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Guards taken hostage at #Brazil jail uprising

At least 12 guards and several inmates are being held hostage after a prisoner uprising in southern Brazil, during which some of those incarcerated were tossed from the roof of the correctional facility.

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US official calls for #Ebola control 'rethink'

Medical experts need to rethink how highly infectious diseases are handled in the US, according to a US health official, after a Dallas health worker contracted Ebola despite wearing protective gear while caring for a dying Liberian patient.

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Bolivia's Morales declares election victory

Evo Morales has won a third term as Bolivia's president with a landslide win, according to an unofficial quick count of the vote.

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First US #Ebola infection adds to concern

A Texas health-care worker has become the first person to contract Ebola on American soil, authorities say, causing concern that safety precautions taken by medical staff could be insufficient.

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Morales poised to win as #Bolivia votes

Polls have opened in Bolivia, where around six million legible voters are to cast their ballots in presidential and congressional elections largely expected to end with a sweeping victory for President Evo Morales.

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'Some bodies' not of missing #Mexico students

Some of the bodies found in clandestine graves in southern Mexico do not correspond to any of the 43 students who went missing after an attack by gang-linked police, according to an official.

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US demonstrators condemn #Ferguson shooting

Thousands of protesters have marched through St Louis, Missouri, as part of a weekend of demonstrations against police violence organised after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white officer last summer.

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Divided #Haiti bids farewell to Duvalier

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of former president Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier on Saturday, honouring a man widely reviled for repression and corruption during his 15 years in power.

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Fresh protests in US over police violence

Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside a US police station, chanting against police violence and pushing forward a weekend of demonstrations after eight people were arrested in chaotic protests the previous night.

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US police shooting reignites racial anger

The US state of Missouri is bracing for a new wave of racial unrest after another black teenager was killed by an off-duty white cop.

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