Wed 1 Oct 2014 | 10:12 EDT

An environmentalist's calculated push toward Brazil's presidency 7:05am EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - In March 2003, three months into her tenure as Brazil's environment minister, Marina Silva gathered a half-dozen aides at the modernist ministry building in Brasilia, the capital.  Full Article

Taliban bomb Afghan army vehicles in Kabul, seven dead 6:42am EDT 

KABUL (Reuters) - Two Taliban suicide bombers carried out separate attacks on Afghan army vehicles in Kabul on Wednesday, killing seven people and injuring 19, the government said, a day after Afghanistan signed security deals with NATO and the United States.  Full Article  

Canada murder trial hears of body parts in mailed parcels Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 

MONTREAL (Reuters) - A Canadian man who has admitted to killing and dismembering a Chinese student sent packages of body parts, pink tissue paper and hand-written notes to elementary schools and political parties, jurors were told on Tuesday.  Full Article