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18th Sep 2013

Brazilian President Rousseff cancels US visit

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has called off an upcoming meeting with President Barack Obama amid allegations of US spying in Brazil. The rift threatens to reverse improved relations between the two trading giants. The office of Brazilian President Rousseff released … Continued

18th Sep 2013

US: Police looking for motive in Washington Navy Yard shooting

  Investigators are trying to determine what led a military veteran to open fire at a US Navy facility in Washington, killing twelve people. Authorities have also questioned how an armed man was able to enter the complex. Navy officials … Continued

17th Sep 2013

US: FBI releases identity of Washington Navy shooter

[Shootings ... Washington Navy Yard] The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released the photo of the man behind a deadly shooting in Washington, D.C. Authorities have said the gunman acted alone. A shooting at a high-security naval facility … Continued

16th Sep 2013

Mexico storms death toll mounts after heavy rains and landslides

  Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel have triggered landslides and floods on Mexico’s east and west coasts. The weather systems have forced thousands from their homes and have claimed at least 17 lives.   Tropical Storm Manuel made landfall … Continued

15th Sep 2013

Mexico menaced on both coasts by storms Ingrid and Manuel

Several thousand people have evacuated as Hurricane Ingrid draws nearer to Mexico’s Atlantic coast. In the west, Tropical Storm Manuel has grown to hurricane strength and is expected to make landfall on Sunday.  Ingrid, Mexico’s second hurricane of the Atlantic … Continued

11th Sep 2013

US: Obama delays a vote on Syria intervention to pursue diplomatic solution

  US President Barack Obama has delayed a vote in Congress to authorize a strike on Syria in favour of pursuing diplomacy. In a televised address he warned that, in the meantime, the US would keep up military pressure.   … Continued

Guatemala: Death toll rises to 43 in central Guatemala bus accident
10th Sep 2013

Guatemala: Death toll rises to 43 in central Guatemala bus accident

[Rescuers work at the site of a bus accident that happened in the San Martin Jilotepeque, about 64 kilometers from Guatemala City, where the bus plunged into a 75-meter-deep ravine before it fell off into a nearby river, killing 43 … Continued

10th Sep 2013

Obama cautiously welcomes Russian plan for Syria chemical weapons handover

US President Barack Obama has described Russia’s offer to impound Syria’s chemical weapons as a “potential breakthrough.” Obama said he would be willing to postpone a military strike if Syria relinquished its stockpile. Speaking to ABC’s Diane Sawyer on Monday … Continued

8th Sep 2013

Brazil: Protests highlight Brazil independence day

Brazilians have taken to the streets in protest on the country’s independence day. Police responded with tear gas, but the demonstrations largely lacked the turnout of rallies earlier this summer. Security was heightened across Brazil on Saturday ahead of the … Continued

5th Sep 2013

US: One dead, 3 injured in stabbing at Texas high school

Police vehicles wait outside the Spring High School campus in Houston area, the United States, Sept. 4, 2013. A 17-year-old student was stabbed dead and three others were injured on Wednesday in an attack at the high school in the … Continued

5th Sep 2013

US Senate panel passes vote authorizing use of military force in Syria

A US Senate panel has authorized the use of military force in Syria, paving the way for a full Senate vote next week. The resolution was passed by a 10-7 vote with one senator abstaining as “present.” The US Senate … Continued

4th Sep 2013

US Senate revises Syria resolution to set time limit on military action, bar ground troops

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee reached an agreement Tuesday on a revised resolution on authorizing military action in Syria, setting a time limit and barring U.S. ground troops in the war-torn country. The draft, agreed by the … Continued

4th Sep 2013

US: Poll shows majority of Americans oppose military strike against Syria

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): The majority of Americans still oppose launching military strikes against Syria while the Obama administration is trying hard to secure lawmakers’ support, according to an ABC News-Washington Post poll released Tuesday. The latest poll found that 59 percent … Continued

4th Sep 2013

Brazil Senate Committee to probe US spying

BRASILIA, (Xinhua): Brazil’s Senate formed an Investigative Parliamentary Commission Tuesday to follow up on reports that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) spied on President Dilma Rousseff. “We intend to protect national sovereignty,” said Senator Vanessa Graziotin, of the Communist … Continued

4th Sep 2013

US President Obama gains Syria strike support as Senate panel drafts resolution

A US Senate panel has reached a deal on draft authorization for the use of military force in Syria, which is to be voted on Wednesday. President Obama has already won backing for a strike from senior Republicans. Following a … Continued

3rd Sep 2013

US: Swimmer Nyad completes historic Cuba to Florida trip

American Diana Nyad has become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a protective shark cage. The 64-year-old completed the 170-kilometer (105-mile) trip in just over 50 hours on her fifth attempt. Nyad was met by crowds … Continued

1st Sep 2013

US: Obama calls for “limited” action as polls show low support for Syria strike

President Barack Obama said the United States was weighing “limited, narrow” action against Syria, as the US and France lead efforts for a military strike in the war-torn country despite polls showing public disapproval. Obama emphasized he had made no … Continued

30th Aug 2013

Colombia: At least 20 injured as police, protesters clash in Bogota

BOGOTA, (Xinhua): At least 20 people were injured and some stores damaged here on Thursday in clashes between riot police and demonstrators gathering at central Bolivar Square to show support for striking farmers. Local media reported that as many as … Continued

30th Aug 2013

Honduras: Six children killed in N Honduras landslide

TEGUCIGALPA, (Xinhua): Six children, five of them brothers and sisters, were killed in northern Honduras Thursday when a landslide buried two homes under a ton of soil. The landslide hit the village of El Balin in Santa Cruz de Yojoa … Continued

29th Aug 2013

US: Fort Hood killer Hasan sentenced to death

Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan (pictured above in prison clothes) has been sentenced to death for the killing of 13 people in 2009 at a Texas military base. The jury took just over two hours on Wednesday to decide on … Continued

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