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Capriles rejects Maduro plan to rewrite constitution

The opposition turns down Maduro's invitation to discuss new constitution and vows to continue protests for elections.

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HRW: US detention hazardous to immigrants' health

Human Rights Watch says Trump's policies would increase number of preventable deaths in immigrant detention facilities.

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Texas bans 'sanctuary cities' in controversial move

US rights groups criticise law enabling police to check immigration status of anyone they detain in border state.

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State of emergency declared in Montreal after floods

Torrential rain causes severe flooding across eastern Canada, at least 1,900 homes have been flooded in Quebec.

Montreal

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Colombia and ELN rebels to return to peace negotiations

National Liberation Army guerrilla group to return to peace talks with the Colombian government after recent delays.

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Women take to Caracas streets as crisis deepens

Opposition and government hold two rival women's marches amidst controversy over arrests in the army.

Women marching in Caracas

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Hindenburg anniversary marks 80-year broadcast history

Airship crash became the first multimedia air disaster of the 20th century, and AP news agency made broadcast history.

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Roy Oliver faces murder charges in Jordan Edwards case

White Texas police officer fired at car of teenagers, killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, who was black.

Jordan Edwards

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Latin American nations denounce Venezuela crackdown

Eight countries, including Brazil and Mexico, condemn Caracas' crackdown on protests, as death toll rises to 36.

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Leopoldo Lopez's family rattled by health rumours

Government issues 'proof of life' video after rumours spread that jailed Leopoldo Lopez had died.

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