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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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Johnson calls for ‘spirit of togetherness’ with new winter restrictions

England faces an “unquestionably difficult” winter, Boris Johnson warned after announcing coronavirus restrictions which could last six months. The British Prime Minister set out a...

Wetherspoon to cut up to 450 staff at airport pubs

Pub chain Wetherspoon has announced plans that could see it cut up to half of its jobs at pubs in six UK airports. The company...

Trump tells United Nations to hold China accountable for coronavirus

Donald Trump has demanded that the United Nations holds China accountable for the coronavirus pandemic as he defended his own handling of Covid-19 in...

12 global cities make pledge to divest from fossil fuel

Ten cities around the world have joined New York and London in committing to divest from fossil fuel companies as part of efforts to...

US death toll from coronavirus hits ‘unfathomable’ 200,000

The US death toll from coronavirus has topped 200,000, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the outbreak first reached the world’s richest nation...
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