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...
Maria is expected to become a dangerous major hurricane as it nears the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.
The category one hurricane will rapidly strengthen over the next 48 hours and will hit the islands late on Monday, the US National Hurricane Center says.
It is moving roughly along the same path as Irma, the hurricane that devastated the region this month.
Hurricane warnings have been...
Pope Francis has condemned "verbal and physical violence towards women" and called for "respect" while addressing large crowds on a visit to Colombia.
The Argentine pontiff, the first Pope to visit the country in over three decades, said that the Bible celebrates women who are strong and influential.
"How many women, in silence, have persevered alone?" he asked those gathered in the city of...
Government officials issued hurricane warnings Friday as Jose took aim at parts of the Leeward Islands days after Hurricane Irma devastated some of the region.
Hurricane Jose's increased wind speed on Friday elevated it to an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm, the National Hurricane Center announced.
In its 5 p.m. advisory, the NHC said the eye of the storm was located about 335 miles...
The number of people killed by a powerful earthquake off the southern coast of Mexico has risen to at least 58, officials say.
A huge rescue operation is under way in the worst-hit states of Tabasco, Oaxaca and Chiapas where people are feared trapped under rubble.
President Enrique Peña Nieto says at least 200 people have been injured.
The 8.1-magnitude quake was the strongest to hit the...
An earthquake described by Mexico's president as the country's strongest in a century has struck off the southern coast, killing at least 33 people.
The quake, which President Enrique Peña Nieto said measured 8.2, struck in the Pacific, about 87km (54 miles) south-west of Pijijiapan.
Severe damage has been reported in Oaxaca and Chiapas states.
A tsunami warning was initially issued for...
A suspected acoustic attack on US embassy staff in Cuba was reported as recently as last month, US officials have revealed.
It was originally thought that the incidents had ended several months ago.
The US State Department also said the number of staff who have reported health problems had increased to 19.
It comes as the union representing diplomatic staff says some victims suffered mild...
An Ecuadorean judge sentenced 20 Chinese fisherman Monday to up to four years in prison and fined them more than $5 million for illegally fishing more than 6,000 sharks in the Galápagos Marine Reserve, where fishing is strictly prohibited.
The sentence was praised by Ecuadorean environmental officials, who have condemned the ongoing illegal fishing in waters near the Galapagos...
Venezuela's new constituent assembly has unanimously voted to put opposition leaders on trial for treason.
The assembly said it would pursue those it accuses of supporting US economic sanctions against the country.
Washington approved the measures last week in response to what it called the "dictatorship" of President Nicolás Maduro.
President Maduro has accused the US of trying to...
At least 37 people have been killed in a prison riot in southern Venezuela, prosecutors say.
Special interior ministry forces were sent in to regain control of the jail in Puerto Ayacucho, the capital of Amazonas state.
Witnesses reported hearing shots for several hours and the state governor Liborio Guarulla called it a "massacre".
Prosecutors said 14 officials were wounded in the...