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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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Covid update: Unlock 3 rules; Trump’s vaccine remark; UK books 60 million doses [Video]

Covid update: Unlock 3 rules; Trump’s vaccine remark; UK books 60 million doses

From India announcing new rules under Unlock 3 to Britain signing a deal for doses of potential Covid-19 vaccine, here are the top updates on coronavirus. Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday..

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DNA Reveals Surprises About Slave Trade In The Americas [Video]

DNA Reveals Surprises About Slave Trade In The Americas

Consumer genetics company 23andMe has shed some new light on the consequences of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Its new study reveals the scale at which enslaved black women were raped by their white..

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In Colombia, Militant Groups Resort To Arson, Murder To Enforce Lockdowns [Video]

In Colombia, Militant Groups Resort To Arson, Murder To Enforce Lockdowns

Armed groups in Colombia are going to extreme measures to ensure the transmission of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 slows down. According to CNN, Human Rights Watch says the groups are using killings..

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EU considers ban on U.S. travelers: report [Video]

EU considers ban on U.S. travelers: report

European Union countries eager to revive their economies are prepared to block Americans from entering because the United States has failed to control the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Times..

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Americans mark Juneteenth from coast to coast [Video]

Americans mark Juneteenth from coast to coast

Thousands marched in U.S. cities as America marked Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of Black slavery that carries special resonance this year. Gavino Garay has more.

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World entering 'dangerous phase' with coronavirus: WHO [Video]

World entering 'dangerous phase' with coronavirus: WHO

The WHO director general on Friday warned that the world has entered a "dangerous" new pandemic phase and that the spread of the coronavirus is accelerating. Gavino Garay has more.

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Pandemic spreading faster in Americas, south Asia, Middle East - WHO [Video]

Pandemic spreading faster in Americas, south Asia, Middle East - WHO

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, with Thursday's 150,000 new cases the highest in a single day and nearly half of those in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday..

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Christopher Columbus statue pulled down, draped in burning flag in VA [Video]

Christopher Columbus statue pulled down, draped in burning flag in VA

CONTAINS PROFANITY. Protesters in Richmond, Virginia tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus on Tuesday and dragged it along the ground before dumping it in a lake.

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Ex-astronaut Kathy Sullivan dives to deepest known point on Earth [Video]

Ex-astronaut Kathy Sullivan dives to deepest known point on Earth

Kathy Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, dived into the Challenger Deep last Sunday.

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Donald Trump repeats baffling Ghislaine Maxwell comment during Axios interview

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Most of the reaction to Donald Trump's wild interview with Axios has focused on what he said about coronavirus, and for good reason.Trump claimed the virus "is under control" in the United States. He..
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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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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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US, Mexican & Brazilian Grands Prix cancelled, Imola set to return

Formula 1 abandons any hope of holding the US, Mexican and Brazilian Grands Prix this year as a result of the coronavirus situation in the Americas.
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ONLY ON AP: Elpidophoros, US leaders discuss Hagia Sophia

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America held a meeting with U.S. political leaders in Washington on Thursday to discuss concerns over the seizure and re-conversion of the Hagia Sophia in..
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Earliest evidence for humans in the Americas

Humans settled in the Americas much earlier than previously thought, according to new finds from Mexico.
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India-US naval drill shows ability to project power with allies, says US defence secretary

US defence secretary Mark Esper said America was “closely monitoring” the India-China stand-off and the disengagement process on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). In his virtual address to the..
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Cave’s Clues Show It’s More Than Just Oldest Outhouse in the Americas

Preserved dung in Oregon’s Paisley Caves is helping to fill in some mysteries about some of the earliest people on our continent.
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Ancient Americans made epic Pacific voyages

New evidence has been found for epic prehistoric voyages between the Americas and eastern Polynesia.
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Divers uncover mysteries of earliest inhabitants of Americas deep inside Yucatan caves

Thousands of years ago, the first inhabitants of the Americas journeyed deep into caves to mine red ochre, a highly valued clay earth pigment.  
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Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help

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Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in..
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WHO warns world in ‘new and dangerous phase’ of Covid-19 pandemic

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(Malay Mail) – The World Health Organisation warned yesterday of a “new and dangerous phase” of the coronavirus pandemic with people tiring of lockdowns despite the disease’s accelerating..
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WHO Americas director says coronavirus pandemic still accelerating in the region

The number of people infected with the coronavirus in the Americas is fast approaching 4 million with almost 204,000 deaths, and the pandemic continues to accelerate, World Health Organization (WHO)..
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WHO notes 100,000 new coronavirus cases daily

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Geneva, Jun 16: The head of the World Health Organization says more than 100,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported worldwide each day over the past two weeks - mostly in the Americas..
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An American policeman killed George Floyd. Now Europe is re-examining its colonial history

