Vale and BHP are both being sued by Brasilia for billions. A dam at a mine owned by the two companies burst earlier this month, killing 13 and causing massive environmental damage.
A suspect has been taken into custody after a shooting at Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. Police said 11 people were injured and an investigation was beginning.
Why would Black Lives Matter protesters choose Black Friday as a day to engage in protests? The answer has partly to do with two late November news stories.
The shuttering of the Guantanamo detention camp sought by US President Barack Obama has been negated by his signing of a $607 billion defense bill. Obama vowed to close the prison when he took office in 2009.
Officials in South Korea and California have called on Volkswagen to recall thousands of cars over faked emissions results. Seoul also fined the German carmaker more than $12 million.
Argentine President-elect Macri has tapped a number of business managers for cabinet positions. Former central bank chief Alfonso Prat Gay will become finance minister in a sign of moves towards economic liberalization.
Police in Brazil have arrested a senior senator from the ruling party in connection with the Petrobras corruption scandal. He is the first active politician to be detained over the billion-dollar kickbacks scheme.
New York's transit service has pulled advertisements for Amazon TV program "The Man in the High Castle" following intense backlash. The ads featured stylized American flags with Nazi symbolism.
Canada has said it will not meet its original deadline to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year. The country will now take an additional two months to fully implement its plans.
A Pakistani man has been jailed in the US for being part of an al Qaeda plot to bomb a British shopping center in 2009. Abid Naseer was given a 40 year term but plans to appeal.
A white police officer has been charged with murder as video emerged showing the shooting of a 17-year-old black teenager. The killing, in October 2014, has reignited a debate over race relations and police brutality.
The granddaughter of the photographer who filmed US President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas has filed suit for the film's return. The 8mm film has apparently been lost by the US government.
The family of Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old arrested in Texas for bringing a homemade clock that was mistaken for a bomb to school, has demanded millions in damages and an apology. He has since emigrated to Qatar.
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