The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus and its suspected link to birth defects an international public health emergency on Monday, a rare move that signals the seriousness of the outbreak and gives countries new tools to fight it.
6 years, 4 months ago
A bus full of police officers veered off a bridge in northern Argentina early Monday and plunged 60 feet into a ditch, local officials said. Forty-three officers were killed and eight others were injured, according to Juan Manuel Urtubey, the governor of Salta Province, where the crash took place around 2 a.m.
6 years, 6 months ago
Jimmy Morales, a former TV comedian who has never held office, swept to power in Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday after milking public anger over a corruption scandal that deepened distrust of the country's political establishment.
6 years, 8 months ago
Global economic growth is likely to be weaker than earlier expected, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday, due to a slower recovery in advanced economies and a further slowdown in emerging nations.
6 years, 9 months ago
Il était sans doute l’un des jockeys les plus en vue de la dernière saison hippique. Fausto Durso a été assassiné devant la maison de ses parents, le samedi 9 mai, au Brésil. Il aurait été sauvagement poignardé à la suite d’une dispute.
7 years, 1 month ago
SAO PAULO - Despite opposition from nearly half of Brazil's voters, leftist President Dilma Rousseff won re-election on Sunday and will have another four years to try to revive growth in a once-booming economy gone stagnant.
7 years, 8 months ago
She may have reportedly had "production issues" earlier but pop sensation Jennifer Lopez has confirmed her participation in the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2014. Organisers say it will be a gala and glitzy affair.
8 years ago
Firefighters struggled for a second night early Monday to contain blazes that have killed 12 people, injured 500, destroyed 2,000 homes and forced 10,000 people to flee the densely populated hills that gave this Chilean port city its unique beauty.
8 years, 2 months ago