MEXICO CITY

  • Mexican experts scour for 43 students' bodies at dump near Cocula city 2 days ago

    Mexico City: Experts with the Mexican Attorney General's Office are scouring an area near the town of Cocula for the bodies of the 43 students who disappeared on September 26 near the city of Iguala. The officials started working on Tuesday at the dump located in a hard-to-access zone about 10...
  • Man kills himself while trying to pose for selfie with gun August 4, 2014

    Washington: In a freak accident, a 21yearold selfieobsessed man in Mexico died after he shot himself in the head while trying to click a picture with a gun. Oscar Otero Aguilar, a vet from Mexico City, was posing with a handgun for his Facebook page. However, his search for an impressive profile...
  • Delhi becomes world's second most populous city July 11, 2014

    United Nations: Delhi has become the world's second most populous city in 2014 after Tokyo, more than doubling its population since 1990 to 25 million, according to a UN report. The 2014 revision of the World Urbanisation Prospects launched on Thursday said that India is projected to add the highest...
  • Mexico cargo train derails, one killed July 4, 2014

    Mexico City: At least one person was killed and several people were injured on Thursday when Mexico's notorious cargo train "La Bestia" (The Beast) derailed, an official source said. Mexico's National Migration Institute (INM) issued a press release saying the accident occurred along a stretch of rail in the southern state...
  • Mexico City mulls legalising sale of marijuana February 14, 2014

    Mexico city: Leftist lawmakers in Mexico City's legislature introduced a bill that would legalise the sale of marijuana within the capital, expanding on a national law that already decriminalises the possession by users of small amounts of pot throughout the country. It wasn't immediately clear how wide support was for the...
  • Mexico on draft Formula One calendar, no New Jersey September 5, 2013

    Monza: Mexico City looks set to host a Formula One grand prix next year for the first time since 1992 while New Jersey, whose debut was postponed this season, is again absent from a draft 21-race calendar seen by teams and broadcasters. Team sources, sent the list by commercial supremo Bernie...
  • Watch: Buiding that can 'eats' smog in Mexico city July 23, 2013

    A building in Mexico City is doing its bit to save the environment. The hospital tower has a very unique feature, it 'eats' smog. The facade is coated in a special material which when is hit by sunlight's ultraviolet rays begins to break down pollutants into less harmful substances. The...
  • Moderate earthquake felt in Mexico City April 12, 2013

    Mexico City: A moderate earthquake shook buildings in Mexico's capital and its southwestern coast, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 5.2 and its epicentre was 27 miles (44 kilometres) northnortheast of Zihuatanejo in Guerrero state. It was...
  • Explosion at Mexican oil giant Pemex headquarters kills 25 February 1, 2013

    Mexico City: A powerful explosion rocked the Mexico City headquarters of stateowned oil giant Pemex on January 31, killing at least 25 people, injuring more than 100 and trapping others inside. The midafternoon blast shattered the lower floors of the downtown tower, throwing debris into the streets and sending frightened...
  • Strong 7.4 earthquake hits Pacific coast of Guatemala, kills 39 November 8, 2012

    San Marcos, Guatemala: A 7.4magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Guatemala on Wednesday, killing at least 39 people as it ravaged a small state near the Mexican border, the country's president said. The mountain village of San Marcos, 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the epicenter, suffered much of the...
  • Strong 7.5 earthquake hits Pacific coast of Guatemala November 8, 2012

    Guatemala City: A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Guatemala on Wednesday, rocking the capital and shaking buildings as far away as Mexico City and El Salvador. Guatemala's emergency management agency said on its Twitter account that it had received preliminary reports of one death from the quake. The...
  • Report of Mexican woman expecting 9 babies a hoax April 29, 2012

    Mexico City: Reports that a woman in northern Mexico is pregnant with nine babies are a hoax, health authorities said on Friday. Mexico's main broadcaster Televisa and top daily newspapers ran stories about a woman expecting nonuplets late on Thursday after she provided welfare officials with supposed evidence of the multiple...
  • Mexico earthquake: Obama's elder daughter safe March 21, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama's oldest daughter, Malia, is safe and never was in danger during the 7.4magnitude earthquake that jolted Mexico, the White House has said. Malia, 13, is on vacation with her friends in Oaxaca in southwestern Mexico. "In light of today's earthquake, we can confirm that Malia Obama is...
  • Mexico earthquake: Hundreds of homes damaged March 21, 2012

    Mexico City: A strong 7.4magnitude earthquake hit southern Mexico on Tuesday, damaging some 800 homes near the epicenter and swaying tall buildings and spreading fear and panic hundreds of miles away in the capital of Mexico City. One of the strongest to shake Mexico since the deadly 1985 temblor that killed...
  • Mexican Prez says no serious damage from quake March 21, 2012

