Brazil has announced it will sue BHP Billiton and Vale over a dam collapse at an iron ore mine owned by the two companies.
A Brazilan study suggests green tea and cacao could help stop some diabetes complications.
Mud from a dam that burst at an iron ore mine in Brazil earlier this month, killing 12 people and polluting an important river, is toxic, the United Nations'...
A deadly mud slide at an iron ore mine in Brazil has reignited calls for safer ways to dispose of millions of tonnes of ore waste held back by man-made dams.
In a gesture of goodwill the Colombian government says it's releasing 30 jailed members of the Marxist FARC rebel group amid talks to end 50 years of war.
Authorities in Honduras have confirmed five Syrian men who were detained over doctored passports were not part of a terrorist cell.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has announced fines against the operators of a mine where a dam burst, killing at least seven people.
A magnitude 6.6 earthquake has hit off Chile, but it did not trigger a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says.
These interactive images show the effects of global warming-induced sea level rises at 4°C and 2°C.
Up to 28 people are still missing three days after the dams at an Australian-owned mine in Brazil burst, as authorities weigh the disaster's consequences.
Tens of thousands of people from all over Spain converged on Madrid to march against domestic violence.
A dam holding back waste water from an iron ore mine in Brazil that is owned by Vale and BHP Billiton burst on Thursday, devastating a nearby town with mudslides...
Mexico's Supreme Court had backed the right of four individuals to use marijuana in a decision that could prove a major step toward legalisation in a country with...
Three women have defied deeply conservative trends in Brazil by celebrating a polyamorous civil union.
For the first time highly qualified standard athletes who are refugees will be able to compete at the Olympics, despite not being able to represent their home...
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A street football program is helping some of Australia's newest residents find their way in Australian society.
A collaboration between a Sydney dance company and a South Korean festival is celebrating both cultures, all the time with an eye to Australia's future.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has banned female genital mutilation with immediate effect, but campaigners said a law is needed to "save countless lives" in the...
How have temperatures changed in your city over the decades? Interactive charts document the mean monthly minimum and maximum temperatures for the last 70 years.
An Australian man styling himself as Phuc Dat Bich has revealed his name was a hoax that fooled media organisations around the world after being contacted by SBS.
Campaigners have called for a dramatic reduction in domestic-violence deaths and injuries on White Ribbon Day, as 78 women have died from violence this year alone.