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Latin American players helped drive the Big Red Machine

The Cincinnati Reds' "Big Red Machine" was one of the most dominant and successful teams in baseball history. It was also one of the first Major …

Baseball

Climate Change Adaptation and Population Dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean (Report)

Global climate trends indicate that our planet will continue warming into the next century, leading to more extreme climate conditions. The Latin …

Climate Change

The Amazon Has Started to Malfunction, Brazilian Scientist Says

Twenty percent of the Amazon is deforested and another 20% is degraded.<p>The Amazon rainforest has begun to fail its role in regulating the climate in …

US and Cuba to hold fresh round of diplomatic talks in Havana

Cuban and US representatives to meet for biannual migration talks restarted in July after two-year hiatus over Alan Gross case<p>Cuban and US representatives are set to meet in Havana for a new round of restarted migration talks on Thursday, a signal that the longtime cold war foes' recent willingness …

Three Egyptian policemen killed by Mansoura gunmen

<b>Three Egyptian policemen have been shot dead in an attack on a checkpoint in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, officials have said.</b><p>The dawn ambush was carried out by three men in a car and one on a motorcycle, a security source in the city told Reuters news agency.<p>No group has so far claimed …

Extremism

Can Xi Jinping's Mao-style clean-up campaign revive public trust?

<b>On a sunny Saturday morning in Beijing's Tuanjiehu neighbourhood park, a few hundred retirees have gathered to sing songs from their childhood. Many of the lyrics celebrate China's Communist Party founder, Mao Zedong.</b><p>"The mountain and the river are smiling," they croon. "Chairman Mao's thoughts are …

China

Japan will stand up to China, says PM Shinzo Abe

<b>Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says other countries want Japan to adopt a more assertive leadership role in Asia to counter the growing power of China.</b><p>Mr Abe told the Wall Street Journal there were "concerns that China was trying to change the status quo by force, rather than by the rule of law".<p>…

China

Starbucks under fire in China over its coffee pricing policies

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1021000/1021513_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522379323_8a05d582d402f0690f0d1cccb7247092<p><b>The world's largest coffee chain, Starbucks, has come under fire in China for reportedly charging locals higher prices than in other major …

Coffee

Venezuela shoots down two 'hostile' planes

<b>Venezuela says two light aircraft have been shot down after entering the country's airspace over the weekend.</b><p>These were the first mid-air attacks by fighter jets since a bill authorising such action against illegal planes was approved earlier this month, the Bolivarian Armed Forces said.<p>The …

Venezuela

Japanese PM eats seafood caught off Fukushima

Japanese leader attempts to dispel fears over Fukushima fallout by sampling local seafood<p>Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, has tucked into a slice of octopus caught close to the Fukushima nuclear plant and declared local seafood to be "good and safe."<p>Mr Abe visited the town of Soma, 26 miles …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

US drone strikes could be classed as war crimes, says Amnesty International

Joint report with Human Rights Watch judges US attacks in Yemen and Pakistan to have broken international human rights law<p>US officials responsible for the secret CIA drone campaign against suspected terrorists in Pakistan may have committed war crimes and should stand trial, a report by a leading …

Election In Ultra-Orthodox Israeli Town Tests Gender Norms

Voters across Israel choose new mayors and city councilors in local elections Tuesday. In one small town, a handful of ultra-Orthodox Jewish women are defying the norms of their community by running for office.<p>On a recent day, children mob two women in skirts, stockings and purple T-shirts in a …

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Business (Canada)

Syria opposition urged to join 'Geneva II' talks

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1021000/1021514_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522256130_65f1257cfe67196257663fc84227c437<p><b>Syria's moderate opposition should "commit itself fully" to planned peace talks, the Friends of Syria group of countries has said.</b><p>The talks in Geneva …

Middle East

U.S. Drone Strikes Violate International Law, Reports Allege

Two reports released on the eve of a White House visit by Pakistan's prime minister allege that the U.S. has "violated international law with top-secret targeted-killing operations that claimed dozens of civilian lives in Yemen and Pakistan," as McClatchy Newspapers writes.<p>In one of the reports, …

Iran seeks 'roadmap' for nuclear solution

Iran's foreign minister said on Monday that he wanted to agree a "roadmap" with foreign negotiators on ending the stand-off over its nuclear programme, but warned that he must have face-to-face contact with his counterparts to seal a deal.<p>Mohammad Zarif, who is also Iran's lead negotiator, is to …

Christina Aguilera feeds 'war-torn' Rwanda

Africa. Helping westerners who're a wee bit down-in-the-dumps feel better about themselves since 1884<p>Christina Aguilera, ambassador for World Food Program, recently went to "war-torn Rwanda" <i>People Magazine</i> tells us. Well, thankfully she made it back home safely. War is not an easy thing. Although, …

'Reformed' Somali pirate chief named 'Bigmouth' is arrested in Belgium

A Somali pirate chief who was made an ambassador for his country after publicly renouncing his old profession has been arrested during a visit to Belgium.<p>Mohamed Abdi Hassan, known as "Afweyne" or "Big Mouth", allegedly earned millions of dollars in ransom payments as the boss of one of Somalia's …

Chinese cartoons ordered to clean up 'vulgar and violent' storylines

State media claims some of China's best-known cartoon characters, among them goats, wolfs and bears, are guilty of misleading nation's children<p>Chinese animators have received a public dressing down with state media accusing some of the country's best-known cartoon characters of contaminating the …

Malaysian court rules only Muslims can use the word 'Allah'

A Malaysian court has ruled that a Christian newspaper may not use the word "Allah" to refer to God, a landmark decision on an issue that has fanned religious tensions and raised questions over minority rights in the mainly Muslim country.<p>The unanimous decision by three Muslim judges in Malaysia's …

Outrage as India stampede death toll rises

The death toll from a stampede at a Hindu temple in India has risen to 115, sparking outrage among relatives of victims crushed to death or drowned in a stampede triggered by rumours of a collapsing bridge.<p>Nearly 150,000 pilgrims had gathered on Sunday at the Ratangarh temple in the central state …

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China overtakes US as the biggest importer of oil

<b>China has knocked the US from its top spot as the world's biggest net importer of oil, US government data shows.</b><p>The country's fast-growing economy, as well as the rise in car sales, has led to its new status, according to September's data.<p>Oil consumption in China had outstripped production by 6.3 …

Oil & Gas Industry