GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) – A Guatemalan congressional committee on Saturday recommended that President Otto Perez be stripped of immunity from prosecution over his suspected involvement in a customs racket, paving the way for a full vote in Congress in the coming days.
KUALA LUMPUR, (Reuters) – Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, joining anti-government protesters for a second day today, called for a “people’s power” movement to topple Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal.
VIENNA (Reuters) – Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van crammed with 26 refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, Austrian police said yesterday.
An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on yesterday for operating without a press licence and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has stirred an international outcry.
ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria has uncovered a spy cell run by militant Islamist group Boko Haram at the international airport in the capital Abuja apparently aimed at selecting targets for attack, the country’s national security agency said.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters waving Lebanese flags and chanting “revolution” took to the streets of Beirut yesterday for an unprecedented mobilisation against sectarian politicians they say are incompetent and corrupt.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – At least 38 young women have died in a road accident in Swaziland on their way to an annual ceremony where the king might have chosen one of them as his wife, an advocacy group said yesterday.
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Brazil’s economy shrank 1.9 percent in the second quarter, sinking into a recession that has hammered President Dilma Rousseff’s popularity as she struggles to save the country’s investment-grade credit rating amid a vast corruption scandal.
-at least eight confirmed dead in Dominica, others missing
MIAMI, (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Erika threatened Haiti with heavy rain and strong winds yesterday as it swirled across the Caribbean but showed signs of losing steam as it headed toward south Florida, the U.S.
SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – Cyber attacks and cyber espionage are on the rise in Latin America, and the source of much of it is Brazilian hackers and Peruvian recent university graduates linking up with Russian-speaking experts, according to internet security analysts.
AMSTERDAM, (Reuters) – A U.N. body called on the Netherlands on Friday to revamp its “Black Pete” Christmas tradition, where white performers black up to entertain children, as many saw it as a “vestige of slavery”.