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London and Bristol, England (CNN)At an old stone harbor in the English city of Bristol, young people gather at a bent railing by the water and peer into the murky deep. They're looking for the defaced..
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Coronavirus hitting the Americas hardest says World Health Organization

The Americas are bearing the brunt of the global coronavirus pandemic at present, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, with North and South America currently having four of the 10 worst..
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WHO says coronavirus situation 'worsening' worldwide

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Brazil to test vaccine as Europe emerges from lockdown

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Motorcycling: MotoGP sets end of July deadline for non-European races

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MotoGP has set an end of July deadline to decide whether this year's coronavirus-hit championship will be confined to Europe or expand to Asia and the Americas, CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta said on Wednesday...
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WHO director for Americas urges U.S. help as coronavirus surges in region

The World Health Organization's regional director for the Americas urged the United States on Tuesday to keep helping countries in the region to fight the novel coronavirus even as the Trump..
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WHO director for Americas says region close to 3 million COVID-19 cases

The World Health Organization's regional director for the Americas Carissa Etienne said on Tuesday that the COVID-19 epidemiological curve is still rising sharply in the region, with close to 3 million..
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Another 700,000 infections have been reported in just the last week as the Americas and the Middle East confronted more cases. And in Mexico, the pandemic is straining a hobbled health care system.
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World economic prospects darken, rebound delayed: Reuters poll

Economic prospects for the developed world this year have darkened again in the past month as the coronavirus pandemic has rolled from Asia to the Americas, with a V-shaped sharp recovery expected by..
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WHO says the Americas are new COVID-19 epicenter as deaths surge in Latin America

The Americas have emerged as the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a Tuesday briefing, as a U.S. study forecast deaths surging in Brazil and other..
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The World Health Organization (WHO) considers the Americas the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, and now is not the time for countries to ease restrictions, officials said in a Tuesday..
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WHO chief for the Americas voices hope for continued U.S. support as virus surges

The World Health Organization's director for the Americas warned on Tuesday of a coronavirus surge across the region and voiced hope for continuing U.S. help to tackle the outbreak, despite President..
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As U.S. auto supply chain revs up, worker safety fears linger in Mexico

Workers at a Lear Corp autoparts plant in northern Mexico that saw the worst known coronavirus outbreak of any factory in the Americas are now bracing to be sent back to work.
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Prison contagion in Americas 'deeply worrying', U.N. says

Overcrowded, unhygienic prisons in Latin America and the spread of the new coronavirus both in regional prisons and in the United States are a source of "major concern", the U.N. rights office (OHCHR)..
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France to outline plans to lift coronavirus lockdown

France will reveal its plans to unwind a six-week-old coronavirus lockdown on Tuesday, joining countries from Asia to the Americas looking to take advantage of falling infection rates to rescue their..
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Argentina imposes toughest travel ban in the Americas, sparking outcry

Argentina on Monday banned all commercial flight ticket sales until September, one of the toughest coronavirus travel bans in the world, prompting an industry outcry that the new measure will put too..
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Guatemala calls US 'Wuhan of Americas' in battle over deportees

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US deportation flights to Guatemala are driving up the country’s Covid-19 caseload, according to the country’s health minister, who said that on one flight about 75% of the deportees tested..
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Amazon launches further recruitment drive in US and Canada

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Amazon is continuing its drive to be seen as the saviour of the furloughed north American worker, by announcing it will create an extra 75,000 roles in the US and Canada in response to the coronavirus..
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United States deports Haitians despite coronavirus fears

The United States, the new epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic, deported 61 Haitian migrants on Tuesday despite fears of further spreading the deadly disease in the poorest country in the..
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Starbucks closes most U.S., Canada cafes, moves to drive-through

Starbucks Corp said on Friday it will close most of its company operated cafes across north America for two weeks, limiting its services to drive-throughs, to help stem the spread of the highly..
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Haiti declares emergency over coronavirus, imposes curfew, shuts borders

Haiti's government on Thursday declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak, closing the borders of the Americas' poorest nation and imposing a curfew after authorities detected the..
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The U.S. State Department will urge Americans not to travel abroad or to return to the United States or else plan to shelter in place, two U.S. government officials told Reuters on Thursday, saying an..
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Gatherings banned, travel restricted as coronavirus cases grow worldwide

Leaders in Europe, the Middle East and the Americas rolled out bans on big gatherings, and stricter travel restrictions as cases of the new coronavirus spread around the world.
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Haiti orphanage fire kills 15, renews debate over unlicensed orphanages

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Trump Signs US-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal

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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

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Pope Offers Hope Against Darkness in Christmas Day Message

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

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