New York: Parked taxis and vans offer tourists a cheap place to sleep

The words ‘New York City’ and ‘budget tend not to go hand in hand. But a new venture offers budget travellers million-dollar views of Manhattan for about $39 (£27). Adventurous travellers can sleep overnight in a taxi, van or camper parked on the street in New York City. Aug 14, 2015

Paraguay: Girl who was denied abortion at age 10 gives birth

An 11-year-old girl who became pregnant when she was 10-years-old and denied an abortion in Paraguay gave birth to a baby girl in Asuncion on 13 August. The 42-year-old stepfather of the girl is accused of rape resulting in the pregnancy and is pending trial. Aug 14, 2015

Scientists discover sacred sinkhole cave under Chichen Itza pyramid

A group of scientists from the Autonomous University of Mexico announced on 13 August, that a sacred sinkhole cave, known as a cenote, has been discovered under Chichen Itzas grand Kukulkan Castle Pyramid, a discovery that could shed new light on the ancient Mayan civilisation. Aug 14, 2015