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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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Former #Haiti dictator Duvalier dies

Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, who ruled Haiti from 1971 until he fled the country in 1986, has died of a heart attack aged 63.

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Four quarantined in US over #Ebola fears

Four people close to the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the US have been quarantined in a Dallas apartment as health officials widen their search for people who had direct or indirect contact with him.

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US sharply criticises Israeli settlement plan

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US President Barack Obama has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Washington's deep concerns over an Israeli plan to build 2,600 new settler homes in East Jerusalem.

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US Secret Service director resigns

The head of the security agency guarding US President Barack Obama has resigned under fire after a series of security lapses came to light involving the president's protection.

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