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Brazil's striking truckers defiant as government sends in the army

Brazil's striking truckers defiant as government sends in the army

A truckers' strike left empty petrol stations and barren supermarket shelves as drivers appeared unmoved by the government's threats to use force or fine people who didn't comply.

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Brazil President asks military to remove trucks, avert 'social chaos'
Politics

Brazil President asks military to remove trucks, avert 'social chaos'

A five-day national strike has driven the country to a standstill and its largest city to declare a state of emergency.

  • by Peter Prengaman
Truckies' strike and fake news stop Brazil
Politics

Truckies' strike and fake news stop Brazil

A strike coupled with fake news on WhatApp brought the country to a stand still, causing fuel shortages, long queues and panic buying at supermarkets.

  • by Stan Lehman
A robot submarine found the 'Holy Grail of shipwrecks' with $22.5b worth of treasure
History

A robot submarine found the 'Holy Grail of shipwrecks' with $22.5b worth of treasure

The wreckage of one of the most expensive maritime losses in history has been discovered, but who do the precious metals on board belong to?

  • by Cleve R Wootson jnr
Maduro swift to crack down days after Venezuela election 'victory'
Politics

Maduro swift to crack down days after Venezuela election 'victory'

Nicolas Maduro hasn't wasted time consolidating power in the aftermath of his disputed victory in Venezuela's presidential election.

Brazil backs 'Guardians of the Amazon' in their war on loggers
Crime

Brazil backs 'Guardians of the Amazon' in their war on loggers

In a rare move, Brazil is providing armed back-up to indigenous people protecting the world's most threatened tribe from illegal loggers

  • by Karla Mendes
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'God made you this way': Pope's stunning comments to gay man
Pope Francis

'God made you this way': Pope's stunning comments to gay man

The comments to a Chilean sex abuse victim were a striking statement of tolerance by Pope Francis.

Venezuelans boycott their own election
Election

Venezuelans boycott their own election

Voting centres across Venezuela's capital appeared largely empty during Sunday's presidential election,

Chilean bishops offer mass resignation over sex abuse scandal
Sex abuse

Chilean bishops offer mass resignation over sex abuse scandal

It's the biggest shake-up yet in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse scandal.

  • by Crispian Balmer & Aislinn Laing
Chilean bishops offer mass resignation to Pope over abuse scandal
Pope Francis

Chilean bishops offer mass resignation to Pope over abuse scandal

All 34 Chilean bishops who attended a crisis meeting this week with Pope Francis about the cover-up of sexual abuse in their country have offered to resign.

  • by Crispian Balmer
Macri says Argentinian crisis is over
Politics

Macri says Argentinian crisis is over

Facing protests, Argentinian President says currency crisis is averted.