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A woman in Brazil was robbed on live TV while giving an interview about robberies in Brazil (VIDEO)

Police in Rio de Janeiro are getting pretty nervous about safety at this summer's World Cup. >And so it's fitting that the internet gives us this video today, in which a woman in Rio is robbed in daylight on live TV while speaking to a reporter about robberies and inadequate policing...

Why USAID’s ‘Cuban Twitter’ plan missed the point

LIMA — As US senators grilled the head of the international aid agency Tuesday about a supposed plot to foment rebellion in Cuba with a ‘Cuban Twitter,’ the biggest question went unasked.

Columnists confused: The third intifada they've been predicting hasn't arrived

JERUSALEM — In the past 14 months the third intifada has seemed ubiquitous everywhere but where it is expected to erupt — in the Palestinian street. Its failure to materialize hasn’t slowed down the predictions. It’s only created a new category of intifada writing: explaining the delay.

Now you can take a tour of Angkor Wat with Google Street View

OK so it doesn't beat the real thing, but it's pretty cool nonetheless. Google Maps can now take you to Cambodia's famous Angkor Wat temple complex, thanks to Street View. Google took 90,000 panoramic shots of the more than 100 temples at Angkor, and the result is stunning.

Japan’s biggest pop star right now is a fetishized hologram

SEOUL, South Korea — Even by the standards of pop stars, Hatsune Miku is eccentric, her mystique elusive. Her eyes are too round and blue to be real. She is buxom, boyish and almost painfully sultry — all in a mechanical, understated way. She dons a school uniform, with thigh-high power boots and a flared ultra-micro miniskirt. Her pig-tailed turquoise hair is so long that she risks tripping over, dancing lithely in front of her adoring, sell-out crowds.

Afghanistan Newspeak: 10 ways the US skews the narrative

As George Orwell described the wonders of Newspeak: ‘It means a loyal willingness to say that black is white … But it means also the ability to believe that black is white, and more, to know that black is white, and to forget that one has ever believed the contrary.’ Welcome to the war in Afghanistan.

Kim Jong Un was 're-elected' North Korea's leader

It's not hard to win an election when you are the only candidate and no one votes against you.

Here's why your bacon is costing more these days

A virus never seen in the United States before has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year.

Astronaut posts the first Instagram from space

It is a great accomplishment. It is history in the making. It is the world's first Instagram from space. And it's a selfie.

Britain's first female genital mutilation trial provokes national controversy

LONDON — Exactly what happened in the hospital room has yet to be publicly revealed. But the case has prompted a clash between campaigners who say the prosecution represents an important step toward eliminating the crime against British girls and doctors who claim that political pressure has swept up one of their own at a cost to women’s health.
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