Death toll of Mexico pipeline explosion adds up to 73
21 January 2019 | 3:47 pm
The death toll from a pipeline explosion in central Mexico has climbed to 73 and could continue to rise, the governor of the state of Hidalgo said on Saturday evening.
World Cup fever was running high in Mexico on Sunday (October 16), with Mexicans turning out to catch a glimpse of the World Cup 2022 trophy, which will be awarded to the winning team in Qatar.
The death toll is likely to rise further as the national disaster agency in the Philippines recorded 63 people still missing and several injured in the landslides.
Refugees who fled the brutal regime in the North often have to disguise their roots to gain employment and accommodation, as well as to avoid everyday discrimination.
Demonstrators in the northwestern city of Marivan are angered by the reported killing of 35-year-old Nasrin Ghaderi. Iranian lawmakers, meanwhile, urged severe punishment for "rioters."
Three of the women were found in bags, next to a hand-written message from the leader of a drug gang — the latest in the wave of crime against women in Mexico.
Morelos state authorities had said Ariadna Lopez died of intoxication, but a new investigation found the 27-year-old died from "multiple traumas." One prosecutor has now been accused of covering for the woman's killer.
Greek border police say the numbers of migrants and refugees trying to leave Turkey is on the rise. Many are Syrians who feel increasingly unsafe in Turkey. They travel in small groups, and are risking ever more dangerous routes.
Tehran handed a death sentence to an anti-government protester for participating in "riots." Another five people received jail terms for "conspiring" to disturb public order.
Germany's health minister, Karl Lauterbach, says death threats — not only against him, but also his children — have become a part of everyday life.
Iran's judiciary sentenced three more anti-government protesters for allegedly attacking police officers. Demonstrations have continued for a second month against the country's regime.
US photographer Scott Langley began documenting the death penalty more than 20 years ago, after he was moved by an experience he had standing outside a prison "death house" in his native Texas. His photos are currently on display at the 8th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, which is taking place this week in Berlin.
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