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Americas: Landmass comprising North America, Central America and South America
The Americas comprise the totality of the continents of North and South America. Together, they make up most of the land in Earth's western hemisphere and comprise the New World.

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Coronavirus pandemic likely, Australia's prime minister says

coronavirus pandemic likely, australia's prime minister says
SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday there was every sign the world is about to be gripped by a pandemic of coronavirus, as Canberra kicked off emergency measures to..
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'It's the America I live in today': Aurora, Illinois remembers mass shooting victims

Flags were at half-staff Saturday in Aurora, Illinois as residents commemorated the lives of those lost in last year's mass shooting.  
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Coral reefs may lose almost all habitats by 2020: study [Video]Coral reefs may lose almost all habitats by 2020: study

A new study presented to the American Geophysicists Union says climate warming and rising acidity will kill off nearly all coral reef habitats by 2100.

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January 2020 was the warmest in weather history [Video]January 2020 was the warmest in weather history

The past month was the hottest January in weather history, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Air Canada Boeing 767 lands safely following engine failure [Video]Air Canada Boeing 767 lands safely following engine failure

On Monday, Air Canda's Toronto-bound Flight 837 had to request an emergency landing almost immediately after taking off from the Barajas International Airport in Madrid.

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New coronavirus capable of exponential growth [Video]New coronavirus capable of exponential growth

The novel coronavirus epidemic doubled in size every 7.4 days during the initial outbreak from December last year to early January.

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Wuhan coronavirus contagious even during incubation period [Video]Wuhan coronavirus contagious even during incubation period

Chinese authorities believe the coronavirus is contagious even when symptoms are not visible.

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Haiti orphanage fire kills 15, renews debate over unlicensed orphanages

Fifteen children died in a fire that swept overnight through an orphanage in Haiti run by a U.S. religious group, authorities said on Friday, triggering renewed controversy over the hundreds of..
Reuters - Published

Fire at unauthorized orphanage in Haiti kills 15 children

Fifteen children died in a fire that swept overnight through an orphanage in Haiti run by a U.S. Christian non-profit group, authorities said on Friday, triggering renewed controversy over the..
Reuters - Published

Trump Signs US-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal

trump signs us-mexico-canada trade deal
At a signing ceremony on the White House South Lawn, U.S. President Donald Trump declared an end to what he termed “the nightmare” North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Under overcast skies..
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Pompeo rebuffs Iraqi prime minister's demand for US troop withdrawal plan

"America is a force for good in the Middle East," said a State Department spokesman, who said the U.S. would not discuss a military withdrawal.
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Iraq Updates: Parliament Endorses Ousting of U.S. Troops

Many in Iraq considered America’s killing of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, a top Iranian commander, in Baghdad as an assault on its sovereignty.
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Attack on U.S. Embassy in Baghdad underscores America’s polarization — and peril

attack on u.s. embassy in baghdad underscores america’s polarization — and peril
WASHINGTON — Few images are more haunting to the collective American psyche than the sight of a U.S. diplomatic installation under siege somewhere in the world. Such attacks have been a watchword for..
WorldNews - Published

Pope Offers Hope Against Darkness in Christmas Day Message

pope offers hope against darkness in christmas day message
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis offered a Christmas message of hope Wednesday against darkness that cloaks conflicts and relationships in large parts of the world from the Middle East to the Americas to..
WorldNews - Published

Bolsonaro says U.S. won’t impose tariffs on Brazilian steel

bolsonaro says u.s. won’t impose tariffs on brazilian steel
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said his American counterpart Donald Trump assured him on Friday that he will not impose tariffs on the South American country’s steel and..
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Four centuries later, wounds of slavery yet to heal in America

In this special edition of Inside the Americas marking the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in the United States, we take a look at the plight of black farmers in the US, who are still..
France 24 - Published

Tiffany profit falls short on weak demand in Americas, Hong Kong

Luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co , which is being bought by Louis Vuitton owner LVMH , missed market expectations for quarterly profit and sales on Thursday, hit by lower spending by foreign tourists in the..
Reuters - Published

Bolivia election rigging in favor of Morales was 'overwhelming': OAS final report

