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    Peruvian McDonald’s fined $250,000 after employees die

    Agence France-Presse. Lima | Updated at 12:34pm on December 27, 2019

    Peruvian authorities on Thursday fined the local owner of a McDonald’s franchise $250,000 for serious safety violations after two employees were electrocuted to death. Two...

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    Families homeless at Christmas after forest fire in Chilean port

    Agence-France-Presse. Chile | Updated at 11:16pm on December 26, 2019

    Dozens of families found themselves homeless over Christmas after a forest fire in the Chilean tourist port city of Valparaiso burned through two hillside neighbourhoods....

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    Morales claims United States orchestrated ‘coup’ to tap Bolivia’s lithium

    Agence-France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 10:50pm on December 25, 2019

    Former Bolivia president Evo Morales said on Tuesday that he was forced from office by a United States-backed coup d’etat aimed at gaining access to...

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    18 more prisoners killed in Honduras prison clash

    Agence France-Presse . Tegucigalpa | Updated at 02:58pm on December 23, 2019

    Eighteen people were killed in Sunday afternoon clashes between prisoners at a jail in central Honduras, less than two days after another 18 died in...

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    At least 18 inmates killed, 16 hurt in Honduras prison clash

    Agence France-Presse . Tegucigalpa | Updated at 04:28pm on December 22, 2019

    At least 18 inmates died and 16 were injured in overnight clashes between prisoners in Honduras after fighting erupted at a jail in the northern...

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    Cuba gets first PM in over 40 years

    Agence France-Presse . Havana | Updated at 02:05pm on December 22, 2019

    Cuba’s first prime minister in more than four decades—long-serving tourism minister Manuel Marrero—took office Saturday as the country resurrected a post last held by...

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    Johnson puts Brexit top of new agenda

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:37pm on December 19, 2019

    Prime minister Boris Johnson on Thursday put Britain’s departure from the EU at the top of the agenda, as Queen Elizabeth II read out his...

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    Cuba to name first PM in 40 years

    Agence-France-Presse .  Havana | Updated at 10:36pm on December 19, 2019

    Cuba is to resurrect the position of prime minister in a parliamentary session at the end of the week, with president Miguel Diaz-Canel nominating a...

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    Five children among 14 killed in Mexico road accident

    Agence France-Presse. Mexico City | Updated at 01:04pm on December 19, 2019

    A mini-bus carrying a family to a holiday beach getaway in Mexico crashed into a lumber lorry on Wednesday and caught fire, killing 14 people...

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    Trump angry as Democrats set new date for impeachment vote

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:28pm on December 18, 2019

    The United States president Donald Trump said he was being subjected to an ‘attempted coup’ and a witch trial as Democrats set a historic impeachment...