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El Universo Case: Hearing of El Universo Case Will be on August 30

The hearing for El Universo case was scheduled for August 25, however it was recently notified that the hearing was moved to August 30 at 09:00am. President Rafael Correa defensive attorney, Alembert Vera requested the new date because the Ecuadorian leader is on vacations on...
Posted On 23 Aug 2011
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Irene Hurricane: Alert on U.S. East Coast

The U.S. east coast, from Florida to New England, is on alert as Hurricane Irene could arive there over the weekend, authorities of the U.S. Agency for Emergency Management (FEMA) warned on Tuesday. The authorities also stressed that they are working with their counterparts in...
Posted On 23 Aug 2011
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Duchess Cayetana Fitz-James is Getting Married for the Third Time

Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba, who is 85 years old, announced her impending marriage with the Social Security Official, Alfonso Diez, 60, with whom she had a relationship since 2008. The Duchess said the marriage will be held in “the strictest privacy”...
Posted On 23 Aug 2011
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Martin Luther King has his Monument

On the 48th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech, a memorial will honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The statue has been built in the National Mall. In the culmination ceremony President Barack Obama said, “Even though we’ve had dark days and dark clouds, we were able to...
Posted On 23 Aug 2011
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Earthquake Shakes Eastern United States

An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 shook the eastern coast of the United States and Canada, from Virginia to Toronto, shaking buildings and forcing the evacuation of the Pentagon and the Capitol in Washington. Initial damage reports from Washington included the central tower at the...
Posted On 23 Aug 2011
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DSK Case: Charges against Strauss-Kahn Have Been Dropped

Sexual assault charges against former FMI director Dominique Strauss-Kahn have been dropped by a New York judge. Prosecutors cited doubts over the credibility of DSK’s accuser, hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo. DSK is oficially a free man, however he still faces a civil suit Diallo...
Posted On 23 Aug 2011
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“Miss Italia” Imposed New Rules to Candidates

Event Organizers of the most important beauty contest of Italy, “Miss Italia”, have decided to put new rules for the crown candidates. From now on, candidates may not have any plastic surgery, use hair extensions, wear colored contact lenses, or highly visible piercings and...
Posted On 23 Aug 2011
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ECTV Sues Palacio

Ecuador TV, state tv station better known as ECTV, filed a lawsuit against former editor of Opinion of El Universo newspaper, Emilio Palacio, in the Court of Guayas. This is a private prosecution made by Enrique Arosemena, general manager of ECTV, who states that Palacio made ​​a...
Posted On 23 Aug 2011
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Illegal Clinics that claimed to “Cure Homosexuality” were Closed Down

In Ecuador, about 30 illegal clinics, which claims to give treatment and cure homosexuality, have been closed so far this year. Nicolás Jara, Minister in charge of Public Health estimates that there could be more than 200 such centers in the country. “(…) It would be...
Posted On 23 Aug 2011
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Drug Overdose Ruled out as Cause of Amy Winehouse’s Death

Suggestions that Amy Winehouse died of a drug overdose have been formally ruled out after results from the singer’s toxicology report found “no illegal substances” in her system. The report does say that alcohol was present in the singer’s system, but...
Posted On 23 Aug 2011
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