Five people died and another three were missing after a supermarket partially collapsed in southern Argentina, authorities said Saturday as they released a revised death toll.
The fatal accident happened Thursday in the city of Neuquen, about 1,150 km (715 miles) southwest of Buenos Aires, when a nearby building under construction fell onto the store. Authorities were still searching Saturday for the missing, Gabriel Gastaminza, a provincial official, told Telam news agency.Full Story
The New York Times endorsed President Barack Obama on Saturday as he seeks a second term in the White House on November 6.
The prestigious newspaper said it supports the incumbent Democrat instead of Republican rival Mitt Romney because, among other things, he has achieved the most sweeping health care reforms since 1965, prevented another Great Depression and ended the war in Iraq.Full Story
A powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake off Canada's west coast set off a tsunami warning that emptied restaurants, bars and theaters in Hawaii and sent rattled residents fleeing beach areas.
But only relatively small waves rolled to shore on the island of Oahu, and the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center later issued an advisory saying the worst was over.Full Story
Homeless people fled to packed camps or clustered close to their charred houses in western Myanmar Sunday, after deadly unrest that the U.N. said displaced 26,500 from mainly Muslim communities.
Whole neighborhoods were razed in last week's clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine state, which has cast a shadow over the country's reforms and put further strain on relief efforts in the region.Full Story
Across the eastern United States, Americans scrambled Saturday to stock up on supplies and secure homes as Hurricane Sandy -- billed as a superstorm -- lumbered north after leaving dozens dead in the Caribbean.
The so-called Frankenstorm was expected to make landfall somewhere between Virginia and Massachusetts early Tuesday, possibly causing chaos during the frenzied last days of campaigning before the November 6 U.S. presidential vote.Full Story
The Philippines' top rebel leader warned Saturday a peace deal signed by his group could only end the armed conflict if the wider Filipino Muslim community supported it.
Under the pact the 12,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) would give up its quest for an independent homeland in the south in return for significant power and wealth-sharing in a new autonomous region there to be known as Bangsamoro.Full Story
South African police fired rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas on Saturday to disperse striking miners who were trying to prevent a rally by the country's main labour grouping.
Bullet casings littered the ground and a helicopter circled above, with police sirens howling, as the protesters were chased into the area surrounding a stadium in northwestern Rustenburg.Full Story
Hundreds of Spanish police officers protested outside the interior ministry in Madrid on Saturday to denounce budget cuts and the elimination of benefits, as firecrackers burst into the air.
Like all Spanish civil service employees, police officers are taking the full blow of the austerity measures brought in by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's right-wing government in a bid to tackle the debt crisis.Full Story
A top Iranian lawmaker blamed Euro MPs for making an "irrational request" of meeting two jailed winners of 2012 Sakharov awards that led to Saturday's cancellation of their visit to Tehran.
A five-member European Parliament team had asked to meet during their six-day visit to Tehran jailed Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and internationally acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi -- winners of 2012 Sakharov awards.Full Story
The deaths of a British marine and an army medic in Afghanistan were not due to "friendly fire", the defense ministry said Saturday following an initial review.
Corporal David O'Connor, 27, of 40 Commando Royal Marines, and Corporal Channing Day, 25, from the 3 Medical Regiment, were fatally wounded while on patrol in the southern Helmand province on Wednesday.Full Story