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FridayAugust 16, 2013

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4,650 Undocumented Immigrants Are Rounded Up in Russia

4,650 Undocumented Immigrants Are Rounded Up in Russia

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At least 4,650 foreigners have been detained by the police in operation “Illegal Immigrant” in two districts of the Moscow region, Russian authorities announced Thursday.

On Wednesday alone, 1,800 migrants were swept up in a massive raid on the supplies and building materials markets in Odintsovo.

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21-Car Pileup Kills 2, Injures 16 in Argentina

21-Car Pileup Kills 2, Injures 16 in Argentina

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Two people died and 16 were injured on Thursday in a huge traffic pileup in Buenos Aires province where 21 vehicles collided in a chain reaction under low-visibility conditions caused by smoke from burning fields, Argentine authorities said.

The chain collision occurred shortly after midday at Km. 128 on the Autovia 2 highway, which links Buenos Aires with the coastal city of Mar del Plata. The crash site is near the town of Chascomus, some 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of the capital.

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Homeless Couple Awarded $4M After Being Shot by LA Deputies in 2010

Homeless Couple Awarded $4M After Being Shot by LA Deputies in 2010

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In 2010, Angel Mendez and his pregnant wife Jennifer Mendez were living in a makeshift wooden shack in southern California when deputies barged in looking for a wanted parolee.

The frightened husband, not realizing who was in their home, reached for his nearby BB gun as the deputies entered. He was shot 10 times and his wife was hit once. In total, the two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office deputies fired their weapons 15 times.

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Texas Dog Saves Maya Delarosa From Rattlesnake, Loses Eye

Texas Dog Saves Maya Delarosa From Rattlesnake, Loses Eye

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A Texas family has their fearless little dog to thank for saving the lives of two young girls.

Martha Rodriguez says her granddaughters, Maya and Guadalupe Delarosa, and her dog were playing outside her rural Hueco Mountain range home, which is about an hour outside El Paso, TX.

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Spanish Artist Takes Sophisticated Portraits of Animals

Spanish Artist Takes Sophisticated Portraits of Animals

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Madrid-based advertising and industrial photographer Miguel Vallinas has taken a sophisticated approach to the “animals dressed as humans” trend.

The series, titled Segundas Pieles (Second Skins), shows animals looking dapper and polished.

From a Fox that looks like she stepped out of a J.Crew catalogue to a Zebra whose style is straight from New York, Vallinas’ portrayal would easily put these animals on the best-dressed list.

Check out some photos from the “Segundas Pieles” series below.

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August 16, 2013: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

August 16, 2013: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

Photo: In theaters today: Lee Daniels' The Butler, Jobs - Coming Soon: The World's End

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Now that the weekend is finally upon us, let’s take a look at what’s opening in theaters.

 

 

 

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“Illegal” Mining Strike Ends in Mexico With Agreement

“Illegal” Mining Strike Ends in Mexico With Agreement

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Workers at the El Coronel mine in the central Mexican state of Zacatecas ended a two-month-old strike after reaching an agreement with mining firm Frisco, the federal Labor Secretariat said.

In a filing with the Mexican Stock Exchange, the company owned by magnate Carlos Slim confirmed that the “illegal strike” had been brought to a close Thursday and that the mine “will begin operating again shortly.”

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LATINO BLOTTER: Cesar Garcia Steals Ambulance After Release from Jail

LATINO BLOTTER: Cesar Garcia Steals Ambulance After Release from Jail

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An Arizona man was taken back to jail mere hours after being released this week.

Authorities allege Cesar Garcia, 33, was arrested Sunday morning for having an open beer at a store in Chandler, AZ.

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5.4 Earthquake in Guerrero Shakes Buildings in Mexico City, Prompts Evacuations.

5.4  Earthquake in Guerrero Shakes Buildings in Mexico City, Prompts Evacuations.

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is reporting an early morning earthquake measured at 5.4 that struck the town of Ometepec in Guerrero, Mexico.  The quake was strong enough to have been felt 190 miles south in Mexico City. 

The quake occurred in one of the world’s most seismologically active areas – Mexico sits on top of three large tectonic plates. 

