An armed gang has attacked Haiti's main high-security prison in an audacious jailbreak, officials and police said, and hundreds of inmates may have flooded out, according to residents.
Tensions have flared in the US state of Missouri after a black teenager was fatally shot by police, sending a crowd of local residents into a frenzy.
St Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar has said that the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager on Saturday, which triggered outrage and protests in the US state of Missouri, had occured after an altercation with police.
Tropical Storm Iselle has battered Hawaii with driving winds and rising surf knocking down trees and causing power outages, the first of two major storms due to hit the archipelago as the more powerful Hurricane Julio gathered steam behind it.
The founder of Argentina's leading human rights group has said that she has found a grandson taken from her daughter while a prisoner of the military dictatorship in the 1970s, one of the long-unsolved mysteries from the "dirty war" era.
A US programme in Cuba that secretly used an HIV-prevention workshop for political activism has been assailed by international public health officials and members of the US Congress who declared that such clandestine efforts put health programmes at risk around the world.
An aid worker infected with the deadly Ebola virus while in Liberia has arrived at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in the US state of Georgia from West Africa.
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