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Three dead after shooting at New Mexico high school

Mexico City, Dec 8 (IANS) Two students were killed when a gunman opened fire at a northern New Mexico high school on Thursday morning, law enforcement officials said. A spokesman for the New Mexico State Police told Fox News the suspected gunman was also killed. It's unclear how the gunman died. Law enforcement said Aztec High School, which is located in the Four Corners region a...

1 day ago
Obama 'criticises Trump' over climate pact withdrawal

Chicago, Dec 6 (IANS) Former President Barack Obama has lamented the lack of US leadership in the fight against climate change and without mentioning his successor Donald Trump, who has been dismantling his administration's environmental policies, he said that the country is in a position that is difficult to defend. Obviously we're in an unusual time when the US is now the only nation o...

9 days ago
18 killed as truck overturns in Mexico

Mexico City, Nov 28 (IANS) At least 18 people have been killed after a truck overturned in the Mexican state of Puebla, the police said. The accident occurred along a mountain road in municipality of Tepango de Rodriguez, according to an official report released by Puebla's public security authorities on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported. Nine men and nine women were killed, mo...

12 days ago
Mexico creates national park to protect marine life

Mexico City, Nov 25 (IANS) The Mexican government has created a large marine reserve around a group of islands home to hundreds of species including rays, whales and sea turtles. The Revillagigedo Archipelago is a group of volcanic islands off the country's south-east coast, BBC reported on Saturday. With a protection zone of 150,000 km, it has become the largest ocean reserve in...

15 days ago
Complicated NAFTA topics to take more rounds of talks: Mexico

Mexico City, Nov 22 (IANS) The negotiation of complicated topics in the updating of the NAFTA will take a number of more rounds of talks, said Mexico's negotiation team head Kenneth Smith. There are obviously difficult topics that will not be resolved in this round, that will remain for the following rounds we are going to have, Smith told journalists during the fifth round of North Amer...

18 days ago
Mexico City reconstruction to take seven years: Mayor

Mexico City, Nov 19 (IANS) The reconstruction of the damage in Mexico City caused by the September 19 earthquake will take seven years, Mayor Migual Angel Mancera said. Mancera on Saturday said the authorities are working in every aspect of the reconstruction effort, but warned it was not a short-term goal, Xinhua news agency reported. He said that concrete actions were being tak...

18 days ago
90 per cent of attacks on journalists in Mexico go unpunished

Mexico City, Nov 19 (IANS) Ninety per cent of the murders and attacks on journalists in Mexico go unpunished, the National Commission for Human Rights (CNDH) said. An analysis by the group found that just 10 per cent of 176 cases opened by prosecutors into homicides, disappearances and attacks against media had ended in sentences for those responsible, Xinhua news agency reported.

19 days ago
NAFTA negotiations: Mexico faces uphill battle

Mexico City,, Nov 18 (IANS) Mexico faces daunting challenges in the fifth NAFTA renegotiation round, which got underway here amid fresh warnings from the US. Just days before the talks scheduled to take place from November 17-21, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross warned Mexico and Canada of the consequences of not reaching a new agreement, Efe news reported. The dissolution of No...

23 days ago
NAFTA uncertainty to slow Mexican economy in 2018: IMF

Mexico City, Nov 14 (IANS) The uncertainty over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will slow Mexico's economic growth rate to 1.9 per cent in 2018, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report. The growth rate will see a slight slowdown next year, before an eventual resolution of the trade agreement allows the economy to pick up speed again, said the report release...

24 days ago
Over 400 killed in Iran earthquake near Iraqi border

Tehran/Baghdad, Nov 13 (IANS) Over 400 people were killed and thousands injured when a devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Iran in a region bordering Iraq, damaging hundreds of buildings and causing massive destruction. The death toll could rise, officials warned on Monday. Iran's state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) news agency raised the death toll in the Sunday night ...

24 days ago
Mexico City releases $6 mn for quake reconstruction

Mexico City, Nov 13 (IANS) The Mexico City government has released 117.6 million pesos (over $6 million) for immediate use toward reconstruction after the September 19 earthquake, Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera has said. He added the city government had also received $750,000 for reconstruction from the US-based Rockefeller Foundation, Xinhua reported Providing a roundup on actions t...

26 days ago
Mexican fishermen clean beaches after oil spill

Mexico City, Nov 11 (IANS) Fishermen on Mexico's southern Pacific coast were cleaning up beaches in the wake of an October 9 oil spill whose potential environmental impact remained unclear. The spill was due to an act of vandalism against a pipeline at the maritime terminal in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca state, according to state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex). Last month's spill foll...

28 days ago
Mexico to stand firm on NAFTA automotive rules

Mexico City, Nov 9 (IANS) Mexican negotiators in North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) talks will defend the country's stance on maintaining current automotive rules of origin requirements, an official has said. Eduardo Solis, president of the Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA), on Wednesday, said: Our proposal is unique and we are not preparing any other. Solis...

29 days ago
Midnight snacks may up heart risk, diabetes

New York, Nov 8 (IANS) Are you in the habit of late night snacking? Beware, as people with this habit have a higher risk of developing various heart diseases and diabetes, says a new research. Late night eating habits disrupt the working of the body's biological clock. It is out-of-sync with the 24-hour cycle, resulting in high blood-fat levels and heart problems, the researchers found....

1 month ago
US-Mexico border wall poses environmental risks: Official

Mexico City, Nov 7 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's proposed border wall between the US and Mexico would be an environmental disaster, a United Nations official said. The wall is going to be a disaster for different reasons ... and one of the ways is that it is going to be a disaster at the environmental level, Xinhua news agency quoted John Knox, the UN's special rapporteur on human ...

1 month ago
Quake highlights weak points in Mexican capital

Mexico City, Nov 6 (IANS) Fallen statues, collapsed archways and closed churches are some of the consequences of the powerful earthquake that hit the Mexican capital on September 19, a media report said. The magnitude 7.1 quake and an earlier temblor on September 7 damaged over 18,000 buildings with historical and cultural value in 11 Mexican states, according to the National Anthropolog...

1 month ago
Mexico announces biggest onshore oil find in 15 years

Mexico City, Nov 4 (IANS) Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has announced that the national oil company, Pemex, had made the country's biggest onshore oil discovery in 15 years. Pena Nieto made the announcement during a visit to Pemex's Tula refinery on Friday, saying that drilling the onshore Ixachi well had revealed the field which could have as many as 350 million barrels of 3P (pr...

1 month ago
Mexico announces largest onshore oil find in 15 years

Mexico City, Nov 4 (IANS) State oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) recently discovered the largest deposit of crude oil and gas found onshore in Mexico since 2002, President Enrique Peña Nieto said. The extraction of that petroleum can be done relatively quickly and, moreover, at very low cost, due to its location, Efe news quoted Nieto as saying on Friday in a speech to Pemex empl...

1 month ago
Russia 2018 will be a good opportunity for us: Mexican forward Peralta

Mexico City, Nov 3 (IANS) Mexican forward Oribe Peralta said the next edition of the World Cup in Russia in 2018 will be a good opportunity for his team to take a leap forward and progress to the quarter-finals for the first time since 1986. Peralta, who was part of the team in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and has been a regular in the national team in recent years, on Thursday spoke to ...

1 month ago
Mexican students to receive IT training in China

Mexico City, Nov 3 (IANS) At least 10 Mexican university students will be visiting China to receive two weeks of information technology (IT) training, the Ministry of Communications and Transport said. Students won the opportunity to develop their IT skills in China through Seeds for the Future, a scholarship programme organised by Chinese technology giant Huawei in conjunction with the ...

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