FIFA fines Brazil for homophobic chants

October 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on FIFA fines Brazil for homophobic chants 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 5 — World football governing body FIFA has fined the Brazilian football confederation USD20,000 for homophobic abuse by fans.

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Chile confirms first case of Zika virus

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Chile confirms first case of Zika virus 

SANTIAGO, Feb. 3 — Chilean authorities on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Zika virus in the country, on the heels of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s declaration of an international health emergency.

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Flu kills over 100 people in Russia

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on Flu kills over 100 people in Russia 

MOSCOW, Jan. 29 — Over 100 people have died in the last three weeks in Russia of complications from flu, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said Thursday.

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Sri Lanka to screen travelers from Latin America, Africa for Zika virus

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on Sri Lanka to screen travelers from Latin America, Africa for Zika virus 

COLOMBO, Jan. 28 — Sri Lanka on Thursday said that it would begin screening passengers arriving from Latin America and Africa at the country's international airport to prevent the Zika virus from entering the island.

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Award-winning films await Malaysians in 14th Latin American Film Festival

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Award-winning films await Malaysians in 14th Latin American Film Festival 

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 28 — Malaysians will get to enjoy 10 cinematic masterpieces encompassing various genres from Latin America during the 14th Latin American Film Festival (LAFF) scheduled from November 11-19.

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Urgent: Quake of 6.5 magnitude hits southwest of Illapel, Chile

September 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Urgent: Quake of 6.5 magnitude hits southwest of Illapel, Chile 

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 — An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale jolted 63 kilometers southwest of Illapel, Chile, at 17:39:55 GMT Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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CBCP-NASSA offers help and solidarity to the people of Chile

September 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on CBCP-NASSA offers help and solidarity to the people of Chile 

MANILA, Sept. 21 — The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines- National Secretariat for Social Action (CBCP-NASSA) and Caritas Internationalis offered prayers and solidarity to the people affected by the earthquake that rocked Chile last week.

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Neymar wants to play 2016 Copa America, Olympics

July 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Neymar wants to play 2016 Copa America, Olympics 

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 26 — Neymar has expressed his wish to play in both next year's Copa America and the Rio 2016 Olympic football tournament.

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Aussie prawn farm prospering with sustainable fish meal

April 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on Aussie prawn farm prospering with sustainable fish meal 

SYDNEY, April 13 — Trials of a new sustainable fish meal to feed stock in a major Australian prawn farm are proving a success.

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Imported berries withdrawn from Australian shelves amid Hepatitis A scare

February 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Imported berries withdrawn from Australian shelves amid Hepatitis A scare 

CANBERRA, Feb. 16 — Frozen mixed berries grown in china and Chile were removed from Australian supermarket shelves on Monday after they were linked with Hepatitis A cases reported in Victoria and New South Wales.

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