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Just shoot them: scientists want Colombia's 'cocaine hippos' culled

Just shoot them: scientists want Colombia's 'cocaine hippos' culled

Environmentalists have long been trying to sterilise the hippos, but it can take three months to track an individual animal and the procedure is not easy.

  • by Matthew Charles

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COVID crisis in Amazonas as 1000 a day die in Brazil

COVID crisis in Amazonas as 1000 a day die in Brazil

Brazil reported over 1000 virus-related deaths for the fifth day in a row on Saturday as a humanitarian crisis hits.

  • by Bruno Kelly and Jamie McGeever
New Brazil data shows disappointing 50.4% efficacy for China's CoronaVac vaccine

New Brazil data shows disappointing 50.4% efficacy for China's CoronaVac vaccine

It's the news Indonesian President Joko Widodo probably didn't want to hear.

  • by Eduardo Simões
Sinovac coronavirus vaccine 78% effective in Brazil trial: institute

Sinovac coronavirus vaccine 78% effective in Brazil trial: institute

Officials said there had been 218 COVID-19 cases in the CoronaVac trial of 13,000 volunteers, including 160 on volunteers who only received a placebo.

  • by Eduardo Simões
Argentina legalises abortion in historic vote

Argentina legalises abortion in historic vote

Legalisation was a striking rebuke of Pope Francis, who on the eve of the vote had praised a women's group for its activism against abortion.

  • by Almudena Calatrava and Debora Rey
Coronavirus-sniffing dogs provide line of defence at Santiago airport

Coronavirus-sniffing dogs provide line of defence at Santiago airport

A team of Golden Retrievers and Labradors sit when they smell the virus and get a treat. The canines sport green "biodetector" jackets with a red cross.

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Woman enslaved as a maid for nearly 40 years freed

Woman enslaved as a maid for nearly 40 years freed

Madalena Gordiano knocked on a family's door asking for bread when she was eight. A promise they made to adopt her never eventuated.

  • by Fabio Teixeira
COVID-19 spreads to Antarctica

COVID-19 spreads to Antarctica

Thirty-six Chileans, including military personnel and civilians have tested positive for coronavirus.

Brazilian supreme court rules against COVID anti-vaxxers

Brazilian supreme court rules against COVID anti-vaxxers

Ten justices of the 11-member court backed the mandatory inoculation with only one vote against.

  • by Simone Preissler Iglesias
Migrants found dead off of Venezuela's eastern coast

Migrants found dead off of Venezuela's eastern coast

The migrant exodus from crisis-torn Venezuela continues apace.

  • by Sarah Kinosian
Miracle beach where hope comes in waves as gold

Miracle beach where hope comes in waves as gold

Word of the discovery spread swiftly, and soon most of the village's 2000 residents had joined in a frenzied treasure hunt.

  • by Anatoly Kurmanaev and Isayen Herrera