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Two-year-old African penguin named Aochan, wearing the Japanese soccer team jersey, prepares to make a prediction on the result of Japan's 2014 World Cup soccer match against Ivory Coast at Shinagawa Aqua Stadium aquarium in Tokyo

Mixed record for underwater animal World Cup oracles

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Some soccer fans have their game shirts, the president of Brazil watches entire games with her fingers crossed, but for others, underwater animals…read more

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The host nation's fans expect nothing less than a World Cup championship. Photo by Flickr user Ronnie Macdonald

World Cup host Brazil tackles issue of racism in soccer

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The entire world is gearing up for the FIFA World Cup, which is set to kick off in Brazil this week. Continue reading

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Terrorists attack Pakistan’s busiest airport

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The Pakistani Taliban carried out a deadly assault at their country’s busiest airport over the weekend. More than 43,000 people travel through the Karachi international airport every day. No passengers were harmed, but the death toll soared to 36 as of Tuesday morning — including all ten attackers, airport personnel and security forces. Continue reading

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D-Day veterans return to Normandy 70 years later

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American veterans, who fought the Nazis on the shores of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, returned for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion that turned the tide of World War II in favor of Allied forces. Continue reading

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25 years later, Tiananmen Square massacre remains unspoken tragedy in China

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In 1989, unarmed students took to Tiananmen Square to call for government accountability, freedom of press and other pro-democracy causes. Continue reading

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