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Violence erupts in Rio slum near Olympic venues

Violence erupts in Rio slum near Olympic venues

Rio De Janeiro, AP—A Rio de Janeiro slum erupted in violence late on Tuesday following the killing of a popular local figure, with angry residents setting fires and showering homemade explosives and glass bottles onto a busy avenue in the city’s main tourist...
Algeria last African team into World Cup

Algeria last African team into World Cup

Blida, AP—Algeria claimed Africa’s final place at the World Cup on away goals after edging Burkina Faso 1-0 in the second leg of their playoff on Tuesday and narrowly progressing with a 3-3 aggregate draw. But the Algerians only qualified for Brazil 2014 after a...
France, Portugal reach World Cup after heroics

France, Portugal reach World Cup after heroics

London, Reuters—France produced one of soccer’s most famous comebacks on Tuesday to scrape into next year’s World Cup finals via the playoffs while Portugal blazed through after Cristiano Ronaldo conjured up a sensational hat-trick. The two European...