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Monday, September 1, 2014
Silva surges ahead in Brazil's presidential vote
With just over a month to go before the Oct. 5 vote, President Dilma Rousseff awoke to newspaper headlines Saturday announcing that Brazil's long-sputtering economy had officially entered recession for the first time in more than five years.
Fearful of losing their culture and land, ethnic Maya people in Guatemala — who have faced centuries of discrimination themselves — drove out a group of 230 ultra-Orthodox Jews, experts say.
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A group of Ecuadoran nuns opened the doors of their convent to the outside world Saturday — a first since the order arrived in the South American country 150 years ago.
'Made in America' music extravaganza rocks City of Angels
A group of sexy dancers backed Iggy Azalea as Rita Ora joined her on stage. Kendrick Lamar shared the spotlight with label-mate Schoolboy Q during his set. Afrojack got the crowd jumping, and Imagine Dragons closed out the evening.
Ecuador women box to fight sexual abuse
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.
The movie of the summer might have been Marvel's irreverent hit “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the top domestic film at the box office. Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” the lone movie to even approach US$1 billion globally.
To recline or not to recline? Airplane “legroom wars” are prompting growing rage in the United States, with two recent seat battles sparking a heated debate about the knee-bumping practice.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. U.S. airstrikes supported the humanitarian mission.
A U.S. judge Friday threw out new abortion restrictions that would have effectively banned the procedure at most facilities in Texas, the latest battleground in the ongoing battle over the divisive issue.
Rescuers race to reach 24 trapped miners in Nicaragua
Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have managed to communicate with emergency crews.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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