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Oct 7, 2010

Speaking to reporters ahead of 65th UN General Assembly in New York, Brazil's foreign minister Celso Amorim said his country has offered to help Cuba develop small and medium-sized businesses in an effort to spur economic growth, BBC News reports.

Amorim explained that Cuba could learn from Brazil's successful experience in developing entrepreneurship including small and medium-sized businesses as well as reducing the informal economy, the news provider said.

Amorim's comments come after Cuba last week announced plans to lay off a million public-sector workers, ha

Sep 15, 2010

At least 11 people were injured during protests in Afghanistan against a small American church's plan to burn the Muslim holy book on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Press Association reports.

According to police in the country's northern province of Badakhshan, several hundred protesters ran towards a NATO building, causing a clash that injured five police officers and four attackers. The American flag was also burned by protesters at a mosque after Friday prayers, the news provider said.