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Guatemala drought leaves hundreds of thousands hungry

Ever since 2012, the rains have been weak and insufficient.

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Mexican authorities accused of torturing detained women

Police and military accused of raping and torturing women during detention and arrest.

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Benghazi report: No new sign of wrongdoing by Clinton

Congressional report blames government failings for deaths of US ambassador and three others in Libya four years ago.

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Italy, Netherlands ask to share Security Council seat

Two countries tied in vote after Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Sweden are chosen for non-permanent seats.

The Security Council

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UNICEF: Early deaths await 69 million children by 2030

Angola tops the list worldwide with 157 of 1,000 children under age five dying annually from "preventable causes".

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Climate determines violence of a nation, scientists say

New research suggests that hot weather and a lack of seasons encourage aggressive behaviour.

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US Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law

Supreme Court hands a major victory to abortion-rights campaigners, striking down Texas' contentious 2013 abortion law.

Texas abortion law

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Utah's Great Salt Lake shrinks as water use increases

Water from the lake is being diverted to support the state's growing population at the expense of the environment.

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Pentagon to lift ban on transgender service members

Officials say US army to implement new policies affecting everything from recruiting to housing for transgender people.

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Venezuela: Petition for Maduro recall vote 'validated'

Opposition says it has collected double the amount of signatures required to move forward bid for a recall referendum.

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