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Funeral of major graft probe judge killed in plane crash

SAO PAULO, Jan 21 The funeral was being held on Saturday of a Brazilian Supreme Court justice who died in a plane crash after overseeing the investigation of politicians linked to the nation's largest graft scheme.

2:00pm GMT

Dead miner pulled from under landslide in Peru, 6 others missing

LIMA, Jan 20 The body of one of seven miners trapped under a landslide for four days in southern Peru was pulled from a 200-meter (660 feet) deep tunnel on Friday, but hopes of finding the others alive dimmed, authorities said.

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Chile declares state of emergency due to massive wildfires

SANTIAGO, Jan 20 Chile declared a state of emergency on Friday as more than a dozen wildfires that have scorched nearly 50,000 hectares (123,500 acres) threatened to encroach on towns, factories and vineyards.

20 Jan 2017

UPDATE 1-'Black box' found after plane crash killed Brazil judge

SAO PAULO, Jan 20 Brazilian authorities on Friday recovered the black box that was in a small plane that crashed and killed a Supreme Court justice who was overseeing the investigation of a political kickback scheme, the largest ever uncovered in the country.

20 Jan 2017

France to review food whitener additive for health risks

PARIS, Jan 20 The French government has ordered a review of the safety of titanium dioxide as a food additive after a scientific study released on Friday found health effects in animals that consumed the substance.

20 Jan 2017
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