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.
There has been staunch opposition in the EU to a transatlantic trade deal. But concern is also growing in the US, where opponents are trying to deny the president authority to finalize a deal.
Evany José Metzker, a blogger known for denouncing corrupt politicians, has been found dead in Brazil. He had been investigating a drug dealing and prostitution case and may have been tortured.
A Republican senator has interrupted debate on legislation allowing US agencies to spy on Americans. According to the Justice Department, lawmakers must act by Friday.
Palmyra has fallen to the "Islamic State." The capture of the Syrian city is IS's second major victory inside a week, after it seized Ramadi, capital of neighboring Iraq's western Anbar province, on Sunday.
The US has announced its intentions to assist Indonesia and Malaysia in implementing their program to shelter Rohingya refugees. A US delegation is also set for talks with Myanmar, the country the boatpeople are fleeing.
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