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Mexico cartel member held in organ theft case

Police in Mexico's western state of Michoacan have arrested an alleged member of the Knights Templar cartel on suspicion of kidnapping children to harvest their organs.

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St Patrick's parades held in US amid gay row

About one million spectators, mostly dressed in green, streamed into New York for its St Patrick's Day Parade, even as the city's mayor and beer companies that previously sponsored the event dropped out after organisers excluded gay groups.

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Epic discovery bolsters 'Big Bang' theory

A United States-led team of astronomers have discovered what many consider the holy grail of their field: ripples in the fabric of space-time that are echoes of the massive expansion of the universe that took place just after the Big Bang.

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Venezuelan soldiers storm protester base

Venezuelan soldiers have stormed a protest site in the capital Caracas to evict demonstrators who had turned it into a stronghold against the rule of President Nicolas Maduro.

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El Salvador confirms leftist presidential win

El Salvador's electoral court has confirmed the victory of ruling-party candidate Salvador Sanchez Ceren in the presidential election a week ago and thrown out his rival's request to annul the tight contest.

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Strong earthquake jolts Chile's north coast

A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake shook Chile's northern Pacific shore, and authorities said more than 100,000 people briefly evacuated some coastal areas as a precaution. Only minor damage was reported.

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Bin Laden son-in-law 'had no military role'

Abu Ghaith is the highest-level al-Qaeda figure to be tried in the US since the September 11, 2011 attacks [Reuters]The alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks in the US says Osama bin Laden's son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, who is on trial in New York, had no role in planning military operations for al-Qaeda.

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Protesters clash with police in Venezuela

Anti-government demonstrators in Venezuela's capital Caracas have clashed for almost two hours with riot police who finally subdued them after President Nicolas Maduro's security forces cracked down.

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Venezuela says US trying to stoke violence

Venezuela's chief prosecutor has accused Washington of seeking to stoke violence in her country, after US politicians called for funding for activist groups there.

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US re-indicts Indian diplomat Khobragade

An Indian diplomat has been re-indicted on US visa fraud charges that touched off an international stir after she was arrested and strip-searched in New York last year.

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