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WhatsApp now allows users to send and receive money

Facebook's messaging service WhatsApp on Monday announced that it has launched its own payment system for users. In a blog WhatsApp said "We’re excited to...

Cuba’s Raúl Castro hands over to Díaz-Canel

Miguel Díaz-Canel has been sworn in as Cuba's new president, replacing Raúl Castro who took over from his ailing brother Fidel in 2006.

Brazil’s Lula da Silva begins jail term

Brazil's leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva served the first day of a 12-year prison sentence for corruption Sunday, but was already hoping for a way out through the courts this week, threatening to extend the drama ahead of presidential elections.

Colombia bridge collapse kills 9

A motorway bridge under construction in Colombia has collapsed, killing at least nine workers and injuring five others. The bridge in Chirajara was to be...

Trump defends Puerto Rico response

US President Donald Trump has defended his response to the disaster in Puerto Rico, which has been ravaged by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

Powerful earthquake hits Mexico killing over 200

A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing at least 226 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City.

Pope Francis injured in Colombia

Pope Francis sustained minor injuries on Sunday when he lost his balance and bumped his head against a vehicle barrier while riding in the popemobile during his visit to Cartagena, Colombia.

Pope prays Colombia war victims

Pope Francis presided over a tearful act of reconciliation Friday between ex-fighters and victims of Colombia's civil war, urging "truth" and "justice" for victims of the half-century conflict.

Mexico hit by deadly earthquake

A strong earthquake of magnitude 8.1 has struck in the Pacific off the southern coast of Mexico, killing at least five people.

Pope Francis prays for peace in South America

Pope Francis landed in Colombia on Wednesday to plead for lasting peace in a country moving towards the end of a half-century war, and praying for stability in its crisis-stricken neighbor Venezuela.

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