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  1. Garcia Marquez-inspired opera comes to...Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Suria

    Washington's stately Kennedy Center is staging its first opera in Spanish -- a dreamy tale of a jungle boat journey and lost love, all inspired by the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Christine Goerke, in the part of Florencia, sings during a performance of "Florencia in the Amazon," presented by the Washington National Opera in Washington, DC on September 17, 2014 - by Saul Loeb The Washington National Opera is performing "Florencia in the Amazon," by the late Mexican composer Daniel Catan, starting Saturday, with five shows planned.

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  2. Unrepentant paramilitary commander given 40 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Inside Colombia

    A former paramilitary commander was excluded from the transitional justice process Thursday and instead received a four-decade prison sentence due to his suspected remorselessness. Edgar Ignacio Fierro, alias "Don Antonio," former commander of the AUC's Juan Pablo Diaz Front that operated on Colombia's Caribbean coast, was preparing for his release from prison following the completion of an eight-year transitional justice sentence enacted under then-President Alvaro Uribe's 2005 Justice and Peace Law.

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  3. MBA News: Top Headlines and Recaps for September 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The GMAT Club Journal

    ... in extracurricular activities with "house" points a la Hogwarts. ( Fortune ) The bustling city of Medellin, Colombia, nestled in the Andes, is a symbol of the country's turnaround. It was recently named " The Innovative City of the Year " by the ...

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  4. Mala Rodriguez, Miguel Campbell to headline Oktoberfest in ColombiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Inside Colombia

    Four major Colombian cities will be inundated with great beer and even greater national and international acts this October for the country's very own version of Oktoberfest. The Colombian capital Bogota, as well as Medellin, Cali, and Barranquilla, will be host to Colombia's version of Oktoberfest, dubbed Oktober Fest Club Colombia, where local and international beer can be enjoyed in relaxed outdoor settings with spaces to picnic.

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  5. More than 20 Colombia military members investigated for espionage: ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Inside Colombia

    Colombia's top military intelligence chief along with 21 of his subordinates are being investigated by the Prosecutor General's Office for illegally spying on ongoing peace talks with rebel group FARC, according to Noticias Uno. General Mauricio Forero is among 40 military and civilian intelligence officials that will have to present themselves to the Prosecutor General's office and explain their role in the controversial "Andromedia" program and their relationship with Andres Sepulveda.

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  6. Full-Time Employee VS. Business OwnerRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2011 | American Reporter

    ... In Bogota, my wife Mary and I saw one of David's hilarious and popular plays, about a house of ill repute in Colombia and the story-telling cab driver who brought tourists back and forth. It was staged in a packed nightclub and enjoyed a raving ...

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  7. Colombian women's cycling team member defends 'sexist, nude' uniformRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    A member of the Colombian women's cycling team has defended their uniform after it was branded as 'sexist' and 'nude'. The outfit, which has a flesh-coloured section from the stomach to the top of the thighs, caused controversy when the South American cyclists revealed it last weekend.

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  8. From the cheap seats.Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Age

    Not infrequently, the laws and interpretations guiding the administration of international sport can seem dauntingly labyrinthine to the general population. Great respect is thus due - and no doubt paid - to Australian Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter.

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  9. Australia to toughen up anti-terror laws...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Suria

    The government will next week introduce legislation in parliament to tackle a growing terror threat, the attorney general said Saturday, in the aftermath of Australia's biggest crackdown in history. "These bills will give our national security agencies and the Australian federal police stronger powers, but there will also be stronger protections," he said.

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  10. Colombia wants more convictions for violence against womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | AlertNet

    ... more convictions and reduce the high rate of murders of women, government officials say. Of the 637 women killed in Colombia so far this year, 83 were femicides - defined as the killing of a woman by a man because of her gender - government figures ...

