Peru says it will seek trade deals with Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand if the TPP fails to make it through the US Congress.

Chilean airport offers free yoga

Santiago International has joined Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and Canada's Vancouver International Airport in offering free yoga for travellers.
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Moree than 203 million people currently live in a state of emergency.
The hugely popular WhatsApp smartphone messaging service was briefly blocked by a Brazilian court Tuesday for the third time in less than a year after failing to...
The hugely popular WhatsApp smartphone messaging service was briefly blocked by a Brazilian court Tuesday for the third time in less than a year after failing to...

Brazil block on WhatsApp lifted

A block on the WhatsApp messaging service ordered by a Brazilian judge has been lifted by the country's Supreme Court.
As the Zika virus spreads humans will develop a natural "herd immunity" meaning the current outbreak should last only two to three years, researchers say.
Julian Assange has sounded a warning about the amount of data Google and Facebook collect, saying it outstrips even what the NSA collects.
The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes has sided with Uruguay against Philip Morris, says President Tabare Vazquez.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, in her written defence at her impeachment trial, has declared "everybody knows that you are judging an honest woman".

Brazil court blocks Facebook funds

WhatsApp's failure to turn over messages in a drugs case has prompted a Brazilian court to block $8 million worth of funds to parent company Facebook.
A small plane has landed in Chile, returning two sick US workers from Antarctica.
Brazil President Michel Temer says the opening ceremonies of the Rio Olympic Games could be awkward if both he and Dilma Rousseff attend.
The Colombian government and the FARC rebel force signed a ceasefire and disarmament agreement Thursday, one of the last steps toward ending a half-century...
Colombia's government and the FARC guerrilla group reached agreement Wednesday on a definitive ceasefire in Latin America's longest civil war, they said in a...
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