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Prime Minister of Peru

Prime Minister of Peru Cesar Villanueva resigns after falling approval ratings.

Cesar Villanueva steps down as calls for President Martin Vizcarra to shake up his government grows.

Tunisian health minister

Tunisian health minister Abderraouf Cherif resigns following the deaths of 11 newborn babies since Thursday at a hospital in the capital Tunis. Evidence suggests all 11 died from septic shock. Tunisia's public healthcare had been considered one of the best in North Africa, but it has operated less smoothly since the 2011 revolution.

The country's health ministry said evidence suggested 11 newborns all died from septic shock.

Salamanca nightclub shooting

A mass shooting at a nightclub in Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico, kills at least 15 people and leaves another seven people wounded.

At least 15 people were killed and another seven wounded in a shooting at a nigh...

United States Coast Guard

Around 40 fishermen are rescued by the United States Coast Guard after an ice sheet breaks away on Lake Erie.

"It happened really fast," one fisherman told the Toledo Blade. "Thank God the Coast Guard was here for us."

2018–19 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season

The floods from the predecessor of Cyclone Idai cause 23 deaths and 11 missing in southern Malawi.

Soon after Kamuzu shire river bridge is flooded CHIKWAWA-(MaraviPost)-Twenty-three people have died and 11 are missing due to flood-prone areas in the southern parts of Malawi. Heavy rains have hit the region and caused havoc to people, houses and gardens in over a week of the rains. The development has forced President Peter Mutharika to …

Japan

A Japanese high-speed boat collides with a "marine creature" while carrying 121 passengers; 87 passengers are injured and 5 airlifted by helicopter to the hospital.

More than 80 people were injured after a high-speed boat collided with a "marine creature" off the northwest coast of Japan, the country's Coast Guard told CNN.

Crisis in Venezuela

With a fire causing new damage to a power plant in Bolívar State, President Nicolás Maduro states the power outages are "caused by U.S.-backed sabotage"; Guaidó says the outages are due to Maduro government "corruption and mismanagement".

Thousands of activists have gathered across Venezuela to protest against a nationwide blackout, shortages of basic necessities and the government of President Nicolas Maduro. 

Crisis in Venezuela

Whilst a nationwide power blackout continues, Acting President Juan Guaidó calls for protests in the capital of Venezuela.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday called on citizens nationwi...

2019 Colombia DC-3 crash

A DC-3 operated by Laser Aereo crashes in Colombia en-route from San José del Guaviare, killing all 14 aboard.

A dozen people have been killed in a plane crash in the Colombian plains provinc...

Japan

Japanese supercentenarian Kane Tanaka is officially recognized as the world's oldest living person at 116 years and 67 days old.

Internal conflict in Myanmar

Rakhine insurgents of the Arakan Army attack a police post in a village in Rakhine State, killing nine policemen. All of the victims were local recruits from the village.

Arakan Army insurgents killed nine Myanmar police in the latest attack in the co...