President Abinader re-elected in Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, May 20, (dpa/GNA) – Incumbent Luis Abinader has been re-elected in the first round of the presidential election in the Dominican Republic. The candidate of…

UNICEF says growing numbers of children attempt Darién Gap crossing

Mexico City, May 16, (dpa/GNA) – The UN children’s fund UNICEF on Wednesday said that more and more migrant children are attempting the life-threatening crossing of the…

Melinda French Gates is resigning from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

New York, May 13 (CNN/GNA) — Melinda French Gates said Monday she would resign as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that she has…

Reports: Heatwave in Mexico claims several lives

Mexico City, May 13, (dpa/GNA) – Parts of Mexico are currently experiencing a heatwave that has reportedly claimed dozens of lives. The state of Yucatán on the…

Man who received first pig kidney transplant dies

May 12 (BBC/GNA) – The first man to receive a genetically modified pig kidney transplant has died two months after the operation, the hospital…

Peru president’s brother held in corruption probe

May 11 (BBC/GNA) – The brother of Peru’s under-pressure president, Dina Boluarte, has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a corruption network. Prosecutors…

Trump lawyer questions Stormy Daniels’ account of sex with Trump

New York, May 9 (Reuters/GNA) – Donald Trump’s lawyer sought to show inconsistencies in porn star Stormy Daniels’ various tellings of a 2006 sexual encounter…

U.S. Army opens administrative investigation after soldier is detained in Russia

WASHINGTON, May 8, (Xinhua/GNA) — The U.S. Army has opened an administrative investigation to gather facts related to a U.S. soldier, recently detained in…

Death toll from floods in southern Brazil rises to 107

Buenos Aires, May 9, (dpa/GNA) – The death toll from the severe flooding in southern Brazil has risen to 107, according to civil defence officials in the…

Death toll rises to 66 after severe flooding in southern Brazil 

Berlin, May 6, (dpa/GNA) - The death toll in flooding in southern Brazil after days of heavy rain has risen to at least 66, civil defence authorities…

Three surfers including Australian brothers confirmed dead in Mexico

Mexico City, May 6, (dpa/GNA) – Three surfers from Australia and the United States who went missing in Mexico have been found dead, authorities confirmed on Monday.…

Death toll rises to 66 after severe flooding in southern Brazil

Berlin, May 6, (dpa/GNA) – The death toll in flooding in southern Brazil after days of heavy rain has risen to at least 66, civil defence authorities…

At least 10 dead as storms hit southern Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, May 2, (dpa/GNA) – At least 10 people have died and more than 20 are missing in severe flooding in the southern Brazilian state…

US lawmakers in Arizona repeal 160-year-old abortion ban

Washington, May 2, (dpa/GNA) – Arizona lawmakers on Wednesday repealed the permanent reintroduction of a 160-year-old abortion ban in the US state. In April, the state supreme court…

Judge finds Trump in contempt for violating gag order as trial continues

April 30 (CNN/GNA) – Judge Juan Merchan ruled Tuesday that nine of Trump’s posts breached his gag order.   In the ruling, the judge said the…

US Senate approves TikTok ownership law, Biden now to sign

Washington, Apr. 24, (dpa/GNA) – The US Senate on Tuesday approved a law aimed at forcing a change of ownership of popular video-sharing app TikTok. The Senate…

First seven jurors selected in Trump’s New York criminal trial

New York, Apr. 17, (dpa/GNA) – Seven jurors on Tuesday were selected in Donald Trump’s hush money trial in New York, the first criminal trial against a…

UN Security Council fears open conflict between Venezuela and Guyana

New York, Apr. 16, (dpa/GNA) – The UN Security Council on Monday expressed its concern about the smouldering border dispute between Venezuela and Guyana. Council members called…

Trump’s historic New York hush money trial begins with jury selection

New York, Apr. 15, (dpa/GNA) – Donald Trump will become the first former president in US history to stand trial on criminal charges when jury selection begins…

OJ Simpson, NFL star acquitted in ‘trial of the century’, dies aged 76

April 11 (BBC/GNA) – OJ Simpson, the former American footballer who was controversially cleared of double murder, has died aged 76. Orenthal James Simpson…