International concerns are mounting over the economic and political crisis in Venezuela, where the military on Saturday wrapped up two days of exercises ordered by embattled President Nicolas Maduro.
Grammy award-winner Caetano Veloso added his voice to a growing numbers of artists and musicians rejecting Brazil's interim government, holding a concert in a building occupied by protesters.
Bolivia on Saturday braved criticism from Christian churches to enact a gender identity law allowing transsexual and transgender people to change their name, sex and photo on official and private documents.
A Florida neighborhood watchman has sold for US$250,000 the gun he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, auctioneers said.
Alberta officials on Saturday lifted mandatory evacuation orders in some areas north of Fort McMurray, where a raging wildfire has forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people and the closure of oil sands operations.
A detained woman shouts anti-government slogans at riot police, during a protest turned violent near Congress, where President Michelle Bachelet was presenting the state-of-the-nation report, in Valparaiso, Chile, Saturday, May 21.
Barack Obama departed Saturday on a trip to Vietnam and Japan that will include the first visit to Hiroshima, site of the world's first nuclear attack, by a sitting US president.
A U.S. Secret Service officer shot a man with a gun who approached a checkpoint outside the White House and refused to drop his weapon, the Secret Service said.
A volcano erupted Friday near the capital of Costa Rica, choking surrounding communities with smoke and ash.
HONOLULU -- Honolulu has agreed to pay $80,000 to settle a lawsuit from two gay women who allege a police officer wrongfully arrested them after seeing them kissing in a grocery store.