| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:14 AM
LONDON — Ronnie Biggs, one of the most famous criminals in British history, who helped commit the Great Train Robbery of 1963, broke out of prison, enjoyed a notoriously colorful life on the lam in Brazil and then gave himself up, in thoroughly...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:55 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has published a lengthy "open letter to the people of Brazil," saying he has been inspired by the reaction around the world to his revelations, and lamenting that he can't...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:42 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wrote in a lengthy “open letter to the people of Brazil” that he's been inspired by the global debate ignited by his release of thousands of National Security Agency...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Alessandra Ambrosio is having a pretty great year.
Just after the broadcast of the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last week, the supermodel has landed a feature interview in Net-a-Porter's The Edit. Yes, interview, with words. Not just photos...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:24 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- At least three people were killed and more than 2,000 displaced when heavy rainfall caused flooding this week in the coastal state of Rio de Janeiro, officials said Thursday.
The downpour began Wednesday and continued overnight,...
| Dec 14, 2013
Judging by the media's coverage of Nelson Mandela's memorial this week, the gathering in South Africa consisted primarily of President Obama appeasing enemies of the United State and snapping juvenile "selfies" with his fellow national leaders. Those...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:48 PM
At 19, Justin Bieber needs to learn what most college students figure out the day they wake up with magic marker all over their face: Never, ever, ever fall asleep when there are people still hanging out at your party.
Bieber, who's been playing shows...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Brazil is poised to triple oil production in the next two decades and become a top producer by 2035 if the country can develop its massive offshore reserves.
Brazil could jump to No. 6 on the world's top producer list by 2035, up from 12th currently,...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:59 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's government exhumed the remains of former President João Goulart on Thursday to investigate whether he may have been murdered by the military dictatorship that deposed him in 1964.
Goulart died in exile in Argentina in 1976,...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:27 PM
The first fine-scale mapping of global forest cover shows the rate of forest loss in the tropics has increased over the past 12 years.
The use of remote sensing satellite data to chronicle changes in global land cover is not new. But in a paper...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:52 PM
MOSCOW — A Boeing 737 being operated by a regional airline crashed in gusty weather Sunday evening while attempting to land at the airport in Kazan in central Russia, killing all 50 people on board, authorities said.
The Tatarstan Airlines...