    Mexico City: Mexican President Felipe Calderon said on Tuesday, via his Twitter account, that there was no serious damage reported from a strong earthquake that hit near the country's western coast and shook buildings as far as the capital. Mexico City mayor Marcelo Ebrard said, also via his Twitter account, that...
  • Mexico: 7.6 magnitude quake jolts capital March 20, 2012

    Mexico City: A strong 7.6magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Tuesday, shaking central and southern parts of the country and swaying buildings in Mexico City. Plaster fell from ceilings and windows broke in the center of the capital, but Mexican President Felipe Calderon said there were no immediate reports of major...
  • Mexico City to retire last iconic VW 'Bug' taxis March 4, 2012

    Mexico City: Mexico's capital is ready to stomp out its iconic Volkswagen 'Bug' taxis. Officials said on Friday that the last of the oldstyle VW Beetles will have their cab licenses expire by the end of the year, marking the end of an adventurous if uncomfortable part of Mexico City...
  • Strong earthquake shakes Mexico City December 11, 2011

    Mexico City: A 6.7magnitude earthquake struck Mexico's western Guerrero state, shaking buildings and causing some panic just over 160 kilometres away in the nation's capital. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The US Geological Service estimated the quake's magnitude at 6.7, after an initial reading of 6.8. It said...
  • Mexico lawmakers mull timebound marriages October 2, 2011

    Mexico City: The Roman Catholic Church reacted harshly on Friday to a bill proposed by Mexico City legislators that would require all couples to sign a prenuptial agreement specifying how to handle child custody and other issues in case of divorce and estimating how long the marriage is expected...
  • Earthquake of 5.8 magnitude rattles Mexico City May 5, 2011

    Mexico City: A strong earthquake rattled the Mexican capital on Thursday and buildings shook but there were no immediate reports of damage. The US Geological Service reported the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.8 and that its epicenter was in the southwestern state of Guerrero. "I felt it strong, my lamp was...
  • IBNLiving: Fear of second wave of H1N1 grips Mexico September 30, 2009

    The the second wave of the H1N1 flu has made people in Mexico anxious. The concern on the streets is evident, though many say they feel prepared. ...
  • Hijack drama ends in Mexico, passengers safe September 10, 2009

    Mexico City: Police stormed a hijacked plane on Wednesday in Mexico minutes after the hijackers released all passengers and the crew from the aircraft. Several people were arrested, according to media reports. Earlier, authorities had said that three unidentified attackers had hijacked the plane. The three men threatened to detonate a bomb...
  • Archaeologists discover ancient Maya river port in Mexico May 30, 2009

    Balancan (Mexico): Archaeologists have discovered an ancient Maya river port dating back to 600 BC in southeast Mexico. The 23 archaeological pieces that were retrieved in the Mexican state of Tabasco has established the existence of the port there, experts said. The excavation work at the site began three months ago. The...
  • Mexico City ends Swine flu alert, no cases in week May 22, 2009

    Mexico City: Mexico City on Thursday lowered its Swine flu alert level from yellow to green, and the mayor said "we can relax" now that there have been no new infections for a week. Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said the change means the risk of contagion is low, the situation is under...
  • US expert on kidnappings abducted in Mexico December 16, 2008

    Mexico City: A US expert on kidnappings was himself abducted in the northern Mexican town of Saltillo, after delivering a series of conferences on security, Mexican media reported Monday. The abduction reportedly happened Wednesday. Felix Batista, 55, a CubanAmerican resident of Miami, was apparently abducted by an armed commando when he left...
  • Japanese man makes Mexico airport his home November 24, 2008

    Mexico: Hiroshi Nohara is on a stop over at the Mexico City airport. It has lasted almost three months, and he has no plans to leave. For reasons he can't explain, the Japanese man has been in Terminal 1 of the Benito Juarez International Airport since September 2, surviving off donations...
  • Lesson for India? Mexico gets 'gropefree' bus January 23, 2008

    Mexico City: Mexico City has started a womenonly bus service to protect female passengers from groping and verbal abuse common on the city's packed public transportation system. Millions of people cram into subway trains and buses in the Mexican capital, one of the world's largest cities, and women have long...
  • Leave me, 98yrold tells young admirer March 1, 2007

    Mexico City: A 98yearold Mexican woman has filed a legal complaint against a suitor 50 years her junior who she said tried to kiss her and threatened to kill her if she didn't let him move in with her. Maria de Jesus Flores, a widow for the past half century with...
  • Frog intact after 25 million years! February 17, 2007

    Mexico City, Mexico: A miner in Chiapas discovered a tiny tree frog that has been preserved in amber for 25 million years, a researcher said. If authenticated, the preserved frog would be the first of its kind found in Mexico, according to David Grimaldi, a biologist and curator at the American...