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'Not one more': Mexico confronts violence against women

Facing crisis of gender-based violence, Puebla city classifies murders of more than 90 women this year as acts of femicide.

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New Year's Eve 2017: How the world celebrates today

We take a look at the most popular traditions and celebrations that take place around the world.

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Apple sued for making old iPhones slower with update

Apple Inc defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate for poor battery performance.

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US to resume full visa services in Turkey

US embassy in Ankara to resume full visa services in Turkey, ending a suspension lasting more than two months.

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Brazil expels Venezuelan envoy in tit-for-tat move

Move follows Venezuela's expulsion of Brazilian ambassador and comes a day after Canada expelled Venezuelan envoy.

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Mexico records highest homicide rate in 20 years

At least 23,000 people killed over the past year, giving the Central American nation its highest annual homicide rate in two decades.

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Seattle battles plastic straws to save the oceans

Activist group in US city finds unique way to encourage recycling and avoid use of single-use plastic straws.

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Marlene Dietrich: An alternative fighter in WWII

Described as 'a wild original', Dietrich was a high-profile entertainer during World War II.

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Canada retaliates by expelling Venezuelan diplomat

Canada's move is in response to Caracas expelling Ottawa's ambassador for 'interfering in Venezuela's domestic affairs'.

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Anger in Peru after Fujimori's pardon on health grounds

Police clash with protesters after clemency of ex-president who was sentenced in 2009 for corruption, kidnapping and rights abuses.

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