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Latin American nations plan to join COVAX vaccine facility after deadline
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil and Argentina, Latin American nations seeking more time to commit to the global COVID-19 vaccine facility known as COVAX, said they intend to so as soon as possible after missing Friday's deadline.
Djokovic overcomes Koepfer to set up Ruud semi-final in Rome
(Reuters) - Novak Djokovic overcame a mid-match wobble against Dominik Koepfer before securing a 6-3 4-6 6-3 win over the unseeded German and a semi-final spot at the Italian Open on Saturday.
Brazil reports 33,057 new coronavirus cases, 739 deaths
BRASILIA, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Brazil recorded 33,057 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and 739 deaths from the disease, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.
Haiti moves closer to constitutional referendum, elections
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian President Jovenel Moise has appointed nine members to a provisional electoral council tasked with preparing a constitutional referendum and organizing local, municipal, legislative and presidential elections in the Caribbean country.
Pogacar poised for Tour glory after stunning Roglic
RONCHAMPS, France (Reuters) - Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar pulled off a major upset at the Tour de France by stunning compatriot Primoz Roglic to claim the overall leader's yellow jersey with a monumental victory in the final individual time trial on Saturday.
Pompeo hails Colombia's stance on Maduro, pledges more help in drugs fight
BOGOTA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday thanked Colombian President Ivan Duque for his stance against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and pledged continued assistance to help fight drug trafficking.
Hours after U.S.-Canada border closure extended to October 21, Trump says it 'opening pretty soon'
OTTAWA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said border restrictions between Canada and the United States because of the novel coronavirus pandemic would be lifted "pretty soon", just hours after the two countries confirmed they would remain in place until at least Oct. 21.
UPDATE 1-Rugby-Brumbies hang on to win Super Rugby AU title over Reds
SYDNEY, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The ACT Brumbies confirmed their domestic superiority in Australian rugby with a 28-23 victory over the Queensland Reds to clinch the Super Rugby AU title in Canberra on Saturday.
TikTok filed a complaint against Trump administration to block U.S. ban: Bloomberg News
(Reuters) - Popular video-sharing app TikTok has asked a U.S. judge to block the Trump administration banning on the Chinese social-media network, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday.
UPDATE 2-Peru's Vizcarra survives ouster vote in Congress impeachment trial amid economic turmoil
LIMA, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Peru's Congress voted against removing President Martín Vizcarra in an impeachment trial on Friday, quelling political tensions in the copper giant in the midst of an economic recession brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
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