Japanese researchers at the University of Osaka have introduced a humanoid robot that can laugh and smile, in addition to imitating a person’s facial expressions, a creation they will test in a hospital so that it can keep the sick company.
A conference on achieving restitution of “stolen” antiquities began Wednesday in Cairo with calls for unity among countries that, like Egypt, want to recover significant objects from their historical heritage that are scattered around the world.
Functioning since March 6, after the strong earthquake in Chile, the Brazilian Navy field hospital reached the mark of 6,224 patient visits this week, including 4,291 adults and 1,933 children.
The deputy commander of the military task force set up after a devastating Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti said the U.S. military will continue to support the work of Haiti´s government and international agencies after the task force is deactivated at the end of May.
Flooding and mudslides killed at least 145 people in southeastern Brazil, authorities said, as the most intense rains in half a century paralyzed the Rio de Janeiro area and brought scenes of fear and chaos.
Bolivian police have arrested three opposition figures for their ties to an alleged assassination plot last year against President Evo Morales, the prosecutor in the case said Tuesday.
Russia wants to collaborate with Colombia over civil nuclear energy, the Russian minister of foreign affairs said Tuesday, after meeting with his Colombian counterpart in Moscow.
President Dmitry Medvedev will travel to Argentina and Brazil next week, the Kremlin said, as Russia strengthens relationships in the region.
Military Sealift Command naval oceanographic survey ship USNS Henson (T-AGS 63) hosted a closing ceremony March 30 aboard the ship for Brazilian Navy oceanographers and hydrographers participating in the first Oceanographic-Southern Partnership Station (O-SPS) engagement.
Spanish director Mateo Gil will bring to the movie screen the early-twentieth-century Bolivian adventures of famous American bandit Butch Cassidy, who will be played by actor Sam Shepard, in a mixture of real events and historical interpretation, the movie’s co-producer, Paolo Agazzi, told AFP.
The little girl stops, surprised to be standing up. One step forward, then another. “Koubi!,” her mother shouts to her, trying to explain to the three-year-old Haitian child how to use her new prosthetic limb.
Haitian President René Préval has given his backing to the creation of a UN "red helmet" humanitarian rapid reaction force which could swing into action within hours of natural disasters.