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3 hrs ago | Haringey Independent

The cigar once smoked by Isambard Kingdom Brunel

A half-smoked cigar belonging to celebrated engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel is to go on public display for the first time.

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6 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Brazil prison riot ends with five dead

Rioting inmates who took over most of a prison in Brazil killed five fellow prisoners, beheading at least two of them, before ending the uprising early Tuesday and releasing two hostage guards.

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Brazil, Riot,

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Washington Post

Colombian kingpin's former hit man leaves prison

In this June 27, 2006, file photo, John Jairo Velasquez, a former hit man for Pablo Escobar, gives his testimony while holding a book titled "The True Pablo, Blood, Treason, and Death," during the trial against Alberto Santofimio Botero in Bogota, Colombia.

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Colombia, Maximum Security, State Prisons,

WAPT-TV Jackson

Where 'Breaking Bad' is just getting started

That's how many trophies the cast and crew of "Breaking Bad" have hauled home after five seasons of groundbreaking TV, with six of those honors being earned at Monday's 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Related Topix: Breaking Bad, Entertainment, Television, Emmy Awards, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston, World News, Colombia

ABC News

Colombian Kingpin's Former Hit Man Leaves Prison

A former hit man for Pablo Escobar who confessed to hundreds of murders as head of the Colombian drug kingpin's army of assassins has been freed from prison despite protests by his many victims.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Prison

Newsday

Brazil set for TV election debate

Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff will go head to head with main rivals Marina Silva of the Brazilian Socialist Party and Aecio Neves of the PSDB.

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Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff

CBC News

European satellites for GPS-like service put in wrong orbit

Space transport company Arianespace launched two satellites for Europe's Galileo system aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket from French Guiana on Friday but they were put into the wrong orbit, calling into question their usefulness for the Galileo system.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, GPS, World News, French Guiana

The Lebanon Daily News

Brazilian prison riot that left 5 dead ends

A two-day prison uprising in southern Brazil that left five inmates dead ended Tuesday as officials met demands to transfer many of the prisoners.

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Riot, Brazil,

The Times of Israel

A victory for the Righteous Among the Nations

The International Wallenberg Foundation opposes honoring officials who most certainly did not go above the call of duty in WWII In reference to the report, Wallenberg Foundation off the hook in Argentina libel case , published on 21 August, we would like to stress that the ruling by the Supreme Court of Argentina overturned a judgment in favor of a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Argentina, World News, Travel, Bolivia Travel, Argentina, Bolivia Travel, South America Travel, Argentina Travel

CNN

Prisoners moved after deadly riots

Brazilian authorities say they have begun transferring inmates from a prison in the southern city of Cascavel after riots inside turned deadly -- with two inmates decapitated and two thrown off the roof of a cell block.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News, Prison

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Brazilian prisoners riot for better conditions

A prison rebellion in southern Brazil enters its second day as inmates demand better conditions at the Cascavel State Penitentiary.

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Newsday

Colombian anti-groping squad goes to work

It's early in the morning and with her juvenile looks and a rucksack with a flowery pattern dangling from one shoulder, 22-year-old Laura looks like just another student rushing to class on Bogota's mass transit system - the Transmilenio.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia

Inside Colombia

"Pijarbey": The Narco-Paramilitary Boss Set to Be Major Colombian Kingpin

A former paramilitary known as "Pijarbey" is rebuilding the drug empire of fragmented trafficking group the ERPAC in Colombia's Eastern Plains, and is now positioning himself to become a major actor in Colombia's underworld - if he can evade capture.

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Related Topix: Drugs, World News, Colombia, Prison,

The Independent

Brazil prison riot: Two inmates beheaded during uprising over conditions

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Yahoo!

Four inmates killed, two beheaded in Brazil prison riot

Inmates rioting for better facilities in a Brazilian jail have killed four fellow prisoners, decapitating two of them, and took two guards hostage, officials said.

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Brazil, Riot,

CIO

Two Galileo GPS satellites launched in wrong orbit

Two satellites that are intended to form part of the European Galileo satellite navigation system went astray from their intended orbit after launch from French Guiana on Friday, satellite launch company Arianespace said.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, GPS, World News, French Guiana, Space

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Girls from Brazil's favelas find escape in ballet

Past the graffiti-covered overpass and subway tracks, in a slum penned in by high-rises, 8-year-old Gabriela Aparecida fixes her curly hair into a bun as she waits for a ride to her new favorite activity: ballet.

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Related Topix: World News, Arts, Brazil, Ballet,

Star-Telegram.com

Girls from Brazil's favelas find escape in ballet

Past the graffiti-covered overpass and subway tracks, in a slum penned in by high-rises, 8-year-old Gabriela Aparecida fixes her curly hair into a bun as she waits for a ride to her new favorite activity: ballet.

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Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, World News, Brazil, The Bolshoi, New-Wave

ComputerWorld

Optus 10 to launch next month after delays

Optus' 'Optus 10' satellite will launch on 12 September the telco revealed. The telco had originally announced the satellite would launch in May "This satellite will expand fleet resilience and significantly increase Optus' fleet capacity, providing greater bandwidth to support the delivery of video, data and voice services to corporate, enterprise ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, French Guiana, Australia, Oceania

ABC News

3 Beheaded in Southern Brazil Prison Riot

Three prisoners were beheaded and at least five other people were injured in a riot that erupted Sunday in a southern Brazilian prison, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Riot, Brazil, World News,

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