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Venezuela: Security in ‘siege’ of chief prosecutor’s office

Security forces have surrounded Venezuela's chief prosecutor's office before a session of the new constitutional assembly that is expected to debate removing the one-time...

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor seeks order to block installation of assembly

Venezuela's chief prosecutor is seeking a court order to block Friday's planned installation of a nearly all-powerful assembly to rewrite the country's constitution. Prosecutor General...

Endurance athlete Richard Donovan completes third transcontinental run

A record-setting endurance runner has completed a third transcontinental journey in two years, this time by running across South America. Richard Donovan, a father of...

Guatemala youth shelter fire ‘started as protest against abuse’

A blaze that killed at least 35 girls at a shelter for troubled youths erupted when some of them set fire to mattresses to...

More than 100 fast-spreading wildfires rage in Chile

Flames from more than 100 raging wildfires in Chile are continuing to spread quickly from the mountains to the Pacific Ocean. The fires are destroying...

Colombia’s president: I’ll give Nobel Prize money to conflict victims

Colombia's president has said he will donate more than €887,000 of his Nobel Peace Prize money to the victims of Colombia's 50-year conflict. Juan Manuel...

Colombians vote against historic peace deal with Farc rebels

Colombian voters appear to have rejected a peace deal with the country's largest rebel movement by a razor-thin margin in a national referendum, delivering...

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff proclaims innocence at impeachment trial

Dilma Rousseff mounted a forceful defence of her time leading Latin America's most populous nation. She warned senators that ousting her would hurt a young...

Donald Trump open to “softening” on immigration laws

Donald Trump has suggested that he is open to "softening" laws dealing with illegal immigrants in the US, in the latest sign that the...

Colombia agrees ceasefire deal with FARC rebels

The Colombian government and rebel group FARC have reached a deal on a bilateral ceasefire that would be the last major step toward ending...

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Beirut explosion not an accident claims Trump

Residents of Beirut awoke to a scene of devastation on Wednesday, a day after a massive explosion at the city’s port sent shock waves...

Footage captures moment huge blast rocked Beirut injuring more than 2,500

A massive explosion has rocked central Beirut, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital...

Rafael Nadal withdraws from US Open over coronavirus concerns

Defending champion Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the US Open citing concerns over coronavirus. The four-time winner at Flushing Meadows does not want to...

A billion students worldwide affected by Covid-19 lockdowns, UN says

The United Nations chief has said the coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history. School closures in more than 160...

EasyJet increases summer flights to meet demand

EasyJet has said it is operating more flights than previously planned due to demand exceeding expectations. The airline is expanding its schedule to 40 per...
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