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Meet Norm Lopez, the Fat Cat Celebrity of Sacramento

Meet Norm Lopez, the Fat Cat Celebrity of Sacramento

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Most people have Facebook profiles these days, but it has become increasingly popular for people to create profiles and pages for their pets. With the internet’s unwavering love for felines those like Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub have become international celebrities. Now there’s a new cat in town and he has quite the presence.

 

 

 

ImageAt nearly 30 lbs, Sacramento, California’s Norm Lopez is climbing the ladder to stardom.

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Brazil Convicts 3 Men For Raping Tourist in Microbus

Brazil Convicts 3 Men For Raping Tourist in Microbus

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A Brazilian court found three men guilty of raping a female U.S. tourist in a microbus in Rio de Janeiro last March, authorities said Thursday.

Two of the men, Jonathan Froudakis de Souza and Walace Aparecido Souza Silva, each were sentenced to 49 years, three months and 11 days in prison for robbery, rape and extortion, according to a communique issued by the Rio Justice Tribunal, where the trial was held Wednesday evening.

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Blog del Narco: Vigilantes Under Attack in Michoacan as they Hold 65 Army Soldiers

Blog del Narco: Vigilantes Under Attack in Michoacan as they Hold 65 Army Soldiers

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In a coordinated operation, elements of the Navy, Army and Attorney General of Michoacan on Wednesday attacked 45 local guards from the Township Community of Aquila, Michoacán.

Residents had remained to hold-up in the main square of the town with 65 members of the Army, although according to the governor, Jesus Reyna, the military is there “by choice” and “safeguarding the population”.

Villagers also assured reporters that they are also holding two military trucks.

The locals have been warned that obstructing traffic, detaining of soldiers and trucks and all the weapons would not be tolerated.

 

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Chilean Presidential Candidate Evelyn Matthei to Officially Register Candidacy

Chilean Presidential Candidate Evelyn Matthei to Officially Register Candidacy

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The Chilean right’s candidate in the Nov. 17 presidential election, Evelyn Matthei, will officially register her candidacy next week, according to what officials on her campaign team told Efe on Thursday.

Matthei will complete the procedure accompanied by the leaders of her own UDI party and its coalition partner, RN.

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Why is the Rum Gone? Because August 16 is National Rum Day!

Why is the Rum Gone? Because August 16 is National Rum Day!

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August 16th is National Rum Day!

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Rosalia Mera, Spain’s Richest Woman & Founder of Zara Stores, Dies at 69

Rosalia Mera, Spain’s Richest Woman & Founder of Zara Stores, Dies at 69

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Rosalia Mera, co-founder of clothing and retail giant Inditex and Spain’s richest woman, died Thursday after suffering a stroke, doctors said. She was 69.

Mera was rushed to the hospital Wednesday night after falling ill while vacationing on the Mediterranean island of Menorca.

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Cuba Inaugurates Second Wind Farm of 2013 in Santa Clara

Cuba Inaugurates Second Wind Farm of 2013 in Santa Clara

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Cuba inaugurated a 5,200-panel solar farm in the central city of Santa Clara this week, the second such facility installed this year on the island, the official press reported Thursday.

The farm, which will be able to supply some 750 homes daily, will have a generating capacity of 962 KW once it is fully operating.

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Bahamas Deports 24 Refugees to Cuba, Says Exile Group

Bahamas Deports 24 Refugees to Cuba, Says Exile Group

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A Cuban exile group in Miami said Thursday that the Bahamian government deported 24 refugees who had been detained in that Caribbean country back to Cuba, many of whom had already been granted asylum by Panama.

“It’s a deceitful act and (has) the intention of hiding the torture of human beings. The prime minister of the Bahamas, Perry Christie, repatriated in a surprising way 24 Cubans to Cuba, many of whom had already received a visa to travel to Panama,” the Democracy Movement said in a communique.

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46 Members of Indigenous Militia Arrested in Mexico

46 Members of Indigenous Militia Arrested in Mexico

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Mexican federal police and soldiers detained 46 members of a local self-defense group in an indigenous community on the Pacific coast, the Michoacan state Attorney General’s Office said.

The more than 400 troops and police who took part in the roundup in Aquila seized 30 guns, including 11 assault rifles, from the militia members, the state AG’s office told Efe.

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FridayAugust 16, 2013