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Daily life in Guarapiranga dam in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Photo taken on March 17, 2017 shows a woman swimming in the Guarapiranga dam in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Guarapiranga dam, one of the main water providers for the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo, is supplied by the Guarapiranga river and other smaller rivers and streams.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 8:14:42

Chile condemns 33 people to prison for crimes under Pinochet regime

Chile's Supreme Court on Wednesday condemned 33 former agents for the kidnapping and torture of five Communist Party militants in 1987, during the regime of General Augusto Pinochet.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:56:52

Pentagon confirms airlift for Syrian fighters against IS

The Pentagon confirmed on Wednesday the US-led coalition had offered airlift for Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State (IS) near its de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:30:56

US urges coalition members to step up counter-IS efforts

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday urged member nations of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) to boost efforts in the campaign.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:29:06

Trump talks with British PM on London attack

The White House said on Wednesday US President Donald Trump spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May after a deadly attack in London killed at least four.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:28:19

US law professor wins 2017 Stockholm Water Prize

Stephen McCaffrey, trailblazer in international water law, wins 2017 Stockholm Water Prize, announced Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:24:33

Trump to reaffirm NATO ‘commitment’ at May summit in Brussels

The White House confirmed Tuesday that President Donald Trump will join fellow NATO leaders for a key May summit in Brussels, as the US administration seeks to quash questions about Trump's support for the alliance.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/23 0:08:39

Time for the veggie option

Employees are seen during a technical visit of Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi at the Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA in the city of Lapa, Parana state, Brazil on Tuesday. Brazil’s giant meat industry suffered a heavy blow Tuesday, when Hong Kong became the latest to ban imports in response to allegations of rotten meat being sold with falsified certificates.
Source: CFP | 2017/3/23 0:03:39

US secretary of state to skip April NATO meeting: State Department

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will skip a NATO meeting early April, the US State Department confirmed on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 11:36:29

Probe into Trump-Russia links likely to continue: US experts

No smoking gun was unearthed at Monday's US Congressional hearing on alleged Russian meddling in 2016 US presidential race, but the probe is likely to continue, experts said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 7:50:11

Death toll rises to 78 in Peru floods, landslides

The death toll in Peru due to the El Nino phenomenon battering the country has risen to 78, the National Emergency Operations Center said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 7:41:09

Fugitive wanted by FBI for child rape caught in central Mexico

Criminal investigation agents have arrested the suspected rapist of a 13-year-old girl in a village in central Mexico, Mexico's prosecutor-general (PGR) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 7:40:34

Tillerson no-show unsettles Europe

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's decision to miss his first meeting with NATO foreign ministers has unsettled European allies who fear the no-show reopens questions about President Donald Trump's commitment to the alliance.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/21 22:53:39

FBI head confirms Russia election probe

FBI Director James Comey on Monday confirmed for the first time that the bureau is investigating possible ties between Republican Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia as Moscow sought to influence the 2016 US election.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/21 22:48:39

China suspends Brazil meat imports after scandal, EU demands partial ban

A charm offensive by President Michel Temer, who even invited foreign ambassadors to a traditional meat restaurant in the capital Brasilia late Sunday, failed to calm importers.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/21 22:38:39

Rites of spring

A man blows a conch shell near the Kukulcan Pyramid at the Chichen Itza archaeological site in Yucatan State, Mexico, during Spring Equinox celebrations on Monday.
Source: CFP | 2017/3/21 22:38:39

US flights to ban larger electronics

Passengers on some US-bound foreign airline flights will have to check electronic devices larger than a cell phone once US authorities formalize a new ban in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, US officials told Reuters on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/21 22:38:39

Travel ban ‘a deep wound’ for Iranian Americans

As President Donald Trump battles to reinstate his controversial revised travel ban, one overlooked effect has been the havoc wreaked on legal Americans with family abroad.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/21 22:23:39