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19 September 2014 Last updated at 05:42 ET

Vigilantes tackle post-storm looting

Vigilante groups in Mexico's Baja California Sur state set up patrols to try to stop looting in the aftermath of hurricane Odile.


Participants in an Amazon festival (Image: Reuters)Forest land rights need global focus

Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.

Photo of Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus in Mexico flag stunt row

Singer Miley Cyrus is the subject of an official complaint after being spanked with a Mexican flag on the country's independence day. Newsbeat

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Brazil candidates engage in verbal sparring in TV debate

The first of Brazil's televised presidential debates is the first chance many Brazilians have to compare the main contenders, the BBC's Wyre Davies reports from Rio de Janeiro.

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