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Americas: Landmass comprising North America, Central America and South America
The Americas comprise the totality of the continents of North and South America. Together, they make up most of the land in Earth's Western Hemisphere and comprise the New World.

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EU considers ban on U.S. travelers: report [Video]

EU considers ban on U.S. travelers: report

European Union countries eager to revive their economies are prepared to block Americans from entering because the United States has failed to control the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Times..

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Americans mark Juneteenth from coast to coast [Video]

Americans mark Juneteenth from coast to coast

Thousands marched in U.S. cities as America marked Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of Black slavery that carries special resonance this year. Gavino Garay has more.

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World entering 'dangerous phase' with coronavirus: WHO [Video]

World entering 'dangerous phase' with coronavirus: WHO

The WHO director general on Friday warned that the world has entered a "dangerous" new pandemic phase and that the spread of the coronavirus is accelerating. Gavino Garay has more.

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Pandemic spreading faster in Americas, south Asia, Middle East - WHO [Video]

Pandemic spreading faster in Americas, south Asia, Middle East - WHO

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, with Thursday's 150,000 new cases the highest in a single day and nearly half of those in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday..

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Christopher Columbus statue pulled down, draped in burning flag in VA [Video]

Christopher Columbus statue pulled down, draped in burning flag in VA

CONTAINS PROFANITY. Protesters in Richmond, Virginia tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus on Tuesday and dragged it along the ground before dumping it in a lake.

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Ex-astronaut Kathy Sullivan dives to deepest known point on Earth [Video]

Ex-astronaut Kathy Sullivan dives to deepest known point on Earth

Kathy Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, dived into the Challenger Deep last Sunday.

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World Health Organization Shifts Focus to New COVID-19 Hotspots [Video]

World Health Organization Shifts Focus to New COVID-19 Hotspots

Russia, Africa, the Americas, parts of South Asia and a few countries in Europe are among the regions being monitored.

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Nervous workers return to virus-hit plant in Mexico [Video]

Nervous workers return to virus-hit plant in Mexico

The Lear auto parts plant in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, is facing an uphill battle to get its employees back to work after it suffered the deadliest factory-related coronavirus outbreak in the Americas...

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CA pastor to delay church reopening, despite Trump [Video]

CA pastor to delay church reopening, despite Trump

Pastor Bryant Wyatt says he will keep Sacramento's Mount Calvary Baptist Church closed a little longer as he works on a safe reopening plan, despite President Donald Trump's call to have religious..

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Explainer: Deadly virus threatens pets and wild rabbits in North America [Video]

Explainer: Deadly virus threatens pets and wild rabbits in North America

Rabbits are under threat as a deadly hemorrhagic virus spreads across the southwestern United States.

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Atomic testing during the Cold War affected rainfall patterns in Scotland [Video]

Atomic testing during the Cold War affected rainfall patterns in Scotland

The electric charge from radioactivity caused by atomic testing during the Cold War caused a rise in precipitation on Shetland, Scotland.

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The World Health Organization's regional director for the Americas Carissa Etienne said on Tuesday that the COVID-19 epidemiological curve is still rising sharply in the region, with close to 3 million..
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Economic prospects for the developed world this year have darkened again in the past month as the coronavirus pandemic has rolled from Asia to the Americas, with a V-shaped sharp recovery expected by..
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WHO says the Americas are new COVID-19 epicenter as deaths surge in Latin America

The Americas have emerged as the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a Tuesday briefing, as a U.S. study forecast deaths surging in Brazil and other..
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WHO chief for the Americas voices hope for continued U.S. support as virus surges

The World Health Organization's director for the Americas warned on Tuesday of a coronavirus surge across the region and voiced hope for continuing U.S. help to tackle the outbreak, despite President..
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Prison contagion in Americas 'deeply worrying', U.N. says

Overcrowded, unhygienic prisons in Latin America and the spread of the new coronavirus both in regional prisons and in the United States are a source of "major concern", the U.N. rights office (OHCHR)..
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France to outline plans to lift coronavirus lockdown

France will reveal its plans to unwind a six-week-old coronavirus lockdown on Tuesday, joining countries from Asia to the Americas looking to take advantage of falling infection rates to rescue their..
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Argentina imposes toughest travel ban in the Americas, sparking outcry

Argentina on Monday banned all commercial flight ticket sales until September, one of the toughest coronavirus travel bans in the world, prompting an industry outcry that the new measure will put too..
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United States deports Haitians despite coronavirus fears

The United States, the new epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic, deported 61 Haitian migrants on Tuesday despite fears of further spreading the deadly disease in the poorest country in the..
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Haiti declares emergency over coronavirus, imposes curfew, shuts borders

Haiti's government on Thursday declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak, closing the borders of the Americas' poorest nation and imposing a curfew after authorities detected the..
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Gatherings banned, travel restricted as coronavirus cases grow worldwide

Leaders in Europe, the Middle East and the Americas rolled out bans on big gatherings, and stricter travel restrictions as cases of the new coronavirus spread around the world.
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Fifteen children died in a fire that swept overnight through an orphanage in Haiti run by a U.S. religious group, authorities said on Friday, triggering renewed controversy over the hundreds of..
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Fire at unauthorized orphanage in Haiti kills 15 children

Fifteen children died in a fire that swept overnight through an orphanage in Haiti run by a U.S. Christian non-profit group, authorities said on Friday, triggering renewed controversy over the..
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Bolivia election rigging in favor of Morales was 'overwhelming': OAS final report

An Americas regional forum on Wednesday published details of "deliberate" and "malicious" steps to rig Bolivia's October election in favor of then President Evo Morales, who has resigned and left the..
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Latin America, U.S. to ban travel within their borders for Venezuela's Maduro, allies

Fifteen countries in the Americas agreed on Tuesday to ban 29 Venezuelans, including the oil-producing country's president, Nicolas Maduro, and his close allies, from traveling within their borders as..
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Human rights violations in Bolivia merit outside probe: Americas commission head

Bolivia may need outside help to investigate a "massive" number of human rights violations amid post-election violence to ensure findings are seen as credible in the deeply divided country, the head of..
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OAS says only Peru's top court can rule on legality of political dispute

A regional body for countries in the Americas said that only Peru's top court can determine the legality of a decision by the country's president to dissolve Congress this week, but called it a..
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Trump meanwhile, called PM Modi as "one of Americas most devoted and most loyal friend" who is "doing a truly exceptional job for India and all of the Indian people".
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Donald Trump has made it clear mediation offer on Kashmir not on table anymore: Harsh Vardhan Shringla

US President Donald Trump has made it clear that his offer of mediation on Kashmir is not on the table anymore, a top Indian diplomat said on Monday. India's Ambassador to the US, Harsh Vardhan..
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UK's Raab seeks to boost post-Brexit ties with the Americas

British foreign minister Dominic Raab will travel to Canada, the United States and Mexico this week to seek to boost ties with non-European countries ahead of Brexit, his office said.
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