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54 min ago | The Wichita Eagle

Brazil: new project to clean Olympic waters

Rio de Janeiro state officials have signed off on a new sewerage project aimed at stemming the flow of untreated sewage into the city's Gloria Marina, where the 2016 Olympic sailing events are to be held.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News

1 hr ago | Switched

Mongoose Fights Off Lions, Shows Us The Definition Of Courage

Faced with fierce cats in Kenya's Masaai Mara National Park, this plucky mongoose opted to fight back .

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Related Topix: Belarus, World News, Morocco, United Kingdom, Cambridgeshire County, England, Bolivia

6 hrs ago | Utility Products

Brazilian utilities Copel, Eletrosul, build transmission 'ring'

Brazilian utilities Eletrosul and Copel have completed work on a transmission 'ring' that they say reinforces power supply to the country's south, according to Business News Americas.

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9 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

Benicio del Toro to Receive San Sebastian Festival's Donostia Award

Benicio del Toro to receive the Donostia Award at the 62nd edition of the San Sebastian Festival The actor will play the leading part in "Escobar: Paradise Lost", closing film of the Pearls section 09-02-2014 Escobar: Paradise Lost, a Chapter 2 and Roxbury production, internationally marketed by Path International and distributed in the United ... (more)

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Related Topix: Benicio Del Toro, World News, Colombia, Che, Golden Globe Awards, Family, The Wolfman, Crime Movies, 21 Grams, Drama Movies, Thriller

13 hrs ago | Daily World

Sanctions against Venezuela are needed as a matter of human...

Thousands of innocent Venezuelans have been jailed, injured or killed for protesting a failed regime plagued by unprecedented scarcity of food and basic goods, widespread crime and high murder rates, and limited economic opportunities.

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Related Topix: World News, Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Louisiana, Louisiana Government, Opinion

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Venezuela looks set to lock away Leopoldo Lopez

Cardboard figures of Leopoldo Lopez with his mouth covered with the word 'Crime' are seen during a gathering in support of him in June.

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Related Topix: World News, Venezuela, Hugo Chavez

Goal.com

'An opportunity not to be missed' - Van Gaal on signing Falcao for Manchester United

The Colombia international completed a stunning season-long loan move to Old Trafford in the early hours of Tuesday morning, beating the transfer deadline to complete his move Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed his delight at securing the season-long loan signing of Radamel Falcao from Monaco .

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Blues, The Red Devils

The New Zealand Herald

Colombia recovers archaeological gems from Spain

Colombia has successfully recovered from Spain hundreds of priceless, pre-Colombian artifacts smuggled out of the country more than a decade ago.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Archaeology, Science, Anthropology

American Reporter

On Native GroundABOUT Those Glimmers: Things are Still Lousy

A ban on sales of alcohol and heightened securities greeted Panamanian voters Sunday as a frantic and factious three-year presidential campaign finally went to the voters.

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Related Topix: Martin Torrijos, World News, Colombia

Trinidad and Tobago News

Growing Pains

GROWING PAINS President warns no room for 'bull-headed partisanship' in Constitution reform BE TOLERANT PRESIDENT Anthony Carmona yesterday said Constitution reform is to be expected as "change is the only constant" but said the process of reform must be "transparent, well-informed, inclusive, tolerant and driven by critical analysis" Suriname ... (more)

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Related Topix: Suriname, Middle East, Lebanon, Terrorism

Jewish World Review

Bruce Bialosky:

The President has led our country toward a diminished role in the world the last few years and public sentiment has followed.

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Related Topix: Ecuador, World News,

South China Morning Post

Suspected 'snakeheads' face prosecution in Guangdong

Nearly 500 people paid at least US$17,000 each to be smuggled off the mainland for either Brazil or Panama, police in Jiangmen say "Snakehead" is the nickname in Chinese for an organiser of human trafficking, charging huge amounts to people or families hoping for new lives abroad.

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Related Topix: World News, Brazil, China, Asia

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Green Left Weekly

Ecuador: WikiLeaks cables show US how used 'democracy...

Graffiti opposing the US military base in Manta, which has been closed by the Rafael Correa government.

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Related Topix: World News, Ecuador, Rafael Correa,

Canada.com

Inside Noiva do Cordeiro - a remote Brazilian village where nearly all the residents are women

The village of Noiva do Cordeiro is nestled in Belo Vale, which translates as "beautiful valley."

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Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Travel, Brazil Travel, Uruguay Travel, South America Travel, Brazil, Uruguay Travel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Travel,

Cycling News

Anacona clinches breakthrough win in Vuelta's mountaintop finish

Any professional's first win is a special moment, but for Lampre-Merida 's Winner Anacona to secure that victory in the Vuelta a Espaa 's second summit finish , at Valdelinares, helped make his maiden triumph even more special.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia

Newkerala.com

Racism in football 'a plague', says Brazil president

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has said racism in football has become "a plague" following the latest incident to hit the country's domestic competition.

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The Age

Australian killed in Bolivian bus crash

Canberran Kurt Steel died in the crash when a bus returning to La Paz from the Salara de Uyuni salt flats crashed on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Bolivia, World News, Australia, Standardized Testing, Education

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Republic

Silva surges ahead in Brazil's presidential vote

Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two punch of bad news.

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Related Topix: Brazil, IN, World News, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff,

The Globe and Mail

Canadians among the 10 dead, 24 injured in Bolivia tourist bus crash

Bolivian police say eight foreign tourists are among the 10 people killed when a bus returning to La Paz from the Salar de Uyuni salt flats ran off the highway and crashed.

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Suria

Ecuador women turn to boxing to fight...

After surviving a harrowing rape attempt, Any Hurtado took up boxing -- and found herself surrounded by other Ecuadoran women using their fists for protection in a country torn by sexual violence.

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Related Topix: Ecuador, World News

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