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Colombian tribe members killed by lightning

Eleven members of a remote indigenous tribe along Colombia's Caribbean coast have been killed after a lightning bolt struck a thatch-roofed hut where they were gathered.

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Biden 'apologises' to #UAE for #ISIL remarks

US Vice President Joe Biden

The United Arab Emirates says US Vice President Joe Biden has apologised to the Abu Dhabi crown prince for "any implications" in remarks he made last week that the UAE had supported fighters in Syria.

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US court paves way for gay marriage expansion

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The US Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.

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Brazil's president to face run-off poll

Brazil's left-wing incumbent Dilma Rousseff has come at the top of the presidential elections but has not gained enough votes to avoid a run-off and will face Aecio Neves.

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UN says wreck near #Haiti not Columbus' ship

United Nations experts have refuted claims made by a US marine archaeologist that a wreck off Haiti was Christopher Columbus's flagship "Santa Maria" which he used for his first voyage to the Americas.

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#Ebola patient returning to US for treatment

An American photojournalist who contracted Ebola while working in West Africa has begun his journey home for treatment, while a man who recently arrived in Dallas from Liberia remains in critical condition with the disease.

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Bodies exhumed from mass grave in #Mexico

At least 28 bodies have been pulled from a mass grave in southern Mexico as authorities check if they were among a group of 43 students missing since a police shooting last week.

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Condition of #Ebola patient in US 'critical'

The condition of the lone Ebola patient to be diagnosed in the US has worsened and is now deemed critical, according to the Dallas hospital that has been treating him.

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Police find mass grave near #Mexico town

A clandestine grave site with multiple burial pits holding an undetermined number of bodies has been found outside a town in Mexico's Guerrero state where violence last week resulted in six deaths and the disappearance of 43 students.

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#Brazil votes in presidential election

Dilma RousseffMillions of Brazilians are heading to the polls to choose the country's next president, in one of the most unpredictable election campaigns in decades.

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