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Official: Chavez beats infection
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has defeated a respiratory infection and has begun additional medical treatment in Cuba, a government spokesman said on Saturday.
Venezuelan Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said that it remains unclear how soon Chavez could return home, and he did not specify the kind of treatment for cancer the president is receiving.
"Vice President (Nicolas) Maduro estimates that the time it could take President Chavez to return is within weeks," Villegas said.
Prison riot kills dozens
CARACAS -- Venezuelan authorities promised an investigation on Saturday into a prison riot that left at least 61 dead when National Guard soldiers clashed with armed inmates.
Vice President Nicolas Maduro called the violence tragic.
"The prisons have to be governed by law," Maduro said.
7 die in factory fire
DHAKA -- A fire swept through a two-story garment factory in Bangladesh's capital on Saturday, killing at least seven female workers and injuring five, police and fire officials said. The cause was not immediately known.
Two months ago, a blaze killed 112 workers in another factory near the capital city, raising questions about the safety of workers in the garment industry that exports clothes to Western retailers.
PM: Business not affected by death
MOSCOW -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Sunday said the death of a whistle-blowing lawyer in prison will not adversely affect the country's business climate.
The U.S. Congress recently passed a bill that imposes sanctions on Russian officials connected to the death of Sergei Magnitsky, a Hermitage Capital lawyer who died in jail of untreated pancreatitis after accusing Russian officials of stealing $230 million from the state. …