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El Salvador rape victim jailed 30 years for stillbirth

Nineteen-year-old Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez Cruz convicted of aggravated homicide under country's strict abortion law.

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Bid to exempt grandparents from US Muslim ban rejected

Hawaii judge leaves rules in place for Trump administration's Muslim ban on citizens from six majority-Muslim countries.

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Dozens killed in brutal Mexico prison fight

Official says at least 28 inmates killed and several wounded after 'feud between rival groups' in Acapulco prison.

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Omar Khadr: Canada pays ex-Guantanamo detainee $8.1m

The settlement was given to Khadr on Wednesday and was cashed immediately, according to the Globe and Mail.

former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr

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US warns Gulf crisis could last for months

A dispute between Qatar and other Arab states is at impasse and could even intensify, the US state department says.

Heather Nauert, the spokeswoman for the state department.

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At least 14 dead in gun battle between Mexican gangs

Mexico is experiencing its highest murder rate in at least 20 years as splintered drug cartels battle over territory.

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Trump mulls 'pretty severe' response to North Korea

US president says North Korea missile tests are 'very, very dangerous', warning 'something has to be done about it'.

Warsaw

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Venezuela government supporters attack Congress members

Intruders carrying sticks and dressed in red broke through National Assembly building injuring at least three lawmakers.

Opposition lawmaker Americo De Grazia (C)

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‘Summer in the City’ series predicts weather in 2100

WMO launches new videos aimed at showing what impact climate change will have on cities by the end of 21st century.

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Venezuela's attorney general refuses court summons

Luisa Ortega faces imminent suspension after her move cranked up the tension in a standoff with President Maduro.

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