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Sydney, Hong Kong kick off 2019 parties with dazzling fireworks

Sydney, Hong Kong kick off 2019 parties with dazzling fireworks Tue, 01 Jan, 2019

Sydney and Hong Kong put on stunning fireworks displays to welcome to the New Year, among the first in a wave of celebrations for billions around the world.
Peru demolishes mausoleum holding dead Shining Path rebels

Peru demolishes mausoleum holding dead Shining Path rebels Sun, 30 Dec, 2018

Peruvian authorities on Saturday demolished a mausoleum holding eight Shining Path rebels killed during prison massacres more than three decades ago and relocated their remains to a cemetery in a northern part of Lima.
WikiLeaks' Assange sues in Ecuador for better asylum terms: lawyer

WikiLeaks' Assange sues in Ecuador for better asylum terms: lawyer Fri, 19 Oct, 2018

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has filed a lawsuit in Ecuador against new terms of asylum in the Andean country's London embassy that require him to pay for medical bills and phone calls and clean up after his pet cat, his lawyer said on Friday.
Latin America seeks common ground to handle Venezuelan migrants

Latin America seeks common ground to handle Venezuelan migrants Tue, 04 Sep, 2018

Latin American ministers met Monday to end the massive Venezuelan migrant crisis that has jolted the region, as Venezuela's government accused the United Nations of exaggerating the situation to justify "international intervention."
Brazilian border town residents drive out Venezuelan immigrants

Brazilian border town residents drive out Venezuelan immigrants Sun, 19 Aug, 2018

Angry residents of a Brazilian border town, Pacaraima, ran riot and drove out Venezuelan immigrants on Saturday after a local restaurant owner was stabbed and beaten, residents and government officials said.
Argentina Senate votes against legalizing abortion

Argentina Senate votes against legalizing abortion Thu, 09 Aug, 2018

Argentina's senators on Thursday voted against legalizing abortion in the homeland of Pope Francis, dashing the hopes of women's rights groups after the bill was approved by the legislature's lower house months earlier.
Haiti tense after unpopular fuel price hike

Haiti tense after unpopular fuel price hike Sat, 07 Jul, 2018

At least one person was killed amid protests in the capital of impoverished Haiti Friday, following the announcement of a fuel price rise to comply with an International Monetary Fund agreement.
Colombia, ELN rebels end fifth round of talks without agreement

Colombia, ELN rebels end fifth round of talks without agreement Sat, 16 Jun, 2018

The Colombian government and the ELN guerrilla group ended their fifth round of peace talks in Havana on Friday without reaching an agreement for a bilateral ceasefire, but vowed to continue their dialogue.
Nicaragua's Ortega agrees to halt violence, allow foreign probe

Nicaragua's Ortega agrees to halt violence, allow foreign probe Sat, 16 Jun, 2018

The Nicaraguan government and civic groups on Friday agreed to halt all violence, in a major step to end two months of political unrest that has left 170 dead and rocked the government of President Daniel Ortega.
Argentine Congress OKs elective abortion; now goes to Senate

Argentine Congress OKs elective abortion; now goes to Senate Thu, 14 Jun, 2018

The lower house of Argentina's congress on Thursday approved a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, sending the measure to the Senate. President Mauricio Macri has said he will sign the bill if it's approved.
Nicaragua violence rages as prospect of crisis talks hangs in limbo

Nicaragua violence rages as prospect of crisis talks hangs in limbo Sun, 10 Jun, 2018

Masaya, a city battling at the front lines of Nicaragua's heated anti-government protests, once again became the scene of fierce street battles that a rights group said saw one man die of a bullet wound to the heart.
Landslide threat forces suspension of Guatemala volcano search

Landslide threat forces suspension of Guatemala volcano search Thu, 07 Jun, 2018

The threat of fresh landslides forced emergency workers Thursday to suspend a search for victims of a major eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano, the country's disaster management agency said.
Search for missing after Guatemala volcano kills 25

Search for missing after Guatemala volcano kills 25 Mon, 04 Jun, 2018

Emergency workers will resume the search on Monday for Guatemalans missing after the eruption of the Fuego volcano, which belched out clouds of ash and flows of lava and left at least 25 people dead.
Venezuela's President Maduro takes oath as president-elect

Venezuela's President Maduro takes oath as president-elect Thu, 24 May, 2018

 Nicolas Maduro has been sworn in as Venezuela's president-elect, months before he's due to formally take the oath of office next year for a second term.
Prison riot in Venezuela leaves 11 dead, 28 wounded

Prison riot in Venezuela leaves 11 dead, 28 wounded Sat, 19 May, 2018

A prison riot in northern Venezuela has left at least 11 people dead and 28 others wounded, a rights group said Friday, the latest tragedy to hit the country's desperately overcrowded detention facilities.
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