Heidi Zhou-Castro

Heidi Zhou-Castro

Agriculture

Planting an idea: Arizona library loans seeds for education

A Tucson public library has linked up with a local food bank to combat hunger and create green spaces in people's homes, by offering agriculture courses and over 26,000 packets of seeds to local residents.

Planting an idea: Arizona library loans seeds for education

Politics

Disabled 10-year-old immigrant faces deportation in the US

A 10-year-old girl living with cerebral palsy could be facing deportation from the United States. Mexican-born Rosa Maria Hernandez spent nine days separated in a juvenile immigration detention centre - before being returned to her parents.

Disabled 10-year-old immigrant faces deportation in the US

Hurricane

Houston residents celebrate Astros World Series 2017 victory

The Houston Astros have won their first World Series championship in the team's 55-year history. The baseball glory comes as a boost to morale for the Texan city still recovering from the weeks of flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Houston residents celebrate Astros World Series 2017 victory

Politics

Trump to release trove of secret JFK documents

Secret documents about the assassination of US President John F Kennedy are to be released on Thursday.

Trump to release trove of secret JFK documents

US & Canada

Did the Las Vegas shooter plan a different attack?

Police say Stephen Paddock may have considered attacking another music festival prior to the Sunday night shooting in Las Vegas.

Did the Las Vegas shooter plan a different attack?

Latin America

Hope fades as search continues for Mexico earthquake survivors

Time is running out for people believed to be trapped under rubble after last week's 7.1 magnitude earthquake in central Mexico.

Hope fades as search continues for Mexico earthquake survivors

Latin America

Mexico: As quake search continues, thousands left homeless

Rescue efforts continue for those believed to still be trapped alive under rubble. But thousands more Mexicans are without a home.

Mexico: As quake search continues, thousands left homeless

Latin America

Mexico earthquake: New aftershock halts rescue operations

Another earthquake has sent people in Mexico running back into the streets. The aftershock is a setback for rescue efforts after Tuesday's quake that killed at least 300 people.

Mexico earthquake: New aftershock halts rescue operations

Weather

Florida begins costly recovery as Irma exits

Hurricane weakens to a tropical storm after making landfall in the US mainland.

Florida begins costly recovery as Irma exits

US & Canada

South Florida bears brunt of Hurricane Irma

Millions of people in Florida have been left without power and hundreds of thousands are in emergency shelters.

South Florida bears brunt of Hurricane Irma

US & Canada

Orlando prepares for the worst as Hurricane Irma closes in

Thousands of evacuees have arrived in the Florida city of Orlando to seek shelter from Hurricane Irma.

Orlando prepares for the worst as Hurricane Irma closes in

US & Canada

US: Harvey destroys some 40,000 homes as rescue efforts persist

Authorities in the United States say water levels are peaking in parts of flood-ravaged Houston as thousands of people are continuing to flee their homes - putting emergency services and temporary shelters under increasing strain.

US: Harvey destroys some 40,000 homes as rescue efforts persist