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At least 38 dead in Italian earthquake - civil protection


ROME At least 38 people died in a powerful earthquake that hit central Italy early on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the civil protection department said. | Video

Mexican police turn blind eye to murders of transgender women, say activists 22 Aug 2016

MEXICO CITY, August 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Betzy Ballesteros' brush with death came on a windy night in December, when a man in a black Chevy Suburban pulled up to the street corner in the Mexican city of Guadalajara where the sex worker was plying her trade.


Mexican president Pena Nieto plagiarized law thesis, report says 22 Aug 2016

MEXICO CITY Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto plagiarized nearly a third of his 1991 undergraduate law thesis, according to a report published on Sunday by one of Mexico's leading investigative journalists.


Executions, burned testicles - apparent massacre stains Mexican police 21 Aug 2016

MEXICO CITY Discrepancies plague the official account of a deadly assault last year in which Mexican police allegedly executed 22 suspected gang members, burned bodies, manipulated the crime scene and tortured survivors, newly-revealed details show.


Diving - Chen Aisen wins gold for China in men's 10 metre platform 21 Aug 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Chen Aisen claimed Olympic gold in the men's 10 metre platform event on Saturday to help China take home seven out of Rio's eight diving golds, while Mexico's German Sanchez and American David Boudia took the silver and bronze.


Police massacre on ranch leaves deep scars in Mexican town 20 Aug 2016

The small town of Ocotlan in western Mexico was hard hit by an ambush a government body now admits was an act of police abuse, having lost dozens of its young men who joined a powerful drug gang for money and adventure but instead found an early grave.


Mexico says police executed 22 on ranch, in 'grave' rights abuse 19 Aug 2016

Mexican police arbitrarily executed nearly two dozen suspected gang members on a ranch last year, the government's National Human Rights Commission said on Thursday, one of the worst abuses by security forces in a decade of grisly drug violence.


Lawyer accused of fraud by U.S. in BP oil spill case is acquitted 19 Aug 2016

A prominent Texas lawyer was acquitted on Thursday of charges he made up thousands of fake clients to sue BP Plc for damages that the oil company caused in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, court records show.


Son of Mexican drug boss 'Chapo' among group abducted at resort 17 Aug 2016

MEXICO CITY One of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman's sons was among a group of people abducted from a restaurant in the Mexican tourist resort of Puerto Vallarta, the state attorney general said on Tuesday.


U.S. targets Mexican companies, individuals for aiding Sinaloa drug cartel 16 Aug 2016

WASHINGTON The United States on Tuesday targeted two Mexican companies, along with two Mexican men, for what it said was their role in assisting the infamous Sinaloa Cartel associated with drug lords Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada.


North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan

SEOUL North Korea fired a submarine-launched missile on Wednesday that flew about 500 km (311 miles) towards Japan, a show of improving technological capability for the isolated country that has conducted a series of launches in defiance of UN sanctions. | Video