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Earthquake rocks Mexican coast

September 27, 2012

This past Tuesday, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the southern part of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, shaking up La Paz, a fishing and resort city, according to Reuters. Read Article »


German robbers try to blow up ATM, blast away the entire bank

September 27, 2012

This past Monday, German robbers attempted to blow up an ATM to gain access to the cash inside, but their plan quickly backfired, according to NBC News. Read Article »


Brazil releases the 2014 World Cup mascot, possible names

September 26, 2012

Brazil and FIFA have released the mascot for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and they have chosen an endangered armadillo, according to BBC News. Read Article »


Feist honored with Canada's Polaris Prize

September 26, 2012

Canadian singer Feist was recently honored with the country's Polaris Prize, according to Music-News. The honor is given to a musician chosen by a panel of 10 people. Read Article »


Canada snags top five spot in economic freedom report

September 25, 2012

The Fraser Institute released it's annual Economic Freedom of the World Report, and Canada is in the top five with the United States falling to the 18th position. Read Article »


IndyCar racer Rubens Barrichello to participate in stock car race in Brazil

September 25, 2012

IndyCar racer Rubens Barrichello of Brazil will make an appearance at the Stock Car Championship at Interlagos in his home country December 9, according to AutoSport. Read Article »


Fight causes China manufacturing company to shut down

September 24, 2012

China's Apple iPhones creator, Foxconn, was forced to suspend production after a massive fight erupted, and eventually involved approximately 2,000 employees and injured 40, according to MSNBC. Read Article »


Former Philippines first lady's belongings ruined by storms, termites

September 24, 2012

Officials from the Philippines recently announced that the shoes and other possessions left by the former first lady Imelda Marcos and her husband, dictator Ferdinand Marcos, have no historical significance. Read Article »


Brazil to auction off oil blocks

September 20, 2012

Mines and Energy Minister Edison Lobao announced that Brazil is planning to auction off new oil and gas blocks for exploration and production May 2013, this will be the first oil exploration rights action in more than five years, according to Fox News. Read Article »


South African miners strike ends, workers get pay raise

September 19, 2012

The platinum miners in South Africa finally struck a deal and accepted a pay offer on Tuesday, which ended six weeks of deadly unrest that took the lives of 45 people and shook the country's economy to the core, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »


Russian asteroid crater full of diamonds

September 19, 2012

Russia recently declassified the existence of what could be considered the most plentiful diamond field as of late, which is located deep within a 62-mile diameter asteroid crater, the Popigai Astroblem in Siberia, according to Tecca. Read Article »


Chinese tightrope walkers break record

September 18, 2012

Three tightrope walkers in China were looking to make their way into the record book, and they succeeded. Read Article »


Brazil to rebuild Antarctica base after fire

September 18, 2012

A Brazilian naval base in Antarctica that was severely damaged after a fire in February, will soon be rebuilt, according to AFB. Read Article »


More Canadians traveling outside of the country

September 17, 2012

Even though consumer confidence in Canada has not been steady throughout this year so far, residents are still planning to pack their bags and get out of the country. Read Article »


Ontario finds tens of thousands of fish washed up

September 13, 2012

Residents who border Lake Erie in Ontario, Canada, were certainly bewildered when they smelled something so pungent and then found tens of thousands of dead fish washed up on shore, according to NBC News. Read Article »


Brazilian boy with no feet invited to play soccer in Spain

September 13, 2012

Gabriel Muniz of Brazil will most likely not make it to a professional soccer team, but this has little to do with his determination or skill rather, it's because he was born with no feet. Read Article »


Soccer player David Bentley may stay on Russian team

September 12, 2012

Soccer midfielder David Bentley recently announced he may consider staying in Russia longer than his six-month loan deal that ends in January, according to The Press Association. Read Article »


Population of humpback whales in Brazil tripled in a decade

September 11, 2012

The Humpback Whale Institute, located near Salvador, Brazil, has recently reported the population of the once-threatened humpbacks has tripled in the past decade, according to Fox News. Read Article »


Survey finds Canadians saving more, fewer in dire straits

September 11, 2012

A recent survey conducted by the Canadian Payroll Association found that fewer Canadians are living paycheck to paycheck, according to The Canadian Press. Read Article »


China's Yangtze River runs red

September 10, 2012

Residents of Chongqing, a southwestern city in China, were the first to notice something a bit different about the Yangtze River, the longest in the country. Read Article »


Final list of Russian cities to host 2018 World Cup to be announced

September 6, 2012

The final list of host cities for the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be announced later this month, the tournament's officials recently reported, according to Reuters. Read Article »


Mexico and Brazil move ahead in Global Leadership Study

September 6, 2012

Talent measurement solutions company, SHL, recently released the findings for its Global Leadership Study that examined which countries had potential in the future. Read Article »


Canadians see an uptick in cybercrime cases

September 5, 2012

A new report issued by Norton Antivirus Software has found that nearly half of all Canadians have been targeted by some form of cybercrime in the past year, and there needs to be more of a focus on protecting the population's personal information, according to the Vancouver Sun. Read Article »


Google offers Street View shots of Brazil and Mexico

September 5, 2012

Google has been offering its Street View shots for some time, and now, people can take advantage of this technology when searching Brazil and Mexico, according to PC Magazine. Read Article »


Brazil gears up for 2012 ArtRio

September 4, 2012

The art industry is legitimate in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, due to the recent boom in its economy over the past decade. Read Article »


China to help out Cambodia with soft loans

September 4, 2012

China has recently announced it will give more than $500 million in grants and soft loans to Cambodia to thank them for maintaining a good relationship between Beijing and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), according to Reuters. Read Article »


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