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What strike?

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“Welcome to one of the most characteristic events in Milan: the public transportation strike.” This was the e-mail I received last Thursday from my university the night before a strike was to take place.


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First Chilean gymnast qualifies for 2012 Olympics

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If Chile were a person, its jaw would have dropped to the floor Oct. 17. For the first time in history, Chile is going to the Olympics in gymnastics. Earning 15.225 points, Tomas Gonzalez earned seventh place in the World Championship of Gymnastic Arts to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics.


Kama Sutra

The ‘Kama Sutra’ side of India

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I had a tour guide in Hampi who thought everything was fabulous. She thought ruins were fabulous. She thought landscapes were fabulous. And she absolutely thought temples were fabulous.


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A common experience

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SAO PAULO, Brazil - There are several things, it seems, that a majority of the Brazilians I have met all possess: a television, a pair of Havaianas (a particular brand of flip-flops) and, when it comes to adolescent Brazilians, an Orkut account.



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Obama declares swine flu a national emergency

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, giving his health chief the power to let hospitals move emergency rooms offsite to speed treatment and protect noninfected patients.


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Big Brother talks, too

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The first thing I saw after stepping off a plane and into the London Heathrow Airport was a sign.


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Chilean cuisine

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SANTIAGO, Chile - Chile, like every country, has some of its own unique, popular dishes. Chilean cuisine includes a combination of Spanish influences with later influences from Europe and the Middle East.


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‘El Bambino’

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SANTIAGO, Chile - Tito “El Bambino,” the famous 28-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton singer, swooned the crowd last Saturday at the Movistar Arena in Santiago.



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Transportation heaven

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In Bloomington, I live about three miles off campus – about 10 minutes away by car. The Bloomington Transit bus is the only one that comes near my house, and it only comes every hour and does not run on the weekends.



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Blagojevich aide pleads guilty to corruption

A former chief of staff and longtime friend of ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich pleaded guilty to wire fraud Tuesday and promised to cooperate with federal prosecutors in their corruption case against the former governor.


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U of I chancellor Herman quits amid scandal

University of Illinois Chancellor Richard Herman resigned Tuesday following months of pressure over special attention the school paid to politically connected applicants at its Urbana-Champaign campus and news that some were admitted over more qualified students.



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Brought up as beggars

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MILAN - It is 9 a.m., the beginning of the Italian workday. On the morning metro there are men in business suits, women in heels and a child tapping her dirty pink converse to the beat of a Gypsy man playing a violin.


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French press: Wild boar a mild bore

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AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France - At first I thought it was a massive dog. After all, to the Aixois, a pooch is almost as necessary an accessory as the ubiquitous French scarf; it was far from unlikely that some huge pup had been let off its leash to amble around the Parc Jourdan.