US health officials have recorded the first known case of the Zika virus being transmitted within the United States in Texas. Health officials believe it was transmitted through sexual contact.
Morocco has launched a bid to host the World Cup in 2026. If successful, Morocco will become the second African country to host the tournament, after South Africa did so in 2010.
Venezuela has spiraled into further crisis after the country's top court seized power from congress. A top regional official has called the move a "coup."
The year 2016 broke records for our warming planet, and climate expert Deke Arndt says it won't be the last. He tells DW that access to water - having too much or not enough - will be increasingly important.
Last year has broken climate records: It has been the warmest year since records began and extreme weather events have increased around the world. Two recent reports confirm, once again, that climate change is happening.
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