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    Rio carnival gets political in Brazil

    Agence-France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:31am on February 24, 2020

    Rio de Janeiro kicks off its annual carnival parades Sunday, the first of two nights of glittering, over-the-top spectacle set to pack a heavy dose...

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    Antarctica registers record temperature of over 20°C

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo | Updated at 01:13am on February 15, 2020

    Scientists in Antarctica have recorded a new record temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius (69.35 Fahrenheit), breaking the barrier of 20 degrees for the first time...

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    Guaido returns home, fighting erupts

    Agence-France-Presse .  Venezuela | Updated at 10:47pm on February 12, 2020

    Opposition leader Juan Guaido returned to Venezuela on Tuesday after an international support-building tour and called on the people in the crisis-wracked nation to keep...

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    US slaps sanctions on Venezuela state airline

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:32pm on February 08, 2020

    The United States on Friday criminalized transactions with Venezuelan flag carrier Conviasa, saying it wanted to pressure president Nicolas Maduro to cede power. Under the...

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    Compared with previous year Amazon deforestation doubled in Jan

    Agence France-Presse . Rio De Janeiro | Updated at 02:16pm on February 08, 2020

    Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil more than doubled in January compared with the previous year, according to official data published Friday...

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    Guaido calls for a great mobilisation

    Agence-France-Presse . Miami | Updated at 12:27am on February 03, 2020

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido promised ‘a great mobilisation in Caracas’ when he returns to the country after a two-week international tour, drumming up support...

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    Fourth death as protests grow in Chile

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 11:04pm on February 01, 2020

    A man died of carbon monoxide poisoning after a supermarket was torched in Chile’s capital Friday, and another succumbed to injuries sustained in clashes with...

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    52 killed in Brazil flood

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha/ Xinhua. Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 11:39am on January 29, 2020

    Severe flood has left a total of 52 people dead in southeast Brazil’s Minas Gerais state, the state civil defence agency said on Tuesday. One...

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    Bolivia president asks all ministers to resign

    Agence-France-Presse . Bolivia | Updated at 04:37pm on January 27, 2020

    Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Anez has asked all her ministers to resign a little more than three months before a general election. The news Sunday...

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    Women grab limelight at India’s Republic Day pageantry

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:43pm on January 26, 2020

    Huge crowds gathered for India’s Republic Day parade Sunday, with women taking centre-stage at the annual pomp-filled spectacle of military might featuring army tanks, horses...