Hong Kong confirms first Zika case

'The patient is a 38-year-old woman with good past health. She has developed joint pain and red eyes since August 20.'

Bolivian minister beaten to death by striking mineworkers

Protests by miners in Bolivia demanding changes to laws led to a highway being blockaded this week.

28 people sentenced to life for Argentine human rights abuses

Those convicted included former general Luciano Menendez, nicknamed 'The Hyena' for laughing during torture sessions.

Brazil begins Rousseff's impeachment trial

Authorities prepared barriers to contain demonstrations outside Brazil's modernistic Congress building, but virtually no Rousseff supporters turned out.

Crossbow attack leaves three dead in Toronto

In the initial incident, police responding to a call about a stabbing found three people who appeared to have been injured by crossbow bolts.

Russia agrees to 48-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Syria

The United Nations has pushed for a weekly 48-hour pause in fighting in Aleppo to alleviate suffering for about 2 million people.

Italy's PM promises to rebuild communities

At least 250 people died after an earthquake struck the mountainous heart of Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, devastating a string of towns, villages and hamlets.

Iraq forces take back key town in Mosul

Special forces, backed by US-led coalition air strikes, wrapped up a three-day operation to retake Qayyarah, a town located on the banks of the Tigris river.


Accidental drug overdoses killed 3,050 people in Ohio last year

Over one-third of those deaths — 1,155 — were fentanyl-related, which more than doubled from the previous year and increased from just 75 in 2012.


No date set on Australian same sex marriage vote

Australia has been criticised by international human rights groups over its slowness to act on same-sex marriage.


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