Embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto called on Mexico's states on Friday to swiftly adopt steps to modernize the justice system as he tries to defuse mass protests over the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers.
US President Barack Obama staunchly defended his unilateral move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation on Friday, pledging to implement his controversial plan despite furious criticism from congressional opponents.
The head of the UN Ebola mission warned on Friday that the world was "far, far away" from beating back the outbreak and said a huge increase in aid was still needed to fight Ebola on the ground in Africa.
Several former Canadian soldiers plan to join Kurds to combat Islamic State militants in coming weeks, Canadian media reported on Friday, bolstering the ranks of foreigners fighting alongside the group.
A Chilean judge jailed two retired colonels Friday for torturing President Michelle Bachelet's father, who was arrested for opposing the country's 1973 coup and died after repeated beatings and electrocutions.