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South America: Continent mostly in the Southern Hemisphere of Planet Earth
South America is a continent entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. It can also be described as a southern subcontinent of the Americas. The reference to South America instead of other regions has increased in recent decades due to changing geopolitical dynamics.

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Ecuador health minister steps down over COVID vaccine roll-out [Video]

Ecuador health minister steps down over COVID vaccine roll-out

Juan Carlos Zevallos is latest government official in South America to resign over coronavirus vaccine scandals.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published
Flesh Eating disease: Australia reports rise in Buruli ulcer cases | Oneindia News [Video]

Flesh Eating disease: Australia reports rise in Buruli ulcer cases | Oneindia News

New cases of the Buruli ulcer, a flesh-eating disease have been detected in parts of Australia mainly in the areas of Melbourne. Alarm has been raised after multiple cases have been identified in..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:09Published
EU trade deal with South American countries 'suicide' without environmental clauses, says MEP [Video]

EU trade deal with South American countries 'suicide' without environmental clauses, says MEP

But Brazil's ambassador to the EU says the bloc would be missing out on a great opportunity if it failed to ratify the trade deal.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:50Published
Peru’s ex-president sought COVID jab out of turn, doctor says [Video]

Peru’s ex-president sought COVID jab out of turn, doctor says

Scandal over government officials receiving vaccines early continues to roil the South American nation.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published
Watch: 24 foreign envoys reach J&K’s Srinagar to assess situation [Video]

Watch: 24 foreign envoys reach J&K’s Srinagar to assess situation

A delegation of 24 foreign envoys arrived on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. The delegation comprises envoys from Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. The delegation of ambassadors to India..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 02:00Published
Chile counts endangered Humboldt penguins [Video]

Chile counts endangered Humboldt penguins

Conservationists in Chile have been carrying a census count of the South American country's population of the endangered Humboldt penguins in the hope that their research will shed new light on the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published
Locally extinct Jaguars return to Argentina after 70 years [Video]

Locally extinct Jaguars return to Argentina after 70 years

Ecosystems are perishing at a staggering rate across the southern most regions of South America.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published
Latin America faces second COVID-19 wave [Video]

Latin America faces second COVID-19 wave

Across Central and South America, the COVID-19 pandemic is getting worse and hospitals are struggling to cope.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:08Published
Quarantine Hotels Introduced for ‘Red List’ Arrivals to UK [Video]

Quarantine Hotels Introduced for ‘Red List’ Arrivals to UK

Travellers returning to the UK from ‘red list’ countries will be sent to quarantine hotels for 10 days, the government has announced. The new measures aim to reduce the risk of new Covid..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:41Published
South American Covid variant 'is a concern' [Video]

South American Covid variant 'is a concern'

Doctor Jennifer Rohn has said the new South American coronavirus variant is a "concern", adding that the vaccine might be "slightly less effective" against the mutation. However, the virologist from..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:15Published
Shapps details South American travel ban [Video]

Shapps details South American travel ban

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps details the reasoning behind a new travel banfor people travelling from South America, after the identification of a newhighly transmissible coronavirus variant from..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published
Shapps: 'Belt and braces' approach to South American travel [Video]

Shapps: 'Belt and braces' approach to South American travel

Travellers from across South America have been banned from entering the UK amid growing concerns about a mutant coronavirus strain which has emerged in Brazil. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:55Published
Travel to UK from South America banned over Covid variant [Video]

Travel to UK from South America banned over Covid variant

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that travel to the UK from all of South America as well as Portugal will be banned from 4am on Friday because of concerns over the Brazilian variant of..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:16Published
Travel to UK from all of South America and Portugal banned over Covid variant [Video]

Travel to UK from all of South America and Portugal banned over Covid variant

South America, Panama, Portugal and Cape Verde will be subject to a travel banfrom 4am on Friday over concerns about the Brazilian coronavirus variant,Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:19Published
Cameroon lake threatened by aquatic fern [Video]

Cameroon lake threatened by aquatic fern

Giant salvinia, a species native to South America, thrives in slow-moving, nutrient-rich, warm freshwater.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published

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