New middle class driving Brazil makeover RIO DE JANEIRO — The orthodontist bent intently over Flavia Soares da Costa’s open mouth, tightening the glimmering silver brackets that are remaking her smile. Not long ago, it would have been ...
Aug 12, 2012 | 0 | 4 |
By JENNY BARCHFIELD Associated PressAssociated Press
Pole dancers turn heads outdoors CARACAS, Venezuela — Children pedaled around on tricycles at a playground in Caracas, while joggers ran past on a winding pathway, then slowed down and paused to gape at the unfolding scene on a re...
Aug 11, 2012 | 0 | 2 |
By FABIOLA SANCHEZ Associated PressAssociated Press
Afghan police officer kills 3 US Marines KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan police officer shot and killed three U.S. Marines after sharing a meal with them before dawn Friday and then fled into the desolate darkness of southern Afghanistan, ...
Italian special effects master Rambaldi dies MILAN — Carlo Rambaldi, a special effects master and three-time Oscar winner known as the father of “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” died Friday in southern Italy after a long illness, Italian news m...
Aug 11, 2012 | 0 | 3 |
By COLLEEN BARRY Associated PressAssociated Press
Iran tries to calm Syria crisis as violence rages BEIRUT — As Syrian forces struggled to drive rebels from the country’s largest city, the regime’s key ally Iran tried Thursday to start an alternative political process to address the crisis. Ir...
Aug 10, 2012 | 0 | 3 |
By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY Associated PressAssociated Press
Syria attacks in Aleppo TEL RIFAT, Syria — Syria launched a ground assault Wednesday on rebel-held areas of the besieged city of Aleppo, the center of battles between government forces and opposition fighters for more tha...
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 | 2 |
By BEN HUBBARD Associated PressAssociated Press
Aide: PM’s break months in planning BEIRUT — Syria’s prime minister began planning his break from the regime two months ago when Bashar Assad offered him the post and an ultimatum: Take the job or die. The full scope of Riad Hijab...
Aug 07, 2012 | 0 | 2 |
By BRIAN MURPHY and JAMAL HALABY Associated PressAssociated Press
Plant chief: ‘This is serious’ TOKYO — The command center at Japan’s stricken nuclear plant shook violently when hydrogen exploded at one reactor, and the plant chief shouted, “This is serious! This is serious!” videos taken dur...
Aug 07, 2012 | 0 | 1 |
By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressAssociated Press
Tibetan man sets fire to himself in China BEIJING — A Tibetan man set himself on fire in southwestern China on Monday and was taken away by local authorities, in the latest of dozens of self-immolations in Tibetan areas of the country sinc...