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THE BUZZ: José Wilker, one of the greats of Brazilian telenovelas, dies

José Wilker, one of Brazil’s most acclaimed actors, died today at the age of 66 of a heart attack in Rio de Janeiro. The actor ... Full story

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HK-USA Vice President Joe Biden dropped by a meeting at the White House with two of Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy advocates. White House officials said ... Full story

Skyscraper-sized Tetris game wows US city

Tetris fans had a little fun Saturday with a skyscraper-sized version of the classic video game. The Philadelphia event created a spectacle against the night ... Full story

SYRIA: Mortar fire kills 2 near Damascus opera

Mortar shells exploded near the Damascus Opera House yesterday, killing two, state media said, as rebels intensified their shelling of the Syrian capital to relieve ... Full story

US DIPLOMACY: Hagel compares China sea dispute to Ukraine takeover

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations yesterday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers ... Full story

INTERNET FREEDOM: ‘Cuban Twitter’ a new hurdle for bloggers, exiles

The revelation that a U.S. government-funded program set up a cellphone-based social network in Cuba is likely to pose new challenges for independent bloggers and ... Full story

BRAZIL: Security forces raid Rio slum before World Cup

More than 2,000 Brazilian soldiers stormed into a Rio de Janeiro slum complex Saturday with armored personnel carriers and helicopters in a bid to improve ... Full story

This Day in History: 1968 Jim Clark killed in car smash

Motor racing world champion Jim Clark has been killed in a car crash during a Formula Two race at Hockenheim. Clark, 32, was at the ... Full story

Offbeat: Man wants usd140, broken us atm spits out USD37,000

A malfunctioning automated bank machine has dispensed USD37,000 in cash to a man who requested USD140.Police in Maine say they responded to the TD Bank ... Full story

THE BUZZ: English police arrest 13 in match fixing probe 

Police say 13 people have been arrested in connection with an investigation into spot-fixing in English football.Britain's National Crime Agency said yesterday that six of the people ... Full story

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