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Hurricane Irma wreaks havoc in Caribbean

Hurricane Irma has destroyed buildings and caused major flooding on several French island territories in the Caribbean.

Brazil: 41 dead in two boat wrecks

The death toll from two separate ferry wrecks in Brazil surged on Thursday, with 41 people killed overall, according to authorities.

Venezuela army hunts rebels behind raid on military base

Venezuela's military was on Monday hunting an ex-officer and a lieutenant who led uniformed rebels on a weekend raid to grab weapons from an army base, fueling fears the country's worsening crisis could tip into armed conflict.

Floods, landslides kill 26 in Vietnam

Floods and landslides caused by torrential rains have killed 26 people and left 15 missing in Vietnam's mountainous north, authorities said Monday. Since the start...

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela’s Maduro

The United States hit Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with direct sanctions on Monday over a disputed and deadly weekend vote, calling him a "dictator,"...

Venezuela opposition hails poll as blow to Maduro

Venezuela's opposition hailed an unofficial "plebiscite" held Sunday as a blow against President Nicolas Maduro and his plan to rewrite the constitution, though deadly...

Brazil’s ex-President Lula convicted and jailed for corruption

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been convicted of corruption charges and sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison, court documents show. It...

Venezuela: Gov’t supporters beat opposition lawmakers

Venezuelan pro-government militants wielding sticks and pipes stormed into the opposition-held National Assembly Wednesday and beat lawmakers, leaving seven hurt including three with blood...

Trump revises Obama-era Cuba deal

US President Donald Trump vowed Friday to overhaul Barack Obama's deal to restore ties with Cuba, promising to instead support the Cuban people against...

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dead at 83

Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega, who was on the CIA payroll, ousted from power by US troops in 1989, and spent years in prison...

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