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Two gang members killed in beach shooting near Cancun resort

CANCUN: Two suspected drug gang members were shot dead on a beachfront near the Mexican resort of Cancun on Thursday, a couple of weeks after two tourists were killed in crossfire at another beach. The attorney general’s office in the

US expedites removal of Haitian migrants at Mexican border

HOUSTON: US authorities moved some 2,000 people to other immigration processing stations from a Texas border town that has been overwhelmed by an influx of Haitian and other migrants. Such transfers will continue “in order to ensure that irregular migrants

Photos of Amazon warehouse in Mexico surrounded by slum shacks goes viral

MEXICO CITY: A photo of a sprawling new Amazon fulfillment centre in Tijuana, Mexico, surrounded by deteriorating housing has gone viral as the tech giant continues to expand its footprint internationally The photographer Omar Martinez captured images of the warehouse,

Pizza most popular food worldwide for takeaway in 2020

A report published by Money Beach UK  has revealed that 44 countries had ‘pizza takeaway’ or ‘pizza delivery’ as the most-searched phrase on Google. Pizza, an Italian dish, was the most popular food searched for takeaway in a number of

Mexico becomes fourth country to pass 100,000 coronavirus deaths

ISLAMABAD: Mexico said its coronavirus death toll had risen above 100,000, becoming the world’s fourth country to pass the grim milestone. “Today in Mexico we have 100,000 people who have lost their lives due to Covid-19,” deputy health minister Hugo

Global coronavirus cases surpass 20 million

WASHINGTON: The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has surpassed 20 million, with Brazil and Mexico reporting a combined 27,000 infections in just one day. More than 12.2 million have recovered, and over 734,000 have died from the disease, according to

WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases

WASHINGTON: The World Health Organisation reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 230,370 in 24 hours. The biggest increases were from the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa. The previous WHO

Newborn triplets contract coronavirus in Mexico

MEXICO CITY: Newborn triplets have reportedly tested positive for novel coronavirus in Mexico on the day they were born. The case has become the youngest infections in the country, medical experts are investigating whether the newborns were infected before or

India among four new members elected to UN Security Council

NEW YORK: The UN General Assembly elected on Wednesday four new non-permanent members of the Security Council for 2021 and 2022. Canada lost a seat once again and the battle for the African seat will to a second round. India,

UN to elect five non-permanent Security Council seats

NEW YORK: The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday will elect five new members of the Security Council for 2021 and 2022. India is assured of a seat as it is running unopposed in the Asia-Pacific after trying unsuccessfully to

Journalists’ killings decline

The number of journalists killed in the line of duty fell in 2019 to the lowest levels in seventeen years according to a report by the Citizens to Project Journalists.  The drop in murders comes amid unprecedented global attention on

Mexico admits freeing El Chapo’s son after operation

MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s president faced a firestorm of criticism as his security forces acknowledged they arrested kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s son, then released him when his cartel responded with an all-out gun battle. Admitting his troops carried out a

Singapore to ban sugary drink ads to curb consumption

SINGAPORE: The health ministry of Singapore has decided to ban advertisements for certain fizzy drinks to curb consumption of sugar in the city-state. The health ministry took the decision as part to take measures in curbing consumption of sugar in