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US warns against all travel to Haiti

US warns against all travel to Haiti

The United States on Thursday warned its citizens to avoid all travel to Haiti due to a surge in crime, including a risk of kidnapping.The State Department raised its travel alert to the highest possible level for the poorest country in the Americas, which is

Raisman lashes 'offensive' gymnastics abuse deal

Raisman lashes 'offensive' gymnastics abuse deal

Olympic gold medallist Aly Raisman lashed out on Monday at a settlement put forward by USA Gymnastics for the Larry Nassar abuse scandal, describing the proposals as "offensive" to survivors of the jailed team doctor's crimes.In an interview with NBC televi

UN probe highlights Russia, Turkey roles in Syria 'war crimes'

UN probe highlights Russia, Turkey roles in Syria 'war crimes'

Moscow has participated in war crimes connected with deadly air strikes in Syria, UN investigators said Monday, warning that Ankara could also be responsible for similar crimes against Kurds there.The charges come as tensions soar between Turkey and Russian-ba

New president, new era as Uruguay shifts to center

New president, new era as Uruguay shifts to center

Luis Lacalle Pou will be sworn in as Uruguay president on Sunday to herald a new era in the South American country following 15 years of left-wing rule that brought important social reforms but left a stagnated economy and soaring crime.The 46-year-old leader

Mexico court jails man over murder of journalist Valdez

Mexico court jails man over murder of journalist Valdez

One of the murderers of acclaimed journalist and AFP contributor Javier Valdez Cardenas was sentenced Thursday to 14 years and eight months in prison by a Mexican court.Heriberto Picos Barraza, nicknamed "El Koala", was one of the perpetrators of the crime c

El Salvador approves law to punish civil war crimes

El Salvador approves law to punish civil war crimes

El Salvador's Congress on Wednesday night approved a law to investigate and punish crimes committed during the country's 1980-1992 civil war, but President Nayib Bukele said he would veto it.Bukele considered it a "disguised amnesty" that does not guarante