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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.
Red and yellow Spanish flags fly proudly in the town of Badalona as thousands flock to watch the national basketball team play.
Saudi king warns of terrorist threat from IS to Europe, US
The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.
Ashya King, the five-year-old British boy with a brain tumor who was taken from hospital without medical consent, has been found in Spain with his parents, who have been arrested, Spanish police said Saturday.
Clashes in Yemen between the army and al-Qaida's local branch killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops Saturday, military officials said.
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.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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