New, doom-free era begins for Maya

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The sun has arisen today at Maya monuments in Mexico and Guatemala, heralding the completion of a 144,000-day calendar cycle — but not the end of the world.

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John McAfee hospitalized in Guatemala due to heart attacks, lawyer says

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Software guru John McAfee, who is fighting deportation to Belize, was rushed to the hospital in Guatemala on Thursday after his lawyer said he suffered two mild heart attacks.

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Software guru McAfee held in Guatemala

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Anti-virus software guru John McAfee was detained by Guatemalan police on Wednesday for illegally entering the country, interior minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said.

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33,000 flee as volcano erupts near Guatemala tourist zone

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A Guatemalan volcano erupting Thursday for the sixth time this year triggered evacuations of several towns, with more than 33,000 told to flee.

The Fuego volcano started spewing lava some 2,000 feet down two slopes, while ash was jettisoned 3,000 feet upwards. Ash was covering homes and buildings several miles away, the government’s disaster agency said.

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