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Mexican power couple killed in helicopter crash

Mexican power couple killed in helicopter crash

A number of Mexican politicians have died in aircraft accidents in the past few years, including federal interior ministers in 2008 and 2011.

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John of God's Australian followers in shock after sexual abuse scandal
Religion

John of God's Australian followers in shock after sexual abuse scandal

He is illiterate, humble and always deferential to others whom he considers truly Divine. Or so the narrative goes.

  • by Lia Timson
The creatures of Galapagos which inspired Charles Darwin face their biggest evolutionary test
Evolution

The creatures of Galapagos which inspired Charles Darwin face their biggest evolutionary test

In the era of climate change, the creatures of these remarkable islands that featured in the Origin of Species are facing their biggest evolutionary test.

  • by Nicholas Casey
Vale bolsters case for takeover of BHP joint-venture Samarco
Mining

Vale bolsters case for takeover of BHP joint-venture Samarco

Mining giant Vale's latest acquisition bolsters the argument it has raised for taking complete control of the shuttered Brazilian iron ore mine.

Miracle healer accused of sex abuse by 300+ women hands himself in
Sex abuse

Miracle healer accused of sex abuse by 300+ women hands himself in

Brazilian police in the central state of Goias say the healer was considered a fugitive prior to handing himself in.

Miracle healer, who appeared on Oprah, faces arrest in Brazil sex probe
Sex abuse

Miracle healer, who appeared on Oprah, faces arrest in Brazil sex probe

Police are investigating accusations by over 200 women that a self-proclaimed Brazilian faith healer.

  • by Anthony Boadle
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Gunman opens fire in Brazil cathedral, fatalities reported
Mass shooting

Gunman opens fire in Brazil cathedral, fatalities reported

A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass, killing four and leaving four others injured before turning a gun on himself, authorities said.

German journalist jailed in Venezuela as spy, says family

German journalist jailed in Venezuela as spy, says family

A German freelance journalist wound up in jail in Venezuela on charges that his family says include spying - accusations they reject as false.

Russia sends 2 nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela
Venezuela

Russia sends 2 nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela

Two Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers arrived in Venezuela on Monday, a deployment that comes amid soaring Russia-US tensions.

'Migration is not a human right': Chile declines to sign UN pact
Immigration

'Migration is not a human right': Chile declines to sign UN pact

Chile has become the latest country to pull out of a controversial United Nations migration pact.

  • by Aislinn Laing
Chasing China: Chile drives Latin America's electric vehicle revolution
Environmental Protection

Chasing China: Chile drives Latin America's electric vehicle revolution

Chile’s ambitious plan to face down Santiago's notorious smog problem will see it second only to China as the nation with the most electric buses.

  • by Natalia A. Ramos Miranda