Three girls, aged between four and 13, have escaped from an Argentina house where they were held captive and abused for about a year.
The BRICS group of emerging powers have launched a $50 billion development bank to be based in Shanghai and a $100 billion crisis contingency fund, according to a...
The BRICS are set to create a development bank to fund infrastructure projects and a reserve fund to fend off currency and balance of payments crises.
Bolivia is facing an environmental emergency after a dam burst in a mining town, sparking fears of pollutants spilling into the Pilcomayo river.

New landslide at Honduras mine

A fresh landslide at the Honduras mine where eight men are trapped has once again blocked the entrance, hampering rescue efforts.
Thirty-three Cuban refugees were suffering from dehydration when they were found on a raft off the coast of Honduras by fishermen.
Argentine paleontologists are searching for a sauropod skull to match the remains of an 80-tonne giant recently discovered.
Hopes of finding eight miners trapped in a collapsed gold mine in Honduras alive are fading but rescuers say they will try a different tunnel.
Bolivia has become the first country in the world to make work by 10-year-olds legal, as long as it does not interfere with their education.
Eight people have died in Bogota during celebrations of Colombia's 2-0 2014 FIFA World Cup victory over Uruguay, Mayor Gustavo Petro said.
A court has ruled McDonald's must pay a fine for "failures or deficiencies" after the fast food chain sold a burger containing the tail of a mouse.
An emergency has been declared in three towns in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil because of flooding.
A Panamanian judge has acquitted and ordered the release of three crew members of a North Korean ship.

Power outage hits Venezuelan capital

A power outage has affected at least five states in Venezuela, media reports say.
The man crowned Miss Gay Nicaragua is thrilled to be helping fight homophobia and raise awareness about sexual diversity.

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Dutch rider wins inaugural women's Tour de France

World champion Marianne Vos sprinted to victory on the Champs-Elysees in Paris in the inaugural women’s La Course race organised by the Tour de France.
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Correction: World News July 2, 2014

On the 2 July, SBS World News inaccurately referred to the deceased British Television personality, Jimmy Savile, as a convicted paedophile.