22-year-old beauty queen Genesis Carmona was shot during protests rocking Venezuela's capital and doctors were unable to save her life. She joined the demonstrators blaming the government of Nicholas Maduro for a range of social and economic problems. There is no end in sight to the violence. Karl Penhual has the latest from Caracas.
Incredible new images from drone cameras show the sheer devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Also, take a unique look at the sheer power of the storm surge as the water slammed ashore. Karl Penhaul has the latest from Tacloban.
The driver at the controls of the train that derailed in Spain killing at least 78 people has been detained by police. Authorities are looking into whether he was going too fast as the train jumped the tracks. Images posted to his now deleted Facebook page are raising new questions. Karl Penhaul has the latest from the scene.
The investigation is just beginning into the deadly train crash that killed at least 78 people in Spain. Authorities are questioning the train's driver. One key piece of evidence is video that captured the moment the train derailed. Karl Penhaul has the latest from the scene.
Capiapo, Chile (CNN) - Hedging their bets, officials in Chile said on Sunday they will set up an oil drill as a third option to rescue the 33 miners trapped underground since August 5.
The idea, which is Plan C, could be the fastest of the three options currently underway. However, the drill needs to be transported first from Iquique, a city in northern Chile, and then installed.
The drill is expected to be up and running around the middle of September, Chilean government officials said in an electronic presentation given to CNN.
Still, the estimated time it will take to rescue the workers has not changed, they said. Depending on ground conditions and the technology used, officials guess the workers will not be hauled above ground until November, or early December.
Karl Penhaul and Esprit Smith
Copiapo, Chile (CNN) - A new video by trapped miners in Chile shows them in good spirits, with shaved faces, wearing new clothes and sleeping on camp beds.
The nearly 23-minute video, made available to families Tuesday, was shown to reporters Wednesday.
In it, some of the 33 miners are seen wearing red T-shirts, blue shorts with white stripes and calf-length rubber boots.
More video: Trapped miners, families remain hopeful
There aren't enough camp beds for all the miners yet, so the oldest among them get first preference, the men said.
(CNN) - Chilean officials plan to start drilling a rescue shaft Monday, as they begin a months-long operation to reach 33 miners who have been trapped underground for more than three weeks.
The effort to drill through more than 2,300 feet (701 meters) of rock and safely extract the miners could take three to four months, officials said.
The miners have been stuck in the mine since an August 5 cave-in and are surviving off food, water and other supplies funneled to them from above ground through an "umbilical cord" - a tube about four inches in diameter.
Meanwhile, a four-person team from NASA is set to arrive in Chile this week to help provide physical and behavioral health support to the miners. NASA has a long history in dealing with isolated environments and thinks experiences in space and underground are not too different, said Michael Duncan, the U.S. space agency's lead person on the Chile effort.
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Angie Sanclemente, a former beauty queen, was detained by police Wednesday afternoon at a hostel in Buenos Aires, according to a spokesman for the Argentina Airport Security Police.
Sanclemente is a 30-year-old who authorities say set out to establish herself as the leader of a cartel that would use models and beauty queens to run drugs from South America to Europe.
According to PSA spokesman Maximiliano Lencina, Sanclemente was staying at the K-Lodges Hostel in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires.
"Thanks to the information we received from Interpol, we were able to locate and detain her today," said Lencina.
Sanclemente was registered at the hostel - popular with foreign university students - under the name "Annie," Lencina said. He added
that she had dyed her brown hair to blonde, and was alone in the hostel when detained.
Local media reports said that Sanclemente has told other people staying at the hostel that she was from Mexico.
Lencina said Sanclemente has been in touch with her lawyer, and will be questioned tomorrow by an Argentine federal judge. She will be transported Wednesday afternoon to PSA offices at the Ezeiza International Airport.
"We believe she played an important role in the drug trafficking organization," said Lencina.
Yaneth Valencia, Sanclemente's mother, showed up at the hostel where Angie is being held, and told reporters that "there is a plot against her," according to local television reports.
"I came here to help my daughter," she said. "She is afraid that she will be raped. ... They are using my daughter. My daughter is innocent."