Fattest man in the world prepares for surgery in Mexico
06 May 2017 | 10:30 am
A Mexican who weighs more than half a ton gets ready to receive surgery from losing weight.
18 Apr 2021
Barefoot and wearing traditional white dresses, a group of Maya indigenous women walk onto the pitch. They are the Hondzonot Devils, an amateur softball team challenging stereotypes in a community in southeastern Mexico. This time, they are facing the Pisté Warriors, made up of Maya indigenous women from a neighbouring state.
22 Apr 2021
Eighty-eight-year-old Mayan grandmother Dona Menchita showed off her skills and energy proper of a youngster climbing up trees and picking up fruits to sell in Tizimin, Yucatan, Mexico. This fearless grandmother's age doesn't stop her from work, as she continues cutting firewood, taking care of her crops and also climbing up the trees.
25 Apr 2021
Raul Barrientos takes his trusty donkeys each morning to haul several litres of water up hilly dirt paths to his home in a working class neighbourhood of Mexico City, where the general water supply does not reach. According to a study by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, close to 10 percent of the Mexican population does not have access to drinking water, or some 12 to 15 million inhabitants.
17 Jun 2021
A freight train derailed and toppled onto houses alongside the tracks in western Mexico on Tuesday, killing one resident and injuring three others, emergency services said.
21 Jun 2021
Surgeons in South Africa are preparing to reconstruct the face of a Zimbabwean boy mauled by a hyena during a nighttime church service.
5 Jul 2021
The 84-year-old will undergo a procedure for inflammation of the large colon.
12 Jul 2021
Pope Francis, seemingly in a good overall condition, has made his first public appearance since having intestinal surgery last week. The church leader stressed the importance of accessible and free healthcare for all.
31 Jul 2021
Actress Ruby Rose shared on her Instagram story that she struggled to get medical care due to on-going COVID-19 outbreak in Los Angeles.
16 Aug 2021
Roger Federer will miss the upcoming U.S. Open and be sidelined for many months because he needs more knee surgery, an operation that the Swiss great said on Sunday will give him a "glimmer of hope" that he can resume his glittering career.
30 Aug 2021
Over 131,000 children in Mexico have lost a mother, father or both to the coronavirus pandemic, according to The Lancet medical journal. The grief and anxiety make returning to school a challenge for bereaved families.
26 Sep 2021
Security forces in Mapastepec, southern Mexico, block a caravan of several hundred mostly Central American migrants, including children, heading for the United States on foot.
8 Sep 2021
A helicopter was dispatched to rescue people from a hospital in central Mexico, where at least 17 patients have died after floods swept through, causing power outages and disrupting oxygen therapy.
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