A former police pilot fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry from a helicopter. President Maduro calls it a "terrorist attack." His opponents accuse him of staging the assault.
Catholic bishops "wanted to cause a coup d'etat in Nicaragua," President Daniel Ortega told his supporters while marking the anniversary of the 1979 revolution. Ortega also hinted at a US-led conspiracy to topple him.
The Venezuelan president has told the armed forces to be on guard after reports emerged that Donald Trump had raised the idea of an invasion. But the idea was shot down by officials, according to the report.
Seventeen people have been killed at a crowded nightclub after the detonation of a tear gas canister. Eight of those who died were under the age of 18.
Venezuela's oil sector will get a much-needed injection of cash from China, tightening Beijing's grip on the country's state-owned oil company PDVSA which is struggling to maintain deliveries to the Asian powerhouse.
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