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European Commission president cuts Austria vacation short for urgent surgery

Brussels, Aug 17 (efe-epa).- The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has had to cut his vacation in Austria short for medical...

Death toll in dengue outbreak hits 40 in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Aug 17 (efe-epa).- At least 40 people have died from dengue in Bangladesh, with over 50,000 cases reported throughout the country since January,...

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Dirt-floor shacks a perpetual symbol of Argentina's gaping social divide

By Tono Gil

UNICEF: Rohingya child refugees despair over lack of access to education

Dhaka, Aug 16 (efe-epa) - Lack of access to formal education is leading to frustration and despair among young Rohingya refugees in southeastern Bangladesh,...

Pacific Islands Forum ends with lukewarm declaration against climate change

Sydney, Australia, Aug 16 (efe-epa).- The Pacific Islands Forum ended on Thursday night in Funafuti, the capital of island nation Tuvalu, without a...

Salvadoran woman hopeful of acquittal in retrial for stillbirth

Ciudad Delgado, El Salvador, Aug 15 (efe-epa).- A Salvadoran woman sentenced to 30 years in prison after a stillborn delivery was back in court here...

Scientists detect microplastic particles in the snow

Berlin, Aug 15 (efe-epa).- A team of German and Swiss scientists have detected the presence of microplastic particles in the snow of the Arctic and the Alps...

Nora Quoirin died of internal bleeding from stress or lack of food: police

Bangkok Desk, Aug 15 (efe-epa).- The London schoolgirl found dead in a Malaysian jungle two days ago died from internal bleeding likely caused by lack of...

Pell's appeal against child sexual abuse convictions to be decided on Aug. 21

Sydney, Australia, Aug 15 (efe-epa).- An Australian cardinal convicted to six years in prison for abusing two boys in the 1990s will find out the fate of...

Pell's appeal against child sexual abuse convictions to be decided on Aug. 21

Sydney, Australia, Aug 15 (efe-epa).- An Australian cardinal convicted to six years in prison for abusing two boys in the 1990s will find out the fate of...

More than 250 lawsuits vs. Catholic Church filed over sex abuse in New York

New York, Aug 14 (efe-epa).- A New York law office on Wednesday filed more than 250 lawsuits over sexual abuse of minors against the Catholic Church with...

Brazilian women challenge Bolsonaro with massive protest

Eduardo Davis

Antarctic Commission studies creation of large marine protected areas

By Daniela Brik.

Indigenous and farm women demand gender equality in Brazil

Brasilia, Aug 13 (efe-epa).- Groups of indigenous and farm women were received this Tuesday by the Brazilian legislature, where both repeated their...

Australia pledges funds to fight climate change's effects on Pacific nations

Sydney, Australia, Aug 13 (efe-epa).- The Australian government on Tuesday announced the creation of a fund to finance projects that will help Pacific...

Australia announces investment in recycling to avoid exporting waste

Sydney, Australia, Aug 13 (efe-epa).- The Australian government on Tuesday announced a plan to encourage the recycling of plastic waste following...

Expansion of quay on Mexican island of Cozumel worries environmentalists

By Ricardo Hernandez

Reward offered in search for teenage girl missing in Malaysia

Bangkok, Aug 12 (efe-epa).- The parents of a 15-year-old girl who went missing in a jungle region in Malaysia have offered a reward for information on where...

Singapore bans ivory trade after seizing 9 tonnes of elephant tusks

Bangkok Desk, Aug 12 (efe-epa).- Singapore authorities on Monday announced a total ban on the domestic trade in ivory, weeks after seizing almost nine...

Ebola as seen through the eyes of children in DR Congo

By Patricia Martínez

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