April 23, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
"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.