Juliana Barbassa

Blatter pleads for time in cleaning up Fifa

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has asked for time to clear up corruption allegations involving football's scandal-ridden governing body.

Hundreds dead in Brazil mudslides

Driving rains sent tonnes of rusty red earth sliding into Brazilian mountain towns, killing at least 287 people and leaving dozens more missing.

Farmer-philosopher invites readers into his orchard

There are ghosts on the farm. You wouldn't notice them on a summer morning, under the white heat of the Central Valley sun. But David Mas Masumoto can read the scars they've left -- old pruning wounds carved like graffiti on the twisted trunks of the peach trees and grapevines by the countless hands that have shaped them.

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