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Russian national football coach announces he will not renew his contract after Euro 2012

April 30, 2012

Russian coach Dick Advocaat recently announced he does not plan on resigning with the Russian national football team once the 2012 European Championship is over. Read Article »

Australian billionaire plans to build Titanic II in China

April 30, 2012

China may soon become the home of the second Titanic, as an Australian billionaire has decided to construct a duplicate of the most famous cruise ship of all time. Read Article »

Local paper reveals Mexican woman's nonuplet birth is a sham

April 30, 2012

Late last week, a story broke of a Mexican woman pregnant with nine babies, but the nonuplet claim was debunked shortly thereafter. Read Article »

Scientists find possible genetic cause for Pygmies' height

April 30, 2012

Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania recently released the findings of a study concerning Western African Pygmies in Cameroon. Read Article »

Canada makes plans to re-enter the space race

April 30, 2012

The United States has stopped sending shuttles into space, making Russia the major player in the space race these days, but Canada might soon be getting on board as well. Read Article »

A number of rare turtles return to the Philippines from China

April 27, 2012

Back in February, a smuggler was arrested in the Hong Kong International Airport when a number of rare turtles were found in his luggage. Read Article »

Russian shuttle to bring men home from International Space Station is successful

April 27, 2012

Two Russian cosmonauts and one American astronaut landed in Kazakhstan on Friday, April 27. Read Article »

South African sweeps AMAA with nine awards

April 27, 2012

The African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) were held on Sunday, April 22, and South Africa was one of the top contenders. Read Article »

Blind fashion designer from Cameroon has vision

April 27, 2012

Cameroon native Mason Ewing, 30, is making waves in the French fashion world. Read Article »

Survey reveals food South Africans miss most while abroad

April 26, 2012

South African people who leave the country for work, school or any other reason may encounter homesickness, and the best way to ease those pangs is by eating food that comes from home. Read Article »

African women's football teams to go up against veteran teams at London Olympics

April 25, 2012

The 2012 London Olympics are just a few months away, and the tournament matchups for the competing soccer teams were chosen on Tuesday, April 24. Read Article »

Canadians can eat a Big Mac on McHappy Day guilt-free

April 25, 2012

McDonald's, the largest international fast food franchise in the world, has been actively working to better the world since 1974, when the first Ronald McDonald House was opened. Read Article »

Four new crab species discovered in the Philippines

April 24, 2012

Scientists have discovered more new creatures in the Philippines - four species of purple crabs. Read Article »

Shell may have grossly underestimated the 2008 oil spill in Nigeria

April 24, 2012

Amnesty International recently exposed a massive cover up by Royal Dutch Shell concerning the amount of oil that spilled in the Niger delta in 2008. Read Article »

First all-white adult orca observed off Russian coast

April 24, 2012

A group of students and scientists embarked on a research cruise off the coast of eastern Russia earlier this week when they spotted something never seen before, an all-white adult orca whale. Read Article »

Princess of Monaco will assist South African swim team in Olympic preparation

April 23, 2012

South Africa's Olympic swimming team will be getting royal treatment in the few weeks leading up to the summer games. Read Article »

Canadian hockey team wins bronze at under-18 world championship

April 23, 2012

Canada's youth hockey team took home the bronze medal at the IIHF under-18 world championship over the weekend. Read Article »

Germany copyright holder wins suit against YouTube

April 23, 2012

Internet video giant YouTube has recently been engaged in a court battle with German royalty collection group Gema. Read Article »

First endangered Philippines hawk-eagle born in captivity

April 20, 2012

The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) recently saw the birth of a Philippine hawk-eagle, the first time one of these endangered birds has successfully been born in captivity. Read Article »

Trial continues for Pussy Riot's political protest performance

April 19, 2012

Following Vladimir Putin's presidential election victory, the all-female punk band Pussy Riot performed a protest concert at the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow against the leader. Read Article »

