Politics

Venezuela releases US-run oil ship

Malaysian owners of oil exploration ship say crew of 36 freed days after being detained in disputed waters.

Venezuela releases US-run oil ship

US & Canada

Venezuela seizes oil ship and detains crew

Crew of 36, including five US citizens, held after US-chartered survey vessel seized in disputed waters.

Venezuela seizes oil ship and detains crew

Asia Pacific

New Zealand holds first same-sex marriages

Vows exchanged by gay couples in a range of venues in the first Asia-Pacific country to change marriage law.

New Zealand holds first same-sex marriages

Politics

Iran accused of Latin America 'terror' plot

Argentine state prosecutor says Iran tried to infiltrate eight countries in the region to carry out attacks.

Iran accused of Latin America 'terror' plot

Opinion

Is Brazil the inheritor of the Portuguese empire in Africa?

China has been under scrutiny as it invests in Africa, but another player has been largely ignored: Brazil.

Nikolas Kozloff

by Nikolas Kozloff

Nikolas Kozloff

Opinion

Solitary confinement: Torture chambers for black revolutionaries

An estimated 80,000 men, women and even children are being held in solitary confinement on any given day in US prisons.

Kanya D'Almeida

by Kanya D'Almeida
- Bret Grote

Kanya D'Almeida

Opinion

The power of Cuba's free healthcare

The US's notion of health care as a commodity is countered by the virtues of free health provision in Cuba.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Sport

Cook and Bell steer England home

Fifties from Alastair Cook and Ian Bell guide England to a five-wicket win in the first Test against West Indies.

Cook and Bell steer England home

Latin America

Argentina allows abortion for rape victims

High court unanimously approves procedure for victims of rape, leading to controversy in majority Roman Catholic nation.

Argentina allows abortion for rape victims

Sport

Ajmal puts England in a spin on day one

Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal toys with England's batting line-up during a disappointing day for the world number one side.

Ajmal puts England in a spin on day one

Opinion

Justice delayed 30 years in Guatemala

Over 440 men, women and children were massacred to make way for the Chixoy Dam - a World Bank and IADB project.

Lauren Carasik

by Lauren Carasik
- Grahame Russell

Lauren Carasik

Politics

Ruling party wins presidency in Guyana

Donald Ramotar's victory marks the fifth straight presidential election won by the South American nation's ruling party.

Ruling party wins presidency in Guyana

Sport

FIFA bans six more Caribbean officials

While president Sepp Blatter fights to save reputation, FIFA punish several Caribbean officials for ethics violations.

FIFA bans six more Caribbean officials

Environment

Smuggling blights Guyana gold rush

South American country is losing a third of its gold revenue each year due to illegal trading.

Smuggling blights Guyana gold rush

Sport

Murky waters of Italian football get murkier

Scandal replaces scandal in the world of Italian football as another FIFA official is banned from the sport.

Murky waters of Italian football get murkier