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FILE - This June 5, 2009 file photo shows the Fernando de Noronha island in northeast Brazil. Four tourists were arrested on Oct. 29, 2020 for allegedly falsifying COVID-19 tests in an attempt to reach Fernando de Noronha island, which some say is the world’s most beautiful beach, according to a statement on the archipelago’s official website. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Four accused of altering virus tests to enter Brazil beachFour tourists have been arrested in Brazil for allegedly falsifying COVID-19 tests in an attempt to reach what some say is the world’s most beautiful beach
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WSJ Delves Into Story of Steele Dossier's 'Source 3'In a lengthy piece on the so-called Steele Dossier, the Wall Street Journal acknowledges from the get-go that the bulk of the allegations—about President Trump and Russia and assembled by former British spy Christopher Steele—have been "widely discredited." But that's not what the paper wanted to dig into....
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Rain-fueled landslide in El Salvador kills 9; 35 missingAt least nine people have been killed and 35 are missing after a landslide during torrential rains in El Salvador
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his daily, morning news conference at the presidential palace, Palacio Nacional, in Mexico City, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. López Obrador said Friday that his ambassador to the United States told him two weeks ago that there was an investigation underway there involving Mexico's former defense secretary, retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, who was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexican president taps loyalist as new security chiefMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has proposed a former journalist and long-time Mexico City government bureaucrat to be the country’s new security chief at a time when the country is on track to set a new annual homicide record
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrive for a round table meeting during a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. Trump spent four years upending seven decades of American trade policy. He started a trade war with China, slammed America’s closest allies by taxing their steel and aluminum and terrified Big Business by threatening to take a wrecking ball to $1.4 trillion in annual trade with Mexico and Canada. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Most Canadians hope for Trump defeat after insults, attacksDonald Trump called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “weak” and “dishonest” and attacked Canada on trade
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, German Health Minister Jens Spahn attends the weekly government cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin.  Spahn said Friday Oct. 30, 2020, that World Health Organisation (WHO) should receive more political support and financial backing for its international efforts to manage acute health crises, and given greater powers to independently investigate virus outbreaks. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, FILE)
EU: WHO should have more power to investigate outbreaksEuropean countries are calling for the World Health Organization to be given greater powers to independently investigate outbreaks and compel countries to provide more data, after the devastating coronavirus pandemic highlighted the agency’s numerous shortcomings
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Shoppers Using Mall Kiosks Unknowingly PhotographedA commercial real estate company behind major shopping malls in Canada broke privacy laws in taking 5 million photos of shoppers and using facial recognition technology without their knowledge, according to federal and provincial privacy commissioners. Cadillac Fairview embedded inconspicuous cameras at digital information kiosks at 12 shopping malls—two...
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People shop at a market in downtown Mexico City, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Mexico’s economy was in recession, and that only deepened with the economic shutdown provoked by measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 during the second quarter. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Mexico's economy grows in 3Q, but still well below last yearMexico’s estimated gross domestic product in the third quarter of the year was 8.6% below that for the same July to September period the previous year
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Ever See a Building Walk Before? Here's Your ChanceIt took nearly three weeks, but the Lagena Primary School in Shanghai has been relocated to its new home. If you happened to have been in the Huangpu district earlier this month, you would've seen exactly how it was moved 200 feet to its new space, and you probably would've...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020, photo provided by the Iranian Health Ministry, medics tend to a COVID-19 patient at the Shohadaye Tajrish Hospital in Tehran, Iran. Iran is confronting a new surge of infections that is filling hospitals and cemeteries alike. (Akbar Badrkhani/Iranian Health Ministry via AP)
Over 3 million cases of coronavirus reported in MideastAn Associated Press count shows the number of reported coronavirus cases has gone over 3 million in the Middle East, with the true number likely even higher
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This photos taken on Sunday, April 1, 2018 and provide by the Staatliche Naturwissenschftliche Sammlung Bayerns, SNSB, shows a female Voeltzkow-Chameleon in Madagascar. Scientists say they have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago. Researchers from Madagascar and Germany said that they discovered several living specimens of Voeltzkow's chameleon during an expedition to the northwest of the African island nation. (SNSB/Frank Glaw via AP)
Scientists find Madagascar chameleon last seen 100 years agoScientists say they have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago
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At Least 140 Dead in 2020's Worst ShipwreckAt least 140 people drowned off the coast of Senegal in what a United Nations agency says is the deadliest shipwreck so far in 2020. Authorities say the ship, carrying about 200 migrants headed for the Canary Islands, caught fire and capsized a few hours after leaving Senegal on Saturday,...
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