Americas
  • A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday, knocking down dozens of buildings in the capital and leaving 248 people dead on a day that coincided with the 32nd anniversary of the deadly 1985 quake.

    Rescue workers dig through rubble to find survivors in Mexico City. REUTERS/Claudia Daut
    LAST UPDATE : Sep 20, 2017, 4:10 AM EDT
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  • Sailors process service members evacuated from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, in anticipation of Hurricane Maria.

    Hurricane Maria abruptly strengthened to a category five storm on Monday night as it made landfall on the Caribbean island of Dominica, tearing through territories and wrecking “all that money can buy and replace.”

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 19, 2017, 5:41 AM EDT
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  • Tropical Storm Maria 17/09/2017

    Just two weeks after storm Irma cut tracks of devastation in the Caribbean islands, the region is on the edge once again as Maria, a category one hurricane threatens to grow into a major storm over the next 48 hours.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 18, 2017, 6:15 AM EDT
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  • (Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/flickr)

    An 8.1 magnitude earthquake with epicenter located in the Pacific, 54 miles southwest of the town of Pijijiapan in Chiapas state ripped off Mexico’s southern coast on Thursday, leaving at least 60 people dead.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 09, 2017, 5:53 AM EDT
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  • (Source: Nao Iizuka/flickr)

    Brazil’s President issued a decree on Thursday abolishing a vast, mineral-rich reserve in the Amazon to open it up to commercial mineral exploration, a move that drew a swift condemnation from activists.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 24, 2017, 6:52 AM EDT
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  • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro vowed to hunt down the "terrorists" on the run.

    Venezuela has launched an operation to hunt down a group of rebels, who on Sunday, carried out a deadly strike at an army base in the north-western city of Valencia and managed to escape with weapons.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 07, 2017, 6:48 AM EDT
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  • A protester holds a Venezuelan flag during 2014 anti-Maduro demonstrations in Caracas.

    Violent clashes between police and demonstrators left at least three people dead after millions of Venezuelans took to streets to join a nationwide strike against President Nicolás Maduro’s bid to rewrite the country’s constitution.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 21, 2017, 6:50 AM EDT
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  • (Source: Márcio Cabral de Moura/flickr)

    A police helicopter unleashed a volley of gunshots and a grenade assault on Venezuela’s Supreme Court building on Tuesday, prompting President Nicolás Maduro to place the defense forces on alert.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 28, 2017, 6:41 AM EDT
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  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

    A deadly shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada comes just hours after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he would welcome refugees and migrants following America’s decision to suspend its refugee program.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 30, 2017, 5:22 AM EST
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