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Argentina sees sabotage as train accident injures 40

Buenos Aires - Argentina's government alleged Monday that a train accident that injured 40 people was an act of political sabotage targeting the transport minister, a candidate in upcoming presidential primaries.

Lawyer reveals Snowden meeting with Argentine president

Buenos Aires - An attorney for ex-intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said Saturday that the whistleblower met Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner in April and discussed US surveillance operations.

Second Argentine judge resigns over disputed child abuse ruling

Buenos Aires - A second Argentine judge resigned Wednesday for co-authoring a ruling that reduced a child abuser's sentence on grounds the victim was a homosexual who had already been abused by his father.

Argentines hold mass rallies condemning violence against women

Buenos Aires - Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across Argentina on Wednesday to condemn violence against women after a series of brutal murders.

Four arrested in Argentina smuggling more than ton of meteorites

Buenos Aires - Police nabbed four alleged smugglers in Argentina trying to steal more than a ton of protected meteorites, authorities said Saturday.

Impeachment call for Argentine 'moron' judges' child abuse ruling

Buenos Aires - Two Argentine judges faced mounting calls for their impeachment Tuesday after reducing a child abuser's sentence on grounds that the victim was a homosexual who had previously been abused by his father.

Former FM denies Iranian involvement in 1994 Argentina attack

Buenos Aires - A former Iranian foreign minister and another ex-official have denied Tehran's involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Argentina that has come under renewed scrutiny after the death of an investigator.

Argentine court eases child abuser's punishment, blaming six-year-old

Buenos Aires - An Argentine appeals court has touched off protests by reducing the sentence of a man convicted of abusing a six-year-old boy, on grounds that the victim was a homosexual who had previously been abused by his father.

Argentine judge to decide Sandra the orangutan's fate

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge began hearing expert testimony this week to decide what to do with an orangutan named Sandra after another court ruled she was entitled to certain human rights, including the right to be freed from the Buenos Aires Zoo.

Tourists in court for cheeky nude snaps at Cambodia's Angkor

Phnom Penh - Three tourists appeared in a Cambodian court Monday accused of taking photographs of their bare bottoms inside the country's famed Angkor temple complex, an official said on Monday.

Argentina court throws out case against Kirchner again

Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor again rejected a case against President Cristina Kirchner for allegedly protecting Iranian officials accused of orchestrating a deadly 1994 bombing.

Argentine prosecutor's death the stuff of fiction in new book

Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor dead under mysterious circumstances. His case against the president thrust spectacularly into the national spotlight. These events -- are they fact or fiction?

Argentina defends legal action over Falklands oil

London - Argentina on Friday defended its decision to take legal action against companies exploring for oil off the Falkland Islands, the latest twist in a tense sovereignty dispute with Britain.

Newly discovered fossil sheds light on fearsome terror bird clan

For more than 60 million years, enormous predatory birds, often called "terror birds" dominated South America. Now, a recent find of a previously unknown species in Argentina sheds light on how these birds vocalized — and possibly hunted their prey.

Ancient 10-foot 'Terror Bird' uncovered in Argentina

Researchers have found an almost completely preserved fossilized skeleton of a 10-foot tall "Terror Bird" that lived in South America, 3.5 million years ago.

Argentina declassifies files on 1992 Israel embassy attack

Buenos Aires - Argentina has declassified files relating to the 1992 bombing outside the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires that left 29 dead and 200 wounded, according to documents published in local media Thursday.

Op-Ed: Buenos Aires survival guide Special

Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires is a gem of its own that I always wanted to visit. Hailed as the cultural capital city of South America, it is like a magnet for different kinds of visitors, from business people to average tourists. Here are few tips how to survive it.

Man dies after having sex with scarecrow he dressed as a woman

What people do behind closed doors is their own business, but not having a phone may have led to one man's death after he had sex with a scarecrow.

Argentina to declassify Falklands War files

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner said Thursday she has ordered the declassification of all secret documents on the 1982 Falklands War with Britain.

New appeal revives case against Argentine president

Buenos Aires - Argentine prosecutors launched a new appeal Tuesday of a court's decision to dismiss their case against President Cristina Kirchner for allegedly protecting Iranian officials accused of orchestrating a deadly 1994 bombing.

Travel chaos in Argentina as transit unions strike

Buenos Aires - Argentina's largest cities ground to a halt Tuesday as transport unions went on strike, demanding tax cuts for low-income workers and putting the government on the defensive seven months out from general elections.