An Americas regional forum on Wednesday published details of "deliberate" and "malicious" steps to rig Bolivia's October election in favor of then President Evo Morales, who has resigned and left the..
Reuters - Published

Latin America, U.S. to ban travel within their borders for Venezuela's Maduro, allies

Fifteen countries in the Americas agreed on Tuesday to ban 29 Venezuelans, including the oil-producing country's president, Nicolas Maduro, and his close allies, from traveling within their borders as..
Reuters - Published

Human rights violations in Bolivia merit outside probe: Americas commission head

Bolivia may need outside help to investigate a "massive" number of human rights violations amid post-election violence to ensure findings are seen as credible in the deeply divided country, the head of..
Reuters - Published

Slim to invest $7.8 billion in Brazil, urges changes in 5G auction: report

slim to invest $7.8 billion in brazil, urges changes in 5g auction: report
The Brazilian subsidiary of Mexico's America...
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2019 Women Leaders Global Forum addresses issue of gender-based violence

Participants in this session at the 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland, include: Sandie Okoro, Senior Legal VP and General Counsel for the World Bank Group; Espérance Nyirasafari,..
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Sinaloa, a Mexican 'narco-state' running on drug money

The western Mexican state of Sinaloa is the historical stronghold of organised crime in the country. Sinaloa is also the name of the infamous drug cartel, which is considered the most powerful on the..
France 24 - Published

Exclusive: Haiti's president warns of humanitarian crisis, calls for support

Haiti needs international support to tackle an unfolding humanitarian crisis, President Jovenel Moise said in an interview, two months into anti-government protests that have exacerbated food..
Reuters - Published

Why can't Mexico control the cartels? Some blame America

why can't mexico control the cartels? some blame america
(CNN)It was just small talk. A quick conversation about weather, traffic and pollution. I was, after all, in Mexico City, a metropolis of more than 20 million with more than its share of big city..
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Haiti's cyclists brave protests and poor roads in race for gold

Ousline Georges, 22, only started to take cycling seriously a year ago, wary of the many hurdles she faced such as the prohibitive cost of a decent bicycle and the treacherous roads in her home country..
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Kanye West plans to move Yeezy manufacturing to the Americas

West also restated plans to run for president in 2024
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A new life back in the old country

Americans whose Italian ancestors emigrated to the New World, have themselves emigrated back to the Old World. And thanks to Italian citizenship laws, the blood that has flowed in their family's veins..
CBS News - Published

Rare, million-dollar copies of a letter written by Christopher Columbus replaced with fakes

Copies of a letter written by Christopher Columbus describing his first impressions of the Americas have become so rare and valuable, they're being stolen and replaced with forgeries at some of the..
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The forged Christopher Columbus letters

Copies of a letter written by Christopher Columbus describing his first impressions of the Americas have become so rare and valuable, they're being stolen and replaced with forgeries at some of the..
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Wall Street soars after strong start to earnings season

Wall Street gained 1% on Tuesday as strong earnings from JPMorgan, UnitedHealth and Johnson & Johnson allayed concerns about the fallout from a prolonged U.S.-China trade war on corporate America.
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Today in History for October 12th

Highlights of this day in history: Columbus lands in Americas; USS Cole bombed in Yemen; Soviet leader Khrushchev bangs shoe at UN; Blast rips Bali nightclub; Opera's Luciano Pavarotti born; Singer..
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Explainer: What's behind Haiti's deadly protests, and possible outcomes

Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, has been rocked by violent protests in the last month that have led schools, public offices and businesses to close and forced non-governmental organizations..
Reuters - Published

OAS says only Peru's top court can rule on legality of political dispute

A regional body for countries in the Americas said that only Peru's top court can determine the legality of a decision by the country's president to dissolve Congress this week, but called it a..
Reuters - Published

After meeting at 'Howdy, Modi', PM to hold talks with President Trump in New York today

Trump meanwhile, called PM Modi as "one of Americas most devoted and most loyal friend" who is "doing a truly exceptional job for India and all of the Indian people".
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Reviving Colombia's 'language of resistance'

Why the residents of the first free town of the Americas are teaching their children Palenquero.
BBC News - Published

