Monday, November 9, 2015
Guaricema Pataxo's indigenous roots are the cornerstone of her identity. The 53-year-old great-grandmother lives on her Pataxo people's reservation and makes a living by hawking their handicrafts, fully decked out in traditional regalia.
She started sniffing glue at age six to ease the hunger of life in a Brazilian slum. She got her first revolver when she was 11.
A monument commemorating the millions of Ukrainians who died during a Soviet-era famine was unveiled in the U.S. capital Saturday, in a ceremony that brought back horrific memories for survivors.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Ending a seven-year political saga, U.S. President Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it would have undercut U.S. efforts to clinch a global climate change deal at the center of his environmental legacy.
Cuban leader Raul Castro received a warm welcome in Mexico on Friday as President Enrique Pena Nieto sought to end a diplomatic chill and boost business opportunities on the island.
America's birthplace has been named the country's first World Heritage City, putting it on par with Jerusalem, Cairo, Paris and other places recognized for their impacts on the course of human events.
Controversial Russian media mogul Mikhail Lesin, whom critics accused of limiting press freedom, has been found dead at a Washington hotel. He was 57.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
A dam burst Thursday at a mining waste site in Brazil, unleashing a deluge of thick, red toxic mud that smothered a village and killed at least 17 people, an official said.
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has slammed Dick Cheney as an "iron ass" and Donald Rumsfeld as an "arrogant fellow," in a new book in which he vents publicly for the first time about their influence on his son George's presidency.