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    World leaders meet over Amazon rainforest fire

    Agence France-Presse . Rio De Janeiro | Updated at 01:52pm on September 22, 2019

    The fires that burned through the Amazon rainforest last month sparked international outcry and offers of help, but as world leaders meet in New York,...

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    Seven killed, three hurt in Colombia plane crash

    Agence France-Presse . Bogota | Updated at 02:29pm on September 16, 2019

    At least seven people were killed and three others were injured when a small plane crashed in south western Colombia on Sunday, a fire fighter...

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    At least 11 killed in Brazil hospital fire

    Agence France-Presse . Rio De Janeiro | Updated at 01:32pm on September 14, 2019

    At least 11 people, many of them elderly, were killed when a fire swept through a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro...

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    10 dead in Rio de Janeiro hospital blaze

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:40am on September 14, 2019

    At least 10 people died in a fire inside a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday evening with rescuers desperately trying to evacuate...

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    Mass protest in Santiago against abuses of Pinochet era

    Agence-France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 12:00am on September 10, 2019

    Thousands of demonstrators poured into the streets of Santiago on Sunday to honour the victims of general Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, in a march that started...

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    Search for bodies continues

    Reuters . Marsh Harbour, Bahamas | Updated at 12:00am on September 10, 2019

    Rescue workers wearing white hazard suits continued their grim search for bodies and survivors in the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas on Monday, as relief agencies worked to...

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    Amazon countries hold meeting to protect rainforest

    Agence France-Presse . Leticia | Updated at 11:18am on September 07, 2019

    Presidents and ministers from seven Amazon countries met in Colombia on Friday to agree on measures to protect the world’s biggest rainforest, under threat from...

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    76,000 in hurricane-hit Bahamas may need food

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on September 07, 2019

    More than 76,000 people could be in need of food and other aid in the Bahamas after the Caribbean nation was ravaged by Hurricane Dorian,...

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    French first lady ugly: Brazil minister

    Agence France-Prersse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:00am on September 07, 2019

    A Brazilian government minister said French first lady Brigitte Macron was ‘truly ugly’ Thursday, only days after the country’s president appeared to endorse an attack...

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    Bolsonaro accuses UN rights chief of Macron-style ‘interference’

    Agence France-Presse . Brasília | Updated at 12:00am on September 05, 2019

    Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet of meddling in Brazil’s affairs ‘along the lines’ of French President Emmanuel Macron....