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Friday, October 24th 2014 - 05:11 UTC

Notebook from member of Scott's Antarctic expedition found a century later

It belonged to scientist George Murray Levick and was discovered outside Scott's 1911 Terra Nova base during last year's summer ice melt

A photographic notebook from Robert Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition has been found after a century trapped in the ice of the frozen continent, New Zealand's Antarctic Heritage Trust said.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 04:54 UTC

Falklands arrangements for observance of Remembrance Sunday 9 November

A short service will be held at the Cross of Sacrifice and the Roll of Honour read out.

The elected government of the Falkland Islands has made the following arrangements for Sunday 9 November 2014, Remembrance Sunday, which will begin the annual service to be held at Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 09:30 am and led by Reverend Canon Paul Kerr and other local ministers.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 04:43 UTC

Falklands' veterans involved in 'clean up' after the war receive campaign medals

PM Cameron in Downing Street hands the medals to the veterans (Pic PA)

Falkland Islands veterans who arrived to 'clean up' after the war ended have finally been given their campaign medals after 32 years. David Cameron handed the servicemen the South Atlantic Medal in Downing Street on Wednesday after a long-awaited review found they should have been recognized for their service in 1982, according to a report from Dan Bloom for the MailOnline.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 04:20 UTC

Argentine farmers agree release grains following accord with government

The 5.7bn dollars pledged in sales by the chambers represent a 70% increase on Argentine total grain exports of 4bn dollars for the same period last year

Argentine grain exports will total US$5.7 billion in the fourth quarter of the calendar year, the CIARA and CEC chambers promised on Wednesday, after seemingly successful negotiations with the government of President Cristina Fernandez that is eager to inject much-needed export dollars into the economy.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 06:31 UTC

Dilma numerically ahead of Neves, in the fourth poll in three days

Even if Rousseff has widened her numerical lead to four percentage points, the difference is still within the poll's margin of error of +/- 2 percentage points.

Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff pulled ahead again in a new poll ahead of Brazil's presidential election and she appears to be the favorite to win Sunday's runoff although the vote is still too close to call.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 06:23 UTC

Uruguay pollsters agree on a runoff and divided parliament, on Sunday' election

Incumbent Vazquez, and opposition leaders Lacalle Pou and Bordaberry will be deciding who's the next president

The last round of public opinion polls in anticipation of Uruguay's Sunday general election (Executive and legislative), released on Wednesday evening by the main television channels, shows that the next government will not enjoy a majority in congress and there will be a presidential runoff at the end of November.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 06:06 UTC

Mujica says people who like money too much must be kicked out of politics

Mujica said that the politician's job or rather what he should target is “love and acknowledgement from the people”, and certainly not money. (Pic CNN)

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica said that the people “who like money too much must be kicked out of politics” because they are a 'real danger' and can get confused with what is the prospect of “a good government”, and make citizens non believers in the system.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 05:57 UTC

US Appeals court sends Argentina back to Judge Griesa on BONY's case

In a order the Appeals court said it lacked jurisdiction as the August ruling by District Judge Griesa was a clarification rather than modification

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday dismissed the Argentine government's appeal of an order directing Bank of New York Mellon Corp to hold onto 539 million dollars the country deposited for its restructured bondholders.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 05:52 UTC

Neves wants Brazil to have the Pacific Alliance as an integration reference

“I want Brazil to rescue its capacity to have a balanced foreign policy” said Neves who criticized Rousseff for giving priority to ideology over trade relations

Brazilian presidential opposition candidate Aecio Neves insisted that if elected he will review Mercosur rules and make them “more flexible” so that the country can reach bilateral agreements with third parties and not limited by the consensus clause of the trade block. He also mentioned the Pacific Alliance as a pragmatic integration reference.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 05:39 UTC

Tax-office chief admits 'business links' between Cristina Fernandez and a controversial businessman

The super star public works contractor with his mentor Nestor Kirchner

Argentina's head of the tax office, Ricardo Echegaray admitted 'business links' between president Cristina Fernandez and businessman Lazaro Baez, who has been accused of money laundering and falsifying documents.

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