Taliban launch 'massive attack' on key Afghan city amid peace talks

The Taliban launched a large-scale attack on one of Afghanistan's main cities, Kunduz, and took hospital patients hostage, the government said Saturday, even as the insurgent group continued..
France 24 - Published

Idaho artifacts show human presence in Americas 16,600 years ago

Artifacts including stone tools and animal bone fragments found in Idaho dating back about 16,600 years represent what may be the oldest evidence of humans in the Americas and offer insight into the..
Reuters - Published

Returning to the old country, for good

Americans whose Italian ancestors emigrated to the New World, have themselves emigrated back to the Old World. And thanks to Italian citizenship laws, the blood that has flowed in their family's veins..
CBS News - Published

MLB player becomes American citizen years after escaping Cuba

Because of America's relationship with Cuba, Puig had to be smuggled into the country through Mexico
CBS News - Published

Donald Trump has made it clear mediation offer on Kashmir not on table anymore: Harsh Vardhan Shringla

US President Donald Trump has made it clear that his offer of mediation on Kashmir is not on the table anymore, a top Indian diplomat said on Monday. India's Ambassador to the US, Harsh Vardhan..
IndiaTimes - Published

Is this the end of Macri's vision for Argentina?

President Macri has pledged to revive the south American country's economy, but are his hopes now over?
BBC News - Published

Human Rights Watch Warns Of Escalating Violence Near Colombia-Venezuela Border

human rights watch warns of escalating violence near colombia-venezuela border
Human Rights Watch released a report on Thursday which detailed the latest threat facing Venezuelan migrants and Colombian citizens as rebels and armed groups fight for control along the..
WorldNews - Published

UK's Raab seeks to boost post-Brexit ties with the Americas

British foreign minister Dominic Raab will travel to Canada, the United States and Mexico this week to seek to boost ties with non-European countries ahead of Brexit, his office said.
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Mexican Police Kill Migrant in Front of His Daughter as He Was Trying to Cross to the U.S.

mexican police kill migrant in front of his daughter as he was trying to cross to the u.s.
A central American man who was trying to get to the United States was shot dead by Mexican police in front of his 8-year-old daughter, it has been reported. The man was in a group of 10 migrants which..
WorldNews - Published

Trump lays into Dem. opponents at rally

President Trump renewed his attacks on the city of Baltimore at a rally in Cincinnati, saying homicide rate is higher than central American countries.
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Teen activist bringing her climate protests to U.S., by boat

Greta Thunberg has spearheaded a global movement by young eco-activists, and she's bringing her message to the Americas, in the greenest way possible
CBS News - Published

"This is Puerto Rico": A community still suffering from Maria

Villafane Domingo, 76, said he would tell the people of America that Puerto Rico is "abandoned"
CBS News - Published

President Trump's post-NAFTA economic vision is working. Keep it up: Today's talker

President Trump's new trade deal with Canada and Mexico, the USMCA, follows a fundamental principle: If something is bad for America, don't do it.
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Migrant families wait for weeks in Mexico hoping for asylum

Many migrants come to America illegally because entering as a legal asylum-seeker is getting more difficult. In Mexico, just across the bridge from Brownsville, Mexico, the wait to request asylum seems..
CBS News - Published

Duterte slams critics as he ‘invokes’ Philippine-US defence pact over South China Sea dispute

duterte slams critics as he ‘invokes’ philippine-us defence pact over south china sea dispute
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday lashed out at his detractors, accusing them of pushing him to war with Beijing over disputes in the South China Sea, as he invoked a defence treaty..
WorldNews - Published

Behind the scenes at NASA and the next mission to the Moon

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first man ever to walk on the Moon. To mark the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, Inside the Americas comes to you from Cape..
France 24 - Published

In Costa Rica, a startup builds a model ship for a cleaner future

in costa rica, a startup builds a model ship for a cleaner future
In a remote stretch of Costa Rica, where towering trees give way to spindly mangroves, mornings start with a roar. Monkeys high in the canopy howl to greet the sunrise. Hammers bang and tools scrape as..
WorldNews - Published

Trump accuses Democratic congresswomen of hating America, says they can leave

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday defended his attacks against four Democratic congresswomen, saying he was not concerned if people thought his tweets toward them were racist and accused the U.S...
Reuters - Published

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