Op-Ed: Costs of doing science climbs in Argentina

Scientists in Argentina are struggling with budgets due to government tariffs which mean that most tools and reagents cost more than double their normal retail value.

Scientists solve the puzzle of 'Darwin's strangest animals'

When Charles Darwin sailed the HMS Beagle to South America in the 1830's, he discovered fossils of bizarre mammals that defied classification and scientists have never been able to figure out where these creatures fit in the mammalian family tree.

Court clears Argentina president in Iran 'cover-up'

Buenos Aires - An Argentine appeals court on Thursday upheld the decision to dismiss a case against President Cristina Kirchner on accusations that she shielded Iranian officials from prosecution over a 1994 Jewish center bombing.

Argentina condemns British 'provocation' in Falklands

Buenos Aires - Argentina branded Britain's plans to beef up defenses in the Falklands a "provocation" and a pre-election stunt Wednesday.

More secrets may lurk at suspected Nazi hideout in Argentina

Buenos Aires - An Argentine archaeologist who discovered what he thinks was a hideout built for German Nazis to flee to after World War II said more dark secrets may be buried there.

Bodies of French sports stars arrive home

Paris - The bodies of three sports stars and five crew members killed in a helicopter crash in Argentina while filming a reality TV show arrived back in Paris on Sunday.

Bodies of French stars killed in Argentina crash head home

Buenos Aires - The bodies of three French sports stars and five crew members killed during a helicopter accident while filming a reality TV show in Argentina earlier this month were being flown back to Paris late Saturday.

Ten killed in Uruguay plane crash

Maldonado - Ten people were killed when their plane plummeted into a large body of water in eastern Uruguay, rescue officials said on Friday.

Police bust Argentine 'Breaking Bad' ecstasy ring

Buenos Aires - Argentine police said Wednesday they had busted a drug ring whose affluent members made ecstasy for exclusive parties and drew their inspiration from "Breaking Bad" -- with one even wearing a T-shirt bearing the face of the central character in the hit...
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One of modern art installations, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Cathedral of Buenos Aires. The facade of the Metropolitan Cathedral is French-Neoclassical style and...
Cathedral of Buenos Aires. The facade of the Metropolitan Cathedral is French-Neoclassical style and has twelve columns representing the twelve apostles of Christ.
The main concert hall has boxes in seven levels and it is richly decorated in gold and red and illum...
The main concert hall has boxes in seven levels and it is richly decorated in gold and red and illuminated with 105 bronze sconces and lampshades of various designs.
Interior of the Cathedral of Córdoba  Argentina.
Interior of the Cathedral of Córdoba, Argentina.
Iguazu Falls  one of the Seven New Natural Wonders of the World.
Iguazu Falls, one of the Seven New Natural Wonders of the World.
A Glacier cave located on the northern end of the glacier
A Glacier cave located on the northern end of the glacier
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For over three decades  the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo have fought for the right to re-unite with thei...
For over three decades, the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo have fought for the right to re-unite with their abducted children.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cast iron sculpture in one of the water fountains of the garde...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cast iron sculpture in one of the water fountains of the garden.
Torrential rains have flooded Buenos Aires in Argentina - April 2  2013
Torrential rains have flooded Buenos Aires in Argentina - April 2, 2013
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Result of A. Berni s interests in indigenous culture he studied in a few Latin American countries  M...
Result of A. Berni's interests in indigenous culture he studied in a few Latin American countries, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. One of the many cats living in the garden uses a pedestal as a...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. One of the many cats living in the garden uses a pedestal as a high-viewing spot.
Epecuén  a spa resort and tourist village in Argentina  which was covered in water 25 years ago and...
Epecuén, a spa resort and tourist village in Argentina, which was covered in water 25 years ago and is gradually coming up for air.
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Screenshot from official Dakar promo video
Screenshot from official Dakar promo video
Buenos Aires flooded from torrential rains on April 2  2013
Buenos Aires flooded from torrential rains on April 2, 2013
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This no man s land between Argentina  Brazil and Paraguay allows for Iranian terrorists to cross bor...
This no man's land between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay allows for Iranian terrorists to cross borders undetected
Mess on the sidewalks in Buenos Aires  Argentina.
Mess on the sidewalks in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Antonio Berni s final product of flattened 3D art that he came up with after filling the carved form...
Antonio Berni's final product of flattened 3D art that he came up with after filling the carved form in with plastic material (picture below), MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Building of the former Rectory of the National University of Córdoba. Currently it houses a Museum ...
Building of the former Rectory of the National University of Córdoba. Currently it houses a Museum and the Central Library.