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Colombia declares emergency as first Mocoa landslide victims buried

Colombia declares emergency as first Mocoa landslide victims buried

Image copyright AFP Image caption Survivors of Saturday’s landslide have begun to bury their loved ones Colombia’s president has declared an “economic, social and ecological emergency” as the first victims of the Mocoa landslide were laid to rest. Juan Manuel Santos said the government was also putting 40,000m pesos ($13.9m; £11.1m) towards “addressing humanitarian priorities”. […]

US prosecutor in death penalty row

US prosecutor in death penalty row

Image copyright Handout The Florida governor has removed a prosecutor from 21 murder cases after she said she would no longer be seeking the death penalty. Republican Governor Rick Scott said he was reassigning all Aramis Ayala’s murder cases because her stance sent an “unacceptable message”. Ms Ayala, a Democrat covering Orlando, cited “legal chaos” […]

US withdraws funding for United Nations Population Fund

US withdraws funding for United Nations Population Fund

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is overseeing potential funding cuts to the international body The US has withdrawn funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an agency that promotes family planning in more than 150 countries. The state department said the UNFPA “supports or participates in […]

Ecuador election: Fraud alleged as protesters scuffle

Ecuador election: Fraud alleged as protesters scuffle

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lenin Moreno (centre) has begun celebrating with his supporters A row has erupted over Ecuador’s presidential elections after early results projected victory for the incumbent party’s candidate. Results show former vice president Lenin Moreno of the Socialist Party has 51.12% of the vote, with just 4% of districts still waiting […]

Trump ready to ‘solve’ North Korea problem without China

Trump ready to ‘solve’ North Korea problem without China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump will meet China’s president Xi Jinping (left) on Thursday Donald Trump has said the United States will “solve” the nuclear threat from North Korea, with or without China’s help. “If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will. That is all I am telling you,” […]

Mexico newspaper stops printing after reporter shot dead

Mexico newspaper stops printing after reporter shot dead

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Activists say Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries for journalists A regional newspaper in Mexico says the violence against journalists and the lack of punishment for those responsible is forcing it to stop printing. In an editorial, Norte de Ciudad Juarez said Sunday’s edition would be its last. […]

Stellar Daisy: Growing concern for missing ship crew

Stellar Daisy: Growing concern for missing ship crew

Image copyright NSRI Image caption The Stellar Daisy, photographed during an operation to rescue a sick crew member near South Africa in 2014 Rescuers say they have made little headway in finding survivors from a huge South Korean ship that sank in the South Atlantic. Only two sailors have been rescued from Stellar Daisy, which […]

Europe becomes ‘hub’ for child sexual abuse content

Europe becomes ‘hub’ for child sexual abuse content

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Reports about abuse images are up but the number in circulation has not fallen, say experts Europe is becoming the global hub for the hosting of child sexual abuse images and videos, suggests a report. The annual report by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) found that 60% of worldwide abuse […]

Paraguay congress set on fire amid presidential controversy

Paraguay congress set on fire amid presidential controversy

Media captionProtesters stormed and set fire to the Congress building in Asuncion Demonstrators in Paraguay have set fire to the country’s Congress amid violent protests against a bill that would let the president seek re-election. Protesters stormed the legislature, breaking windows and fences. The country’s 1992 constitution, introduced after 35 years of dictatorship, strictly limits […]

Brexit: EU’s Tusk to issue negotiation guidelines

Brexit: EU’s Tusk to issue negotiation guidelines

Image copyright EPA Image caption The UK formally triggered Brexit process on Wednesday European Council President Donald Tusk is due to issue draft guidelines on how the EU intends to negotiate the UK’s departure from the bloc. The proposals will be sent to the governments of 27 EU members. They will help set the tone […]