Egypt not to allow foreign poll monitors

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Egypt’s council of military rulers will not allow international monitors to observe upcoming parliamentary elections, a council member has said. Maj. Gen. Mamdouh Shaheen, who presented the new election law to reporters on Wednesday, said barring foreign monitors was a necessary step to protect Egypt’s sovereignty. “We have nothing to […]

Son Charged With Murdering Guyanese-Born Mom

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News Americas, PEMBROKE PINES, FL, Thurs. July 21, 2011: The 21-year-old adopted son of a Guyanese-born woman has been charged with her murder in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Police have arrested Gerard Belmonte and say he will face first-degree murder charges for the murder of realtor, Natalie Lopes-Belmonte. Lopes-Belmonte’s body was […]

Trouble In Venezuelan Prisons Again

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News Americas, CARACAS, Venezuela, Thurs. July 21, 2011: Venezuela’s prisons are in the news again, this time following the death of seven inmates in two prisons. Media reports from the South American nation said the killings occurred that the Cabimas and San Felipe prisons following prison fights. At least 16 […]

Rains Wreaking Havoc In Northeastern Brazil

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News Americas, RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Thurs. July 21, 2011: Rains continue to hammer the northeastern Brazilian states of Pernambuco and Paraiba, taking several lives and leaving thousands more homeless. Close to 13,300 people have been forced from their homes because of flooding caused by torrential rains, authorities said and […]

Windies Greats Make Peoples’ Dream Team

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News Americas, DUBAI, UAE, Fri. July 22, 2011: Two former West Indies cricket great have made it on to the Peoples’ Dream team, XI that’s set to play at Lord’s today. Former skipper Brian Lara and former top bowler, Curtly Ambrose, made the team following votes from 250,000 cricket lovers […]

Gruesome Double Murders In Jamaica

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News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. July 21, 2011: Police in Kingston, Jamaica are investigating a gruesome double murder that left a mother and her teenage daughter beheaded. The decapitated bodies of Charmaine Rattray and her daughter, Joyette Lynch, were found on a bed inside their home on the outskirts of […]

Puerto Rico’s Reggaeton Duo Releases First Single

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News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. July 21, 2011: Get ready for ‘Pegate Mas.’ Puerto Rican rggaeton duo, Dyland & Lenny, have released their first single from their forthcoming album. The song was released on iTunes and radio this week. The song, produced by Dyland & Lenny and Motiff, is a […]