Favorite Tennis Players Advance in Australian Open

2 Canberra, Jan 26. -Russia's Maria Sharapova and Spain's Rafael Nadal on Thursday advanced to the finals and semifinals, respectively, in the 2012 Australian Open Tennis Championships.Sharapova defeated Czech player Petra Kvitova 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 and reached her third final in this competition, in which she will face Belarusian player Victoria Azarenka. The meeting will decide the new winner in

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Venezuelan, Cuban OrchestrasTogether for First Time

1 Havana, Nov 24. -The Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (OSV) and Cuba´s Philharmonic Orchestra will join for the first time over this weekend and give two concerts to celebrate the 80th and 50th anniversaries of their foundation, respectively."We came here to make a joint dream come true," said president of the OSV directive board, Alejandro Montes de Oca, who recalled

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Combat in Libya; European Leaders Visit Tripoli

2 Tripoli, Sep 15. -Those loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi continued resisting the rebels´ offensive on Thursday in Bani Walid and Sirte as Libya received the French and British president and prime minister, respectively.Regional television media noted that a detachment of approximately more than 1,000 men has prevented the rebels to take over Bani Walid, a city located 150 kilometers

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Chucho Valdes, Edesio Alejandro Nominated for Grammy Awards

2 Los Angeles, Dec 3. -Cuban musicians Chucho Valdes and Edesio Alejandro were nominated for Grammy Awards in the categories of best album of Latin jazz and tropical Latin album, respectively. Valdés was nominated for his CD Chucho Steps, recorded with his new band Mensajeros afrocubanos, under the label Concord Picante, while Edesio Alejandro got it with his "100 Cuban

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