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October 27, 2018

Many Brazilians worry that their country is heading towards a military dictatorship

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With Brazil facing an historic presidential election this weekend, many Brazilians are expressing growing concern that the favored far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro will return the South American nation to a military dictatorship. "We know we are heading to that direction if Bolsonaro is elected on Sunday," Marcelo Leal 36, an unemployed, Afro-Brazilian from Rio de Janeiro told ABC News. Many Brazilians fears were exacerbated this week when Bolsonaro, a former a..
October 26, 2018

Woman faces witchcraft, fraud charges after allegedly conning elderly man out of $600,000

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Canadian police have charged a woman with witchcraft and fraud after she allegedly conned an elderly man for more than a half a million in an evil spirit blessing scam. Samantha Stevenson of Toronto was charged with pretending to practice witchcraft, fraud over $5,000 and possession of property obtained by a crime, according to the York Regional Police. The victim, a 67-year-old man, had met the suspect, who was known as ‘Evanna,’ about four years ago. Stevenson..
October 26, 2018

Cops foil attempted theft of world-famous Magna Carta document in England

Universal History Archive/UIG/Getty Images(SALISBURY, England) -- Police said they've arrested a man in Salisbury, England, accused of trying to steal one of history's most famous documents. The Magna Carta, an English historical writ that enshrined the principles of the rule of law, was issued by King John of England in 1215. The document is housed in Salisbury Cathedral. A visitor was seen "smashing the case of the Magna Carta with a hammer and trying to destroy it" on Friday, accord..
October 26, 2018

Migrants explain their decision to flee in their own words

Robert Zepeda/ABC News(MAPASTEPEC, Mexico) -- The march moves on. After resting in the Mexican town of Huixtla for more than 24 hours, the migrant caravan journeyed 40 miles north to the town of Mapastepec. Waking up as early as 5 a.m. to beat the heat, many people did what they had done the day before: piled onto the back of flat bed trucks or hung off the sides of semi trailers, despite the dangers they pose. That same dangerous method of travel took the life of a 22-year-old migrant earlier t..