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23,000 flee unrest-hit Nicaragua to seek asylum in Costa Rica

UN's refugee agency says 200 asylum applications are being lodged daily by Nicaraguans in neighbouring Costa Rica.

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World's largest king penguin colony declines by almost 90 percent

Satellite images and photos taken from helicopters show the population Ile aux Cochons has collapsed by 88 percent.

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Trump says he would 'certainly meet' with Iran's Rouhani

Comment comes as the US prepares to step up sanctions against Iran and after public sabre-rattling between two sides.

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California wildfire kills two children, great-grandmother

Death toll in Redding climbs to five, as firefighters struggle to contain raging fire now into its fourth day.

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Thousands join peaceful protests in Nicaraguan capital

Rival rallies of supporters and opponents of President Ortega in Managua take place without incident.

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Pope accepts US cardinal's resignation after sex abuse claims

Theodore McCarrick, who faces allegations he abused a boy in the 1970s, had already been suspended from ministry duties.

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Daniel Ortega's brother urges him to disband paramilitary forces

Humberto Ortega has urged his brother to disband the pro-Sandinista paramilitary forces and end violence.

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Two killed as raging California wildfire destroys 500 structures

US state of California has had its worst start to the fire season in a decade, with nearly 118,000 hectares burned.

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1,800 children reunited with families, but 700 remain separated

US says 431 children couldn't be reunited by Thursday's deadline because their parents were no longer in the country.

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Ex-Trump campaign adviser: I believe Russia meddled in election

JD Gordon acknowledges Russian interference, but says alleged collusion between Russia and Trump is a 'hoax'.

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