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Rio airport workers strike ahead of World Cup

Ground staff at Rio de Janeiro's airports plan to stage a 24-hour partial strike on Thursday, the day Brazil hosts the opening match of the football World Cup.

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Cantor defeated in Republican primary upset

Eric Cantor, the majority leader in the US House of Representatives, has lost his Virginia seat to a Tea Party challenger in a Republican primary upset.

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Tear gas, water cannon fired in #Chile protest

Violence has broken out in the streets of Santiago, with riot police clashing with tens of thousands of student protesters seeking to put pressure on President Michelle Bachelet to reform Chile's education system.

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Student and gunman dead in US school shooting

A gunman has fatally shot a student at a high school near the US city of Portland, Oregon police say.

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Argentina's vice president denies wrongdoing

Argentina's vice president has clarified every point of a criminal corruption investigation, denying any wrongdoing and claiming he was a victim of a negative media campaign.

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Subway strikers clash with Sao Paulo police

A Brazilian court has ordered the worker's union to pay a hefty fine for each day of the strike [AFP]Brazil's police have clashed in Sao Paulo with striking subway workers who are continuing to stay away from work despite a court declaring their strike to be illegal.

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Court rules Sao Paulo subway strike 'illegal'

A Brazilian court has ruled that a subway strike that has caused traffic mayhem in Sao Paulo, raising fears of transport chaos at this week's World Cup kick-off, is illegal.

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#FARC agrees to #Colombia truth commission

Colombia's government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have agreed to set up a truth commission that addresses the deaths of thousands of people in five decades of the country's conflict.

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Colombia's FARC declares truce for election

Colombia's leftist FARC rebels have declared a ceasefire from June 9 to 30, a period that will cover a runoff presidential election being contested mainly over how to end five decades of war with the fighters.

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Bergdahl family receives death threats

The FBI said threats have been made against Jani and Bob Bergdahl [AFP]The family of US soldier Bowe Bergdahl have received death threats after his release from five years of Taliban captivity, according to US authorities.

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