Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Monday | January 14, 2013
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Gay marriage protest converges on Eiffel Tower
PARIS (AP):Holding aloft ancient flags and young children, hundreds of thousands of people converged yesterday on the Eiffel Tower to protest the French president's plan to legalise gay marriage and thus allow same-sex couples to adopt and conceive...

Chávez supporters hold rallies for ailing president
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP):Supporters of ailing President Hugo Chávez held rallies across Venezuela yesterday and defended a controversial court ruling allowing the indefinite postponement of the socialist leader's inauguration.

Colin Powell says GOP having 'an identity problem'
WASHINGTON (AP): Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says his own Republican Party is having "an identity problem".

Syrian warplanes bomb rebellious Damascus suburbs
BEIRUT (AP): SSyrian fighter jets yesterday bombed Damascus suburbs in a government offensive to dislodge rebels from strategic areas around the capital, activists said, as clashes raged around army bases and airfields in the country's north.

Second inauguration smaller, yet still grand
WASHINGTON (AP): President Barack Obama's second inauguration is shaping up as a high-energy celebration smaller than his first milestone swearing-in, yet still designed to mark his unprecedented role in American history with plenty of eye-catching glamour.


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