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Several men linked to the alleged abuse went on to take up roles at other charities.

Oxfam staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal

Several men linked to the alleged abuse went on to take up roles at other charities.

Labour's Stuart Nash has signalled his government is committed to reinstating some, or all, of the 111 road safety police removed by National.

Police Minister on his way to US, Mexico to discuss law enforcement

Stuart Nash will talk boarder protection and counter-terrorism with American officials.

Watch: Punches fly in violent Brazilian football derby dust-up that saw match abandoned

Nine players were shown red cards, as the match between Vitoria and Bahia was abandoned.

People walk down the centre of a street in the Roma neighbourhood after an earthquake shook Mexico City after a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake has shaken south and central Mexico.

Helicopter assessing earthquake damage crashes in Mexico killing 13

Fifteen other people were injured when the military helicopter carrying officials when down.

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Crowds of gathered in Mexico City as the ground shook from the magnitude 7.2 quake.

Powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake causes people to flee buildings, fill streets in Mexico City

The quake shook south and central Mexico today, five months after a deadly tremor.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - December 28, 2013: Aerial view from a helicopter of Rio de Janeiro with the Corcovado mountain and the statue of Christ the Redeemer with Sugarloaf mountain in the background.

Brazil's military to take control of Rio police amid crisis

The decree needs to be confirmed by Congress and is expected to pass.

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At least 17 people are dead after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

'I heard gunshots, I thought it was firecrackers' - Students describe confusion during deadly Florida school shooting

Seventeen people are dead and a former student of the school is in custody over the massacre.

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The "Bloco da Lama" Carnival street party attracts more than 3,000 tourists to Paraty, Brazil each year.

Video: Brazilian mud festival where costumes aren't needed

The "Bloco da Lama" Carnival street party attracts more than 3,000 tourists to Paraty, Brazil each year.

Watch: Man narrowly escapes death as bank he's walking along collapses into raging Argentina floodwaters

The ground disappeared only a second after the man walked over it, as onlookers shouted.

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Two people have been killed and one person is missing in a landslide after heavy rains caused a river to overflow.

Aerial footage reveals devastation caused by deadly floods in Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales issued a state of emergency in several regions.

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The volcano, which has been erupting periodically since 1994, registered an explosion overnight.

Watch: Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano spews thick black smoke and ash

Some 25 million people live within about 100km of the crater of the 5,426-metre volcano.

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Soldiers and riot police fired tear gas at demonstrators who lit bonfires and threw rocks at police and businesses throughout the downtown area of Tegucigalpa.

Protesters clash with police after Honduras' president sworn in

Riot police fired tear gas at demonstrators who lit bonfires and threw rocks throughout the downtown area of Tegucigalpa.

Watch: Impressive new Popemobile unveiled at ceremony in Peru

The shiny new Chevrolet Traversa has been modified according to specific instructions given by the Vatican.

Watch: Game show contestant gives wrong answer to question despite having answer printed on t-shirt

Alberto will never live this moment on Argentinian TV show Ahora Caigo down.

Venezuela protestors tortured, abused by state - human rights group

Government forces are accused of beatings, sexual assaults and given electrical shocks on some of more than 5,000 detainees.

Watch: Brazil's Christ the Redeemer lights up in orange for gender equality

Rio's Christ statue is just one of the participating iconic buildings and monuments.

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Reid was speaking at a press conference ahead of the do-or-die World Cup qualifier against Peru tomorrow.

'You haven't been to a World Cup in 30 years' - All Whites captain Winston Reid shuts down Peruvian reporter

Reid was speaking at a press conference ahead of the do-or-die World Cup qualifier against Peru tomorrow.

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New Zealand's footballers are settling into Lima after a chaotic journey to South America.

'We're happy to be here' - Pre-match mind games begin as All Whites touch down in Peru

New Zealand's footballers are settling into Lima after a chaotic journey to South America.

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The team was welcomed to Ruapotaka Marae in Glen Innes last night ahead of this afternoon's games.

Watch: Peruvian Football Team welcomed on to marae in Glen Innes

The team was welcomed to Ruapotaka Marae in Glen Innes last night ahead of today's games.

Watch: Skilled pilot makes dramatic emergency landing using plane's nose

Six people were injured during the incident at Olaya Herrera Airport in Colombia.

Raw video: Young boy's extremely near miss as massive bolt of lightning strikes ground only metres away

The 12-year-old was lucky to escape with his life in the Argentinian town of Posadas.

Video: World record 245 people bungee jump off Brazilian bridge - together

Thrill-seekers take plunge off 30-metre high bridge near Sao Paulo.

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Testing has shown the lithium batteries in the devices are a serious risk

US’s Aviation Authority calls for worldwide ban on laptops and electronic devices in luggage

Testing has shown the lithium batteries in the devices are a serious risk.

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