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Pope Francis meets Copa Libertadores winners San Lorenzo

<b>Pope Francis has been presented with the Copa Libertadores trophy by players and officials of Argentine side San Lorenzo.</b><p>The pontiff has supported the Buenos Aires-based team since he was a boy.<p>A delegation travelled from the Argentine capital to the Vatican with the trophy.<p>San Lorenzo recently won …

Soccer

After 36 years, Argentine activist finds stolen grandson

Estela Carlotto's wish was to hug her grandson before she died -- a dream not easily granted to those like her who had a family member snatched at birth during Argentina's military dictatorship.<p>During her nearly four-decade journey, she became the leader of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, a …

Pope Francis demands justice for Jewish centre attack victims

<b>Pope Francis has demanded justice for the victims of a bomb attack against a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires exactly 20 years ago.</b><p>In a recorded video to mark the anniversary, the Pope described the attack as an "act of madness".<p>Eighty-five people were killed in the attack, which was masterminded by …

Extremism

China's President Xi Jinping signs Venezuela oil deal

<b>Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed a series of oil and mineral deals with Venezuela.</b><p>They include a $4bn (£2.34bn) credit line in return for Venezuelan crude and other products.<p>The agreements came on the latest stop of a four-country visit to Latin America.<p>Mr Xi has already signed key deals in …

China

Putin signs Argentina nuclear deals on Latin America tour

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a series of agreements on nuclear energy in Argentina.</b><p>It came during his tour of Latin America aimed at increasing Russian influence in the region.<p>The nuclear agreements will see the Russian atomic energy corporation Rosatom get involved in the …

Argentina

Iraq formally asks US to launch air strikes against rebels

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Middle East

Fifa to investigate Argentina's Falklands banner

<b>Fifa has opened a disciplinary case against the Argentina FA in response to an incident in which players displayed a banner in support of their country's claims to the Falkland Islands.</b><p>The Argentina team posed with a banner supporting a campaign to claim sovereignty of the British Overseas …

Argentina

World Cup 2014 kicks off with colourful ceremony

<b>The 2014 Fifa World Cup officially got under way on Thursday with a colourful opening ceremony before hosts Brazil beat Croatia 3-1 in the first match.</b><p>A cast of 660 dancers paid tribute to the country's nature, people and football with a show around a "living" ball on the Arena de Sao Paulo …

Brazil

Iraq delays vote on emergency as crisis spreads

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Middle East

Analysis: Brazil Scrambles to Get Ready as World Cup Looms

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Brazil playing host to the planet’s biggest single sporting tournament should be the country's moment to shine.<p>Instead, the spotlight is exposing major problems on the eve of soccer's World Cup.<p>Brazil will welcome the players and fans to unfinished airports, drive them past …

Brazil

Syrian woman survives 700 days of blockade

HOMS, Syria (AP) — Over the course of the 700-day blockade, her world shrunk to her living room and her kitchen. She survived by eating plants and reading books. She refused to look in the mirror, because seeing her withered state might break her spirit.<p>Zeinat Akhras, a 65-year-old pharmacist, …

How to Get All World Cup Matches in Your Google Calendar

The FIFA World Cup is only days away and, if you’re just as excited as we are, you’ll want to know when all of the matches kick-off.<p>So here’s a super-quick guide for adding all of the legendary tournament’s fixtures to your Google Calendar account:<p>1) Open up the web version and hit the arrow icon …

Sao Paulo metro strike suspended for two days

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Brazil

Fatal accident on flagship Sao Paulo monorail

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Brazil

Spain: Basques form human chain to demand independence vote

Tens of thousands of people in Spain’s northern Basque region have formed a human chain, demanding the right to hold a vote on self-determination.<p>Some 123 kilometres long, it echoes a similar demonstration last September in Catalonia, another Spanish region with a large independence …

Brazil: Clashes in Sao Paulo strikes ahead of World Cup

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Brazil

Brazil's homeless protest against World Cup

<b>Thousands of homeless Brazilians have marched on the Corinthians Stadium in Sao Paulo, where the football World Cup is due to kick off next Thursday.</b><p>The activists from the Homeless Workers Movement were protesting against the high cost of the tournament.<p>The march - which was peaceful - came a day …

Brazil

China and US in spat over Tiananmen

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China

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff defends World Cup organisation

<b>Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has defended the way her country has organised the football World Cup, which kicks off next week in Sao Paulo.</b><p>She insisted it would be a resounding success, despite criticism about late stadiums and infrastructure delays.<p>She told reporters these kinds of problems …

Brazil

Thailand troops deployed to prevent anti-coup protest

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Yingluck Shinawatra

Brazil economy in slowdown ahead of World Cup

<b>Brazil's economy grew 0.2% in the first three months of 2014, official statistics show.</b><p>The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics also revised down economic growth in the last three months of 2013, to 0.4%.<p>The sluggish growth figures come just before the start of the World Cup and …

Economics

Argentina in deal with Paris Club to pay $10bn debts

<b>Argentina has reached an agreement with the Paris Club group of international creditor governments to repay its overdue debts over a five-year period.</b><p>The deal covers Argentine arrears of some $9.7bn (£5.8bn).<p>The government of President Cristina Kirchner said in 2008 that it wanted to pay back the …

Argentina

Putin signs economic union deal with ex-Soviet states

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a deal with his counterparts from Kazakhstan and Belarus to create an economic union.</b><p>Moscow says the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) of ex-Soviet states will create a shared market and help integrate economic policy, starting next year.<p>Critics say the …

Russia
Argentina

Thai junta airs propaganda to show detainees OK

BANGKOK (AP) — Propaganda videos distributed by Thailand's new military junta aired Wednesday on television stations nationwide, part of an effort to convince the public that detainees in army custody are being treated well.<p>The footage showed five detainees speaking to army officers at an …

Google is to start building its own self-driving cars

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Autonomous Cars

Brazil's World Cup training starts amid protests

<b>Brazil's national team has started its World Cup preparations amid protests in Rio de Janeiro.</b><p>A bus carrying the players to a hilltop training camp was surrounded by striking teachers chanting slogans against the tournament.<p>Later, upon arriving at the Granja Comary training base, players were …

Brazil

Ukraine unrest: Dozens die as Donetsk airport retaken

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Russia