CARACAS/BARINAS, Venezuela Clashes between Venezuelan security forces and demonstrators have killed five people during the latest opposition-led strike to protest against an election on Sunday critics say will mark the end of democracy in the OPEC nation.
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SHANGHAI The Chinese air force will keep conducting drills at sea regardless of whatever interference it may encounter, China's state broadcaster reported, following reports that Chinese warplanes flew near Japan and Taiwan in recent days.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria At least 30 people including civilians and members of the military have died after an attempted rescue of an oil exploration team kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria, officials told Reuters on Thursday.
UNITED NATIONS Qatar's foreign minister on Thursday accused Arab states of violating international law in their boycott of the country and described the United Nations as the "right place" for Doha to seek options to overcome measures imposed against it.
MEXICO CITY The bodies of five women and four men were found piled up in front of a house in the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo on the border with Texas, local authorities said on Thursday.
SAN SALVADOR/WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and several of his Central American counterparts will explore strategies to combat criminal gangs during his visit to El Salvador, that country's foreign minister said on Thursday.