President Enrique Pena Nieto plans to travel to northern Mexico, where a tornado killed at least 15. Across the border in the US, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has surveyed the damage caused by flash-flooding.
US President Barack Obama has used his Memorial Day speech to emphasize his moves to pull troops out of Afghanistan and Iraq. The president is facing criticism at home on his strategy against the "Islamic State" group.
Two US jets have escorted an Air France jet to New York's JFK airport as a precaution after a bomb threat was made against the flight. The FBI found no bomb after conducting a search.
The end of a unilateral ceasefire by FARC rebels in Colombia has made for a tense return to the negotiating table. Long-running peace talks with the government have resumed - albeit in a precarious position.
Anne Meara, known to millions for her work as a comedian and actress in films and TV shows, has died aged 85. Her partnership with husband Jerry Stiller was an early highlight in her career.
US mathematician John Nash, who inspired the Hollywood film "A Beautiful Mind," has been killed in a car accident in New Jersey. The Nobel laureate was travelling in taxi with his wife when it crashed into a guard rail.
US police have arrested several people amid protests in Cleveland, Ohio. The protests were sparked by a white officer's acquittal on charges of manslaughter in the killing of two unarmed black suspects.
President Juan Manuel Santos has called for accelerated peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. New deaths on Saturday brought the total fatalities in a two-day government offensive to 34.
A US police officer who stood on the hood of a car and fired into the windshield, killing two unarmed black people, has been acquitted. A judge said he could not determine that the officer alone was responsible.
Thousands have come to the Salvadoran capital to celebrate the beginning of Archbishop Oscar Romero's path to sainthood. Romero was assassinated by far-right militias in 1980.
US domestic surveillance programs involving the mass collection of data on private telephone calls face an uncertain future after two votes in the Senate. Debate is to continue later this month.
Dozens of people have been killed in a shoot-out in Mexico. Details remain sketchy, but the clash is reported to have involved armed civilians and police officers.
Fast food workers in the US have gained momentum in their struggle for higher wages. But economists warn that the industry could cut some workers out altogether by increasing automation.
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