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Report: Chile's Bachelet to be next UN human rights chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reportedly picked former Chilean president to replace Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein.

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US to impose sanctions on Russia over Skripal attack

Punitive measures will take effect on or around August 22, the US State Department announced on Wednesday.

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Rashida Tlaib set to become first Muslim woman in US Congress

Democratic politician from Michigan will run unopposed in a special election scheduled for November.

Rashida Tliab

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Argentina's abortion campaigners braced for crucial vote

Lawmakers to decide whether to legalise abortion amid fiercely polarised campaigns for and against the proposed bill.

Argentina's abortion campaigners

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Saudi Arabia halts all medical treatment for citizens in Canada

Riyadh's move comes after Ottawa denounced a crackdown on human rights activists in the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia

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Ivan Duque sworn in as Colombia's next president

More than 12,000 police deployed in central Bogota ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of Colombia's president Ivan Duque.

Colombia's president-elect Ivan Duque

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California: Mendocino Complex biggest wildfire in state history

Blazes have burned 114,800 hectares of land so far with weeks to go in the hot-and-dry summer season.

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Maduro to release proof of Colombian role in drone 'attack'

Venezuelan president says he has 'sufficient evidence' that Colombia is behind the foiled 'assassination attempt'.

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Brazilian judge overturns order shutting border to Venezuelans

Supreme Court justice says 'closing the doors' on those fleeing hunger and hardship is not justified.

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Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism of arrests

Riyadh also recalls its envoy and suspends trade deals after Canada's foreign ministry denounced jailing of activists.

The Saudi state airline, Saudia

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