In a stunning blow to President Barack Obama, Republican Scott Brown won a bitter U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts and promised to be the deciding vote against his sweeping healthcare overhaul.

Brown's win robbed Democrats of the crucial 60th Senate vote they need to pass the healthcare bill and sent shudders of fear through Democrats facing tough races in November's congressional elections.

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The Security Council unanimously agreed to boost the number of UN troops in Haiti by 3500 to help maintain peace and security and support earthquake relief efforts.
The step comes as daily reports about shaken societal security become common among the widespread suffering of victims who lost everything.
Also, the US army enhanced its forces in the country, hence triggering complaints about the US role not only from foes like Venezuela but also from allies like France.

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