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Mexico: Houston woman drowns in canyon tour boat accident

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TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) — An American woman drowned in a river boat accident Tuesday in the famed Sumidero Canyon in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexican authorities said. A Civil Protection rescuer told The Associated Press that the accident took place in the afternoon when the pilot lost control ...

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Federer, Nadal win to set up early showdown at Indian Wells

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot against Steve Johnson at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Roger Federer edged Steve Johnson 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) in a hard-serving duel at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, setting up a fourth-round match against Rafael Nadal. Nadal advanced with a 6-3, 7-5 win against 26th-seeded Fernando Verdasco for his 50th career victory at ...

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Guatemala minister resigns over fire that killed 40

People take part in a protest at the Square of the Constitution in Guatemala City on March 9, 2017, following the death of 40 girls in a recent fire at a government-run children's shelter in San Jose Pinula, east of the capital (AFP Photo/JOHAN ORDONEZ)

Guatemala City (AFP) – Guatemala’s minister for social welfare, Carlos Rodas, offered his resignation Monday after a blaze in a government-run children’s shelter killed 40 teenage girls. In his letter to President Jimmy Morales, Rodas said he was handing in his notice in order to “contribute to the objective investigation ...

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May faces fresh Brexit hurdles despite clearing parliament

Parliament gave final approval to a bill empowering the prime minister to begin Brexit, clearing Theresa May's path to embark on the delicate task at any time (AFP Photo/Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS)

London (AFP) – British Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to open negotiations to leave the EU having finally overcome opposition in parliament, but she now faces the monumental task of thrashing out details of the divorce. And with Scotland on the brink of making a new bid for independence and ...

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Here’s what Snapchat is all about

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Today is a big day: The company that created Snapchat, that baffling (to parents) smash hit (among teens), is going public. It’s expected to be a huge stock offering, offered at $17 a share, making the company worth $24 billion. This, you understand, is for a company whose growth stalled ...

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Mexico’s fight for endangered vaquita porpoise turns violent

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A gang of dozens of fishermen overturned inspectors’ trucks, burned or destroyed 15 vehicles and patrol boats, and beat three inspectors from the office for environmental protection in a town on Mexico’s Gulf of California. The fishermen were angered by Mexico’s attempt to save the vaquita ...

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5 bodies found in burned-out vehicle in southern Mexico

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero say five bodies have been found inside a burned-out vehicle. Guerrero state security spokesman Roberto Alvarez Heredia says local police in the township of Chilapa found one body in the backseat and four in the trunk. In a ...

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Mexico decries US idea of splitting up immigrant families

Demonstrators gather outside the First Unitarian Church in Denver, Colorado on February 18, 2017 in support of Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented Mexican mother of three US born children (AFP Photo/Jason Connolly)

Mexico City (AFP) – Mexico has objected to the United States about a potential plan to separate immigrant children from their parents if they try to illegally enter the US, an official said Tuesday. If the United States pursues that idea, “many families” will suffer an “irreversible damage,” said Foreign ...

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