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#Argentina president criticises US court order

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez has said that her government will honour its payments to holders of its restructured debt and so avoid a default, despite suffering a setback in its long-running legal battle against "holdout" investors.

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Santos wins Colombia's presidential vote

Supporters of Santos celebrated his victory at their campaign headquarters in Bogota [Reuters]Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has won a second term, beating right-wing challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga in a vote that will allow peace talks with FARC rebels to continue and seek an end to five decades of war.

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Colombians vote in tight presidential race

Colombians have begun voting in what is being described as the tightest presidential election in two decades. 

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Dearth of coffins delay burials in #Venezuela

Coffin production in Venezuela has dropped between 20 and 30 percent this year for lack of materials, forcing funeral and burial delays and boosting coffin prices, industry officials say.

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FBI probes Somali-Americans fighting in #Syria

The FBI is investigating men of Somali background who have travelled from the United States to Syria to fight with rebel groups against President Bashar al-Assad.

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Freed US soldier Bergdahl arrives in US

Bergdahl arrived in San Antonio on Friday and has made his way to the Brooke Army Medical Centre after spending two weeks recovering in Langstuhl, Germany.

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US indicts Romanian hacker 'Guccifer'

A Romanian hacker has been indicted in Virginia on charges that he posted data stolen from email and social media accounts of US celebrities and politicians.

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Obama: #Iraq has to solve its own problems

ObamaPresident Barack Obama has said that the United States will not be sending its troops back to Iraq, but is reviewing other options to assist the Iraqi government threatened by an advancing armed group.

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Rio airport workers strike ahead of World Cup

Ground staff at Rio de Janeiro's airports plan to stage a 24-hour partial strike on Thursday, the day Brazil hosts the opening match of the football World Cup.

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Cantor defeated in Republican primary upset

Eric Cantor, the majority leader in the US House of Representatives, has lost his Virginia seat to a Tea Party challenger in a Republican primary upset.

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