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Nivea dos Santos got her first job as a live-in maid at age 12, dusting, vacuuming, ironing and polishing the silver of a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family from dawn until she'd fall, exhausted, into bed.
5 hrs ago | KION 46
The United States attempted a rescue operation earlier this summer to free a number of American hostages held in Syria by ISIS, including journalist James Foley, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm.
9 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press
The U.S. Embassy in Caracas issued an advisory Tuesday urging Americans to be careful when travelling to Venezuela because of the steep drop in airline service to the South American country.
13 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
"Generations," a hugely popular soap opera in South Africa, first aired in 1993, a year before the nation's first all-race elections ended apartheid.
13 hrs ago | WRIC-TV Richmond
The Rio de Janeiro-raised musician - the daughter of renowned singer and guitarist Joao Gilberto and singer and composer Miucha, - describes her music simply as the "Bebel Sound," an eclectic mix of Brazilian rhythms, soul and electronic music.
18 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald
The Charlotte Observer reported that Eaton plans to move the work done in Charlotte to plants in Indiana and Mexico.
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned Nery Soto Torres' killing and urged authorities to launch a full investigation and punish those responsible.
A video by Islamic State militants Tuesday purported to show the cold-blooded execution of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.
Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding with airstrikes across the Gaza Strip.
Inside the small office, the line of sweating clients waiting to renew their satellite TV subscriptions keeps growing.
People who were being screened for Ebola when they fled a health center during looting have turned themselves into a hospital, a Liberian official said Tuesday.
People listen to a talking statue on their phones at the launch of Talking Statues in central London, Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014.
The Ukrainian government has captured most of a town near Donetsk, tightening the noose around the key rebel-held stronghold, officials said on Tuesday.
In a tiny cage, a baboon sits, picking seeds off the floor, desperately eating whatever he can find.
Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons have been destroyed at sea, almost a year after nerve gas killed 1,000 people, including children, in a Damascus suburb, Secretary of State John Kerry said in statement Monday.
Hospital officials say a woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant is starting to recover.
There was a time not so long ago when the White House said al Qaeda was on its heels, the tide of war was receding, and the U.S. was turning its attention to Asia.
Updated: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:27 pm
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