Amazon destruction was embarrassing

Peru fights gold fever with fire, military

Posted: August 24, 2014 at 3:55 a.m.

A map of Peru especially showing the Tambopata National Reserve.

LA PAMPA, Peru -- The dynamite crew set the charges and ordered everyone back.

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Russian aid trucks exit Ukraine

German chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during their meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Merkel, who has advocated a measured European Union response to Russia’s aggressive policies in Ukraine, met Saturday in Kiev to meet Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and said she urged a political solution to the crisis. Poroshenko, for his part, said Ukraine was willing to try to solve the conflict by talks, but not at the expense of the country’s territorial integrity or sovereignty. (AP Photo/Mykhailo Markiv, Pool)

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India's comics test limits

MUMBAI, India -- When stand-up comics Varun Grover and Sanjay Rajoura stepped into the spotlight in a packed club with a bagful of jokes about India's new prime minister, t... Read »