Tens of thousands of Haitians could be forced to leave the neighbouring Dominican Republic after a court ruled they may not be eligible for citizenship - even if they were born in the country.
A publicist for actor Paul Walker said the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series has died in a car crash north of Los Angeles. He was 40.
A passenger train in New York has derailed, killing four people and causing "multiple injuries", a spokesman for the city's fire services has told the Reuters news agency.
A police officer was injured while breaking up a fight outside a California Walmart, a shopper was shot in the leg over a TV in Las Vegas and a Walmart north of New York City was evacuated as the post-Thanksgiving shopping rush sparked incidents of violence across the nation, according to police and media reports.
The fire department of Brazil's biggest city says a fire swept through a large auditorium in Sao Paulo's Latin America Memorial, a political, cultural and leisure complex designed by famed architect Oscar Niemeyer.
Canada let the US spy agency conduct widespread surveillance during the G8 and G20 summits in Toronto in 2010, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower.
Honduras' electoral tribunal has declared Juan Orlando Hernandez the clear winner of the country's presidential elections, despite persisting allegations of fraud from the opposition candidate.
Charges of fraud and a new wave of protests have shaken Honduras as the official count in the country's presidential elections showed a clear victory for conservative Juan Orlando Hernandez over leftist Xiomara Castro.
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