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.
The police chief of the Missouri town where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot dead has apologized. Brown's death sparked violent riots and a debate in the US on race relations.
A Paraguayan bishop accused of protecting a suspected pedophile priest has been dismissed by Pope Francis. Earlier this week, the Vatican charged a Polish prelate for allegedly abusing minors while posted abroad.
US Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce his resignation later in the day. He is one of the longest-serving members of President Obama’s cabinet and the country’s first African American attorney general.
Mexican authorities have confirmed that one of two burned bodies found in a car belonged to a federal lawmaker who had been abducted on a busy road. Police suspect the involvement of drug gangs.
Moscow-exiled US whistleblower Edward Snowden and British Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger are to receive the Right Livelihood Award. They're among five persons awarded Sweden's "alternative Nobel prize."
Kuwait cleric Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, has received a life sentence at a court in New York. He was convicted of conspiring to kill Americans and of providing material support to terrorists.
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