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  • Grant will fund five reporting positions at L.A. Times

     
    The Times will add five reporters, including one in Brazil, after receiving a $1-million grant from the Ford Foundation. An article by Times media reporter James Rainey has the details: The Los Angeles Times will use a $1-million grant from......
  • Renowned South African scientist Phillip Tobias dies at 86

     
    Phillip Tobias, renowned South African paleoanthropologist and expert on early man and hominids, died after a long illness....
  • Brazil may offer visitors thrills, but there's nothing cheap about it

     
    For those still clinging to the notion that South America provides cheap, exotic experiences to foreign visitors, arriving in Brazil these days can be a bit of shock. São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the country's biggest cities, are more expensive for the...
  • Global death toll of environmental activists rising, report says

     
    Growing numbers of activists and others defending the environment have been killed over the past decade, according to a new report from the environmental watchdog group Global Witness. The London-based group says more than 100 people were killed last year...
  • Must Reads: Egyptian justice, Amazon slavery and a Pirate Party

     
    From slaves in the Amazon to the unexpected rise of the Pirate Party, here are the five stories you shouldn't miss from last week in global news....
  • Paraguay faces fallout after president's ouster

     
    The governments of South America have united to punish Paraguay for removing President Fernando Lugo on Friday, suspending the country’s membership in regional organizations for what some leaders are calling a coup. When news spread that the...
  • Must Reads: Cash crunch, bikes and a Russian battlefield

     
    From doing battle with Russian cottages to biking to freedom in a Brazilian prison, here are five stories you shouldn't miss from this past week in global news....
  • Jury to reconvene in trial of chef who said he cooked wife's body

     
    Jurors are expected to resume deliberations in the murder trial of a chef who told authorities he cooked his wife's dead body to dispose of it....
  • Syrian refugee crisis is escalating rapidly, U.N. says

     
    The number of Syrian refugees fleeing to neighboring nations and seeking aid is rising by more than 2,000 a day and may total more than 700,000 by year’s end, seven times the projection made six months ago, the United Nations said....
  • Trial of chef who said he cooked wife’s body nears end

     
    In the prosecution's telling, David Viens was an abusive, conniving husband who murdered his wife, cooked her body to dispose of it and then tried to cover his tracks with a string of lies and fake text messages. In the......
  • Trial of chef who said he cooked wife’s body goes to jury

     
    Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Tuesday afternoon in the murder trial of David Viens, the chef who told authorities he cooked his wife's dead body to dispose of it....
  • Brazil workers protest over manufacturing losses

     
    After a decade of speedy economic growth powered by selling basic commodities to Asia, Brazil has become an expensive country to live in, and the complex goods produced by well-paid workers cannot compete with cheap imports from China....