July 31, 2014
Opposition activists have posted a video of what they say is chlorine gas floating through the streets of a Syrian village and they accuse President Bashar al-Assad of mounting a chemical weapons campaign. The authenticity of the footage could not be independently verified. The video did not show an impact site or indicate where it was filmed.
Felipe became king after his father, Juan Carlos, abdicated earlier this month following a series of scandals that led many Spaniards to question the role of the monarchy itself.
A Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by militants, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian interior ministry official said.
On the 20th anniversary of the AMIA bombing, the Argentine pontiff sent a message for “justice” to Argentina’s Israeli community and relatives of the 85 victims that resulted dead in the attack.
Spain’s 5-1 stunning defeat in its World Cup opener against the Netherlands last week that could mean the exit of the defending champions from the international tournament if it does not make it against Chile today, seems to be worrying Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and abdicating King Juan Carlos.
At least 20 people were killed and more than 120 were injured when a Moscow underground train derailed during morning rush hour in one of the worst accidents on the Russian capital's subway system in years.
Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón has been conferred with the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities. Better known for his pen name “Quino,” the Argentine cartoonist receives the prize marking also 50 years since endearing Mafalda came to life for the first time.
Pope Francis has arrive for the first time in the Middle East, together with a Rabbi and a Muslim leader, in a delicate mission to push his vision of inter-religious dialogue as a vehicle for peace in the region.
The FICH information center belonging to the National University of Litoral (UNL) has informed that Paraná River levels were continuing to rise, already hitting 4.18 meters. The Santa Fe government has declared the flood emergency in the area.
More than 1,000 would-be immigrants tried to force their way over razor-wire barriers into Spain's North African enclave of Melilla, with about half succeeding. It is the largest number in almost a decade.
Michaella Krajicek's joy at winning on home grass was easily surpassed when her boyfriend stepped on court and dropped down on one knee straight after her Den Bosch Open first-round victory.
As an avid football fan and member of San Lorenzo, Pope Francis is certain to be keeping a close eye on proceedings at the 2014 World Cup. But for one Spanish cellphone company, the head of the Roman Catholic church may not be able to keep his cool.
A group of local fans, some of them using the Albiceleste kit, passed over security forces at Argentina’s bunker in Belo Horizonte to greet the players, after today’s open training session.
A reporter working undercover for the BBC Panorama show revealed serious abuses at a care home in Essex, England. The investigation prompted the dismissal of one staff member while other seven have been suspended.
Francis, who since his election last year has often called for significant changes to economic systems, made his comments in an address to Ban and heads of many UN agencies meeting in Rome.
The leader of the Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram has said he will release more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by his fighters last month in exchange for prisoners, according to a video.
The militant group Asaib Ahl Haq (League of the Righteous) was presenting its candidates for elections on April 30 at the rally in eastern Baghdad. Three bombs exploded in succession as people were leaving, reporters at the scene said.
Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett died during a botched execution minutes after a doctor had called a halt to the procedure, raising more questions about new death penalty cocktails used by the state and others.
The pilot of a Virgin Australia plane flying from Brisbane to the Indonesian holiday island of Bali reported a hijacking attempt, after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit. But it finally turned out it was no hijacking attempt: passenger Matt Christophers Lockley of Australia was drunk.
More than 280 people, many of them students from the same high school, were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years.
The annual Boston Marathon took place today with a moment of silence before the race started, in honour of the three dead and 264 wounded by the bombing attack in last year’s marathon.
A 16-year-old student wielding two knives went on a stabbing rampage in the hallways of a Pittsburgh-area high school early injuring at least 22 people, about half of them seriously, officials have said.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth met Pope Francis for the first time and gave a bemused pontiff culinary delights from the royal estates, including a dozen eggs and a bottle of whisky. The Argentine pontiff gave the monarch a gift for her eight-month-old great-grandson.
A veteran Associated Press photographer who had covered wars around the world was shot dead and another reporter was wounded when an Afghan policeman opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan, the news agency said.
The Rosario district attorney in charge of the lynching case that resulted in the murder of 18-year-old David Moreira in the province of Santa Fe was analyzing a video footage that could shed light on the attack.
