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Court orders arrest of ex-president Alejandro Toledo

Toledo is accused of receiving $20m in bribes from construction company Odebrecht, an allegation he denies.

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Power cuts, airport chaos as storm hits northeast US

Heavy snow and extreme winds cancel flights, close schools and cause power outages in parts of northeastern US.

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Brazil to boost troop deployment in troubled state

More troops and vehicles to be sent to Espirito Santo following deaths of over 100 people in week of police strike.

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US court refuses to reinstate Trump's Muslim ban

In setback to US president, appeals court declines to back ban on travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

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Brazil state faces deadly chaos amid police strike

Scores dead amid wave of violence since strike began five days ago, spurring calls for more troops in Espirito Santo.

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US Senate approves Jeff Sessions as attorney general

Trump's choice, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, confirmed after accusations of racism and strong resistance.

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Brazil yellow fever 'kills hundreds of monkeys'

Dozens of humans and over 600 monkeys reportedly dead in rainforest region amid country's worst outbreak in decades.

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US court grills Trump lawyer over 'terror' threats

Ruling on US administration's travel ban expected soon after judges demand 'terrorism' evidence linked to seven nations.

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Colombia and ELN in talks to end 52 years of war

Government and the second biggest rebel start talks in neighbouring Ecuador after more than three years of attempts.

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US army to allow completion of Dakota Access pipeline

Decision follows President Trump's executive order permitting the project, but Sioux tribe say they will fight on.

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