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25 die in Mexico oil company office building blast

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Firefighters belonging to the Tacubaya sector and workers dig for survivors after an explosion at an adjacent building to the executive tower of Mexico's state-owned oil company PEMEX, in Mexico City, Thursday Jan. 31, 2013. A large explosion occurred in the lower floors of the building and dozens have been reported injured so far. (AP Photo/Guillermo Gutierrez)

Rescuers searched the rubble for survivors and authorities promised a thorough investigation after an office building blast killed 25 people and injured 101 at the headquarters of Mexico’s state-owned oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Latin Americans rank as happiest people on planet

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In this May 15, 2012 file photo, a clown jokes as he sits at a bus stop during a clown parade in San Salvador, El Salvador. A poll released Wednesday of nearly 150,000 people around the world says seven of the world's 10 countries with the most upbeat attitudes are in Latin America. In Panama and Paraguay, 85 percent of those polled said yes to all five, putting those countries at the top of the list. They were followed closely by El Salvador, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Thailand, Guatemala, the Philippines, Ecuador and Costa Rica. AP /Luis Romero, File

The world’s happiest people aren’t in Qatar, the richest country by most measures. They aren’t in Japan, the nation with the highest life expectancy. Canada, with its chart-topping percentage of college graduates, doesn’t make the top 10.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Writer files assault charge against Strauss-Kahn

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Tristane Banon and her lawyer David Koubbi leave the lawyer's office in Paris, Tuesday July 5, 2011. A French author who claims Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her during a book interview says she is filing a criminal complaint Tuesday in order to clear her own name of suspicion that she had fabricated the accusation. Strauss-Kahn is free on bail in New York, charged with attempted rape and other crimes after a maid accused him of forcing her to perform oral sex in his New York hotel room in May. The U.S. case has been badly weakened by doubts about the accuser's credibility. AP/Remy de la Mauviniere

A young French author has formally accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape, breaking her long public silence with a dramatic account of fending off an attacker who ripped at her clothes as they fought on his apartment floor.

Posted: July 6th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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