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Brazil declares yellow fever emergency in Minas Gerais

Brazil’s south-eastern state of Minas Gerais has declared a public health emergency following a deadly outbreak of yellow fever. At least 15 people have died there since December. Many areas, including the state capital Belo Horizonte, have been affected. A mass vaccination programme is in place in three southern states. But queues have formed outside clinics in Rio and Sao ...

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Clashes continue over disputed Honduras election result

Riot police in Honduras have clashed with demonstrators who dispute the result of the presidential election in November. Police fired tear gas at protesters and cleared roadblocks made of burning tyres in towns across the country. The protest was organised by the party supporting the defeated opposition candidate, Salvador Nasralla. Last month, incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared the ...

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Pope in Peru: Francis speaks out on violence against women

Pope Francis, who is on a visit to Peru, has spoken out about violence against women in Latin America. Speaking at a Mass in the northern city of Trujillo, the Pope called the violence “a plague” that needed to be combated across the region. According to the UN, half of the 25 countries with the largest number of murders of ...

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Arthur Brumhill murder: 1993 investigation hindered by 'too many' suspects

The investigation into a pet shop worker’s “brutal” unsolved murder was harmed by a lack of witnesses and “too many suspects”, the detective who led the case has said. Arthur Brumhill, 76, was found dead in Northampton on 21 January 1993. His family lived in “desperate hope” of his killer being brought to justice, said retired detective Bob Thorogood. Northamptonshire ...

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Government introduces new product safety office

The government is creating a new Office for Product Safety and Standards to help manage large-scale product recalls and identify risks to consumers. It comes after several fires, including Grenfell Tower, linked to faulty fridge freezers and tumble dryers. The Commons’ Business Committee said last week there was a “strong case” for a national product safety authority. Consumer group Which? ...

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Kinks and Zombies bassist Jim Rodford dies aged 76

The Kinks bassist Jim Rodford has died at the age of 76. The British musician spent 18 years with the seminal band from 1979 after playing with the Zombies and Argent. His cousin and fellow bandmate, Rod Argent, paid tribute on Facebook to the “magnificent bass player”, who died following a fall on the stairs. He also highlighted his commitment ...

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Cyrille Regis: Football pays tribute after death of former England international

Media playback is not supported on this device Football paid tribute to Cyrille Regis on Saturday with a minute’s applause at Premier League games and players wearing black armbands. Regis, a pioneer for black footballers, died aged 59 on Sunday. He played for several clubs including West Brom, Coventry and Aston Villa, and won five England caps. It is understood ...

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Gunmen 'attacking major Kabul hotel'

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel is under attack from gunmen, reports quoting Afghan officials say. Click here to Read from the source

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India police 'failed to help injured teenagers'

Two teenagers involved in a road crash in India reportedly died after police refused to take them in their patrol car to the nearest hospital. Three police officers in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, are accused of failing to transport the young men because they did not want blood stains in their car. They are now under investigation. A short video, which ...

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