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Guarani Indians invented football, claims documentary

South America’s Guarani people played a football-like game two centuries before the modern sport emerged, the Paraguayan government says in a new documentary based on historical texts.



Private citizens out to secure US border

With binoculars in hand, an assault rifle slung over his chest and a Glock pistol on his hip, a man named Will scans the banks of the Rio Grande looking for anyone trying to cross from Mexico into Tex



U2 releases new album for free in Apple surprise

SAN FRANCISCO: Irish superstars U2 released their first album in five years for free on Apple’s iTunes Tuesday in a surprise, attention-grabbing step as the tech giant unveiled its latest smartphones.



Long tongues, leaping cats in 60th Guinness World Records

LONDON: From super-long tongues to leaping cats, a host of weird and wacky landmarks have made the cut for 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book launched on Wednesday.



Musical all-stars take up McCartney in new album

NEW YORK: Bob Dylan, B.B. King and The Cure have all been covered extensively in their own right, but the artists have come together to interpret a giant — Paul McCartney.






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