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Opposition leader accused over alleged plot to kill Venezuelan president

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Jian Ghomeshi bailed after being charged over alleged sexual assault

Justice Rebecca Rutherford releases Canadian radio host to stay with his mother until his trial begins Continue reading…
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Window washers rescued after dangling 21 floors up – video

Two window washers are rescued after becoming trapped on a broken platform on the 21st floor of a hotel in the Chilean capital, Santiago. Firefighters tie the men to harnesses and lower them to the ground. The pair had been dangling for 45 minutes at a…
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Bringing up the bodies: Mexico’s missing students draw attention to 20,000 ‘vanished’ others

The shocking disappearance of 43 student teachers lifted the lid on the open secret of Mexico’s many others who’ve disappeared amid drug-fuelled violence

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Farc rebels free two Colombian soldiers in boost to peace process

General and two others still being held by guerrillasPresident Santos made freeing captives a precondition for talks resumption Continue reading…
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Mexican authorities accused of persecuting peaceful protesters

Eleven demonstrators charged with attempted murder and riot after mass protest in capital over disappearance of 43 students Continue reading…
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The cat-like thing’s out of the bag: Rio 2016 Olympic mascots unveiled

Games organisers show off the unnamed fluffy pair who carry their merchandising hopes One bright yellow and cat-like, with a green leaf-haired brother, the mascots for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro were launched by organisers late…
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Barack Obama defends immigration plan at Las Vegas rally

  • President speaks to around 1,600 at Del Sol high school
  • Says: ‘We’re not a nation that kicks out strivers and dreamers’

Barack Obama defended his sweeping immigration reform on Friday, at a rally in Las Vegas designed to mobilise support for his decision to shield almost five million people from deportation.

The president told a rapturous, mostly latino crowd the executive order he announced on Thursday would protect hardworking parents who were living in the US illegally.

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Former Chilean military officers jailed for 1974 death of President Bachelet’s father

The two men tortured general Alberto Bachelet, father of current President Michelle Bachelet, after his imprisonment for treason during the Pinochet regime Continue reading…
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There is bipartisan agreement on one thing: Obama’s immigration action is controversial

President characterised his move to reform immigration as pragmatic and ‘common-sense’ approach – but his decision is viewed differently among critics and supporters alike

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