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Argentina abortion: Senate votes in favour of legalisation

Argentina abortion: Senate votes in favour of legalisation

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Three days of national mourning in Argentina for footballer Diego Maradona

Three days of national mourning in Argentina for footballer Diego Maradona

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Argentina's president has said there will be three days of national mourning following the death of the country's most famous footballer.Diego Maradona, who captained the 1986 World Cup-winning team, died from a heart attack at the age of 60 on Wednesday. Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez said: "Diego was Argentina in the world. He gave us joy and we will never be able to repay him for so much joy." Image: Fans in Buenos Aires cheered for Maradona, described by some as the world's greatest footballer Mr Fernandez issued a decree for three days of national mourning and offered the presidential palace for the footballer's funeral.In Argentina, fans gathered in spots that are linked to the life of the legendary player, including th...
Football fans in Argentina and Naples flock to streets to mourn death of football icon Diego Maradona

Football fans in Argentina and Naples flock to streets to mourn death of football icon Diego Maradona

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Football fans in Argentina and Naples were visibly upset by Diego Maradona’s tragic death on Wednesday. The football icon died at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home in Tigre. AFP or licensors People were in tears over Maradona’s death AFP or licensors Maradona’s death has rocked Argentina Maradona captained his country to World Cup glory in 1986 and had successful spells with Napoli, Barcelona, Argentinos Juniors and Boca Juniors. He will be remembered as one of the greatest footballers to play the game. Maradona scored 81 goals in 188 league games for Napoli between 1984 and 1991 and his fans gathered at the top of the Quartieri Spagnoli in Naples to pay their respects on Wednesday even...
Ongoing drought in Brazil, Argentina threatens crucial crop harvests

Ongoing drought in Brazil, Argentina threatens crucial crop harvests

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An unusually dry end to the summer season across parts of South America is expected to impact the harvests of important crops in the region. "Rainfall averaged below normal across much of southern Brazil, including [the states of] Rio Grande Do Sul, Santa Catarina, for the month of March, and in many instances the entire summer season," said AccuWeather senior meteorologist Jason Nicholls. Some major cities in these states include Porto Alegre, Santa Maria and Florianopolis, although even Curitiba in Parana had a drier-than-normal month of March. All of the above cities saw 35 percent or less of their normal rainfall for the month, which has proven significant for growing areas of corn and soybeans. Although not as extreme, parts of northern Argentina, which are also contributing produ...
France 23-21 Argentina: Camille Lopez drop-goal denies Pumas in Tokyo thriller

France 23-21 Argentina: Camille Lopez drop-goal denies Pumas in Tokyo thriller

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2019 Rugby World Cup: France v ArgentinaFrance: (20) 23Tries: Fickou, Dupont Pens: Ntamack (2) Cons: Ntamack (2) DG: LopezArgentina: (3) 21Tries: Petti, Montoya Pens: Sanchez, Urdapilleta (2) Cons: SanchezFrance held off a second-half comeback by Argentina to win a gripping World Cup match in Tokyo.The Pumas overturned a 20-3 half-time deficit to take a 21-20 lead until Camille Lopez's drop-goal put France ahead again in the Pool C encounter.Tries from Gael Fickou and Antoine Dupont gave France the advantage. Guido Petti and Julian Montoya crossed for the Pumas and Benjamin Urdapilleta's penalty put them ahead before replacement Lopez struck.The Pumas, who had lost their previous nine interna...