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Brazil nears 100,000 deaths from Covid-19

Brazil was leaping towards a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 on Saturday, and five months after the first reported case the country...

Fears virus could spread after South America reopening and US unrest

South American countries at the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic are choosing to reopen even as case numbers rise, ignoring the example set by...

Monitors concerned by Bolivian election

International monitors expressed concern over Bolivia’s presidential elections on Tuesday after an official quick count showed President Evo Morales near a first-round victory despite...

Chile protests continue after government backs down on fare hike

Protests in Chile have spilled over into a new day even after the president cancelled a subway fare hike that prompted massive and violent...

Protesters move into Ecuador’s capital, causing president to move out

Thousands of indigenous people have converged on Ecuador’s capital as anti-government protests led the president to move out of Quito. The South American country of...

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido names shadow cabinet

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is naming a shadow cabinet in a new phase of his campaign to force President Nicolas Maduro from power. Mr...

Brazil’s leader suggests he will send army to tackle Amazon wildfires

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has said he might send the military to battle the massive blazes engulfing the Amazon amid an international outcry. “That’s the...

David Attenborough: People are ‘fed up’ with European Union

David Attenborough has said that many people in the UK are “fed up” with the European Union. In an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica,...

Colombia car bombing suspects sought as death toll rises to 21

Colombian authorities are trying to work out who was responsible for a car bombing at a police academy in Bogota that left 21 dead. Overnight,...

Venezuela’s ousted prosecutor ‘has evidence implicating president in corruption

Venezuela's recently ousted chief prosecutor has accused President Nicolas Maduro of participating in acts of corruption, saying she would turn over proof that would...

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Riot declared as fire burns in Portland police union offices

Authorities in Portland, Oregon, have declared a riot after a fire inside a police union building. Demonstrations are continuing in the US city that had...

Storm on Greek island kills five, including baby

Five people, including an elderly couple and an eight-month-old baby, have been found dead after a storm hit the Greek island of Evia. Two others...

More than 500 migrants cross English Channel to Britain in three days

More than 500 migrants have crossed the English Channel to the UK in just three days. Dozens more migrants braved the dangerous crossing to Britain...

Boris Johnson ‘would close shops and pubs ahead of schools’

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has spoken of “a moral duty” to get all children back in class amid indications he would force pubs,...

Protesters storm government buildings as fury over Beirut blast fuels violence

Public fury over this week’s massive explosion in Beirut took a new turn on Saturday as protesters stormed government institutions and clashed for hours...
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