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Promoted by the International Olympic Committee, close to 4,000 of the world’s best young athletes are competing for Olympic Gold in the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Summer Games in Argentina.

Gutted by a massive Sunday night fire, Brazil’s National Museum boasted the largest archive of historical artifacts and documents in Latin America, some 20 million pieces from around the globe. Museum officials say it’s too soon to say what has been lost or spared. 

Each August the annual Santo Domingo festival explodes in the streets of Managua to honor the tiny statue of a Roman Catholic saint, who is fondly referred to as “Minguito.” The ...

Across the Muslim world, the three-day holiday of Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Ramadan holy month, when devout Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. 

SINGAPORE (AP) — It was day of high symbolism: smiles, handshakes and side-by-side flags for the leaders of two countries that have remained at odds since the 1950-53 Korean War. For longtime watchers of the divided Korean Peninsula, the images of an American president and a North Korean leader ...

There was no makeup to put on, no outfit to prepare. There wasn’t even any notice a visitor was coming. It was 2:30 on a weekday afternoon, and some women were roused from sleep by the sound of their cell door unlocking. They were asked if they’d pose for a portrait.

The ...

Independent groups estimate that as many as 3 million to 4 million Venezuelans have abandoned their homeland in recent years, with several hundred thousand ...

Millions of faces were smeared red and green, yellow and purple. Streets were splashed with colored powder. And countless water balloons burst across ...

Annual soapbox derby in Georgia draws hundreds of onlookers to a narrow street to watch children in curious contraptions go fast.

Dozens of cowboys and cowgirls are headed to New Mexico after riding bulls, roping calves and dressing goats in Las Vegas. 

Hundreds of ballet dancers between the ages of 9 and 19 have been auditioning in Chicago at the Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals. Chicago is one of more than 20 North American cities selecting finalists to compete in the finals in April at Lincoln Center in New York City. ...

With string quartets, traditional dance routines and patriotic speeches, the International Kremlin Cadet Ball harks back to a bygone era.

Protests were growing as incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez emerged with a growing lead for re-election following a reported computer glitch that shut down vote counting.

Challenger Salvador Nasralla, who ...

On land, relatives of the submarine’s 44 crew members grow increasingly distressed as the search for the ARA San Juan submarine enters its second week 

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of revelers danced on Copacabana beach Sunday to celebrate Rio de Janeiro’s annual gay pride parade despite deep funding cuts by the city.

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