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Are the Rio Olympics safe from a terrorist attack?

Soldiers are on the streets in Rio de Janeiro, while the navy patrols Copacabana beach. But European attacks show that so-called lone wolves are tough to monitor and catch. And Brazil is new to the threat of terror.

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UN Syria envoy tells Russia: Leave Aleppo corridors 'to us'

The U.N. special envoy for Syria on Friday urged Russia to leave the creation of humanitarian corridors around Aleppo to the United Nations and its partners, issuing a gentle snub to Moscow, which had made the proposal a day earlier as pro-government troops tightened their encirclement of rebel-held parts of the northern Syrian city.

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Editor in South Sudan is released on bail

An editor in South Sudan says that prominent journalist Alfred Taban was released on bail Friday after being held for two weeks ago following the publication of an editorial calling on the country's president and vice president to resign.

Videos

Sights & sounds of a Cuban tobacco harvest

In Cuba's prime tobacco fields in the province of Pinar del Río, Jesus Jerald Echevarria, Caridad Piloto Morejon and others are in the middle of harvest season. Music performed by Mezclarte.
Al Diaz and Mario Mateo / Miami Herald
Sights & sounds of a Cuban tobacco harvest 1:04

Sights & sounds of a Cuban tobacco harvest

President Obama dancing the tango at the Argentina State Dinner 1:55

President Obama dancing the tango at the Argentina State Dinner

Terror in Brussels 2:36

Terror in Brussels

President Obama in Cuba: An activist awaits 2:53

President Obama in Cuba: An activist awaits