Tropical storm Dolly hits Mexico’s northeast coast
Tropical Storm Dolly moved ashore late Tuesday and soaked Mexico’s Gulf coast, where authorities suspended school classes and readied shelters.
Obama sending 350 more troops to protect U.S. Embassy in Baghdad
President Barack Obama has ordered about 350 more troops to Baghdad to protect the U.S.
Police report: Girl said Uzi was too much for her
A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an instructor with an Uzi at an Arizona shooting range said immediately after the shooting that she felt the...
Why have 53 tonnes of fish mysteriously died in a Mexican lagoon?
At least 48 tonnes of fish have turned up dead in a lagoon in western Mexico and authorities are investigating whether waste water treatment plants are...
Cuba introduces new customs limits on personal goods
The baggage carousels at Cuba’s airports often look like they’re disgorging the contents of an entire Wal-Mart or Target store.
U.S. trained ordinary Alaskans as secret agents during Cold War era
Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers...
22 miners rescued from Nicaragua gold mine after landslide
Rescue workers have freed 22 miners who were trapped in a gold mine after a landslide in northern Nicaragua, and the government on Saturday vowed to continue...
A day in Obama’s life: Radiation guns, anarchists and other death threats
U.S. President Barack Obama receives about 30 death threats per day. Most of the threats are not credible, and not made public, but must be investigated...
Ecuador women turn to boxing to fight sexual violence
After surviving a harrowing rape attempt, Any Hurtado took up boxing and found herself surrounded by other Ecuadoran women using their fists for protection...
Going from reserve to recruit a culture shock for some aboriginals: report
The move from small and isolated communities to larger urban centres can be quite jarring for aboriginals who join the Canadian Armed Forces, says a newly...
Rosa Parks artefacts sold for $4.5 million to Buffett son
A foundation controlled by the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett has paid $4.5 million for hundreds of artefacts belonging to civil rights pioneer...
Members of Jewish ‘Lev Tahor’ sect leave Guatemala village after cold reception
A few months after moving from Canada to a remote part of Guatemala to find religious freedom, a group of ultra orthodox Jews have been forced out of their...
Nicaragua gold mine collapse: First two miners rescued
Rescuers in Nicaragua have started pulling out miners trapped deep underground for more than 24 hours after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine.
Going hungry: Millions starving as Central America hit hard by drought
A severe drought has ravaged crops in Central America and as many as 2.81 million people are struggling to feed themselves, the United Nations World Food...
BRIC wall: Brazil recession a headache for President Rousseff’s re-election hopes
Brazil’s economy has fallen into recession as millions of new middle class citizens tighten their belts and further dampen a credit-driven spending...
'I humbly request…': Fort Hood killer asks Islamic State to become 'citizen'
The US Army psychiatrist convicted for the Fort Hood shooting rampage has reportedly written to the Islamic State leader saying he wants to become a “citizen”...
Suit claims police brutality at Ferguson protests
A federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid...
Brazil cracks ‘biggest’ Amazon deforestation gang
Police in Brazil have broken up an Amazon deforestation gang considered the worst currently active, officials said.
Police shoot dead ‘Cops’ TV show crew member as he filmed a robbery
A sound operator on reality U.S. TV show Cops has been shot dead by police officers who opened fire during a robbery at a fast food restaurant.
High time: Uruguayans can now sign up to grow pot at home
People in Uruguay can now register to grow marijuana at home after the government launched the latest phase in its first-of-its-kind legalization program.
Girl, 9, accidentally kills gun instructor with Uzi
A 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her shooting instructor at an Arizona range with an Israeli-made Uzi submachine gun when the weapon’s...
Catch of the year: Peru police seize 3.3 tons of cocaine
Peruvian police say they have seized at least 3.3 tons of cocaine, the year’s biggest haul, hidden in a shipment of coal that was bound for Belgium...
Deal reached to end Brazil prison riot in which two inmates were beheaded
Authorities in Brazil say they have reached a deal to end the riot at a jail in which two prisoners were beheaded.
Guatemala drought forces government to declare state of emergency
The Guatemalan government has declared a state of emergency in 16 of the country’s 22 provinces because of a drought that has caused major agricultural...
Mourners fill Missouri church at funeral of black teen killed by white cop
Mourners packed out a Missouri Baptist church today for the funeral of a black teen whose killing by a white policeman ignited violent protests and debate...
Father of teen shot by officer in Ferguson asks for ‘day of silence’ ahead of funeral
The father of a black teenager shot dead by police in Missouri has appealed for peace as the family prepare to bury the 18-year-old.
Peru shaken, but unscathed, by massive earthquake
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake has struck southern Peru, shaking the country’s capital Lima 500km away but appearing not to have triggered widespread...
Three prisoners beheaded in horrifying Brazilian prison riot
Three prisoners have been beheaded and at least five other people injured in a riot that erupted in a southern Brazilian prison.
Post-quake cleanup begins near Napa as winemakers try to salvage stock
A 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked wine country north of San Francisco early on Sunday, injuring dozens of people, damaging historic buildings, setting...
Thousands march in New York City to protest police ‘violence’
The Reverend Al Sharpton led thousands of chanting but peaceful activists in a march across Staten Island on Saturday to protest the death of Eric Garner,...