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Brazil: Defiant Dilma Rousseff appears at Senate trial

Suspended Brazilian president rejects allegations of budget manipulation and accuses her rivals of staging a coup.

Dilma Rousseff

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Colombia ceasefire ends half-century-long war

Government and FARC fighters declare end to 52-year-old conflict, with a peace deal expected to be signed in September.

Juan Manuel Santos

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Venezuela jails ex-San Cristobal mayor Daniel Ceballos

Wife says ex-San Cristobal mayor transported to jail in ambulance after being told he was being taken for medical exam.

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Haiti's peanut producers oppose 500-tonne US donation

Over 50 groups of farmers and aid workers seek to stop planned 500-tonne shipment that US officials term a donation.

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Soldiers killed in ambush in northern Paraguay

Roadside bomb targets army patrol in northern border region in attack blamed by government on Marxist group.

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Brazil: Dilma Rousseff trial told she broke no laws

Nelson Barbosa, former economy minister, testifies that suspended president did not break the law or harm the economy.

Brazil senate

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Juno space probe makes closest approach to Jupiter

NASA says space probe orbiting the "king of our solar system" has flown closer to the planet than any other spacecraft.

Jupiter

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Bolivian minister Rodolfo Illanes 'killed by miners'

Rodolfo Illanes, Bolivia's deputy interior minister, was reportedly beaten to death after being kidnapped by miners.

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US: Apple issues update after security flaws laid bare

Tech giant releases emergency fixture after UAE dissident Ahmed Mansoor flags spyware created by Israeli company.

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Colombia and FARC rebels reach historic peace deal

After nearly four years of negotiations, the two sides announce final agreement, which will be put to a referendum.

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