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  11. Drunken hunter fights off Australian...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Suria

    A tipsy goose hunter said Saturday he lived to tell the tale of being attacked by a two-metre-long crocodile in northern Australia after poking the beast in the eye. An estuarine crocodile in the Adelaide river near Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory on September 2, 2008 - by Greg Wood "We were shooting geese, my cousin-brother told me go and get the duck there," 20-year-old Stephen Moreen told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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  12. Indonesian Aceh proposes 100 lashes for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Suria

    Gay sex could be punishable by 100 lashes of the cane in Indonesia's staunchly conservative Aceh province if parliament passes a draft law that critics say violates basic human rights. A masked and hooded official canes an Acehnese man for gambling in Banda Aceh on September 19, 2014 - by Chaideer Mahyuddin Aceh is the only part of the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation to enforce Islamic sharia law and has been slowly implementing it since 2001, when it gained some powers of autonomy.

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  13. New Zealanders go to polls in 'dirty...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Suria

    New Zealanders voted Saturday in a general election with conservative Prime Minister John Key tipped for a narrow victory despite a roller-coaster campaign dominated by allegations of dirty tricks and mass surveillance. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key buys a sausage after casting his vote on September 20, 2014 - by Marty Melville Polling booths opened at 9:00 am and will close at 7:00 pm as 3.06 million registered voters cast their ballots for the South Pacific nation's 51st parliament.

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  14. What Mets 5-0 win over Braves meansRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NJ.com

    Even in victory, the Mets were defeated. Despite their 5-0 win over the Braves at Turner Field, the Mets were eliminated from the playoffs tonight .

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  15. China win first gold of the 2014 AsiadRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Suria

    China won the first gold medal of the 2014 Asian Games on Saturday when its women shooters -- Olympic champion Guo Wenjun, Zhang Mengyuan and Zhou Qingyuan -- clinched the 10m air pistol team title. Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium in Incheon on September 19, 2014 - by Ed Jones Hosts and defending champions South Korea, who were the pre-Games favourites, finished a poor fourth behind silver-medallists Taiwan and Mongolia.

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  16. G20 nations want Putin at leaders' summitRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Suria

    Vladimir Putin is set to attend the G20 leaders' summit in November despite alarm over Russia's actions in Ukraine with host Australia Saturday saying it was the "emphatic" wish of member nations. A woman waves a banner reading "Stop Putin" during a demonstration in support of Ukraine outside the White House as Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko meets with US President Barack Obama, on September 18, 2014 - by Mladen Antonov There had been question marks over whether Moscow should be invited to the high-powered forum in Brisbane with the brutal five-month conflict that has killed around 3,000 people still unresolved.

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  17. Second South Korean found dead after...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Suria

    The death toll from Hurricane Odile rose to three after the body of a second South Korean man was found floating in a harbor in Mexico's Los Cabos resort. As Hurricane Odile swirls menacingly towards Mexico, waves pound the shores of Cabo San Lucas on September 14, 2014 - by Ronaldo Schemidt Authorities also reported that two British citizens were missing, five days after Odile tore across the northwestern Baja California peninsula causing widespread damage to hotels and neighborhoods.

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  18. Polls open in New Zealand electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Suria

    New Zealanders were voting Saturday in a general election to determine who will lead the country for the next three years and under strict laws allowing limited election coverage on polling day. A voter casts his ballot during the general election at a polling center in Auckland on November 26, 2011 - by Marty Melville On the eve of the vote, both the centre-right National Party of Prime Minister John Key and the main opposition centre-left Labour Party led by David Cunliffe predicted the outcome would be close.

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  19. Defiant Singaporeans view banned film in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Suria

    Hundreds of defiant Singaporeans protesting censorship gathered in Malaysia on Friday to see a documentary banned by regulators in their home country as a threat to national security. The film, "To Singapore, with Love", examines the case of political exiles in the city-state and features interviews with nine former activists, student leaders, and self-confessed communists who fled Singapore from the 1960s until the 1980s and are currently settled in Malaysia, Britain and Thailand.

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  20. 'Priceless' 600-tonne jade deposit found...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Suria

    A massive deposit of jade weighing about 600 tonnes has been found in northeast China, state media said Friday, with local officials describing the rock as priceless. The government in Liaoning Province said miners discovered the deposit while digging in a cave in Kuandian Man Autonomous County last year, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

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