Americas

Two boys buried by snowplough for hours near New York are rescued
Two boys who had gone out to build a snow fort got trapped in a snow bank for several hours before they were rescued.The boys, aged nine and 11, were trapped...
U.S. shoppers go in for the kill on ‘Black Friday’
The traditionalists don’t like it, but the “Black Friday” shopping frenzy is as much a part of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United...
Mexico president announces anti-crime crackdown
Mexico’s president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs...
Law and order restored at Ferguson after days of rioting
The streets of Ferguson were decidedly calmer after two days of nationwide protests against the decision not to prosecute white police Officer Darren Wilson...
At least 17 inmates dead of drug poisoning in Venezuela
At least 17 Venezuelan inmates who had been on hunger strike over prison conditions, have died of drug poisoning, police sources told AFP.
Video shows U.S. cop shot 12-year-old boy with toy gun seconds after meeting him
The U.S. police officer in Cleveland, Ohio, who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun, fired within 1.5 to 2 seconds of pulling up in his...
Jian Ghomeshi arrested, granted bail on charges of sex assault, choking
Former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi, charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of “overcome resistance‚ÄĒchoking,” has been...
More than 400 arrested as Ferguson protests spread to other U.S. cities
National Guard troops and police aimed to head off a third night of violence on Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri, as more than 400 people have been arrested...
Ferguson shooting: Police officer says he has ‘clean conscience’
The white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in the riot-hit U.S.
U.S.-wide demonstrations as Ferguson protesters tear gassed in tense night
Protesters have been tear gassed on a second night of disorder in Ferguson, Missouri, as demonstrations were staged across the U.S..
More troops ordered into Ferguson, other cities prepare for demonstrations
Renewed plans for marches and rallies over the Darren Wilson ruling came as officials in cities such as Oakland, California, were still cleaning up after...
Mexico’s embattled government poised to unveil law and order measures
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has been under pressure from protesters to end rampant impunity and brutality by security forces since the 43 students...
In the wake of Ferguson decision, the investigations go on
Despite a grand jury choosing not to indict Darren Wilson, the investigation surrounding the death of Michael Brown is far from over.
Announcement coming in Ferguson jury hearing of Michael Brown case
A jury in the U.S. state of Missouri has made a decision on whether to charge officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Michael...
Darren Wilson ruling: Violence in Ferguson ‘worse than after shooting’
Gunshots pierced the air as an angry crowd torched buildings and police cars in suburban St.
Hagel chucks it in: U.S. Defence Secretary resigns
Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has stepped down amid criticism of the campaigns in Afghanistan and against the Islamic State.
Chilean moms show increased support for growing medical marijuana
Despite the risk of jail time, about 100 parents in Chile have formed a group called Mama Cultiva or “Mama Grows”, to share knowledge about...
Bill to bring in ‘coloured replica guns’ after fatal shooting of 12 year-old boy
The shooting death of a 12-year-old who was brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun has prompted calls for such items to be brightly coloured.
Vancouver clinic tests doses of prescription heroin for severe addicts
Vancouver, one of North America’s most progressive cities in respect to drug policy, will conduct a groundbreaking experiment: prescription heroin.
Ferguson on edge: Tensions rise as city, country wait for answers
Nearly a week after Missouri governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency ahead of a decision in the contentious Ferguson police shooting, reports...
Colombia’s Santos: FARC may release hostages next week
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos said he hoped next week to secure the release of five captives, including an army general, held by Marxist FARC...
Flooding fears mount in snowed-in area of New York state
Authorities warned that record-breaking snowfall that buried towns near Buffalo, New York, is posing a major flooding threat Saturday with temperatures...
Saudi prisoner released from Guantanamo Bay after 12 years
A Saudi inmate held for 12 years at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on suspicion of fighting in Afghanistan for al Qaeda, has been transferred...
In America’s underground, dogfighting thrives in years since Vick case
Despite being banned in all 50 states, and facing a backlash when quarterback Michael Vick was involved, the ancient blood sport of dogfighting is thriving...
Mexico ex-police official arrested in student abductions
A former Mexican police chief in the town where witnesses say 43 missing students were massacred, was arrested for allegedly participating in handing the...
Rare female grey wolf travels hundreds of miles to Grand Canyon in Arizona
A rare female grey wolf from the Northern Rockies in America travelled hundreds of miles into northern Arizona, marking the species’ first appearance...
93-year-old U.S. woman marks 75 years with same company
How long have you been working in your current company? A 93-year-old woman from the city of Birmingham in Alabama is celebrating 75 years as an employee...
Pleas for peace as simmering tensions near boiling point in Ferguson
The father of Michael Brown is making a plea for peace, regardless of whether the grand jury decides to charge the Ferguson police officer who fatally...
Record snowfall in Buffalo may lead to flooding, roof collapses and more deaths
This week’s record snowfall in the U.S. finally ended in Buffalo on Friday, yet residents still couldn’t breathe easy, as the looming threat...
Report: Newtown shooter’s family ignored mental health issues for years
Newtown’s school system unwittingly enabled Adam Lanza’s mother to “accommodate and appease” him as he became more withdrawn socially,...

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