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Ciudad del Este heist seen as 'robbery of the century'

Brazilian gang blamed for heist in which a police officer was killed in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay's second city.

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Trump tells UN to prepare new North Korea sanctions

US president says Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on Pyongyang.

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Jack Jones executed by lethal injection in Arkansas

US state presses on with controversial execution plan as expiry date of lethal drug nears.

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Two killed in worsening Venezuela unrest

Protests enter fourth week, with opposition calling for early elections.

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Earthquake strikes off coast of Valparaiso

Magnitude 7.1 temblor off Valparaiso did not cause any serious damage.

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April storm Arlene sets Atlantic record

Storm Arlene is the first named storm of 2017 and becomes only the second April tropical storm on record.

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Arkansas death row inmates ask court to halt executions

Legal challenges aim to stop executions in US state as constitutional debate focuses on lethal injection drug.

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March for Science: Rallies from Washington DC to Berlin

Global event aimed to promote an understanding of science and defend it from proposed government budget cuts.

Micah Messenheimer

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Dutch 'abortion boat' arrives off the coast of Mexico

Women on Waves says it is offering free, legal, medical abortions till nine weeks of pregnancy in international waters.

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Aya Hijazi meets Donald Trump after release from Egypt

Aya Hijazi, who spent nearly three years in an Egyptian prison, invited to the White House after returning to the US.

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