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Sebastian Smith

Sebastian Smith

    Brazil's Lula spends first day of 12-year prison sentence
    Brazil's Lula spends first day of 12-year prison sentence
    Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva spent Sunday as Brazil's first ex-president to be imprisoned for a common crime – and his cell was in the headquarters...
    Marielle Franco character assassination campaign begins
    Marielle Franco character assassination campaign begins
    First, Marielle Franco was gunned down in an apparent organised hit, prompting tens of thousands of Brazilians to protest. Then came the character...
    Merriment and misery: How the world kicked off 2013
    Merriment and misery: How the world kicked off 2013
    A million people crammed into Times Square on Tuesday to greet the new year in a global party that kicked off in Australia before rolling around the...
    Putting a price on despair
    Putting a price on despair
    A version of The Scream, one of the world's most famous paintings and an iconic image of despair, has been put on public show at Sotheby's...
    Violence dogs Occupy Wall Street anniversary
    Violence dogs Occupy Wall Street anniversary
    New York police arrested protesters celebrating the six-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street by massing on a square near the stock exchange over...
    Clooney calls attention to Sudanese conflict
    Clooney calls attention to Sudanese conflict
    Hollywood heartthrob and activist George Clooney said on Tuesday that Sudanese government forces were committing war crimes with attacks on...
    First Native American saint stirs pride
    First Native American saint stirs pride
    Gazing down a frozen New York field, the statue of a Mohawk girl about to become the first Native American saint exudes calm. Yet the real Kateri...
    Occupy Wall Street protesters give thanks
    Occupy Wall Street protesters give thanks
    Occupy Wall Street protesters got into the Thanksgiving spirit on Thursday, congregating in the disputed New York square where their movement...
    Anti-Wall Street march shakes up New York
    Anti-Wall Street march shakes up New York
    Thousands of anti-corporate demonstrators backed for the first time in large numbers by trade unions poured into New York's financial district...
    9/11 commemorations draw to a close
    9/11 commemorations draw to a close
    The ceremony of reading the names of the nearly 3 000 people killed a decade ago on September 11 2001 ended on Sunday in New York with buglers...
    Jittery US unites in grief during 9/11 anniversary
    Jittery US unites in grief during 9/11 anniversary
    United States President Barack Obama said he remembered September 11 2001 as a day when a tried and tested US "came together" in the face of...
    Terror threat casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies
    Terror threat casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies
    President Barack Obama on Saturday vowed that the United States would never waver in its fight against terrorism as Americans marked the 10th...