A lawmaker has been killed in Venezuela's latest high-profile violent crime. Robert Serra and his partner, Maria Herrera, were found dead in their home in the La Pastora neighborhood of the capital, Caracas.
Health officials have been scouring the Dallas area for individuals thought to have been in contact with the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the US. The disease has now killed more than 3,300 people in West Africa.
The boss of Argentina's central bank has stepped down as the country attempts to battle an economic slowdown and possible debt default. Juan Carlos Fabrega's resignation follows a long policy dispute with the government.
The Director of the US Secret Service has resigned after top level security breaches came to light during her time in charge. Julia Pierson said she felt that Congress had lost faith in her ability after the lapses.
Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu have met in Washington for the first time since March. Outwardly the leaders expressed their support of one another, though tensions are clear.
Russian authories have scrapped a longstanding student exchange program formed to foster understanding with its Cold War nemesis. The Kremlin claims that the US used the program to get around a Russian adoption law.
Health officials have released a statement confirming that a patient infected with Ebola has been diagnosed for the first time in the US. Authorities say they believe they will be able to bring the case under control.
The US and Indian leaders have met for formal talks at the White House, focusing on trade and economic ties. Narendra Modi's warm welcome comes nine years after Washington refused him a visa on human rights grounds.
A New York court has held Argentina in contempt of court for illegal actions to avoid repayments to hedge funds that sued the country. Buenos Aires had earlier changed its law to ostensibly sidestep US jurisdiction.
Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a prominent local politician in Acapulco, with their motives currently unclear. During Mexico's military crackdown on drug cartels, several officials have been targeted.
A police officer in Ferguson in the US has been shot in the arm. The city, near St Louis in Missouri, became the scene of unrest after the August 9 shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer.
US authorities are probing the background of a man suspected of having beheaded a former co-worker, following an attack at a food distribution warehouse in the state of Oklahoma.
President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder, while offering praise for his commitment to the US justice system. Holder is to remain in the job until a replacement is found.
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