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Tsunami waves hit Chile after earthquake

The first waves from a tsunami have reached Chile's coastline following a magnitude 7.6 earthquake, the country's navy says.

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Soldier shoots several dead at US army base

Gunman kills three people and wounds 16 before turning gun on himselfA shooting has left at least four people dead, including the gunman, and 16 injured at a US Army base in Fort Hood, Texas, the site of another mass shooting in 2009, the US military said.

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Top Venezuela opposition MP blocked by troops

Venezuelan troops have dispersed opposition demonstrators with tear gas and blocked anti-government activist Maria Corina Machado, recently stripped of her seat in the National Assembly, from reaching the legislature.

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Massive earthquake off Chile sparks tsunami

8.2 magnitude quake that also triggered a tsunami hit northern Chile.A massive magnitude 8.2 earthquake and tsunami hit the northern coast of Chile, near the port of Iquique, and prompted a warning for the country's Pacific coast, Chilean officials have said.

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Report: CIA misled US on torture of prisoners

The CIA misled the US government about the scale of its abuse of prisoners and overstated intelligence gleaned from the sessions, a damning Senate classified report has concluded.

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Mexico vigilante leader accused of murder

Mexican authorities have arrested a vigilante leader in the state of Michoacan, accusing him of ordering the death of a rival mayor who opposed vigilante groups.

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Jamaican police officers charged with murder

Investigators probing abuses by Jamaican security forces have charged three police officers with murder.

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Venezuela troops take back protest-torn city

The Venezuelan army and police had taken back entire neighbourhoods of a city at the centre of anti-government demonstrations, with soldiers clearing the streets of barricades after clashes with protesters.Thousands of troops cleared the structures with bulldozers and armed vehicles on Sunday, meeting little resistance in a city that had been blockaded for over a month and a half.

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Rio police storm favela in dawn operation

More than 1,000 police, backed by the military and armoured vehicles, occupied a vast favela near Rio de Janeiro's international airport months before the football World Cup.

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Venezuela death toll rises amid new protests

The death toll from weeks of protests for and against the Venezuelan government has risen to 39 after two people died in separate incidents, according to the interior minister, Miguel Rodriguez.

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