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Argentine zoo transfers two rare Bengal tigers to the US

Buenos Aires - Two rare white Bengal tigers from Argentina are due to arrive Saturday at a spacious sanctuary in the US state of Colorado in hopes of a "better quality of life," their space-challenged Eco-park in Buenos Aires said.

Cities worldwide dim lights to mark Earth Hour

Buenos Aires - From Singapore to Buenos Aires, cities around the world turned off their lights Saturday to mark Earth Hour, with this year's event highlighting the link between the destruction of nature and increasing outbreaks of diseases like Covid-19.

Protesters in Argentina attack bus carrying president

Buenos Aires - Dozens of protesters kicked and threw rocks at a minibus carrying Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Saturday as he visited an area devastated by forest fires, TV footage showed.

One dead, several missing in Argentina forest fires

Buenos Aires - One person has died and 11 are reported missing as forest fires have blazed through Argentina's Patagonia region for days, officials reported Friday.

Thousands protest over Argentina 'VIP vaccinations' scandal

Buenos Aires - Thousands of people demonstrated in cities across Argentina on Saturday to protest the "VIP vaccinations" scandal that forced the health minister to resign.

Pope Francis expects to spend his final days in Rome: new book

Buenos Aires - Pope Francis expects to die in Rome, still the Catholic pontiff, without returning to spend his final days in his native Argentina, according to a new book titled "The Health of Popes.

Argentina president blasts 'unforgivable' vaccine line-jump scandal

Buenos Aires - Argentina's president Alberto Fernandez blasted his former health minister over an "unforgivable" coronavirus vaccine scandal, in quotes published on Sunday.

Argentina has new health chief after vaccine line-jumping scandal

Buenos Aires - Argentina's new health minister took office on Saturday following the resignation of her predecessor after he was caught helping friends skip the line for Covid-19 vaccinations.

Argentine ex-president Menem buried with military honors

Buenos Aires - Former Argentine president Carlos Menem was buried Monday in a ceremony with military honors in a Buenos Aires Islamic cemetery next to his late son.

Ex-Argentine president Menem dies aged 90

Buenos Aires - Argentina's former president Carlos Menem, who marked his country with a neoliberal approach to the economy, died in a Buenos Aires clinic on Sunday at the age of 90.

Millionaires' tax for virus relief takes effect in Argentina

Buenos Aires - A one-off tax on Argentina's richest people to help pay for medical supplies and relief for small businesses battered by the global coronavirus pandemic entered into force on Friday.

Wildfire ravages massive section of Argentine forest

Buenos Aires - A wildfire raging in the south of Argentina has consumed a vast swathe of forestland in three days, local authorities said Wednesday -- an area half the size of Liechtenstein.

Abortion becomes legal in Argentina as Chile starts a debate

Buenos Aires - Argentina on Thursday became one of just a handful of Latin American countries to allow elective abortion, as neighboring Chile initiated its own debate on decriminalizing a procedure denied to most women on the continent.

Argentine judge orders unproven treatment for Covid patient

Buenos Aires - An Argentinian judge compelled a private clinic to administer chlorine dioxide, used as a powerful disinfectant, to a coronavirus patient who died Monday in a case medical doctors have labelled "a scandal.

Argentines celebrate approval of landmark abortion law

Buenos Aires - Pro-choice activists celebrated on the streets on Wednesday as Argentina joined a handful of South American nations to legalize abortion, a landmark decision in a country where the Catholic Church has long held sway.

Argentina's Catholics, evangelicals unite against abortion bill

Buenos Aires - At the entrance to Argentina's Congress is a plaque reminding legislators that Our Lady of Lujan is the patron saint of the country's political parties -- a not-so-subtle nod to religion in a nation considering whether to allow abortions.

Amnesty gathers 250,000 signatures for legal abortion in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Amnesty International on Thursday presented 250,000 signatures it has collected from around the world in support of legalizing abortion in Argentina ahead of a crucial Senate vote.

Argentina's lower house votes to legalize abortion

Buenos Aires - The lower house of Argentina's congress voted to legalize abortion on Friday, sparking street celebrations by activists but the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate, which rejected a similar bill two years ago.

Argentina's lower house votes to legalize abortion

Buenos Aires - The lower house of Argentina's parliament approved the legalization of abortion on Friday, sending the proposal to the Senate -- which rejected a similar bill two years ago.

Argentine president says he'll get Russia vaccine to dispel fears

Buenos Aires - President Alberto Fernandez said Thursday he would be the first person in Argentina to be injected with Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in order to dispel public fears.
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