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  • Art review: 'Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World,' LACMA

     
    Christopher Knight reviews "Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World," an unprecedented exhibition at LACMA...
  • Afghan sisters hurt in acid attack over rejected proposal

     
    Afghan acid attack: A young Afghan woman and two sisters were the victims of an acid-throwing attack three days after her family declined a marriage proposal from an older man, according to authorities in Kunduz province. All three sisters -- including...
  • Britain closes embassy in Tehran after attacks

     
    Britain announces that it is closing its embassy in Tehran and gives Iranian diplomats 48 hours to leave London. The announcement came the day after hundreds of Iranian demonstrators stormed the British embassy and another diplomatic compound in Tehran......
  • Blasts kill nearly two dozen Shiite pilgrims in Iraq

     
    Attacks on Shiite Muslim pilgrims in Iraq: Nearly two dozen Iraqis were killed and more than 75 wounded Monday in at least seven attacks on pilgrims headed to or from the Shiite holy city of Karbala in southern Iraq....
  • Peru's Humala declares state of emergency as protests continue

     
    Peru's president declares state of emergency as protests against proposed mine continue...
  • Peru's president swears in new cabinet chief amid mine crisis [updated]

     
    Peru's President Ollanta Humala will swear in one new minster late Sunday and possibly reshuffle other positions....
  • Brazil state struggles with poverty despite rich natural resources

     
    Brazil’s huge northern state of ParĂ¡ is about three times the size of California, home to much of the Amazon rain forest and is the second-largest producer of the nation's most important export, iron ore. But poverty levels are well above the...
  • Lori Berenson returns to U.S. from Peru for holiday visit

     
    Lori Berenson returned to the United States Tuesday morning to celebrate her first family in the United States visit after spending 15 years in a Peruvian prison for supporting revolutionary groups during a brutal civil war....
  • Brazil announces plan to rein in immigration from Haiti

     
    REPORTING FROM RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil has announced plans to grant amnesty to thousands of Haitian immigrants but deport any who cross the border from Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia without visas in the future. Brazil will issue 100 visas a month in Port-au-...
  • Natalee Holloway case: Van der Sloot still faces charges in U.S.

     
    Van der Sloot: Joran Van der Sloot still faces charges in a U.S. courtroom in Alabama relating to Natalee Holloway's disappearance. Van der Sloot is accused of trying to extort Holloway's mother for $250,000, in exchange for information about what...
  • Natalee Holloway justice? Joran Van der Sloot gets 28 years

     
    Natalee Holloway: Natalee Holloway and Stephany Flores never met in life. But today's sentencing of Joran Van der Sloot is expected to give some measure of solace to the families of the two woman, on still missing, one beaten to death....
  • See the world: In Peru, nice day for a wet wedding

     
    Every day on WorldNow, we highlight a remarkable shot from somewhere in the world. Today's shot comes from Ventanilla, Peru. This is the second year that the Peruvian city has organized a group wedding in a pool on Valentine's Day, the Associated Press...