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3 hrs ago | International Business Times
The Ariane 5 rocket launched the satellite from the European space centre at Kourou, French Guiana. The logo of Germany's biggest commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG on a satellite dish at the headquarters in Unterfoehring, near Munich in this February 26, 2014 file photo.
7 hrs ago | Inside Colombia
A Colombian ladies' cycling team taking part in one of Italy's most important cycling races has raised eyebrows for their outfit, international cycling media reported on Saturday. The outfit of the team, sponsored by the city government of Bogota, is made of a skin-color fabric around the sportswomen's waste and hips, curiously accentuating the cyclists' private parts.
11 hrs ago | Inside Colombia
The Victims and Restitution of Lands Law - considered the most important human rights initiative of President Juan Manuel Santos' administration - seeks to reestablish within ten years the rights of citizens dispossessed of their properties or forced to abandon them due to violence since January 1991. "Colombia is the only country in the world that is going ahead with the restitution of lands in the middle of an armed conflict," said Ricardo Sabogal, director of the Land Restitution Unit .
12 hrs ago | Daily Mail
Senior Nationalists have drawn up plans to demand a 30billion 'divorce settlement' from the UK if Scotland votes Yes to independence. They want talks to begin 'within days' of a Yes vote, expecting Westminster to agree to what would be the most expensive break-up of any country in the history of international relations.
Stacked inside the shroud of an Ariane 5 rocket, two commercial television broadcasting satellites for Malaysian and Australian telecommunications companies blasted off from French Guiana on Thursday. The Measat 3b and Optus 10 spacecraft rocketed away from a launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana, at 2205 GMT , riding on top of an 18-story Ariane 5 booster to begin 15-year missions to broadcast television programming to millions of customers in the Asia-Pacific.
Leaked US diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks show sought to stop President Rafael Correa from pushing ahead with a constituent assembly to draft a new, more progressive, constitution. In November 2006, leftist candidate Rafael Correa won the second round of the Ecuadorian presidential election with 57% of the vote, compare with his conservative opponent, Alvaro Noboa, who won 43%.
Venezuelan security forces have arrested 64 people during renewed demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro's government in the capital as well as the city of Barquisimeto, a rights group said on Saturday. The detentions came on Friday when mostly student demonstrators organised protests to coincide with seven months since the Feb. 12 start of a major wave of demonstrations.
The Rio de Janeiro prosecutor's office has asked a federal court to freeze financial assets and up to 1.5 billion reais worth of property from Eike Batista, accusing the fallen Brazilian tycoon of market manipulation. In a statement on Saturday, the prosecutor's office said that Batista deceived investors with a "simulated" promise two years ago to invest $1 billion in oil company OGX, now known as Oleo e Gas Participacoes SA, if shares fell to a certain level.
Gaze eastward from the shores of huge Lake Nicaragua, and they seem almost like a mirage: Twin volcanoes thrusting out of the water, one of them a towering cone of cinder and ash, the other jacketed in verdant jungle. Perhaps it was the clouds that shrouded the twin peaks.
Fourteen people were wounded and 179 arrested during unrest that broke out on the 41st anniversary of the coup that brought Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to power, police said on Friday . SANTIAGO: Fourteen people were wounded and 179 arrested during unrest that broke out on the 41st anniversary of the coup that brought Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to power, police said on Friday .
Tabitha Ritchie, the 29-year-old London woman under house arrest in Bogota, Colombia, on a drug smuggling charge, is starting the paperwork and crossing her fingers she can serve the rest of her four-year sentence in Canada. "I just really want to be home so I can rehabilitate myself better and start anew, to leave this behind me and move forward," she said in an email to QMI Agency.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has narrowed the lead of her top challenger, Marina Silva, to one percentage point in a potential runoff vote expected to follow the Oct. 5 first-round election, an opinion poll by pollster Ibope showed on Friday. In a runoff, Silva has 43 percent support to 42 percent for Rousseff, said Ibope, which polled more than 2,000 people.
AFTER a delay of several months, Optus has successfully launched a new satellite it says will boost Australian television, internet, phone and data transmissions. THE Optus 10 satellite was carried skywards on Friday morning, Australian time, by an Ariane 5 rocket launched from the European space centre at Kourou in French Guiana.
They have received death threats, been forced from their homes, and live in the middle of drug turf wars, but nothing has stopped a Colombian women's rights group that is this year's recipient of a U.N. refugee agency award. Based in Buenaventura, Colombia's main port city, the group's network of 120 volunteers - Butterflies with New Wings Building a Future - has been awarded the UNHCR's annual Nansen Refugee Award for helping 1,000 women who have suffered at the hands of warring factions in Colombia's 50-year war.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 -- French ambassador to Malaysia Martine Dorance lauded Malaysia and satellite operator Measat Global Berhad for the success of launching the most advanced satellite to date - Measat-3b, Friday. She said the launch of Measat-3b from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, was a milestone for Malaysia to be recognised in the satellite industry.
ArtRio, the fair that has put Rio de Janeiro on the art world's map, has opened its latest show with exhibits from 99 top galleries from Brazil and beyond. The fair's fourth edition includes such prestigious international galleries as London's White Cube, New York's David Zwirner and Gagosian, which has galleries in art capitals including New York, Paris and London.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 04:34 pm
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