Hilda Hernandez, sister of Honduras's President Juan Orlando Hernandez, and five other people were killed when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed.
Barry Sherman was the chairman of generic drug maker Apotex, which he founded in 1974 with two employees. It went on to become the largest Canadian-owned pharmaceutical company.
Mexican drug barons have begun to manufacture fentanyl, the deadly synthetic opioid ravaging North America, according to US Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The gunmen reportedly separated children from adults before shooting them in Manaus, deep in the Brazilian Amazon. Police believe the shooting may be linked to drug traffickers.
El Salvador upholds 30-year aggravated homicide sentence of Teodora del Carmen Vásquez in stillbirth case. El Salvador has one of most draconian abortion laws in the world.
"Strange" WhatsApp message from crewman Roberto Medina sparks call for Argentinian judge to investigate claims of chase.
Several people were injured but no fatalities were reported, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Bogota council introduces women-only seats on buses in Colombian capital to combat high levels of sexual assault and harassment.
Reuters photojournalists tell the stories behind some of 2017's most memorable news images, and discuss their impact, both on the world and on themselves.
Bermuda set to become first country in the world to abolish marriage equality, just six months after gay couple Winston Godwin and Greg DeRoche won Supreme Court ruling to marry.
13 feet have washed up on Canadian beaches since 2007 reveals the Coroners Service of British Columbia - and no one knows why the they keep appearing.
"He could have just bought a car and driven the 20 minutes himself for less," one Twitter user said.
The infamous Brazilian drug lord da Silva was arrested after years of hide and seek, joining the ranks of other kingpins who shook the world.
Passenger in passing car films high-speed sex on busy road in Argentina, a country with high road accident rates.
The town of Nueva Fuerabamba in Peru's southern Andes was built to house around 1,600 people who gave up their rural village to make room for a massive, open-pit copper mine
Monica Palomino said the premature child died on Monday, 4 December, after she delivered him after a gestation of only 25 weeks.