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In Technology
March 14, 2018 11:57 am gmt |
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Alphabet’s Google said on March 12 that it will launch a network of free WiFi hotspots across Mexico, part of the search giant’s effort to improve connectivity in emerging markets and put its products in the hands of more users. Google Station, an ad-supported network of WiFi hotspots in ...
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January 22, 2018 8:52 am gmt |
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Pope Francis wrapped up his trip to Chile and Peru on Sunday (January 21) by warning that Latin America was in a deep crisis from corruption, with politics in most countries “more sick than well.” Speaking in improvised remarks to bishops, he mentioned the scandal involving construction c...
In America
September 27, 2016 4:12 am gmt |
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The Colombian government and left-wing Farc rebels have signed a historic agreement that formally brings an end to 52 years of civil war. The rebel leader Timoleon Jimenez, known as Timochenko, apologized to “all the victims of the conflict” and was greeted by cheers and applause. He said...
In Sports
February 2, 2016 5:12 am gmt |
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There is no chance that the Rio Olympics will be cancelled because of a Zika virus outbreak, Brazil has said. The authorities said there was no risk to athletes and spectators – except pregnant women – at the August event. Earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned a disease link...
In World
January 26, 2016 6:22 am gmt |
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The UN Security Council has approved the creation of an unarmed mission in Colombia to oversee a bilateral ceasefire, if Farc rebels and the government sign a peace agreement. The mission would have a mandate for a year which could be extended if both sides request it. Negotiators for the two sides i...
In Health
November 8, 2015 9:23 am gmt |
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Malaria deaths and cases across Latin America have plunged in recent years, with Brazil, Honduras and Paraguay, showing most progress in combating the parasitic mosquito-born disease, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has said. Across the Americas, increased prevention and control of malari...
In America
July 13, 2015 4:13 am gmt |
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Hundreds of thousands of people have attended the final Mass celebrated by Pope Francis during his visit to Paraguay. The Pope urged Christians to “embrace hospitality” and reject the “logic of selfishness”. The Paraguay visit was the culmination of the Pope’s eight-day ...
In Europe
July 6, 2015 6:44 am gmt |
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Pope Francis has arrived in Ecuador on the first stop of a seven-day tour of South America, his second visit to the region since becoming pontiff in 2013. “Progress and development must ensure a better future for all,” he said in a speech on the Quito airport runway. His trip will focus o...
In Technology
June 6, 2015 9:23 am gmt |
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Facebook has announced its plan to officially launch Facebook Lite, a slimmer version of the social networking website for Android that uses less data, that would work well even in poor network conditions. Facebook has been incubating Facebook Lite for more than a year under project manager Vijay Sha...
In America
May 22, 2015 9:27 am gmt |
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The decapitated body of a Brazilian blogger known for denouncing corrupt politicians has been found in a rural zone in south-eastern Minas Gerais state, police said on Wednesday. Evany José Metzker, 67, was reported missing five days before his body was found near the town of Padre Paraíso in one of ...