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Rock music is linked to abortions, says Brazilian culture official

Three decades ago in Rio de Janeiro, Freddie Mercury made history with a performance of the Queen hit "Love of My Life," at the now-legendary Rock in Rio music festival. The scene of thousands of Queen fans all singing along was an indelible one -- and one recently featured in the film "Bohemian Rhapsody."

Brazil's Ilha do Cardoso is a true escape

There are no established roads, no cars. There's not even a school bus; children are picked up and taken to school by boat. Electricity is generated by solar panels, and the generator shuts off at 10:30 each night.

11 of the world's most luxurious horseback escapes

Seeing the world on horseback is a luxury and at these equestrian vacation destinations, horses and riders are treated like royalty as they discover diverse cultures, captivating traditions and posh accommodations in settings from Botswana to California.

AI has a bias problem

Some of the leading artificial intelligence experts from Africa and South America have been denied visas to attend a major industry conference in Canada, dealing a setback to efforts to prevent bias from taking root in the new technology.

Bolivian President Evo Morales steps down

Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned Sunday amid growing opposition after an international audit found the results of last month's election could not be validated because of "serious irregularities."