Michal Novotny of the Czech Republic, Alex Pullin of Australia, Alberto Schiavon of Italy, Seth Wescott of the United States and Paul-Henri De le Rue of France, from left, clear a jump during the men's Snowboard-Cross FIS World Cup in Arosa, Switzerland.
Brazil's deadliest mudslides on record provided impetus for the government to start enforcing stricter housing regulations and for low-income favela residents to accept relocation.
Rescue workers are encouraging residents of hillside slums at risk from Brazil flooding to seek safety. More rain is expected this weekend.
Brazil mudslides: At least 355 people died in three Rio state towns after slides hit at about 3 a.m. Wednesday, and at least 50 people were still missing, officials said.
The Brazil floods that have killed at least 350 people this week come just after news reports revealed the federal government cut its budget for disaster prevention and preparation measures by almost a fifth.
Dilma Rousseff is planning budget cuts of up to $15 billion, slightly more than most investors had expected, to help rein in a recent burst in government spending.
WikiLeaks on Tuesday released a secret cable that reveals how a Brazilian 'terrorist' got a US visa last year. But the question remains: Did the move amount to a policy change by the Obama administration?
Traffic police officers dressed in Christmas outfits ride their motorcycles to a Christmas celebration organized by the police institution for underprivileged children in Lima, Peru, on Thursday.
Nearly 10,000 students are retaking the exam today in Brazil as part of the country's marred efforts to enable more students to attend state-run universities.
Torching of cars and buses raise concerns over policing methods as Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.