The US economy has grown further in the past few months, beating analysts' expectations. Third-quarter figures showed expansion was based on a smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending.
The US is often criticized, particularly in Germany. But the country's commitment in the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa should be supported, says DW's Miodrag Soric in Washington.
NASA's Antares rocket that was headed for the International Space Station (ISS) has exploded on launch. There were no initial reports that anyone had been hurt, with damage limited to the launch facility.
Thousands of people have lined the streets of an Ontario city to pay their respects to one of two Canadian soldiers killed in attacks last week. The authorities have described both killings as acts of terror.
A jury has found that Robel Phillipos lied during the investigation into the Boston bombing. Phililipos told investigators that he had not been in the dorm room of suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev shortly after the attack.
Authorities have found another set of clandestine graves in a new area of Guerrero state in southern Mexico. They are testing the remains to see if they belong to missing students who were last seen in police custody.
US public health officials have advised against routine quarantining of health workers who return home from affected parts of West Africa. However, some states have already exercised a right to impose isolation measures.
The head of Canada's national police force has told lawmakers that the country is facing a "serious" threat. The RCMP commissioner spoke just days after two Canadian soldiers were killed in apparent terrorist attacks.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has been elected to a second term in office after winning a close run-off on Sunday. But she will be facing a different set of problems than the first time round.
One of four teenagers injured in a school shooting in the US state of Washington has died from her injuries. Fourteen-year-old Gia Soriano was shot in the head during the deadly attack at Marysville Pilchuck High School.
With more than 98 percent of ballots tallied, leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff has won re-election as Brazilian president. She defeated her center-right rival Aecio Neves by a narrow margin.
Vote counting is underway in Brazil's tense presidential elections as most polls have closed in the South American country. Surveys have tipped incumbent Dilma Rousseff to gain a narrow victory over her challenger.
Uruguay has been voting for its next president amid a debate over whether or not marijuana should be legalized. The South American nation has implemented a series of liberal social reforms in recent years.
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