A strong earthquake has shaken southern Costa Rica near the border of Panama, toppling items from store shelves and knocking out power in places, but authorities say there was no major damage or reports of serious injuries.
Chilean authorities charge that a man angry over an airline not returning his suitcase made false bomb threats that caused up to 11 commercial flights to take emergency measures in Chile, Argentina and Peru.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says options to protect Palestinian civilians under Israeli occupation range from establishing an armed military or police force to deploying civilian observers or beefing up the UN presence on the ground.
Tropical Storm Ernesto is speeding through the north Atlantic toward Ireland and the United Kingdom, and Hurricane Lane has grown into a Category 2 storm in the remote Pacific _ far from land on a forecast path that would take it south of Hawaii next week.
Two South American nations are stiffening entry requirements for the flood of Venezuelans fleeing their nation's economic and humanitarian crisis, a move that could make their plight even more arduous.