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It’s mud madness at Brazilian Carnival party

February 15, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

People covered in mud walk amid orange smoke during the traditional “Bloco da Lama” or “Mud Block” carnival party, in Paraty, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Legend has it the “bloco” was born in 1986 after local teens hiking in a nearby mangrove forest smeared themselves with mud to discourage mosquitoes and then...

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2 deadly shootings within hours in Copenhagen; 5 wounded

February 15, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

CAPTION CORRECTION, CORRECTS TO REMOVE NAME OF PERSON SPEAKING WHO IS UNIDENTIFIED – A police inspector, right, speaks during a press conference, after shots were fired where an event titled “Art, blasphemy and the freedom of expression” was...

Both sides claim violations after Ukraine cease-fire starts

February 15, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks as he issues the order to start a cease-fire in the east during a meeting with defense officials in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. The cease-fire period for fighting in Ukraine began one minute after midnight...

Rescuers reach fishing boat stuck in Antarctic ice

February 14, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Jan. 26, 2015 photo, made available by the U.S. Coast Guard, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star opens a channel through the ice to the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station, Antarctica, for the supply ship Ocean Giant. Solar...

Ukraine cease-fire deadline provokes bitter last-gasp battle

February 14, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A woman carrying a child walks past the body of a child covered with a cloth after shelling between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian government forces in a residential area of the town of Artemivsk, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Despite a looming...

Greece and eurozone take modest steps to bridge differences

February 13, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, second left, arrives for a group photo at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. EU leaders meet for a one-day summit on Thursday to discuss, among other issues, European banks and the situation in Ukraine....

Costa Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years in prison

February 12, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Francesco Schettino arrives to attend his trial at the Grosseto court, Italy, Wednesday, Feb.11, 2015. Whatever verdict is delivered in the trial of the Italian sea captain for the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner and for the deaths of 32 people,...

Asian stocks higher on Greek debt deal hope

February 11, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, despite losses in Asia, as investors monitor a standoff between Greece and its creditors that threatens...

AP Photos: Pitito, Peru’s oldest clown, keeps joking at 91

February 10, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Feb. 7, 2015 photo, veteran clown Ricardo Farfan, popularly known as “Pitito,” puts on his costume as he prepares to perform at his 91st birthday party inside his home in Lima, Peru. Farfan started working as a clown and circus performer...

Asian stocks lower amid concern over Greece

February 10, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. U.S. stocks are opening lower, following declines in overseas markets on weak Chinese trade data and more worries about Greece’s finances. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)...