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.
With more than 1,000 agents, police in Brazil have launched the largest operation against pedophilia networks in South America. More than 100 people have been arrested across the country.
Scientists say millions more are at risk of flooding over the decades to come based on climate change already in the pipeline. In order to survive, the time to adapt is now.
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."
Health authorities in the United States have declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico in response to the Zika outbreak. More than 10,000 people have contracted the virus in the tiny US territory.
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