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Hopes fade of finding survivors buried under avalanche in Italy

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PENNE, Italy Hopes of finding survivors dwindled on Thursday more than 24 hours after an avalanche struck a luxury mountain hotel in Italy burying up to 30 people under tonnes of snow and debris. | Video

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Executive actions ready to go as Trump prepares to take office 1:34am GMT

WASHINGTON Donald Trump is preparing to sign executive actions on his first day in the White House on Friday to take the opening steps to crack down on immigration, build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and roll back outgoing President Barack Obama's policies.

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Mexico's El Chapo: From most wanted kingpin to extradited jailbird 12:42am GMT

MEXICO CITY Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most notorious kingpin who escaped two maximum-security jails, shipped countless tonnes of drugs around the world and became one of the world´s most-wanted fugitives, was extradited to the United States on Thursday.

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Teen shoots four, kills self at private school in northern Mexico 19 Jan 2017

MEXICO CITY A teenage student suffering from depression shot three students and a teacher at a private school in northern Mexico on Wednesday before killing himself in what state officials called an unprecedented attack that was caught on security video.

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U.S. investors see more automation, not jobs, under Trump administration 19 Jan 2017

NEW YORK When U.S. President-elect Donald Trump criticized United Technologies Corp's Carrier unit in November for its plan to move some 800 jobs to Mexico, the parent-company made a swift decision to keep the factory in Indiana.

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Global growth outlook shaky on trade protectionism fears - Reuters poll 18 Jan 2017

The global economic outlook remains shaky, despite recent pockets of resilience, according to the overwhelming majority of economists polled by Reuters who said a rise in protectionist trade policies would hamper growth.

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Mexico's Slim to launch TV channel in U.S. for Mexicans 18 Jan 2017

MEXICO CITY Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's cell-phone company, America Movil, said on Tuesday it would launch a television channel in the United States targeting Mexican audiences later this year, putting it into competition with broadcasters like Univision and Telemundo.

U.S., Mexico, Cuba ready to sign 'Doughnut Hole' deal in Gulf waters 18 Jan 2017

MEXICO CITY The United States, Mexico and Cuba aim to sign an agreement determining territorial water limits before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Jan. 20, three diplomatic officials familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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At least four killed in gunfight in Mexico's Cancun 18 Jan 2017

CANCUN, Mexico At least four people were killed after gunmen opened fire at government offices in the Mexican beach resort of Cancun on Tuesday, a day after at least five people died in a shooting at a music festival nearby.

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Howard and Dos Santos back Pan-American tournament idea 18 Jan 2017

MANHATTAN BEACH, California Two of the leading players for the United States and Mexico national teams have given their backing to the idea of a regular Pan-American soccer tournament.

U.S. strikes in Libya kill more than 80 Islamic State fighters

WASHINGTON More than 80 Islamic State militants, some of whom were believed to be plotting attacks in Europe, died in U.S. air strikes on camps outside the group's former North African stronghold of Sirte in Libya, the United States said on Thursday. | Video