Americas

Colombia: Eight dead in clashes between rival rebel groups

 BOGOTA, May 27 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Fighting between rival splinter groups of Colombia’s now-defunct FARC guerrilla movement left at least eight…

The Palestinian tradition in Chile, football, culture and politics

SANTIAGO, May 27 (NNN-MERCOPRESS) — Club Deportivo Palestino, a football team, plays in a uniform of white, green, and red.…

Brazil: Outbreak of leptospirosis in flooded areas; health authorities warning

BRASILIA, May 27 (NNN-MERCOPRESS) — The first four deaths from the waterborne bacterial disease, leptospirosis, have been reported in the…

Argentina: Over 488,000 dengue cases reported in first 5 months; 343 deaths

BUENOS AIRES, May 27 (NNN-XINHUA) — Argentina has detected over 488,000 cases of dengue during the first five months this…

World’s island states meet to confront climate, fiscal challenges

UNITED NATIONS, May 27 (NNN=AGENCIES) — Extremely vulnerable to climate change, not rich enough to stop it on their own,…

40 More Palestinians Killed In Israeli Bombing On Camp In Rafah Overnight

GAZA, May 27 (NNN-WAFA) – At least 40 more Palestinian civilians were killed, including women and children, and some others…

WHO seeks US$7b with fund-raising revamp

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus GENEVA, May 27 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The World Health Organization launched Sunday a new financing…

4 killed in Peru train-bus collision

LIMA, May 27 (NNN-XINHUA) — At least four people were killed and 36 others injured when a freight train collided…

US: Tornadoes kill 13 in trail of destruction across three states

A building destroyed in Denton, Texas HOUSTON (Texas, US), May 27 (NNN-AGENCIES) — At least 13 people have been killed…

Kenya gets mandate from US and EU to help fight piracy

European Union Ambassador Henriette Geiger NAIROBI, May 27 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The United States and the European Union (EU) have intensified…