Central & South America

The 200-year-old museum has more than 20,000 items related to the history of Brazil and other countries.

After Rio museum burns, Brazilians question who is at fault

The fire quickly led to criticism over dilapidated infrastructure.

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The 200-year-old museum has more than 20,000 items related to the history of Brazil and other countries.

History burns as Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum in Rio is razed by fire

The museum has more than 20,000 items related to the history of Brazil and other countries.

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Cooks from Mexico and around the world contributed to the monster creation.

Watch: Hundreds help make giant 70-metre long sandwich for Mexico festival

The sandwich, weighing in at 865kgs, was completed in two minutes and 29 seconds.

Fourteen to head to United Nations conference

UN: Ortega's Nicaraguan govt behind widespread repression

More than 300 people have been killed in violence since mid-April in this Central American nation.

Hurricane Nate.

Nearly 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico linked to Maria

Researchers say there was a 22 percent overall increase of deaths from September 2017 to February 2018 compared to previous years.

Aftershock hits Venezuela following biggest quake since 1900

The magnitude 7.3 quake Tuesday was the largest to strike Venezuela since 1900.

Powerful earthquake hits coast of Venezuela, buildings evacuated

Initial reports show no injuries or major damage in the capital.

Watch: The moment a drone-mounted bomb interrupted Venezuela president's speech

Maduro is safe and unharmed but seven other people were injured during the attack.

Instagram outage affects thousands worldwide

Most of the 42,000 issues reported have been experienced in the US, Brazil and Western Europe, according to Down Detector.

Watch: Stunning collection of Frida Kahlo's personal artefacts goes on show in London

The Mexican artist became a 20th century icon, but her life was marred by tragedy and ill health.

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There are fears many more could be buried beneath volcanic ash and debris.

Guatemala volcano death toll rises to 69 as villagers mourn

Just 17 of the victims have been identified because the intense heat of the volcanic debris left most bodies unrecognisable.

'I decided to defend myself' - Female sports reporter attacks groper during live cross

Maria Fernanda Mora says what happened to her "happens to thousands of women every day".

Robbery, or Tarantino movie? Mexico CCTV footage plays out like Hollywood blockbuster

At one point the robber makes a critical mistake - he turns his back to the cowboy.

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.

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.

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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