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Bank HSBC probed for money laundering: report

US prosecutors are looking into whether British bank HSBC was involved in laundering money for Mexican drug cartels and moving cash for Saudi Arabian banks with ties to terrorists, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Bank HSBC probed for money laundering: report
Mexico murders almost triple since 2005
Mexico murders almost triple since 2005

The murder rate in drug-violent Mexico has almost tripled since 2005, government figures showed Monday, though officials did not specify how many homicides were linked to the country's war on drugs.

Mexico murders almost triple since 2005
Ernesto kills nine in Mexico
Ernesto kills nine in Mexico

Ernesto killed at least nine people in Mexico, officials said Friday, with the dissipating storm threatening more heavy rain and possible flooding.

Ernesto kills nine in Mexico
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Men in Batman masks rob two Mexican theaters

At least three men wearing Batman masks raided two cinemas in northern Mexico Monday at showings of "The Dark Knight Rises," wounding one man.

Men in Batman masks rob two Mexican theaters
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Mexico dissolves equivalent of FBI

Mexico officially dissolved its Federal Investigation Agency (AFI) on Thursday, and announced the formation of a new national crime-fighting agency with a "new working philosophy."

Mexico dissolves equivalent of FBI
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Mexico to vaccinate 10 million birds in flu outbreak

Mexico will start vaccinating some 10 million poultry Thursday against the highly contagious bird flu strain that has already led to the deaths of five million birds which either fell ill or were slaughtered.

Mexico to vaccinate 10 million birds in flu outbreak
Mexico's Interior Minister Alejandro Poire. ©REUTERS/Tomas Bravo
Mexican minister suggests mobile app to fight crime

Mexico's interior minister suggested Wednesday that a mobile software app could help crack down on the country's crippling drug-related crime.

Mexican minister suggests mobile app to fight crime
New drug tunnels found under US-Mexico border
New drug tunnels found under US-Mexico border

US and Mexican authorities have unearthed a 240-yard-long drug smuggling tunnel under their joint border in the state of Arizona, the latest such find in the violence-scarred region.

New drug tunnels found under US-Mexico border
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Seven headless bodies found in central Mexico

Police in south-central Mexico found seven headless bodies Thursday in a vehicle parked by a highway, and later came upon their heads scattered across Morelos state.

Seven headless bodies found in central Mexico
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Comic-Con fans throng to 'Hobbit,' 'Twilight' tasters

Fans descend on San Diego Thursday for the annual Comic-Con festival of pop culture, with highlights including the long-awaited "Hobbit" and last "Twilight" films, in a four-day geekfest.

Comic-Con fans throng to 'Hobbit,' 'Twilight' tasters
Opposition to appeal Mexico presidential vote results
Opposition to appeal Mexico presidential vote results

The party of the leftist candidate who came in second in Mexico's presidential election said Sunday it would challenge the results, which gave a win to Enrique Pena Nieto, in the Electoral Court.

Opposition to appeal Mexico presidential vote results
Vote 'buying' charges hang over Mexican poll result
Vote 'buying' charges hang over Mexican poll result

Mexico's national election authority on Wednesday announced a recount of ballots cast at more than half of the polling stations in the country's presidential election in which Enrique Pena Nieto claimed victory.

Vote 'buying' charges hang over Mexican poll result
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Mexico declares bird flu 'emergency'

The Mexican government declared a national animal health emergency on Monday in the face of an aggressive bird flu epidemic that has infected nearly 1.7 million poultry.

Mexico declares bird flu 'emergency'
Mexico runner-up demands presidential vote recount
Mexico runner-up demands presidential vote recount

The runner-up in Mexico's presidential vote demanded a full recount of Sunday's balloting, raising fears he could lead disruptive mass protests like he did six years ago.

Mexico runner-up demands presidential vote recount
Pena Nieto wins Mexico presidential vote: exit polls
Pena Nieto wins Mexico presidential vote: exit polls

Enrique Pena Nieto, the youthful candidate of the party that governed Mexico for decades, won a resounding victory Sunday in the country's presidential election, exit polls show.

Pena Nieto wins Mexico presidential vote: exit polls
Storm in the Mexican Gulf. ©REUTERS/STRINGER Mexico
Information about Kazakh oilman missing in Mexican Gulf not confirmed

Information about a Kazakh oilworker missing after Tropical Storm Nate in the Mexican Gulf was not confirmed.

Information about Kazakh oilman missing in Mexican Gulf not confirmed
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The Caspian Sea got on the list of “irreplaceable” ecosystems of the world

The list also includes Lake Baikal, Hawaii, the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon River basin, the Mediterranean Sea, the Yangdze, Indus and Gang Rivers, San Felix and Juan Fernández islands and the Kerguelen Archipelago.

The Caspian Sea got on the list of “irreplaceable” ecosystems of the world