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In a Nepali wetland, a traditional craft helps a community earn a livelihood and keeps invasive weeds in check
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In a Nepali wetland, a traditional craft helps a community earn a livelihood and keeps invasive weeds in check

While such initiatives will not permanently eradicate the invasive plants, uprooting large quantities helps to safeguard the ecosystem.

Derived from an Amazonian frog, Kambo is catching on as an alt-wellness wonder drug
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Derived from an Amazonian frog, Kambo is catching on as an alt-wellness wonder drug

Kambo is catching on among the same crowd of coastal New Age elites — Burning Man psychonauts, Silicon Valley disrupters, plant-medicine proselytes — that rallied around ayahuasca, the hallucinogenic rainforest tea, a decade ago

Rock art gives proof earliest inhabitants of rainforest lives alongside Ice Age animals
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Rock art gives proof earliest inhabitants of rainforest lives alongside Ice Age animals

The rock paintings are evidence of how humans reconstructed the land, hunted, farmed and fished during the Ice Age.

CONMEBOL unhappy with FIFA’s decision to temporarily allow up to five substitutions
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CONMEBOL unhappy with FIFA’s decision to temporarily allow up to five substitutions

FIFA’s decision to temporarily allow up to five substitutions per match to help cope with potential fixture congestion was met coolly in South America on Friday.

Coronavirus pandemic: After Gremio players' 'masked' protest, Brazilian federation halts national football competitions
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Coronavirus pandemic: After Gremio players' 'masked' protest, Brazilian federation halts national football competitions

Hours after Gremio played the match wearing masks, the Brazilian Football Confederation said it was suspending all national competitions until further notice

Coronavirus pandemic: Brazil slow to impose restrictions on large gatherings at sporting events
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Coronavirus pandemic: Brazil slow to impose restrictions on large gatherings at sporting events

The biggest country in South America has also been slowest in the region to impose restrictions on large gatherings at sporting events as the coronavirus continues to spread.

FIFA cancels ruling council's two-day meet in Paraguay, cites concerns about travel during coronavirus outbreak, cost efficiencies
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FIFA cancels ruling council's two-day meet in Paraguay, cites concerns about travel during coronavirus outbreak, cost efficiencies

FIFA has cancelled plans for its ruling council to travel to South America next month for a two-day meeting.

Surge in South American political protests linked to Russian trolls on Twitter, finds US Department of State
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Surge in South American political protests linked to Russian trolls on Twitter, finds US Department of State

Watching political unrest explode across South America this fall, officials at the State Department noticed an eerily similar pattern in anti-government protests that otherwise had little in common

Sarnami: An Indian language born in South America, on the verge of becoming an endangered tongue
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Sarnami: An Indian language born in South America, on the verge of becoming an endangered tongue

Sarnami (sometimes called Suriname Hindustani) is a mixture of the Indian tongues that the immigrants spoke. It has also adopted words from Dutch and Sranan Tongo. The grammar and lexicon of Sarnami reflect the influence of all its mother languages.

Australian Open 2020: Safwat played better on big points, admits Sumit Nagal after shock loss in qualifiers
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Australian Open 2020: Safwat played better on big points, admits Sumit Nagal after shock loss in qualifiers

Nagal considers himself lucky to have a few sponsors and some sort of backing in the form of the Virat Kohli Foundation and Indian Oil.

Amazon fires in Brazil are causing glaciers in South America's Andes to melt even faster
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Amazon fires in Brazil are causing glaciers in South America's Andes to melt even faster

The Amazon rainforest burns every year, but the past few months saw the numbers increase by more than 70 percent.

In Guatemela as emigration touches record levels, 'achieving the American dream' comes with expensive loan, help from smuggler
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In Guatemela as emigration touches record levels, 'achieving the American dream' comes with expensive loan, help from smuggler

In recent years, Guatemala has been among the single largest sources of migrants apprehended along the southwest border of the United States, with most of them coming from rural, predominantly indigenous regions of the country.

Unschooling is finding more takers in India as parents discover benefits of child-led learning
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Unschooling is finding more takers in India as parents discover benefits of child-led learning

The radical unschooling method aims to harness the innate curiosity and creativity of children allowing them to carve their own learning path.This self-directed learning broadly means that the child learns what he/she wants to learn when and how he/she wants to learn it.

US Open 2019: Juan Sebastian Cabal, Robert Farah become first South American pair to win at Flushing Meadows
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US Open 2019: Juan Sebastian Cabal, Robert Farah become first South American pair to win at Flushing Meadows

Cabal and Farah became the first duo from South America in the Open Era to claim the US Open title

Amazon fires: Solutions lie beyond nationalist politics, a new green vision must be global in scope
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Amazon fires: Solutions lie beyond nationalist politics, a new green vision must be global in scope

The world’s greatest forest is on fire. The Amazon rainforest is burning away at record rates, in thousands of forest fires spread over an area bigger than India.

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro open to G7 aid for fighting Amazon fires if Emmanuel Macron 'withdraws insults'
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Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro open to G7 aid for fighting Amazon fires if Emmanuel Macron 'withdraws insults'

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday he was open to discussing G7 aid for fighting fires in the Amazon if his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron 'withdraws insults' made against him

Copa America 2019: Gabriel Jesus converts winning spot-kick as Brazil exorcise Paraguay penalties demons to reach semis
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Copa America 2019: Gabriel Jesus converts winning spot-kick as Brazil exorcise Paraguay penalties demons to reach semis

Gabriel Jesus scored the winning spot-kick in a tense penalty shoot-out as Brazil exorcised their demons to beat Paraguay on Thursday and reach the Copa America semi-finals.

Ecuador top court approves same-sex marriage in 5-4 vote; judges in favour say decision based on idea that all people are equal
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Ecuador top court approves same-sex marriage in 5-4 vote; judges in favour say decision based on idea that all people are equal

With the decision of the Constitutional Court, Ecuador joins Argentina, Brazil and Colombia in South American recognising same-sex marriage.

Earthquake of 8.0 magnitude strikes northern and central Peru, including capital Lima; no reports of injuries, damages yet
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Earthquake of 8.0 magnitude strikes northern and central Peru, including capital Lima; no reports of injuries, damages yet

Peru is located in a seismically active region, and on 14 January, 2018, a quake measuring 7.3 killed two people and toppled buildings near the southern city of Arequipa.