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Puerto Rico acknowledges Hurricane Maria likely killed hundreds

Government quietly recognises estimate, but says official death toll of 64 won't updated until new study is released.

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Ecuador declares state of emergency over Venezuela migrant influx

More than 4,000 migrants are arriving in Ecuador each day in an attempt to flee the ongoing crises in Venezuela.

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Air-quality alerts issued in US as wildfires continue to burn

Several US states are enduring dangerous levels of air pollution, all because of wildfires raging out of control.

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Report: Chile's Bachelet to be next UN human rights chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reportedly picked former Chilean president to replace Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein.

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US to impose sanctions on Russia over Skripal attack

Punitive measures will take effect on or around August 22, the US State Department announced on Wednesday.

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Rashida Tlaib set to become first Muslim woman in US Congress

Democratic politician from Michigan will run unopposed in a special election scheduled for November.

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Argentina's abortion campaigners braced for crucial vote

Lawmakers to decide whether to legalise abortion amid fiercely polarised campaigns for and against the proposed bill.

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Saudi Arabia halts all medical treatment for citizens in Canada

Riyadh's move comes after Ottawa denounced a crackdown on human rights activists in the kingdom.

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Ivan Duque sworn in as Colombia's next president

More than 12,000 police deployed in central Bogota ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of Colombia's president Ivan Duque.

Colombia's president-elect Ivan Duque

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California: Mendocino Complex biggest wildfire in state history

Blazes have burned 114,800 hectares of land so far with weeks to go in the hot-and-dry summer season.

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