U.N. peacekeepers battle Syrian rebels in Golan Heights

EFE | Cairo

Members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Heights, where at least 44 U.N. peacekeepers have been taken captive, on Saturday battled Syrian rebels from the al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda affiliate.

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20 Miners rescued in Nicaragua

EFE | Managua
Rescue teams brought 20 people to safety at an artisanal gold mine located on Nicaragua's northern Caribbean coast and are continuing to search for seven others who remain trapped.

Specialists point to exercise as preventive medicine

EFE | Cancun, Mexico
Physical exercise is the most effective preventive medicine against ailments like diabetes and is an effective remedy for problems like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, experts taking part in a forum here said.

Carlos Vives, Zoe Saldaña, Pepe Aguilar to receive Hispanic Heritage Awards

EFE | Washington
Colombian singer Carlos Vives, the American actress of Dominican descent Zoe Saldaña, and Mexican musician Pepe Aguilar will each be honored this year with the prestigious Hispanic Heritage Award, which celebrates the contribution Latinos make to America.

Mexico's Pemex forecasts 6.7 pct drop in crude production in 2014

EFE | Mexico City
Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos said Friday it expects its crude output to fall by 6.7 percent in 2014 compared to last year, attributing the result to measurement improvements.

Bayern Munich wraps up deal for Xabi Alonso

EFE | Berlin
Bayern Munich confirmed Friday that it has reached a deal with Real Madrid for the transfer of Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso, who has completed his medical and will sign a two-year deal.

Sparky, the turbulent construction site of an immense galaxy

EFE | Washington
The combined observations of three telescopes in space and one on Earth have given astronomers a first glimpse of an immense galaxy under construction some 11 billion years ago, NASA said.