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Ice Bucket Challenge: Tom Cruise Accepts Hugh Jackman's ALS...

Actor Tom Cruise poses on the red carpet during the Brazil premiere of the movie "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" in Rio de Janeiro December 14, 2011.


Related Topix: Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, Celebrities, Tom Cruise, World News, Brazil, Austria,

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Inter Press Service

Brazil to Monitor Improvement of Water Quality in Latin America

A technician from the State Environmental Institute of Rio de Janeiro monitors water quality in the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in this Brazilian city.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Environment, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Whittier Daily News

Baby penguins make public debut at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

LONG BEACH >> The Aquarium of the Pacific introduced two new Magellanic Penguins to the public Wednesday as they waddled into the water for their first dive with the elders.


Related Topix: World News, Falkland Islands, Brazil,

ABC News

Ecuadoran Police Sentenced for Attack on President

An Ecuadoran court has sentenced six police officers to prison for attempting to kill President Rafael Correa during a protest in 2010.


Related Topix: Ecuador, World News, Rafael Correa

The Rio Times

Vista Chinesa, An Amazing Mountain Top View of Rio

Vista Chinesa is a charming little Chinese structure placed 380 meters high in Tijuca National Forest, one of the world's largest urban forests, and offers one of the most impressive views in Rio.


Related Topix: Brazil, World News

The Daily Beast

Mr. Simpson Goes to WashingtonBy Asawin Suebsaeng

The popularity of The Simpsons , which is in the midst of a record-busting FXX marathon, is assured.


Related Topix: Animated TV, The Simpsons, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Nuclear Energy, Prison, World News, Brazil,

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.


Related Topix: Falkland Islands, World News

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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Prison


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.


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.


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.


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)


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


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.


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.


Related Topix: Brazil, World News,


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.


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.


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

The Independent

Brazil prison riot: Two inmates beheaded during uprising over conditions

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