Santiago, May 10 (IANS/EFE) More than 500,000 dead people are still on the voting rolls in Chile, according to a member of the country's election board. Patricio Santamaria said during a meeting Wednesday that there are "between 500,000 and 600,000" dead people on the voting rolls, El Mercurio newspaper reported
Santiago, May 3 (IANS/EFE) The initial tests performed on the exhumed remains of Nobel literature laureate Pablo Neruda show that the Chilean poet was suffering from advanced prostate cancer, officials associated with the process told EFE. The report from the medical examiner's office was delivered to Judge Mario Carroza, who is presiding over the effort to determine what killed Neruda, who died Sep 23, 1973, 12 days after Gen
Baghdad, May 2 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 37 wounded in separate bombing and shooting incidents in different parts of Iraq Wednesday, the police said. Three members of a government-backed paramilitary group were killed and 13 wounded in a car bomb explosion in Garma town near Fallujah city, some 50 km from Baghdad, reported Xinhua citing a police source requesting annonymity. One of the killed was the leader of the group, whose members were gathering at a military base in the town when the blast occurred
Baghdad, May 1 (IANS) Ten people were killed and 37 others wounded in separate incidents of bombings and shootings in central and eastern Iraq Wednesday, police said. Three members of a government-backed paramilitary group, known as Awakening Council, were killed and 13 wounded in a car bomb explosion in the town of Garma near the city of Fallujah, some 50 km west of Baghdad, a police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. One of those killed was the leader of a group whose members were gathering at a military base in the town when the blast occurred, the source said.
Baghdad, April 30 (IANS) Iraqi parliament's speaker Osama al- Nujaifi Monday called for the resignation of the government and holding early elections, Xinhua reported. "Nujaifi proposed initiatives to end the crisis experienced by the country, including the resignation of the current government," Mohammed al-Khalidi, a parliament member of the Sunni Iraqiya list told reporters here. The speaker called for the current government to be replaced by a provisional government of independent members who should not participate in the next elections.
Baghdad, April 30 (IANS) At least 21 people were killed and 78 injured in attacks across Iraq Monday, mostly in the Shiite provinces, an interior ministry source said. Two people were killed and 12 wounded when a car bomb exploded in Karbala, some 110 km from Baghdad, the source told Xinhua. Meanwhile, at least six people were killed and 14 wounded in another car bomb attack in the Shiite district of Mahmodiyah, 30 km from Baghdad, he added
Baghdad, April 28 (IANS) An Iraqi commission has suspended 10 satellite TV channels for allegedly inflaming sectarianism in their coverage of a Sunni Muslim protest, state media reported Sunday.
Baghdad, April 28 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has said the recent violence in the country's Sunni province is a sign that sectarian strife is returning to the country assisted by foreign plots. "Sectarian strife in Iraq in the past was unprecedented, but now it comes back by planned schemes," Maliki said here Saturday at the International Islamic Conference for the Convergence and Dialogue. Clashes erupted Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and anti-government Sunni protesters in Hawijah, where hundreds of security members backed by helicopters stormed a sit-in by Sunni Arabs.
Santiago, April 24 (IANS/EFE) Latin America and the Caribbean will grow at a rate of 3.5 percent in 2013, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) said here Tuesday, revising downward its earlier forecast of 3.8 percent growth this year. In an updated economic assessment, ECLAC predicted that the economies of the region will get a push this year after their growth rates slowed in
Baghdad, April 19 (IANS) At least 27 people, including children and women, were killed and 51 wounded Thursday evening when a bomb struck a cafe in this Iraqi capital city, police said. The bombing attack took place in Al Ameriyah neighbourhood in west Baghdad, Xinhua quoted a police source as saying. Violence has increased recently in the Iraqi cities ahead of the provincial polls scheduled for Saturday