The UN torture watchdog has lambasted the United States for police brutality and harsh prison conditions. A report said the country needed to improve in order to comply with a treaty it signed in 1987.
Argentina's tax investigation agency has charged the British bank HSBC with helping thousands of Argentines to commit tax evasion. The charges were said to be related to bank accounts in Switzerland.
The discovery of 11 bodies in Mexico has brought more concern to the Mexican state of Guerrero where 43 students were abducted. President Pena Nieto has said in a televised address that "Mexico must change."
The protests after the grand jury decision in Ferguson show that racial discrimination is still a hot issue in the United States. President Obama has hesitated for too long. Now he must take a stand, says Michael Knigge.
Heavily armed police in the US town of Ferguson are working to prevent another night of violent protests. Scattered demonstrations have continued, however.
Ebola vaccine researchers say they are "encouraged" by the results of an initial clinical trial, in which volunteers developed antibodies needed to fight the virus. But the end product is still some time away.
Authorities have made new arrests in protests over the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict the officer accused of shooting teen Michael Brown. Several demonstrators have stormed City Hall in nearby St. Louis.
Police have arrested a former Canadian Broadcast Corp. radio host on sexual assault charges. Jian Ghomeshi had been trying to sue the corporation for a multi-million dollar sum, alleging wrongful dismissal.
Michael Brown's mother says statements made by the white police officer who killed the unarmed black teenager have added "insult after injury." The officer Darren Wilson gave his side of the case in an interview.
Unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, is continuing for a second night, with protesters torching a police car. Meanwhile, the officer cleared of wrongdoing in the death of Michael Brown says his conscience is clear.
Ferguson authorities are bracing for another night of violence, with the state tripling the National Guard troops on duty. Riots followed a decision not to indict a police officer who shot black teenager Michael Brown.
Lawyers for the family of Michael Brown have blasted the process of a grand jury that decided not to indict the police officer who shot and killed him. They spoke out after renewed violent protests in Ferguson.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have freed two captives. President Juan Manuel Santos has conditioned the resumption of peace talks on the release of five soldiers held by FARC.
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