The Costa Rican women’s national team reacts after Carolina Venegas (#9) scores a goal in the first half against Trinidad and Tobago in the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship semifinal on Oct. 24, 2014 at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Costa Rica dominated the match, but ended with a 1-1 tie, forcing the game into a shootout. Las Ticas dominated that, too, with Costa Rica’s keeper stopping every single shot. Costa Rica now qualifies for the FIFA World Cup Canada 2015 for the first time ever.
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Starting at 8 a.m. Monday, seven alleged poachers will stand trial in a Limón court for the murder last year of 26-year-old Costa Rican sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora.
A newspaper vendor holds a copy of the New York Post in front of the entrance to Bellevue Hospital on Oct. 24, 2014 in New York, the morning after it was confirmed that Craig Spencer, a member of Doctors Without Borders, who recently returned to New York from West Africa, tested positive for Ebola.
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NEW YORK – New York’s mayor said Friday that the city’s health system is fully equipped to handle Ebola after a doctor who had been infected in West Africa was hospitalised in the U.S.’ largest city.
A video grab courtesy of CNN and KOMO TV News shows police and ambulances at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington on Oct. 24, 2014. A student opened fire at the U.S. school Friday, injuring as many as seven people before killing himself, police and reports said.
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LOS ANGELES – A student opened fire at a U.S. school Friday, killing another student and injuring several others before taking his own life, police and reports said.
In a hard-fought match marked by an aggressive host team and a less-than-stellar performance by the visiting U.S. squad Sporting Kansas City, Costa Rica’s Saprissa qualified Thursday night for the quarterfinals of CONCACAF’s Champions League. Saprissa beat Kansas City 2-0 in a San José stadium packed with energetic Tico fans showing their purple pride.
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Costa Rican electronic fusion band Santos & Zurdo have a new EP coming out soon, but they have a problem: None of the songs have titles.
Organized by the Costa Rican Solar Energy Association (Asociaciόn Costarricense de Energía Solar, or ACESOLAR), the event will feature a wide variety of firms that will present their products, including systems for heating water and photovoltaic systems for generating electricity, according to ACESOLAR board member Mauricio Solano.
A painting on the ceiling of the National Theater.
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A roundup of events going on Oct. 24-30
Sunspots are seen on the sun as the moon crosses during the peak moment at 3:27 p.m. Pacific Time, covering some 34 percent of the sun during a partial eclipse seen from the Mt. Wilson Observatory on Mt. Wilson, a 5,710-foot peak in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. A partial solar eclipse swept across much of North America on Thursday, triggering floods of blurry pictures of a crescent-shaped sun on Twitter and other social media.