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    Puerto Rico declares emergency state over violence against women

    Agence France-Presse . Miami, United States | Updated at 11:39am on January 26, 2021

    Puerto Rico declared a state of emergency on Monday over its deep-rooted problem of violence against women, creating new measures that activists have demanded for...

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    19 dead, dozens hurt in Brazil bus accident

    Agence France-Presse . Brasília | Updated at 11:16am on January 26, 2021

    A bus overturned in southern Brazil in the early hours of Monday, killing 19 people and injuring dozens, officials told AFP. The bus was nearing...

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    Protest caravans in Brazil demand Bolsonaro ouster over pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Brasília | Updated at 10:43pm on January 24, 2021

    Thousands of people on Saturday joined caravans in several Brazilian cities to demand the ouster of president Jair Bolsonaro over his handling of the coronavirus...

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    Antarctica earthquake issues tsunami alert for Chilean base

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 11:47am on January 24, 2021

    A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck on Saturday off the coast of Antarctica, with authorities issuing a tsunami warning for Chile’s Eduardo Frei base on the frigid...

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    6.4 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Argentina

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires, Argentina | Updated at 12:05pm on January 19, 2021

    A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook western and central Argentina Monday, the United States Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or significant...

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    Vaccine drive expands as COVID-19 probe criticises global response

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:37am on January 19, 2021

    Countries around the world stepped up their coronavirus vaccine campaigns Monday, with Russia offering jabs to all citizens, while an independent probe found fault with...

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    Brazil, Bolivia get AstraZeneca COVID jabs from India

    Agence France-Presse . Brasília | Updated at 10:48am on January 14, 2021

    Amid the global scramble for coronavirus vaccines, Brazil said on Wednesday it would import two million doses of AstraZeneca’s Covishield jab from India. The inventory...

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    Biden-Harris to sworn in January 20: Miller

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 06:47pm on January 09, 2021

    US ambassador Earl Miller on Saturday said that president-elect Joseph Biden and vice president elect Kamala Harris would be sworn in their respective offices on...

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    Brazil archbishop investigated for sex abuse

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 10:43am on January 05, 2021

    Police in Brazil said on Monday they were investigating the archbishop of the city of Belem for alleged sexual abuse against underage seminary students. Confirmation...

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    Brazil welcomes 2021 with nearly empty Copacabana beach

    Agence France-Presse.Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 10:57am on January 01, 2021

    Brazil rang in the New Year with Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana beach nearly empty -- the usual swarms of revellers kept away by police...