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Justice still being sought for murders of Peruvian forest campaigners

Six months on, the killing of four indigenous campaigners has yet to result in an end to illegal logging around the vilage of Alto Tamaya-Saweto Continue reading…
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Wife of Australian stabbed to death in Bahamas appears in court charged with his murder – video

Donna Vasyli, 54, the wife of a millionaire Australian podiatrist, Phillip Vasyli, appeared in court in the Bahamas capital Nassau on Monday. Phillip Vasyli, the founder of Vasyli International, now called Vionic Group was found with multiple stab woun…
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Mexican man needing heart and liver transplant is finally granted US visa

After two previous refusals, Jose Chua to be let in on temporary humanitarian grounds but faces long wait for donor organsUS authorities have given a 90-day humanitarian pass to a 20-year-old Mexican man seeking a double heart and liver transplant, his…
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Chile floods leave 17 dead, 20 missing and communities pleading for help

  • Deputy interior minister: northern region faces ‘worst rain disaster in 80 years’
  • Government allots $10m to affected areas as residents say aid has been scant

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Evo Morales’s party suffers serious blows in Bolivia’s local elections

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Hosts apologise to El Salvador for wrong anthem before Argentina defeat

  • Central Americans confused by tune played at FedEx Field in Maryland
  • Match organiser CMS Sports says unidentified anthem ‘an honest mistake’

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Floods swamp Chile’s Atacama region

At least seven dead, more missing and stranded people airlifted from rooftops as freak downpours hit normally arid northern desert

The president of Chile has flown to the Atacama region in the country’s north where freak rains and flooding left at least seven people dead and others needing evacuation by air from swamped homes.

Communities in the desert region were struggling on Thursday to cope with a disaster that knocked out power and cut off roadways. Thunderstorms with torrential rains moved into the Atacama on Tuesday, causing the Copiapo river to overflow its banks.

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Three buses and a truck collide in Peru, killing dozens

Two buses collide head-on, triggering horrific pile-up on coastal highway that left at least 37 dead and at least 85 injured

At least 37 people were killed and at least 85

injured when three buses and a truck collided on Monday on Peru’s main coastal highway.

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Britain to bolster Falklands defences, reports say, due to ‘increased threat’

Defence secretary expected to announce strengthening of military garrison on islands after Argentina said to have struck arms deal with Russia

Britain’s military garrison on the Falkland Islands could be bolstered to deter an increased risk of invasion, according to reports.

The defence secretary, Michael Fallon, would announce reinforcements of troops and equipment in response to a defence ministry review that suggested an attack on the south Atlantic archipelago was more likely, the Sun said.

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