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Bike lane falls in Brazil Olympic city, killing at least 2
A new elevated bike path that was heralded as a top legacy project of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics collapsed Thursday, killing at least two people.
 
U.S. President Barack Obama plunged into the UK's increasingly poisonous EU debate on Friday at the start of a visit, warning strongly against Brexit and pointing out that U.S. soldiers had died for Europe.
 
The Federal Bureau of Investigation paid hackers more than US$1 million to break into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, director James Comey said Thursday.
 
Spinal meningitis, which can kill in 24 hours, poses a threat to 450 million Africans this year, according to medical experts from eight of the continent's countries.
 
Tensions between Guatemala and Belize over a disputed border area rose sharply Thursday when Guatemala's government accused Belize soldiers of killing a teenage boy on its territory.
 
Drastic economic measures in Ecuador after quake
Ecuador announced drastic economic measures late Wednesday, including a hike in some taxes and mandatory wage contributions, to deal with the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that killed more than 500 people and injured over 5,000.
 
Bike lane falls in Brazil Olympic city, killing at least 2
RIO DE JANEIRO -- A new elevated bike path that was heralded as a top legacy project of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics collapsed Thursday, killing at least two people.
 
Renowned Cuban pro-reform economist fired
One of Cuba's most renowned advocates of economic reform has been fired from his University of Havana think tank for sharing information with Americans without authorization, among other alleged violations.
 
The one-time slave turned abolitionist Harriet Tubman was named Wednesday as the new face of the US$20 banknote, the first time an African American has featured on U.S. currency.
 
Chyna, the tall, muscle-bound, raven-haired pro-wrestler who rocketed to popularity in the 1990s and later made the rounds on reality TV, has died, authorities said.
 
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