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New sightings off Mexico renew hope of saving critically endangered porpoise

Mexico City, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- The results of a recent sighting expedition in the upper portion of Mexico's Gulf of California have renewed hopes of...

Gender inequality a hurdle for reproductive rights in LatAm

Asuncion, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- Gender inequality and a lack of comprehensive sex education are among the main challenges facing reproductive rights in Latin...

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Honduran migrant caravan continuing through Guatemala toward US

Zacapa, Guatemala, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- The caravan of Honduran migrants - numbering about 3,000, according to the United Nations - continued moving through...

Wayuu Indians struggle to power own homes despite living in wind power haven

Cabo de la Vela, Colombia, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- While La Guajira province, in north Colombia, is renowned for generating large amounts of wind and solar...

Brazil's 1st indigenous congresswoman vows to fight for native peoples

Sao Paulo, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- Stopping threats against indigenous peoples' rights will be one of the main challenges in the Brazilian Congress for Joenia...

Man assaults wife, commits suicide after being caught red-handed by son

Murcia, Spain, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- A woman suffered serious injuries when she was attacked in southeast Spain by her husband who then killed himself with a...

EU, Bill Gates launch $115 million clean energy innovation fund in Europe

Brussels, Oct. 17 (EFE).- The European Commission and Breakthrough Energy Ventures, an investment fund led by Bill Gates, launched on Wednesday a joint...

Spain closes gap on economic inequality but lags behind EU average

Brussels, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- Spain has managed to reduce the gap on income inequality and social exclusion but still falls short of meeting the European...

Parliament of Australian state of Queensland legalizes abortion

Sydney, Australia, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- The parliament of the northeastern state of Queensland in Australia on Wednesday approved the legalization of abortion...

Devotees stop women from entering temple in India despite top court order

New Delhi, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- Devotees and members of Hindu organizations on Wednesday stopped several women from entering a temple in southern India...

Pope tells Vatican audience 5th commandment not to kill is a call to love

Vatican City, Oct 17 (EFE).- The pope's weekly audience on Wednesday focused on the Roman Catholic faith's fifth commandment which exhorts believers not to...

South Korea grants 339 humanitarian visas to Yememi asylum seekers

Seoul, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- South Korea's justice ministry announced Wednesday that it has granted humanitarian stay permits to 339 Yemeni asylum seekers.

Mutilated sea turtle becomes poster child for environmental conservation

Cancun, Mexico, Oct 16 (efe-epa).- Eleven years after an incident in which she was mauled by two unleashed dogs on a Mexican beach, a white sea turtle is...

Argentina presents state of the environment report

Buenos Aires, Oct 16 (EFE).- The Argentine government presented Tuesday its third State of the Environment Report, meant to serve as a guide for future...

Draco Rosa dedicates new album to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, Oct 16 (efe-epa).- After a seven-year battle with cancer, singer-songwriter Draco Rosa is preparing to launch "Monte Sagrado," his first studio...

UN official calls Venezuelan refugee crisis unprecedented

Cucuta, Colombia, Oct 16 (efe-epa).- The joint special representative of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Migration Agency (IOM) for Venezuelan...

Mexican dermatologist: 1 in 4 who get tattoos live to regret it

Mexico City, Oct 16 (efe-epa).- With at least a quarter of Mexicans getting tattooed only to regret their decision later, it is important to think about the...

Trump threatens to cancel aid to Honduras if migrant caravan gets to US

Washington, Oct 16 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to "immediately" withdraw US aid funds allocated to Honduras if a caravan of...

Federal judge tosses porn star's defamation suit against Trump

Washington, Oct 16 (efe-epa).- A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump filed by porn star Stormy Daniels, with...

Study: 85 percent of women in European parliaments have suffered abuse

Geneva, Oct 16 (efe-epa).- Sexism is bad for democracy but sexist conduct, bullying, harassment and gender-based violence are widespread in European...

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