Canada's oldest resident passes away at 113

April 19, 2012

The oldest Canadian woman passed away earlier this week at the ripe old age of 113. Read Article »

Two Cameroon politicians detained in connection with Albatross plane scandal

April 19, 2012

Cameroon's political world is alive with scandal, as former prime minister Ephraim Inoni and presidential hopeful Marafa Hamidou Yaya were arrested in connection with an illegal purchase of a presidential place in 2004. Read Article »

South Africa celebrates 100 days to the London Olympics

April 18, 2012

There are only 100 days left until the 2012 Summer Olympics begin in London. Read Article »

Mexican volcano ready to erupt

April 18, 2012

Geologists recently noticed volcanic activity in Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano and raised the alert level for nearby residents. Read Article »

Iron Man 3 to be filmed in China as well as U.S.

April 17, 2012

The popular Iron Man movie franchise is looking to China for support in the filming of the third installment in the series, Iron Man 3. Read Article »

Pope Benedict XVI turns 85, becomes oldest pope in 100 years

April 16, 2012

On Monday, April 16, Pope Benedict celebrated his 85th birthday at Vatican with friends and family. Read Article »

"Zombies" attack runners in the Philippines

April 16, 2012

Over the weekend, thousands of people gathered in the Laguna Province of the Philippines to race in a 5k run. Read Article »

Vasquez loses ground in Mexico's presidential race

April 11, 2012

Mexico's presidential race is on, and the ruling party's candidate, Josefina Vasquez Mota, started out strong, but polls show support for the presidential hopeful is waning. Read Article »

Canadian team nearly shuts out Russia in IIHF women's world championship game

April 11, 2012

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) women's world championship competition is in full swing, and Canada's team recently bested Russia at the Gutterson Fieldhouse in Vermont. Read Article »

Brazil's Health Ministry finds weight gain and obesity to be growing problems

April 12, 2012

As a whole, Brazilians are gaining weight at an alarming rate. A recent study by the Brazilian Health Ministry found that the amount of overweight Brazilians increased nearly 6 percent from 42.7 percent in 2006 to 48.5 percent last year, according to the AFP. Read Article »

Mr. Gay World held in South Africa for first time

April 10, 2012

A unique event was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, recently - Mr. Gay World. Read Article »

Philippines court stops mall construction in favor of trees

April 11, 2012

SM Prime Holdings a major company behind many malls across the Philippines was ordered to halt work on an expansion project in Baguio earlier this week. Read Article »

WWF establishes preserve for Amur leopards in Russia

April 11, 2012

A new park has been established in the Far East region of Russia by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in an effort to save the Amur leopard from extinction. Read Article »

Nigeria's Lagos Black Heritage Festival features poets and colorful parade

April 10, 2012

The fifth annual Lagos Black Heritage Festival (LBHF) was held this week at Freedom Park on Lagos Island, and for the first time, no speeches were given. Read Article »

Chinese film industry is booming

April 10, 2012

China's movie industry is gaining new levels of global recognition lately, and many of the American industry leaders are expanding to the Asian nation. Read Article »

Mexico sees increase of social network use

April 10, 2012

Social networking is the latest craze in Mexico, as more internet users flock to sites like Facebook and Twitter. Read Article »

Philippines' population to reach 100 million by 2015

April 9, 2012

The Philippines may not be a very large country by landmass alone, but the population of this South Pacific nation is impressive. Read Article »

Russia and Europe to partner on Mars mission

April 9, 2012

Russia's federal space agency, Roscomos, has plans to join forces with the European Space Agency (ESA) in the journey to Mars. Read Article »

Brazilian president will visit U.S. to discuss trade

April 6, 2012

Early next week, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff will pay her first official visit to Washington D.C., according to Bloomberg. Read Article »

Shipping company sues Manny Pacquiao's charity group for nonpayment

April 6, 2012

Manny Pacquiao, a professional boxer from the Philippines, used his fame and fortune to set up a charity to help the needy in his homeland. Read Article »