb 26 (DPA) Work would start in Australia next year on what would be the world's biggest solar power plant, Victoria state premier John Brumby said Tuesday. Investment for the 154-megawatt ... Read more...

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California fires emitted 25 pc of average monthly CO2 emissions in just a week


November 14th, 2007 - 8:12 am ICT by admin
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