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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil on Friday reported a daily increase of 1,212 COVID-19 deaths, taking the national death toll to 92,475.

Health authorities also detected 52,383 new cases in the past 24 hours, raising the total caseload to 2,662,485. (Brazil-COVID-19)

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HOUSTON -- Firefighters are fighting to put out a massive fire that destroyed a warehouse on Friday in Houston city in the U.S. state of Texas.

Explosions were heard several hours after the fire broke out at around 10:30 a.m. at the Salon and Spa Wholesalers Friday morning, authorities said. (US-Fire-Warehouse)

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LISBON -- A high-speed train with 212 passengers that left Lisbon for northern Portugal's city of Braga collided with a railroad maintenance vehicle on Friday near Coimbra in central Portugal, killing two people and injuring 50 others, according to Coimbra District Operations Command (CDOS).

The two fatal victims in the accident were workers of the Portuguese National Railway Network (REFER) against whom the passenger train collided, said the company's Coimbra District Operations Commander Carlos Luis Tavares. (Portugal-Accident-Train)

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Two aircraft collided in midair Friday morning near the Soldotna Airport on Kenai Peninsula in the U.S. state of Alaska, Anchorage Daily News (ADN) reported.

One of the aircraft involved in the crash about two miles northeast of the airport at 8:30 a.m. was a single-engine de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The agency originally described the other plane as a twin-engine Piper Aztec, but it said Friday afternoon that identification was incorrect and the model of the second aircraft had not been identified. (US-Alaska-Aircraft Collision)

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BOGOTA -- At least six miners were killed and three others trapped after an explosion inside a coal mine on Friday in northeastern Colombia.

The authorities have begun an investigation to establish the causes of the incident. (Colombia-Explosion-Deaths) Enditem

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