Central & South America

Weakening Hurricane Nate brings burst of flooding, power outages to US Gulf Coast

No storm-related deaths or injuries were immediately reported.

Watch: Young boy accidentally swallows party hooter which whistles every time he breathes

Doctors in Argentina had to operate to remove the offending hooter from the boy's throat.

Powerful Hurricane Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean, the storm blew ashore.

Vanessa French had just arrived in Mexico City when the 7.1 earthquake struck the city.

Video: 'I have never been as scared' – Kiwi caught up in Mexico's massive quake

Vanessa French had just arrived in Mexico City when the 7.1 earthquake struck the city.

Watch: Talented dog takes over Argentinian football game, determined to take corner

The playful pooch brought the game between San Lorenzo and Arsenal Sarandi to a halt.

Tsunami threat has now passed say the Ministry for Civil Defence

People are advised to stay out of the water and away from coastal areas.

Video: 'It's crazy! It's crazy!' - Hyped up Hurricane Irma reporter gets his moment to shine

Steve Freeland never thought he would get the opportunity to report live on TV from the middle of a hurricane.

Video: Iconic St Maarten airport, famous for low-flying airliners, wiped out by Irma

Thrill seekers and tourists had been able to stand on the beach and enjoy close calls. Not any more.

'Get out now' - Florida Governor gives serious warning to flee Irma as two die in Caribbean

The Category-5 hurricane has already laid waste to the island Saint Martin, bringing sustained winds of about 295km/h.

Watch: Passenger flies into a blind rage forcing plane to make emergency landing

The Aeromexico flight bound for San Francisco was forced to divert to Guadalajara.

Watch: The ground-trembling moment a volcano erupts in Mexico sending plume four kilometres high

Residents in Mexico City, 70km away, reported feeling the ground rumble.

FILE - In this May 3, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro waves to supporters outside the National Electoral Council headquarters, in Caracas, Venezuela. The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry announced Friday, May 19, 2017, that Russian President Vladimir Putin had promised to start delivering several thousand tons of wheat after speaking on the phone with Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

Venezuelan government threatens state workers to vote in Sunday election

The Venezuelan government is threatening to fire state workers if they refuse to vote in Sunday's controversial election.

NZ woman thrown by jet's blast on Caribbean island named

The 57-year-old tourist was blown away by a jet blast whilst watching planes take off and land.

A cordon has been set up around the volcano and locals have been warned to stay away.

Video: Dramatic show of ash, water and gas as volcano erupts in Mexico

The Popocatepetl volcano erupted 136 times yesterday.

Trade Minister Todd McClay said negotiations are starting today at the Pacific Alliance Summit in Colombia.

Free trade agreement between NZ and South American countries could double trade - earning $1b

Negotiations began today at the Pacific Alliance Summit in Colombia.

Graphic: Woman's arm snaps during intense arm wrestle live on Argentinian TV

The sound of the bone breaking can be heard clearly, but the woman remains composed.

Watch: Mine clearing machine hits target with spectacular results, leaves operator shaken but unharmed

The armoured Caterpillar 320 hit the mine, which held about 7kg of munitions.

Team NZ's laid back helmsman unfazed ahead of America's Cup

The 35th America's Cup match starts early tomorrow morning in Bermuda.

Raw: Dozens scream in terror after bridge collapses, throwing people into river

Over 30 people were standing on the bridge in Ecuador when disaster struck.

Video: Enormous condor nursed back to health by Argentinian rancher runs to give his friend a hug

The bird, which could have a wingspan of up to 3.1m, was found injured in his yard in March.

Graphic video: Wild scenes as rampaging bulls gore crowd at festival in Peru

Some people in the crowd curled up in an attempt to avoid being trampled.

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