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1 hr ago | Suria

Powerful 7.5 magnitude quake strikes off...

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck off Papua New Guinea late Saturday night, the US Geological Survey said.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Papua New Guinea, Oceania, World News, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Brazil,

5 hrs ago | WOI-TV West Des Moines

Deadline lapses in Peru for illegal gold miners

13, 2013 aerial file photo shows tailings produced by informal mining in Peru's Madre de Dios region.

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Related Topix: World News, Peru,

9 hrs ago | The Rio Times

Going to the Movies in Rio this Easter Weekend: Daily

Movie theaters in Rio de Janeiro are offering a wide range of options for movie buffs of all ages during this holiday weekend.

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13 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

Dhrama: the Remarkable Dialogue Between Krishna and Arjuna to Run...

Noted Brazilian actors Luca Bianchi and Lvia de Bueno will perform the North American and English language premiere of "DHRAMA: The Remarkable Dialogue Between Krishna and Arjuna" at Teatro LATEA in Clemente Soto Vlez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, May 22 to June 8. Written by famed Brazilian playwright/screenwriter/director Joo Falco and ... (more)

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

17 hrs ago | The Telegraph

A life worth waiting for in solitude for hundred years

Gabriel Garcia Marquez listens to a speech during the New Journalism Prize awards ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey, Mexico, on October 2, 2007.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Arts, Literature, Colombia

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Reuters

Brazilian tycoon Batista investigated for financial crimes -reports

Brazils federal police have opened an investigation into former billionaire Eike Batista for financial crimes, including insider trading, manipulation of markets and money laundering, Brazilian media reported on Friday.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News, Economics News, Bankruptcy,

The Globe and Mail

Artist photographs one Torontonian from every country in the world

Originally from Bangladesh, Nadia Alam explains how Toronto is home 'because it's the first place [she] called home.'

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News

Evening News

Photo gallery: Adorable baby primate is newest addition to Banham Zoo

It may only be a week old but a rare addition to Banham Zoo is already monkeying around with its family.

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Inside Colombia

Acid Attacks in Colombia Get Attention

Viviana Hernandez sells beauty products door to door in Neiva, a Colombian city where daytime temperatures regularly soar to 90 degrees.

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Mashable

Riot Gear: How Protesters Around the World Suit Up

Many of the photos coming out of Venezuela, Ukraine, Thailand and Turkey over the past 10 months are images of violent disarray.

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Related Topix: Riot, World News, Venezuela, Ukraine,

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Reuters

TIMELINE-Life and times of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and popularized the genre of magical realism, died on Thursday at the age of 87. 1927 - Garcia Marquez is born on March 6 in Aracataca, a backwater banana-growing town near Colombia's Caribbean coast.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Arts, Literature, National University, Fidel Castro

Reuters

Students add Easter twist to dwindling Venezuela protests

Venezuelan students are marching barefoot, building crucifixes and planning to burn effigies of President Nicolas Maduro to try and breathe new life into their protest movement over Easter.

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Related Topix: World News, Venezuela, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), Hugo Chavez

People

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Has Died

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family.

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Related Topix: Arts, Literature, World News, Colombia, Journalism

Forward

Chile Jews Pitch In To Fight Valparaiso Fire

The Jewish community of Chile plans to send truckloads of supplies to victims of a huge fire raging in the central port city of Valparaiso.

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Related Topix: Chile, World News

Inside Colombia

Colombian Police Seize 3 Tons of Liquid Cocaine

Colombian police on Tuesday seized 2,877 kilos of liquid cocaine discovered in the Caribbean port of Cartagena, where seven tons of the drug in solid form were confiscated a week ago.

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Reuters

Frustration in the ashes of Chile's massive fire

Chilean firefighters release exclusive footage of deadly forest fires in Valparaiso which killed at least 15 people and destroyed 2,000 homes over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Chile, World News, Fire,

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

New chief but few changes at Brazilian federation

Jose Maria Marin will be replaced in 2015 by vice president and sole candidate Marco Polo Del Nero, the head of the Sao Paulo federation and one of his closest supporters.

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

Find A Mentor, Be A Mentor

Today I pay tribute to my mentors. You know, those rare people in life who take the time to help you, quite often redefining the path ahead.

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Related Topix: Physics, World News, Brazil

Washington Times

Brazil unveils $11 billion in 'legacy' budget

Brazilian government officials announced Wednesday that almost $11 billion will be spent on major transportation and environmental projects, which they argue are not related to holding the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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Reuters

Brazil's Rousseff looks weak, but so do her election rivals

With Brazil's economy struggling, a scandal at its state-run oil company and nearly three-quarters of voters saying they want change from their government, President Dilma Rousseff looks vulnerable in her bid for re-election this October.

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