Stuart Grudgings

Malaysia says missing plane crashed in Indian Ocean

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced the plane that disappeared more than two weeks ago crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane presumed crashed

A Malaysia Airlines flight has gone missing, presumably crashed, as ships and planes from countries closest to its path scour the area for wreckage.

Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane carrying 239 people

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing has lost contact with air traffic controllers.

Malaysia’s PM dissolves Parliament for upcoming election

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced he will dissolve Parliament, paving the way for a general election later this month.

Brazil steps toward post-Lula era with Rousseff

Brazil's president-elect Dilma Rousseff vowed to step up the fight against poverty without forfeiting economic stability.

Brazil seen electing Rousseff to extend Lula legacy

Brazilians are expected to elect a woman as president for the first time, backing her to emerge from the shadow of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

In Amazon, a frustrated search for cancer cures

The world's largest rain forest is a great cauldron of biodiversity that has already produced medicine for diseases such as malaria.

Best view in Rio? Pushing limits of slum tourism

Rolf Glaser zips his motorbike up the alleyways of Vidigal slum, past a bunch of cheerful drug traffickers, and emerges at a cliffside plateau.

Hitting the wall in Rio’s Sambadrome

In any endurance event, an unprepared athlete is in danger of hitting ''the wall'' -- a point when the muscles weaken and the spirit droops.

End of an era for the turbulent Amazon’s priests

They avoid taking buses, make sure friends know their schedules, and rarely go out when it's dark.

Grand ‘City of Music’ sparks disharmony in Rio

At first glance, the ''City of Music'' appears to be in perfect harmony with Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's lyrical capital of Carnival.

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