Mexican authorities arrested Jose Manuel Mireles, one of the most senior leader of vigilante groups that have been battling drug gangs in the western state of Michoacan, officials said.
A blackout has cut power to much of Venezuela including Caracas and other major cities, and interrupting a televised speech by the president in the country's second nationwide electricity outage in a year.
The White House says the US will no longer produce or acquire anti-personnel landmines in the future and intends to join the Ottawa Convention that bans their use.
Barack Obama has called on the US Congress to approve $500m to train and equip vetted Syrian rebels, in what would be a significant escalation of US involvement in the conflict.
A man has injured 11 people with a kitchen knife during an attack at La Paz international airport, authorities said.
The head of the once-mighty Tijuana-based Arellano Felix drug cartel was arrested while watching Mexico's soccer team play in the World Cup, a top Mexican federal official has said.
Three men who escaped by helicopter from a Canadian prison two weeks ago were captured at a Montreal residence, Quebec provincial police said.
Brazil's ruling Workers' Party has formally nominated President Dilma Rousseff to run for re-election in October in what is shaping up to be its toughest race since winning power in 2002.
A leading Christian church in the United States has endorsed a policy of divestment to protest Israel's policies towards Palestinians, deciding to sell church stock in three companies whose products Israel uses in the occupied territories.
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