Regional News

Venezuela´s Maduro Posts Pictures with Fidel Castro

December 22, 2013 1:43 am

On the ninth anniversary of the founding of the ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance) Saturday (December 21) Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro posted pictures of his visit in Havana with former Cuban President Fidel Castro. The photos show Maduro with Castro, now 87, looking at maps of battles fought during the Cuban Revolution.

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´My Mother Lost Two Dress Sizes´

December 22, 2013 1:42 am

The number of over-65s in England who suffer from untreated malnutrition is growing, according to charity Age UK. Jay Isden's mother Lyn suffered weight loss before her family moved her into a care home.

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Finalists Chosen in Robotic Competition

December 22, 2013 1:42 am

They move slowly and fall down a lot but believe it or not, these are some of the most advanced robots in the world. A two day robotics challenge in Miami Florida pitted the worlds best robots against each other- competing in tasks designed to help humans in natural or man-made disasters. Tasks like opening […]

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Anti-Government Protest Continues in Kiev

December 22, 2013 1:42 am

Anti-government protesters in Ukraine on Sunday (December 22) continued to camp out on Kiev's Independence Square, known locally as Maidan, one month after demonstrations against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich first began.

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Castro Calls for Better US Relations

December 21, 2013 8:37 pm

Cuban President Raul Castro has called for "civilised relations" with the United States, saying the two countries should respect their differences.

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Memorials Mark Lockerbie Attack Anniversary

December 21, 2013 7:40 pm

Families of some of the 270 people who died in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing 25 years ago gathered for memorial services Saturday in the United States and Britain. (Dec. 21)

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Georgians Mark Soviet Dictator Josef Stalin´s Birthday

December 21, 2013 7:36 pm

Residents of the Georgian town of Gori gather to mark the 134th birthday of the late Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. Stalin was born in Gori and there is a museum there telling the story of his life. Alexander Lusmanashvili, the leader of Georgia's United Communist Party has high praise for Stalin.

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OAKLAND: BART and AC Transit reach agreements with unions

December 21, 2013 6:49 pm

BART and AC Transit reach agreements with unions.

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Commuter worries fade with BART, AC Transit deals

December 21, 2013 6:41 pm

After keeping Bay Area public transit riders on edge for months over unresolved contract issues, both BART and AC Transit have given transit users reason to rejoice after both agencies reached agreements with their unions. AC Transit bus drivers who weren’t on their routes Saturday morning met at their Oakland union headquarters to hear the […]

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Crews knock down two-alarm SJ apartment fire

December 21, 2013 6:36 pm

San Jose firefighters remained on the scene of an apartment fire that forced residents from their homes late Saturday afternoon. The two-alarm fire was reported around 4:30 p.m. at the six-unit building on Delmas Avenue near Hull Avenue in the Willow Glen neighborhood. Fire crews managed to get control of the fire about 20 minutes […]

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