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Left advances in Peru's elections

The most left-wing presidential candidate came from behind and bested a whole array of right-wing candidates to enter a runoff election.

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Scientists to look at Big Bang

A super-strong telescope, to be constructed nearly half a mile below the earth's surface and more than a mile in length, may be able to look  into the distant past - to see the Big Bang.

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Japan's Communists repeatedly warned of nuclear power risks

The Japanese Communist Party has called on all successive governments to make a drastic change in the atomic energy administration and has opposed additional construction plans.

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Martelly, friend of Duvalier, named winner in Haiti vote

In spite of possible fraud Haiti's Provisional Elections Council recently announced Michel Martelly has apparently won the runoff elections by a landslide over former First Lady Mirlande Manigat.

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Carter calls for Cuban 5 release, end to blockade

Jimmy Carter, during a three-day visit to Cuba this week, called for a release of the Cuban Five and an end to the long-standing U.S. blockade against the island nation.

Communist Party of Egypt resumes open political activities

The Communist Party of Egypt has once again become an important voice in the secular opposition.

U.S.-Mexico relations still irritable

U.S.-Mexico relations remain irritable after undiplomatic comments about Mexico by U.S. officials, and now because of a U.S. government program that ended up putting even more high powered weapons into the hands of drug cartels.

Governing party candidate excluded in Haiti runoff elections

Under intense international pressure, Haiti's election board has announced that it is excluding Jude Celestin, candidate of President Rene Preval's INTE Party, from runoff presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

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Oldest Cuban celebrates her 126th birthday

The oldest peson in Cuba, Juana Bautista de la Candelaria Rodriguez celebrated her 126th birthday with relatives and friends and attributes her health to the pure air of the countryside, a diet rich in meat and a "heart that has always been full of love."

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British education cuts: a member of Parliament speaks out

The yawning gap between the richest and the rest has to be addressed and wealth must be redistributed.

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