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Messi ban unfair, say Barcelona.

Argentina went on to lose 2-0 to the Bolivians.

- Daily Nation - KE

Bolivia beat Messi-less Argentina 2-0 in qualifier.

Argentina, weakened by the last-minute suspension of Lionel Messi, had their chances of reaching next year's World Cup finals dealt a blow on Tuesday when they were beaten 2-0 by a spirited Bolivia side in La Paz.

- BDNews24 - BD

Messi banned for four international matches.

Argentina forward Lionel Messi has been banned from their next four competitive internationals, starting with last night's World Cup qualifier in Bolivia, for swearing at a match official, FIFA said yesterday. The decision was announced less than six hours before kickoff of the match in La Paz and means the five-times world ...

- - MT

Get Lost in Mega-Tunnels Dug by South American Megafauna.

It was in 2010 that Amilcar Adamy first investigated rumors of an impressive cave in southern Brazil. A geologist with the Brazilian Geological Survey Adamy was at the time working on a general survey of the Amazonian state of Rondonia. After asking around, he eventually found his way to a gaping hole on a wooded slope a ...

- Discover - US

Brazil almost there, Messi-less Argentina crash.

MONTEVIDEO, March 29 — Brazil put one foot in next year's World Cup finals yesterday with a 2-0 victory over Paraguay as Argentina's qualification campaign took a tumble against Bolivia after the shock suspension of Lionel Messi. Barcelona...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Missing Messi, Argentina lose in Bolivia.

Just hours after a controversial four-match ban for star attacker Leo Messi, Argentina have lost 2-0 against Bolivia in La Paz. Were they missing the Barcelona star, or simply struggling with the altitude?

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Argentina slam Fifa as Messi hit with four-game suspension.

Argentina football bosses have slammed world governing body Fifa for slapping five-time Ballon D’Or winner Lionel Messi with a four-game suspension just hours before their World Cup qualifier against Bolivia. Barcelona forward Messi was also fined 10,000 Swiss Francs for the alleged foul-mouthed tirade at an assistant ...

- City AM - UK

Messi banned for four international matches.

ZURICH - Argentina forward Lionel Messi has been banned from their next four competitive internationals, starting with Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in Bolivia, for swearing at a match official, FIFA said on Tuesday.

- - AU

Lionel Messi handed four-match ban just hours before Bolivia vs Argentina.

Barcelona star will also miss games against Uruguay, Venezuela and Peru.

- - UK

Messi banned for four international matches.

Argentina forward Lionel Messi has been banned from their next four competitive internationals starting with Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in Bolivia for swearing at a match official, FIFA said on Tuesday.

- BDNews24 - BD

Messi may face ban for insulting match official.

FIFA announced it has opened a disciplinary case against Lionel Messi after TV pictures showed the Argentina forward verbally abusing a match official in a World Cup qualifying game against Chile. FIFA can judge Messi before Tuesday's qualifier in Bolivia and impose a ban if a red card was justified. The incident was not ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Foul-mouthed Messi banned for four Argentina games

Barcelona star Lionel Messi was suspended for four Argentina matches by FIFA on Tuesday for swearing at an assistant referee.Messi was found guilty of "having directed insulting words at an assistant referee" in the World Cup qualifier against Chile last Thursday which Argentina won 1-0 thanks to a penalty from the ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

FIFA bans Messi for four WC qualifying games

Lionel Messi has been banned from Argentina's next four World Cup qualifiers, starting with Tuesday's game in Bolivia.

- Times Of India - IN

Abortion bill makes unlikely alliance of Bolivian clergy, feminists

Sucre, Bolivia, Mar 27, 2017 / 03:50 pm .- A bill in Bolivia that would allow abortions only for certain groups of women is uniting unlikely groups in opposition to the policy - namely, Bolivian bishops and pro-choice feminists. Abortion is currently illegal in Bolivia except in certain rare cases, such as rape, incest or ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Argentina drop Aguero, bring in Pratto for banned Higuain against Bolivia

Argentina have made wholesale changes to their side for the World Cup qualifying clash against Bolivia, dropping striker Sergio Aguero from the starting line-up after his low-key show against Chile.

- BDNews24 - BD

Argentina bring in Pratto for banned Higuain against Bolivia

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina have replaced suspended striker Gonzalo Higuain with Sao Paulo's Lucas Pratto in a much-changed side to face Bolivia in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in La Paz, said coach Edgardo Bauza.

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Paleontologists just discovered the world's biggest dinosaur footprint in 'Australia's Jurassic Park'

Paleontologists have discovered the world's largest dinosaur footprint in a region of Australia's Dampier Peninsula coastline dubbed "Australia's Jurassic Park." The print measures nearly 5 feet, 9 inches in length. Previously, the biggest dinosaur footprint ever discovered was one found last July in Bolivia that measured ...

- The Week - US

New breeding area in Bolivia offers hope for wild macaws on the brink

An expedition uncovered important habitat — and potential protections — for critically endangered blue-throated macaws

- MNN - US

Hero monkeys helped lost man survive for days in Amazon rainforest

A Chilean tourist survived for nine days while lost in a dense expanse of Bolivian rainforest — thanks to a troop of hero monkeys who “dropped him fruit and led him to shelter and water every day,” the man claimed.

- FOX News - US

Bridge Year Program to offer new program in Indonesia

Princeton University's Bridge Year Program will launch a new program site in Indonesia in the 2017-18 academic year. The site, based in the Special Region of Yogyakarta, will be offered in addition to existing Bridge Year locations in Bolivia, China, India and Senegal.

- Princeton University - US

Officials: German Companies Interested in Train Crossing South America

Dozens of German companies including Siemens attended meetings in Bolivia this week to discuss building a coast-to-coast railway through Brazil, Bolivia and Peru that could speed up the export of corn and soybeans to Asia, German and Bolivian officials said on Wednesday. The massive, $10-billion project would involve ...

- Voice of America - US

The World's Best Heart Health Found in Indigenous Amazon Group

In an indigenous group of people in South America, researchers are finding the healthiest blood vessels ever studied, thanks in part to a diet that's rich in complex carbs. The Tsimane people — who live in the Bolivian Amazon — were five times less likely to have atherosclerosis compared with people in the United ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Preserving the memory of glaciers

Locked up in about 140 metres of ice capping a Bolivian mountain lie 18,000 years of climate history, dating back to an epoch when humans were only just learning to farm. An international team will set out in May on a gruelling trip up Bolivia's 6,400-metre Illimani peak to drill three ice cores from its crowning glacier. ...

- Yahoo! News - US

South American group has the healthiest arteries ever seen

Some elderly adults of Tsimane people in Bolivia have arteries so free from disease that they resemble those people in the US who are more than 20 years younger

- NewScientist - US

'Healthiest hearts in the world' found

A group of people in Bolivia could teach us all how to look after our hearts better, say researchers.

- BBC - UK