Tropical Storm Nate has killed at least 22 people in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras as it heads north towards Mexico and the US.
A state of emergency has been declared in the Central American nations, where more than 20 people are missing.
It has caused heavy rains, landslides and floods which are blocking roads, destroying bridges and damaging houses.
In Costa Rica, nearly 400,000...
The Trump administration on Tuesday expelled 15 Cuban diplomats to protest Cuba’s failure to protect staff at the U.S. embassy in Havana from a mysterious spate of health "attacks," spurring new tensions between the former Cold War foes.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the expulsions from Cuba’s embassy in Washington were also intended to ensure "equity" in staffing levels, after he...
The Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello, says US federal support has surged ahead of a planned visit on Tuesday by President Trump.
Mr Trump has fiercely rejected criticism of the relief effort after Hurricane Maria struck the island nearly two weeks ago.
The governor said over 1.5 million barrels of fuel would reach Puerto Rico in the coming days.
He said about half of Puerto Rico...
The US is withdrawing more than half of its staff at its embassy in Cuba in response to mysterious attacks which left its diplomats unwell.
Washington is also warning Americans not to visit the country because some attacks occurred in hotels.
At least 21 staff reported health problems ranging from mild brain trauma and deafness to dizziness and nausea.
Earlier reports suggested that sonic...
At least 14 people have been killed and eight injured in an attack on a drug rehabilitation centre in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua.
Masked men broke into the Familias Unidas centre at 21:00 local time (02:00GMT) and opened fire on those inside.
Witnesses said the attackers wore military-style clothes and carried assault rifles.
Police say the motive for the attack is not yet...
Hurricane Maria arrived in Puerto Rico early Wednesday -- bringing the most severe weather conditions the U.S. territory has seen in nearly 100 years and blacking out the entire island.
Gov. Ricardo Rosselló told CNN on Wednesday night that power could be out on the island for "months."
"It depends on the damage to the infrastructure," he said. "I'm afraid it's probably going to be severe....
Hurricane Maria is edging towards Puerto Rico as the devastating storm continues its north-westerly path across the Caribbean.
The eye wall of the storm has now reached the outlying island of Vieques, the US National Hurricane Center says.
The category five hurricane earlier hit St Croix in the US Virgin Islands.
Dominica was badly hit on Monday night and aerial footage shows flattened...
A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 200 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City.
President Enrique Peña Nieto said more than 20 children had died and 30 were missing after a school collapsed.
The 7.1 magnitude quake also caused major damage in neighbouring states.
The tremor struck shortly after many people had taken part in an...
BOGOTÁ - Some 65,000 people in Colombia were registered as forcibly displaced in the first eight months of 2017, according to data from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
The country experienced a massive displacement of nearly 9,000 people this year while another 56,000 were individually displaced.
The figures are worrying, as they show a 10 percent...
The latest major Atlantic hurricane of the season, Maria, has powered back to category five strength after pounding the Caribbean island of Dominica.
It weakened to a four after wreaking "widespread damage" on the island but is now packing maximum sustained winds of 260km/h (160mph) again.
The storm is moving roughly along the same track as Irma, this season's other category five...