More than 40 people in the US have been released from quarantine after showing no signs of Ebola. Authorities and experts are cautiously optimistic that the virus is being contained.
A former mayor and retired military official has been arrested in connection with human rights abuses committed under Pinochet's dictatorship. Cristian Labbe has denied any involvement in the crimes.
US President Barack Obama has called for patience and perspective in the face of the current Ebola outbreak. On Friday, the president appointed a "czar" responsible for coordinating the US response to the deadly virus.
The US government has announced that it will recognize gay unions in seven new states after the Supreme Court rejected appeals against its ban. The number of states legalizing same-sex marriages is likely to grow.
The disappearance of 43 college students in Mexico has led to mass protests against the government. Corruption expert Edgardo Buscaglia is calling for support from the international community.
The global stock market slump increases South America’s reliance on Chinese investment. But friendship has its limits, writes DW columnist Frank Sieren.
There is no more pressing issue in the United States currently than Ebola. Many are skeptical of assurances from President Obama and health authorities that they can manage the deadly disease.
Facebook and Apple want to give women the option of freezing their eggs at the companies' expense in order to pursue a career while they're still young. DW's Naomi Conrad is critical of the idea.
A probe of a mass grave near the Mexican city of Iguala has proven fruitless in the search for 43 missing students. Mexican officials say they will continue working to identify human remains in other nearby graves.
An African grey parrot was reunited with his owner in California after four years on the road. No one knows where the bird has been, but he has lost his British accent and now chooses to converse in Spanish.
Demonstrators demanding the release of 43 missing students in Mexico's southern state of Guerro have torched a local government building. The students are believed to have been abducted by police.
The top US health official says even a single case of Ebola is unacceptable, and apologized for appearing to blame a Texas nurse who caught the virus at work. It comes as Liberian health workers defy a call to strike.
Evo Morales has been elected for a third term as Bolivia's president in a landslide victory over his opponents. Morales's social welfare programs have made him wildly popular among the country's poor and working classes.
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