A woman hurled a shoe at Hillary Clinton today as the ex secretary of state was delivering a speech at a Las Vegas hotel, but Clinton dodged it and continued with her remarks, a US Secret Service spokesman said.
"We are going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened," the US president has said. "We're heartbroken that something like this might have happened again."
Pope Francis and US president Barack Obama today held their first private audience at the Vatican and stressed the world's increasing inequality and the fight against poverty.
Alexis Shapiro is a 12-year-old Texas girl who has been battling a rare form of obesity caused by brain surgery two years ago. After a lifesaving gastric bypass surgery was denied by her medical insurance, her parents began an online campaign fund hoping to collect u$S 62,000 that the medical procedure costs. Well, Alexis headed into a Cincinnati Children’s Hospital operating room on March 21 for a life-changing weight-loss surgery.
The Barack Obama administration will not support Argentina in its long-standing dispute with vulture funds suing the South American country over its defaulted bonds more than a decade ago, US State Secretary John Kerry has warned. Still, the American official praised what he considered some “positive steps” the Kirchnerite government has taken.
President Barack Obama sent a video message to Iranians today to say there is a chance to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran if Tehran takes verifiable steps to assure the West its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.
Twenty-seven-year-old Raúl Lezcano was yesterday hospitalized after he was beaten and thrown off Puente Avellaneda by members of the SUPA port workers’ union who were blocking the bridge that joins the City’s neighbourhood of La Boca and Avellaneda, a southern district in Greater Buenos Aires.
A Washington-based news anchor for the Russia Today television network quit her job on air, telling viewers she could not be part of a Russian government-funded station "that whitewashes the actions of Putin."
US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were seen "moving" today in a video released this morning for first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative.
UNEN lawmaker Fernando “Pino” Solanas achieved a feat in obtaining the first TV interview with Pope Francis, but the senator gave the rights of the broadcast to the Clarín Group’s TN news channel, refusing to release any bit of the material before then.
US President Barack Obama shook the hand of Cuban President Raul Castro at a memorial to Nelson Mandela today, an unprecedented gesture between the leaders of two nations which have been at loggerheads for more than half a century.
Yesterday a lightning hit the Afrika beach resort located in the coastal city of Villa Gesell, resulting in 4 dead so far and more than 20 injured. Emergency teams along with people who were near the site of the accident tried to assist the injured, most of them transferred to the Arturo Illia municipal hospital.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fractured her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident and is walking with the help of crutches, forcing her to call off some foreign visits and official appointments.
A blast of Arctic air gripped the mid-section of the United States, bringing the coldest temperatures in two decades, forcing businesses and schools to close and causing widespread airline delays and hazardous driving conditions. Meteorologists said temperatures were dangerously cold and life-threatening in some places, with 0 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 18 Celsius) recorded in Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis.
An Argentine eight-year-old prodigy from the southern Andes who could be mistaken as a clone of Lionel Messi may soon be taking the same road to soccer glory as the Barcelona ace.
The Córdoba crisis has led so far to one dead, at least 60 injured -including 13 people who received gunshots-, and more than 50 arrested, following the looting that spread after the provincial police launched a sit-in at the Preventive Action Command headquarters in demand for salary hikes.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner yesterday resumed her duties and appeared for the first time on television after undergoing surgery on her head five weeks ago. Her appearance preceded a major announcement of a cabinet shake-up.
US CNN news channel has released shocking images from security cameras inside Kenya’s Westgate shopping where 67 people where killed in a bloody terrorist attack last month.
A high-school student got to record the helicopter accident that ended with San Juan province governor Juan Luis Gioja hospitalized since Friday last week and resulted in the death of MP Margarita Ferrá de Bertol. The video has been released in Youtube.
Video footage of the moment Greenpeace activists are arrested in the Russian Arctic has started to go around the web showing how protesters are sprayed with water cannons and pulled by Russian forces. Argentines Camila Speziale and Hernán Pérez Orsi taking part in te anti-drilling campaign remain under detention, waiting for their legal situation to be decided.