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New Painkiller Stronger than Morphine found in Coffee

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Coffee contains a protein that has an effect similar to morphine, specialists at the University of Brasilia and Brazilian agriculture research company Embrapa have discovered. Moreover, the new substance’s effect lasts longer. The research was conducted by Felipe Vinecky of the Molecular Biology Department at the University of Brasilia (UnB) in cooperation with the Genetics and Biotechnology Division... 

Vast majority of Brazil babies delivered by Caesarean Section

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The Brazilian health minister warns of the C-section “epidemic.” The Brazilian health minister has warned of the soaring number of cesarean sections carried out in the country’s health clinics as compared with natural birth, saying the “epidemic” must be stopped. “The epidemic of cesarean births in the country is unacceptable and it must be treated as a public health problem,”... 

Russian spy ship in Havana ahead of US delegation's historic visit

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The Russian Navy’s intelligence collection ship, the Viktor Leonov, has docked in Havana just a day before the arrival of an American delegation. The Russian warship is moored in open view of a pier usually used for cruise ships. The ship’s visit, unannounced by the Cuban authorities, comes as the US and Cuba are attempting to restore diplomatic ties broken in 1961. The Americans will conduct... 

Explosive device found near Israel embassy in Uruguay

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Security forces stand guard near Montevideo’s World Trade Center, January 8, 2015. Uruguayan security staff have reportedly found and dismantled a small improvised explosive device (IED) near the Israeli embassy in the capital, Montevideo. According to media reports, police dogs discovered the device which was placed in a grocery bag some 100 meters from Montevideo’s World Trade Center complex,... 

Argentine Supreme Court clears 9/11 truther extradition

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In an unprecedented move, the Argentinean Supreme Court under the pressure of the US Justice Department agreed to extradite Kurt Sonnenfeld, a former Federal Emergency Management Agency official who revealed the US government’s connection with the 9/11 attacks. Sonnenfeld has been living in Buenos Aires for more than 10 years and according to the Denver district attorney he is charged with killing... 

Peru village evacuated after isolated tribe attacks with bows & arrows

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Peruvian authorities have started evacuating Monte Salvado village situated in a remote southeastern region, after around 200 men from an ‘uncontacted’ savage tribe attacked the settlement with bows and arrows and stole food and equipment. The evacuation began on Tuesday after around 200 men of the Mashco Piro tribe attacked Monte Salvado close to the border with Brazil twice last week. The residents,... 

US-Cuba deal 'new front for Russia war'

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The United States sees the restoring of relations with Cuba as a “new front in its war against Russia” and upsetting the Russian interests, a political analyst says. “I think what has gone under the radar as far as the Cuba-America agreement is concerned, a lot of people are taken by surprise, but in fact this is one of the few possibilities that the United States has to actually upset the new... 

Brazil's Biggest Racist Serial Killer in History Arrested in Rio de Janeiro

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Sailson Jose das Gracas, 26, told police in Rio de Janeiro he would go out ‘on the hunt’ for white women after studying each victims for up to a month. A Brazilian racist black man arrested for stabbing a woman to death calmly confessed to murdering another 41 people, putting him among history’s most prolific serial killers, it was reported today. Sailson Jose das Gracas, 26, told... 

Cuba president slams 'unfair' globalized world

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Cuban President Raul Castro Cuban President Raul Castro has called on the Caribbean countries to boost their economic and political ties in the face of an “unfair” globalized world. Castro made the remarks during a regional summit by 15 member states of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba in the capital Havana on Monday. The meeting aims to enhance trade and cooperation among the participating... 

Argentina state workers protest against low pay

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Argentinean state workers have gathered in the capital, Buenos Aires, in protest against low pay, Press TV reports. The demonstrators have also been demanding an end to labor taxes and an emergency year-end bonus. “Federal workers from all Argentinean provinces, we are the pride of this country as we defended it in the darkest time … in the 90s. We are still standing and we will continue our fight... 

Mexican protesters attack government building in Guerrero

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Thousands of protesters have attacked a government building in Mexico’s Guerrero State amid popular anger against the apparent killing of over 40 college students in September. The enraged, masked protesters in Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero, threw rocks at the building’s windows and burned around 10 vehicles in the area on Saturday. They said the Mexican government has been involved in... 

Mexican president vows justice for missing students

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has promised the families of 43 students, who went missing in the southern city of Iguala in September, that justice will be served. Nieto vowed to hunt down all perpetrators of the case after three gang members confessed to murdering all the students in the state of Guerrero. The students were killed after they were handed over... 

Argentina warns US of 'vulture funds'

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Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner has warned the United States against the serious consequences of what she called US officials’ slandering Buenos Aires over its debts. In a harsh five-page letter on Friday, the Argentina president criticized US President Barack Obama’s choice of hire for a high-level advisory position in his administration. “Could this be a case of namesakes?”... 

Dilma Rousseff reelected president of Brazil

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Brazil’s leftist president Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected for another term with over 51 percent of the vote in a tight presidential run-off on Sunday. Rousseff, who has been in power since 2011, has been re-elected for a second term, winning 51.6 percent of the vote according to the official tally. With over 99 percent of the ballots counted, her opponent, the centrist opposition leader Aecio... 

Mexican Mayor Mastermind of Students Disappearance

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Mexican authorities have ordered the arrest of the mayor of the southern town of Iguala and his wife in connection to a police raid that resulted in the disappearance of dozens of students. Mexico’s Attorney General Jesus Murillo said on Wednesday that Mayor Jose Luis Abarca had ordered the police raid to prevent the students from disrupting an event. “We have issued warrants for the arrest... 
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