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Louisiana hunkers down as storm Zeta takes aim at state
(Reuters) - Louisiana prepared for the sixth lashing this year from a Gulf Coast system as Tropical Storm Zeta sped off the Yucatan Peninsula bringing high winds and rain to a region still reeling from a series of storms.
Mexico passes 900,000 confirmed coronavirus cases
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's health ministry reported on Tuesday 5,942 additional cases of the novel coronavirus and 643 more deaths in the country, bringing the official number of cases to 901,268 and the death toll to 89,814.
U.S.-sanctioned Iranian plane lands in Venezuela -lawmaker, data
CARACAS, Oct 27 (Reuters) - An Iranian plane owned by a company sanctioned by the United States for allegedly shipping weapons to Syria landed in Venezuela on Tuesday, according to an opposition Venezuelan lawmaker and flight tracking data.
I take my hat off to Hamilton, says old foe Rosberg
LONDON (Reuters) - Nico Rosberg hailed Lewis Hamilton's record 92nd Formula One win and sporting longevity as a great achievement on Tuesday but said the way the Briton was using his platform to raise awareness for global issues was just as impressive.
Nicaragua passes bill criminalizing what government considers fake news
MANAGUA, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Nicaragua's congress overwhelmingly passed legislation on Tuesday to regulate what can be published on social media and in the news, a move critics condemned as a brazen attempt to muzzle opposition to President Daniel Ortega.
Brazil suffers 549 new COVID-19 deaths, 29,787 new cases
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil has recorded 549 new COVID-19 deaths and 29,787 new cases of coronavirus, the health ministry said on Tuesday.
Fugitive Venezuelan politician to push for global condemnation of Maduro
MADRID (Reuters) - Fugitive Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez said on Tuesday he would use his newly-won freedom in Spain to convince more countries to condemn President Nicolas Maduro's government as dictatorial and support democratic change.
Hamilton ready to drive change as Extreme E team owner
LONDON (Reuters) - Six times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton looked forward on Tuesday to driving change, and accelerating a push for diversity and sustainability, as a team owner when the Extreme E electric off-road series starts in March.
Exclusive: New head of Latin American development bank launches early push for capital increase
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new head of Latin America's main financing institution hopes to leverage concerns about Chinese lending to win the support of U.S. lawmakers for boosting the bank's yearly lending capacity to $20 billion as the region grapples with the COVID-19 crisis.
Venezuela's Guaido denounces forced disappearance of party coordinator
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's Juan Guaido on Tuesday accused the government of illegally detaining an opposition activist, blaming it for what he called the forced disappearance of Roland Carreno of the Popular Will party.
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