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"The Beast" claims six fatalities in Mexico train disaster

The train was one of several Mexican and Central American immigrants call "la Bestia"  --  "the beast." It goes from Southern Mexico northward to Mexico's Northern border with the United States.

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Weeklong "Occupy Nigeria" strike wins victory

A weeklong nationwide strike resulted in a victory for Nigerians as the government on Monday agreed to partially restore a popular fuel subsidy.

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Latin American alliance confronts economic crisis

UNASUR has emerged from a bevy of regional alliances to assume a major role in work toward Latin American integration. With the Paraguayan Senate's approval August 13 of Paraguay's entry into UNSUR, the alliance now includes all 12 South American nations.

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Greece: A nation with its back to the wall?

For Greece to thumb its nose at the international elites and win would set a precedent for many other nations.