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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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US officials cut number missing in landslide

The number of people missing in a deadly Washington state landslide has fallen from 90 to 30 after many people on the official missing list were confirmed alive.

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Mexico finds abandoned immigrant children

In one week, 370 immigrant children, most of them from Central America, were found abandoned in Mexico, after traffickers promised to take them to the United States but left them to their own devices after being paid thousands of dollars, authorities said.

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Cuba passes law to attract foreign investors

Cuban politicians have approved a law to make it more attractive for foreign investors to do business in and with the country, a measure seen as vital if the island's struggling economy is to improve.

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