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Francisco Flores, accused of misappropriating $15m from Taiwan for quake relief efforts, had earlier handed himself in.
Salvador Sanchez Ceren, a former schoolteacher turned rebel commander, is sworn in to lead Central American nation.
Commentators say the main challenge for the new government is to reduce deep political divisions within the population.
Country's electoral court rules that ex-rebel Sanchez Ceren won the tight election with 50.11 percent of ballots cast.
Polls indicate that left-leaning ex-guerrilla Sanchez Ceren is set for victory in runoff vote.
People concerned about weak economy and crime, as run-off poll looks all but certain for three leading candidates.
Voters head to polls to decide whether to keep the leftist party in power or return to conservative rule.
Women's rights should become part of the citizens' security agenda.
Although a recent truce between rival gangs in Honduras won't provide a panacea to the violence, it's a good first step.
Officials say that granting a life-saving termination of an unviable foetus would be first step towards legal abortion.
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As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
 
 
 
 
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