President Trump has threatened to issue an executive order to get a controversial question about citizenship in next year’s census. The Supreme Court has ruled against including the question, and Mr. Trump’s opponents say it is politically motivated.
Prosecutors in Mexico say an arrest warrant has been issued for the former Chief Executive of the state oil company Pemex. Emilio Lozoya is accused of taking bribes from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, which has admitted paying politicians across Latin America.
Police in Brazil say they have found 14 bodies near Itaborai, a city in Rio de Janeiro state. The discovery was made as part of an operation against a militia suspected of killings, torture and extortion. Police say the gang nicknamed Orlando Curicica could be responsible for around 50 brutal murders.
A new record high temperature of 32 degrees Celsius has been set in the American state of Alaska, part of which lies inside the Arctic circle. The dramatic warming Alaska has experienced in recent years has wreaked havoc on local communities and wildlife.
Another powerful earthquake has hit southern California stronger than the one recorded on Thursday. According to the US Geological Survey, it had a magnitude of 7.1. Thursday’s 6.4 quake was the strongest in the region for 25 years.
A statue of the American first lady Melania Trump has been unveiled outside her Slovenian hometown to very mixed reviews. It was carved out of a tree trunk with a chainsaw. Critics say it looks more like a scarecrow.
There have been calls on social media for the cancellation of a South Korean reality television show after an actress taking part caught three endangered giant clams in a national marine park in Thailand. The contestant on the survival activity show the Law of the Jungle is facing a charge of violating Thai wild life laws.