Monday, June 29, 2015
Ecuador has released 201 tortoises on Santa Fe Island in the Galapagos archipelago, where a similar subspecies went extinct more than 150 years ago.
An Argentine federal judge has ordered an embargo on some US$156 million owned by companies exploring for oil off the UK's Falklands Islands, over which Argentina claims sovereignty. She also has ordered them to stop their explorations
Children awaiting surgery and women fleeing domestic violence never saw the US$350,000 donated for their benefit. Then, there were the questionable property sales and the money for a cleaning business partially owned by a relative.
Marchers in several Latin American nations including Chile and Mexico pressed for more gay rights Saturday, with many celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision allowing same-sex couples to wed.
At only 26 years of age, Jesus Casanova has already earned a degree in journalism, is the owner of a South American swimming championship and last year was crowned Mister Venezuela in this beauty-obsessed nation.
A protester scaled a flagpole on the grounds of the South Carolina legislature at dawn Saturday and removed the Confederate flag, officials said, amid fierce debate about the racially charged symbol.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena Friday ordered the immediate dismissal of parliament, clearing the way for a snap election 10 months ahead of schedule.
The U.S. Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal throughout the nation Friday in a much-awaited landmark decision that triggered wild jubilation and tears of joy across the country.
Benjamin Moore and Tadd Roberts wore matching tuxedos to the county clerk's office in Louisville to get married Friday, and the mayor greeted them with a bottle of champagne.