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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...

Drug smuggler Melissa Reid set to return to UK from Peru

A British woman jailed in Peru for drug smuggling is expected to be released later. Melissa Reid, 22, from Lenzie, East Dunbartonshire, and Michaella McCollum,...

Uber takes flight with helicopter service in Brazil

Ride hailing company Uber has begun a helicopter service in Brazil's biggest city. Uber's communications director in Brazil said it has started a month-long trial...

Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff signals referendum if she wins impeachment trial

Suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is suggesting she would hold a national referendum if she survives an impeachment trial expected in August. She said in...

Brazil police issue warrants in gang rape of teenage girl

Brazilian police say they have identified and issued arrest warrants for four of the more than 30 men being investigated in the gang rape...

Peru drug mule Melissa Reid to be released from jail

Drugs mule Melissa Reid is to be released from jail in Peru after authorities agreed to expel her from the country, according to reports. The...

Teen discovers an ancient Mayan city deep within a Mexican jungle

A 15-year-old boy has made a ground-breaking archaeological discovery after finding an ancient Mayan city deep within a Mexican jungle. William Gadoury, from Canada, theorised...

Luis Suarez scores on his return from biting ban to deny Brazil win in World Cup qualifier

Luis Suarez scored on his Uruguay return as Brazil threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 in their World Cup qualifier and increase...

Guatemalan mudslide death toll reaches 69 with hundreds still missing

Rescue workers using shovels and pickaxes recovered more bodies from the rubble of a collapsed hillside on the outskirts of Guatemala City as the...

Three killed at protest against Peru copper mine

At least three people were shot and killed and 17 wounded in a clash between police and highlands farmers protesting against a US$7.4bn Chinese-owned...

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Saudi Arabia unveils health measures that will allow pilgrims to visit Mecca

Saudi Arabia has released new details on how it plans to gradually allow Muslims back to Islam’s holiest site in Mecca to perform the...

Plaque symbolising Thai democracy removed in less than a day

A plaque symbolising Thailand’s transition to democracy has been removed less than 24 hours after it was installed by anti-government demonstrators in a historic...

Counsellors and psychologists vital for Covid-19 rehab, says expert

Counsellors and psychologists are an important part of coronavirus rehabilitation as people suffer from long-term effects of Covid-19, an expert has said. Patients who have...

Woman arrested over White House poison attempt

A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to White House, has been arrested at New York-Canada border,...

Covid-19 vaccine could be available to some before the end of the year says UK scientific adviser

Small amounts of a coronavirus vaccine could be made available to certain groups of people before the end of the year, according to the...
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