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Family of Pablo Escobar attempt to register his name as a brand

The family of Pablo Escobar, a cocaine lord venerated by Colombia’s poor and hunted relentlessly by police, are attempting to register his name as a commercial brand. Pablo Escobar Photo: AP AFP 12:35AM BST 14 Sep 2013 Comments But a government body overseeing intellectual property has ruled that the move would “undermine the morals and public order of Colombian society ...

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Hundreds rescued by National Guard as muddy mountain floods hit Colorado

The rescue of hundreds of people stranded by epic mountain flooding in Colorado has been stepped up as food and water supplies run low. Meanwhile thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. For the first time since the harrowing mountain floods began on ...

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Hundreds rescued by National Guard as muddy mountain floods hit Colorado

The rescue of hundreds of people stranded by epic mountain flooding in Colorado has been stepped up as food and water supplies run low. Meanwhile thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. For the first time since the harrowing mountain floods began on ...

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Bloomberg Will Sit Out Mayor’s Race

By MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL CONNECT New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Friday he won’t make an endorsement in the race to succeed him, declaring he will focus on ensuring that there is a smooth transition from his administration to the next one. The mayor’s remarks are his first on the race since Tuesday, when Bill de Blasio, the ...

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Bloomberg Will Sit Out Mayor’s Race

By MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL CONNECT New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Friday he won’t make an endorsement in the race to succeed him, declaring he will focus on ensuring that there is a smooth transition from his administration to the next one. The mayor’s remarks are his first on the race since Tuesday, when Bill de Blasio, the ...

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Italy is not racist: Africa-born minister

CALI, Colombia – Italy’s first black minister defended her adopted homeland Friday, insisting it is not racist even though she endured a series of racially-charged threats and taunts since assuming her post. Speaking to a gathering in Colombia of leaders of African descent, Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge defended her Italian compatriots, saying…

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Italy is not racist: Africa-born minister

CALI, Colombia – Italy’s first black minister defended her adopted homeland Friday, insisting it is not racist even though she endured a series of racially-charged threats and taunts since assuming her post. Speaking to a gathering in Colombia of leaders of African descent, Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge defended her Italian compatriots, saying…

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Iraq: At Least 33 Die in Fresh Spurt of Violence; Mosque Is Bombed

Attacks across Iraq, including a bombing at a Sunni mosque north of Baghdad, killed 33 people Friday in the latest eruption of violence to rock the country, officials said. The deadliest of Friday’s attacks occurred when a bomb exploded inside a Sunni mosque that was full of worshipers in the village of Umm al-Adham on the outskirts of Baquba, a ...

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Iraq: At Least 33 Die in Fresh Spurt of Violence; Mosque Is Bombed

Attacks across Iraq, including a bombing at a Sunni mosque north of Baghdad, killed 33 people Friday in the latest eruption of violence to rock the country, officials said. The deadliest of Friday’s attacks occurred when a bomb exploded inside a Sunni mosque that was full of worshipers in the village of Umm al-Adham on the outskirts of Baquba, a ...

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Syria crisis: John Kerry talks tough as discussions on chemical weapons enter second day

The international envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, today held a three way meeting with John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov as key talks in Geneva enter the second day. Speaking from Genevea, Mr Lavrov and Mr Kerry spoke after the short meeting and said they had agreed to meet again in New York in two weeks time. Brahimi has been trying ...

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