Liotta, the star of the 1990 blockbuster crime film "Goodfellas", died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, according to media reports.
Group of people including at least eight Turkish citizens kidnapped after travelling by bus from the Dominican Republic, officials say, amid a wave of gang violence in the Caribbean country.
The storm heads north toward the Florida Keys, gaining slightly in intensity after leaving a trail of destruction through the Caribbean that claimed at least three lives.
Hurricane Elsa churned through the Caribbean, bringing powerful winds and threatening to pile further misery on Haiti, but it downgraded to a tropical storm.
A musician, composer and producer, Pacheco founded the Fania Records label, as well as the historic Fania All Stars band, which included salsa icons Celia Cruz, Hector Lavoe and Willie Colon.
Luis Abinader, the frontrunner in the Caribbean nation's presidential race, is seeking to end 16 years of unbroken rule by the centre-left Dominican Liberation Party (PLD).
According to diplomats, the UN Security Council will hold its first meeting over the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, after weeks of divisions among its five permanent members, diplomats said Monday.
Four million Syrians directly benefit from the cross-border aid shipments while 11 million benefit from international aid after eight years of war. It's the second time in four months that Russia has vetoed a resolution dealing with Syria situation.
More than 1,800 people have died in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since Ebola broke out there in August last year.
A 500 strong team of conservationists, locals and the navy has cleared around 60 tonnes of plastic. But the waves of rubbish washed up on the shores every day. The problem could affect tourism to the island, as well as endanger marine and bird life.
China and the Dominican Republic have signed an agreement to establish diplomatic ties. Taiwan says Beijing dangled a $3.1 billion investment and loan package to entice the Caribbean nation to switch its allegiance and seal the deal.
America's relationship to Islam goes back to the early 1800s, when Muslim slaves fought for their freedom — and there are lessons in it for America today.
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