The completion of the shaft that will be used to evacuate the Chile miners who've been trapped for almost two months was cause for celebration. The effort has also helped engineering and other companies to showcase their wares.
The late surge by Green Party candidate Marina Silva has sent the Brazil election into a runoff ballot Oct. 31. Top candidate Dilma Rousseff is still favored to take over for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Despite intensified sanctions on Iran, US-based nongovernmental organizations are trying to prove that they should be allowed to work in the country. The process is daunting enough that many groups give up.