A poll finds that people in the Middle East see religious and ethnic hatred as their biggest threat; Europeans and Americans are more concerned about inequality.
State governor Angel Aguirre says some bodies recovered from clandestine graves in southern Mexico don't match the profiles of 43 missing students.
Eleven people are dead and 13 injured after they were struck by lighting in the Sierra Nevada mountains in northern Colombia.
Mexican authorities will "shine light on the criminal events in the Iguala area" as well as contribute to the search for missing students, officials say.
Brazil's incumbent president Dilma Rousseff faces a run off vote against centre right candidate Aecio Neves.
With nearly all ballots counted in Brazil's presidential election, incumbent Dilma Rousseff has 41 per cent of the vote and Aecio Neves 34 per cent.
At least 30 people have been killed in traffic accidents across Peru including 18 on board a bus which overturned after the driver lost control.
Brazil's centre-left President Dilma Rousseff, of the Workers' Party (PT), is virtually certain to be re-elected.
Chikunganya, a disease which emerged in Africa is sweeping through South America, causing devastating illness, although only few fatalities.
People have watched in horror as a man burned alive following a bomb blast in Santiago in the most recent of a series of explosions in Chile.
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A Mexican federal lawmaker and his assistant have been abducted and killed and their bodies burned by an unknown gang.
Bolivian President Evo Morales is slated to win next year's election to serve a third term until 2020 but he's already thinking about life after retiring from...
Former El Salvador president Francisco Flores has been moved to prison to await trial on charges of embezzlement and illicit enrichment.
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NZ league bosses furious about Australia's disrespectful haka response in junior game.