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Suicide Bomber in Pakistan Kills 18

At least 18 people were killed and dozens more wounded Friday in a suicide bombing in the northwestern Pakistani town of Hangu, police told Efe. Geo television said the death toll was 22. continue reading »

Suicide Bombing at U.S. Embassy in Turkey Kills Security Guard

A suicide attack against the United States Embassy in Ankara Friday left two people dead, a security guard and the bomber. The attack took place at a security post at the rear entrance to the mission, which provides access to the consular section. continue reading »

MISSION: READINESS Wants Junk Food Removed From Schools

"Retired admirals and generals have been eagerly awaiting some common sense standards because kids are currently buying 400 billion calories of junk food at school every year," said Lieutenant General Norm Seip , US Air Force (retired). continue reading »

“Respect Arizona” Wants to Remove Sheriff Joe Arpaio

A bipartisan group in Arizona will try to oust controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a recall election. continue reading »

International Firms Reveal Plans to Build LatAm’s Largest Solar Plant in Chile

Chilean mining company CAP and U.S.-based SunEdison have signed a deal to build a 100 MW solar plant in the Atacama Desert, a project touted as the biggest of its kind in Latin America and also one of the world's largest. continue reading »

Spanish Navy Compiles Database of 1,500 Shipwrecks

The Spanish navy has documented 1,580 shipwrecks in a database created in 2011 to track all the ships lost at sea based on information in the naval archives, the Defense Ministry said Thursday. continue reading »

FARC Release 3 Kidnapped Engineers in Colombia

Colombia's FARC rebels have freed the three petroleum engineers they had kidnapped in the country's southwest, a police spokesman told Efe Thursday. continue reading »

Petrobras Sells Stakes in Edesur Worth $35 Million

Petrobras Argentina, the Argentine unit of Brazilian oil giant Petrobras, said it was selling two companies that together have a 48.5 percent stake in the holding company that controls electric utility Edesur. continue reading »

Madrid Welcomes “The Birth of Modern Art” Exhibitions

Madrid has been transformed into a festival of art, thanks to the two exhibitions that the Mapfre Foundation has dedicated to the birth of modern art. continue reading »

Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez Receives Cuban Passport

Dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez received a passport this week amid an overhaul of Cuba's highly restrictive migration policies. "Incredible!!. They called me at home to tell me my passport was ready!. They just gave it to me!," the blogger said on Twitter. continue reading »

Unemployment Rate in Brazil Drops to 5.5 Percent

Brazil's average unemployment rate last year came in at 5.5 percent, the lowest level since stricter measurement criteria were adopted in 2002, the government said Thursday. continue reading »

British Archaeologist Says Neanderthals Sang Opera

Neanderthals sang opera, British archaeologist Steven Mithen, originator of the theory that music was used as a form of pre-linguistic communication by these pre-historic people, told Efe. continue reading »

Spain Remembers 40th Anniversary of Late Author Miguel Delibes’s Election to RAE

A writer who was skeptical, reticent, disillusioned and, above all, aware of his scant influence within the Royal Spanish Academy, or RAE, the late Miguel Delibes always sought in his novels depicting provincial life to enrich his native tongue. continue reading »

Miami Heat Defeat Brooklyn Nets 105-85 in NYC

LeBron James let his game do the talking after some brash comments by a Brooklyn Nets player, leading his defending-champion Miami Heat to a 105-85 road victory over the New York City team at the Barclays Center. continue reading »

NGO Launches Campaign to Save 500,000 Slave Laborers in Argentina

The non-governmental organization La Alameda has launched a campaign against slave labor in Argentina, alleging that 200 years after the foundation was laid for the abolition of slavery in the South American nation, the practice had "changed form" and affected nearly 500,000 people. continue reading »

Brazil Authorized 70 Percent More Work Visas for Foreigners Since 2009

Brazil last year granted 73,022 work visas for foreigners, 3.54 percent more than in 2011 and a 70.15 percent increase since 2009, the Labor and Employment Ministry announced here Wednesday. continue reading »

Critics Calling Volkswagen’s Super Bowl Commercial Racist (VIDEO)

An ad that has landed in the highly coveted Super Bowl time slot has garnered a lot of attention for being accused of racism. Volkswagen’s ad, which made its debut on Monday, is already being criticized for being racist by Tuesday. continue reading »

Gabrielle Giffords Addresses Senate Hearing on Gun Control

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, badly wounded two years ago in a mass shooting that left six people dead, made a surprise appearance at a Senate hearing on Wednesday to ask her erstwhile colleagues for action on gun control. continue reading »

Police Discover 17 Bodies in Well in Northern Mexico

Authorities in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon have concluded the work of recovering and identifying a total of 17 bodies found in a well, officials said Wednesday. continue reading »

Couple Gunned Down, Baby Wounded in Puerto Rico

A man and a woman were murdered and a 1-year-old baby was seriously wounded in a new criminal incident in the central Puerto Rican town of Cayey bringing to 63 the island's homicide total so far in 2013. continue reading »