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New Zealander killed while cycling in Bolivia

The company he was biking with, Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking, says he died on 22 January after falling off the road.

Locals had come to collect fuel from the ruptured pipe.

Death toll reaches 85 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror

Locals had come to get fuel from the ruptured pipe.

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A gas explosion saw 66 people killed and 85 people remain missing.

Fireball at illegal Mexico pipeline tap kills 66, 85 missing

The leak was caused by an illegal pipeline tap in the small town of Tlahuelilpan.

File-In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, teen migrants walk in line inside the Tornillo detention camp in Tornillo, Texas. Government investigators say many more migrant children may have been separated from their parents than the Trump administration has acknowledged.  (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)

Thousands more kids separated from parents at US border than first thought, watchdog suspects

The number is certainly larger than the 2737 listed by the government in court documents, an official said.

A Aztec Fruit-eating bat (Artibeus aztecus) clinging to a rock wall in Mexico

Mexican drug cartels 'hamper' Australian research that could revolutionise medical treatments

The University of Queensland-led group says it cannot gather venom from vampire bats in the field because drug traffickers have moved into the area.

Over $1 million bitcoin ransom paid, kidnapped businessman still missing despite arrests

Twelve people arrested over alleged involvement in kidnapping of US businessman in Costa Rica

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Asked if we would get the military to build the wall, the US President said, “probably … almost definitely”.

At Mexican border, Donald Trump moves closer to emergency declaration over wall

The US President visited McAllen and the Rio Grande to highlight what he says is a crisis of drugs and crime.

US fires tear gas across Mexico border to stop migrants in first hours of year

About 150 migrants tried to breach the border fence in Tijuana.

Flanked by first lady Michelle Bolsonaro, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro waves as he rides in an open car after his swearing-in ceremony, in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

'The U.S.A is with you,' Trump tweets as Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro assumes presidency, promises big changes

Where the 63-year-old will ultimately lead Latin America's largest economy is unknown.

St Lucian Prime Minister's gift for Neve delights Clarke Gayford - 'Yes Mon!!'

Allen Chastanet definitely bucked the "safe and conservative" trend.

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Melissa Marquez is known as the "Mother of Sharks" and at only 24 has already featured on the Discovery Channel.

'Holy crap that happened' - Marine biologist recalls the moment she realised she'd been bitten by a crocodile

Melissa Marquez is known as the "Mother of Sharks" but her closest call was with a different predator.

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The pair along with Chile's President Sebastian Pinera sat down in New York today.

In CPTPP talk with Justin Trudeau, Jacinda Ardern points to downside of globalisation

The PM met with her Canadian and Chilean counterparts in New York overnight.

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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