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Day of the Dead and Halloween are becoming one in the same in Mexico

October 31, 2011

El Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is a day of remembrance where families visit the grave sites of their loved ones and celebrate their lives with picnics and marigold decorations. Read Article »


Former Brazilian president diagnosed with throat cancer, will begin treatment right away

October 31, 2011

Former president Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva, who stepped down as Brazil's leader earlier this year, will soon be undergoing treatment for throat cancer. Read Article »


World's seven billionth member born in the Philippines on Halloween

October 31, 2011

Two minutes before the clock struck midnight on Halloween, Danica May Camacho was born in a hospital in Manila amidst a slew of cheers and camera flashes, according to CBS News. Read Article »


Brazil joins international efforts to better understand the Earth

October 28, 2011

NASA and the Brazilian space agency (AEB) recently entered into a research partnership to study the ozone layer and global rain patterns. Read Article »


Team Summit drivers are heading overseas to entertain U.S. troops

October 28, 2011

A handful of professional racecar drivers will be heading to Germany next month to entertain some American troops at the Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. Read Article »


Cameroon Minister of Sports announces new Lions coach

October 27, 2011

After weeks of speculation, Cameroon's national football team, the Indomitable Lions, has a new coach, and he has big plans for the team. Read Article »


JukeBox releases first album after winning Star Quest 2010

October 27, 2011

JukeBox, the band that won the 2010 edition of Star Quest, recently released their first album. Read Article »


Mexican army puts stop to illegal car armoring operation

October 26, 2011

Auto shops that offer bulletproofing are not an uncommon sight in Mexico, but the nation's army recently found and shut down one shop that was servicing vehicles for drug gangs in Sinaloa. Read Article »


Entertainment programs in China to be limited in 2012

October 25, 2011

The Chinese State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) recently announced that they will be restricting entertainment programming beginning January 1, 2012. Read Article »


Two men arrested in hit-and-run toddler tragedy

October 24, 2011

Last week, the Chinese toddler who was hit by two separate vans passed away a week after 18 pedestrians walked by and did nothing to help the two-year-old crying out in pain. Read Article »


Russia wants lunar colonies by 2030

October 21, 2011

Russian space experts believe that the moon could be colonized by 2030. Read Article »


Russian budding designer contest was less daring than recent years

October 21, 2011

The global economy is still in recovery mode, and this financial state was well-represented in the recent Russian Silhouette international fashion designer contest in Moscow earlier this week. Read Article »


Conjoined twins born in small Cameroonian village

October 21, 2011

Evaristus Samba and Glory Njweng became proud parents of twins on October 10, much to their surprise. Read Article »


South African soccer team fails to qualify for continental tournament due to technical error

October 20, 2011

Soccer fans across South Africa were devastated to learn that the national soccer team, Bafana Bafana, did not, in fact, qualify to take part in the African Cup of Nations next year. Read Article »


Canada takes gold for women's badminton in Pan American Games

October 20, 2011

The U.S. may be dominating the Pan American Games by a wide margin, but Canada proved themselves superior in badminton. Read Article »


A child is hit by a car in the street and 18 people ignore her cries for help

October 19, 2011

A young girl was run over by two separate vans and was lying in the street as 18 different people passed her by without so much as a glance. Read Article »


German government turns to YouTube to reach its citizens

October 19, 2011

YouTube is not just a site for people to watch cute videos of kittens and funny ones of people getting hurt in dumb ways, it is also an effective way to reach a large audience, whether for commercial, political or news-based purposes. Read Article »


Brazil almost loses a gold medal on a technicality at Pan Am Games

October 19, 2011

Brazil took the gold in the men's 200-meter butterfly at the Pan American Games on Monday, but the first-place award was nearly lost. Read Article »


Clyde Drexler and NBA dance teams visit the Philippines

October 19, 2011

The National Basketball Association may be in a lockout with its players, but that doesn't mean that all basketball events have been suspended. Read Article »


Hairless chipmunks may be result of spaceship crash

October 18, 2011

Alexander Berdnikov, the head of the Altai Republic in Russia, recently made a strange request with a hefty award. Read Article »


International Clown Convention invades Mexico City

October 18, 2011

The sound of laughter is filling the streets of Mexico City, which is hosting the 16th annual International Clown Convention. Read Article »


Turmoil arises before presidential election results are even announced

October 18, 2011

Last week, the presidential elections were held in Cameroon, and even though the winner will not be announced seven candidates are calling for the vote to be annulled and rescheduled. Read Article »


World's first art studio discovered in South Africa

October 17, 2011

Scientists recently discovered what may well be the oldest art studio ever found in South Africa. Read Article »


China brings Angry Birds to real-life

October 14, 2011

A theme park in China recently opened a life-size, playable Angry Birds game. Read Article »


Oktoberfest guests leave behind odd assortment of items

October 14, 2011

Oktoberfest ended on Monday, and after two weeks of heavy drinking many festival-attendees tend to lose some of their personal belongings. Read Article »


Filipino man transforms himself to look like Superman

October 13, 2011

Herbert Chavez, a 35-year-old Filipino designer, decided to express his love for Superman in a unique and extreme manner. Read Article »


Trailer Park Boys break character for a mid-tour interview

October 13, 2011

The Trailer Park Boys broke character for an interview with Yes! Weekly, which is a rare treat. Read Article »


Mexican journalist heads to the States to investigate UFO sightings

October 13, 2011

A journalist from Mexico has traveled all the way to Studio City in Los Angeles, California, in pursuit of an unidentified flying object. Read Article »


Russian explorers are sure they've found evidence of yetis

October 12, 2011

Yet another team of researchers claims to have found irrefutable proof of the yeti, this time in the Siberian mountains in Russia. Read Article »


Breaking Guinness World Records new trend in China

October 12, 2011

A record-breaking trend has recently emerged in China. Read Article »


Pirate party gains ground in Germany

October 11, 2011

Avast, ye German politicos! The Pirate Party is rapidly gaining support following last month's regional elections. Read Article »


Mimes direct traffic in Latin America

October 11, 2011

Traffic is a major problem in many Latin American cities, and government officials have decided to try a new approach to solving the problem - mimes. Read Article »


Fraud is rampant in China's art world

October 10, 2011

In China, the art world is a rather turbulent one, filled with impostor art and buyers who can't or won't pay up. Read Article »


MTV Mexico announced a few winners from first-annual game awards

October 10, 2011

A few days ago, the first-ever MTV Mexico Game Awards was a night of music, celebrities and weird awards. Read Article »


Filipino protesters use planking to send a message

October 10, 2011

Planking, the odd yet addictive game, went viral on the internet a few months back, and people in the Philippines used the new craze to facilitate a protest. Read Article »


Bieber and Gomez take Brazil by storm

October 7, 2011

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are visiting Brazil and thrilling fans with special performances. Read Article »


Canadian contest seeks new spokesdog with a charitable twist

October 6, 2011

Starting October 6, Fido, a wireless data provider in Canada, will been searching for its next spokesdog. Read Article »


Business travelers will drive travel industry through the rest of 2011

October 5, 2011

During the warmer months, the amount of people traveling for vacations and family trips is far higher than in the fall, winter and early spring. Read Article »


President Biya's lack of campaigning has many worried

October 5, 2011

Cameroon's incumbent president Paul Biya is taking an extremely lax approach to his reelection campaign, which has both supporters and opponents wondering what he is planning to do to hold onto his seat as the nation's leader. Read Article »


Mandela's granddaughters get their own reality TV show

October 4, 2011

Nelson Mandela changed the course of history when he led the fight against apartheid in South Africa and became the first president of the united, democratic nation. Read Article »


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