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Outraged Brazilians ‘occupy’ downtown Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO — Around 150 Brazilian activists held signs with angry slogans in downtown Rio de Janeiro in an “Occupy Rio” protest inspired by similar demonstrations in Spain and the United States. “2012 Is the End of the Capitalist World,” read one sign. “Why is the world for everyone,…

Sonic Youth co-founders Moore and Gordon split after 27 years

NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Sonic Youth co-founders Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon have separated after 27 years of marriage and the future of the noise-rock band is uncertain, its label’s parent company said on Saturday. Sonic Youth, including indie-rock pioneers Moore and Gordon, will go ahead with its South American…

Leaping roach, ‘T-rex’ leech among new species discovered

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A jumping cockroach, a glow-in-the-dark fungus, a rust-eating bacterium and a leech named “T-rex” were among the top 10 new species discovered in the world last year, US scientists said Monday. The creatures were uncovered in Brazil, Madagascar, South Africa, Peru, the Philippines, West Africa, the US…

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