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Brazil demolishes US 4-1 in friendly game

May 31, 2012

On Wednesday, Brazil and the U.S. went head-to-head in an exhibition game that left the American team reconsidering their defensive strategy. Read Article »

Parliamentary unrest in South Africa could spur change

May 31, 2012

South Africa's Parliament recently gathered to discuss possible routes for improving public involvement in the governmental process. Read Article »

ANC celebrates party's 100th anniversary with Nelson Mandela

May 30, 2012

The African National Congress (ANC) recently celebrated the 100th anniversary, and national icon and former President Nelson Mandela was on hand for the centenary milestone. Read Article »

German solar power plants take in record amount of energy

May 30, 2012

German officials recently decided to phase out nuclear power and replace it with clean energy sources, including wind, solar and hydraulic power. Read Article »

Severed body parts turning up in Ottawa and Montreal

May 30, 2012

The Conservative Party of Canada recently received a mysterious package at the party's headquarters in Ottawa. Read Article »

South African officials debate possibility of more nuclear power plants

May 29, 2012

Early this week, government leaders and scientific experts met to discuss the possibility of adding more nuclear power plants to the energy infrastructure in South Africa. Read Article »

Canada's census reveals more babies and more centenarians

May 29, 2012

Around the world, people are living longer than ever before. Read Article »

Farmer who killed rare Philippine eagle given small fine

May 25, 2012

A farmer in the Philippines was handed down a fine earlier this week for killing and eating a rare bird. Read Article »

South African football team confident going into World Cup qualifiers

May 25, 2012

Bafana Bafana, South Africa's national football team, has been making efforts to step up and start winning more games. Read Article »

Hurricane Bud to touch down in Mexico today

May 25, 2012

Hurricane Bud is headed toward Mexico's Pacific coast. Read Article »

Xuxa tells story of passing up the chance to marry Michael Jackson

May 24, 2012

Brazilian superstar Xuxa recently revealed during a televised interview that American pop star Michael Jackson's manager had attempted to get the two pop stars to wed. Read Article »

Russian prime minister meets with American cowboys in Russia

May 24, 2012

Earlier this week, Russia's prime minister Dmitry Medvedev visited a farm in the southwestern region of Bryansk that uses cattle imported from the U.S. as well as American cowboys. Read Article »

Jessica Sanchez could be first Filipino-American to win American Idol

May 23, 2012

Jessica Sanchez, 16, has made it to the top - she is one of the final two contestants on American Idol. Read Article »

Many American couples get married in Mexico

May 22, 2012

Mexico is one of the top wedding destinations for American couples who want to get hitched outside the U.S. Read Article »

Russia wins hockey world championship

May 21, 2012

Russia recently bested Slovakia in the world hockey championships to take the title on Sunday. Read Article »

Transgender contestant doesn't win Miss Universe Canada, still in the spotlight

May 21, 2012

Miss Universe Canada took place over the weekend, and Sahar Biniaz of Vancouver was crowned victorious. Read Article »

Lady Gaga concert to go on as planned despite protests

May 18, 2012

Lady Gaga is set to perform in metropolitan Manila on May 21 and 22, but a number of protesters are openly opposing the Philippines leg of the entertainer's "Born This Way" tour of Asia. Read Article »

Miss Universe Canada contestants overshadowed by first transgender competitor

May 18, 2012

When news broke about Jenna Talackova, the first transgender beauty queen hopeful to compete for the title of Miss Universe Canada, her entry into the pageant caused quite a stir. Read Article »

Russian shuttle reaches ISS successfully

May 17, 2012

An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts were recently launched into outer space on a journey to the International Space Station (ISS). Read Article »

Maritime conservationist arrested in Germany on decade-old warrant

May 16, 2012

Paul Watson, leader of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an organization bent on putting a stop to illegal maritime hunting, was recently arrested in Frankfurt, Germany. Read Article »

Final season of Survivor will take place in the Philippines

May 16, 2012

The final season of Survivor, the hit reality TV show, will take place in the Philippines. Read Article »

Cameroon, Nigeria work together over border issues

May 16, 2012

The leaders of Cameroon and Nigeria recently announced efforts to cooperatively exploit hydrocarbon resources along the border of the two nations. Read Article »

Germany may be nuclear power-free by 2022

May 14, 2012

Researchers throughout Germany are working on developing sustainable and renewable energy sources to replace nuclear power plants. Read Article »

Kevin Spacey attends premiere of a short film in South Africa

May 14, 2012

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Canada defeats Kazakhstan in World Championship hockey semifinals

May 14, 2012

Canada's national hockey team bested Kazakhstan in an 8-0 shutout at the World Championships on Saturday. Read Article »

Cross River gorillas caught on tape in Cameroon

May 11, 2012

Rare footage of critically endangered gorillas was captured in Cameroon recently, and the World Conservation Society (WCS) posted the video on YouTube for the world to see. Read Article »

Germany seeks fourth win at Euro 2012

May 11, 2012

The German national football team is set to compete for a chance to take home the title at the European Championships this year. Read Article »

Canadian prisoners will soon pay to be jailed

May 10, 2012

A growing number of prisoners in Canada, combined with the closing of a number of holding facilities, has led inmates as well as guards to complain about double-bunking. Read Article »

Police seize $7 million in assets from suspected poachers

May 10, 2012

South African officials have been working hard to put an end to rhino poaching. Read Article »

Mexico's Javier Hernandez will not compete in Olympics

May 10, 2012

Javier Hernandez, the striker for Manchester United, was rumored to be one of the players on Mexico's Olympic football team, but it now looks as though the athlete will not be making an Olympic appearance this year. Read Article »

Russian plane vanishes in Indonesian mountains

May 9, 2012

During a demonstration flight above Indonesia, a Russian plane disappeared from radars. Read Article »

Canadian youth develops new anti-aging compound

May 9, 2012

Janelle Tam, a 16-year-old girl from Ontario, Canada, recently invented an anti-aging compound that also fights disease. Read Article »

Fellow football players mourn the loss of football star Rashidi Yekini

May 8, 2012

Football officials, players and fans across Africa are mourning the loss of legendary football player Rashidi Yekini. Read Article »

Vladimir Putin takes presidential oath despite national unrest

May 7, 2012

On Monday morning, Vladimir Putin was sworn in as the new president of Russia. Read Article »

President of Israel makes symbolic trip to Canada to discuss trade and security

May 7, 2012

Israeli president Shimon Peres arrived in Canada last night to discuss a few international matters with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Read Article »

Everyone's getting ready for Cinco de Mayo

May 3, 2012

This weekend, people all over the world will celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The Mexican holiday was originally designated to commemorate the 1862 Battle of the Puebla where Mexican soldiers took on Napoleon III's French army. Read Article »

Russia bids farewell to iconic Avtovaz Classic cars

May 4, 2012

Last month, Russian automaker Avtovaz, the largest car company in Russia, stopped production on the Lada Classic 2107. Read Article »

Chinese dissident now wants to leave the country immediately

May 3, 2012

Just a few short hours after Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng left the U.S. Embassy and claimed he felt safe returning to China, he has rebuked his former claim and now wants to leave the country. Read Article »

Brazil to host international X Games events in 2013

May 3, 2012

The X Games, formerly a U.S.-based exhibition of extreme sports, will now include three international events in Brazil, Germany and Spain. Read Article »

Undefeated Russian boxer Dmitry Pirog keeps WBO World Champion title

May 2, 2012

On May 1, Russian middleweight champ Dmitry Pirog took on Japan's Nobuhiro Ishida to defend his WBO belt. Read Article »