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    Mexican mayor dragged through streets over ‘failure to fulfil campaign promises’

Mexican mayor dragged through streets over ‘failure to fulfil campaign promises’

Jorge Escandón Hernández, the mayor of a village in Chiapas state, Southern Mexico, was dragged through the streets by angry locals for allegedly failing to fulfil his campaign promises. The mayor was pulled out of his office, tied to a pick-up truck and dragged through the streets on Wednesday. The locals, who include farmers in the village, are requesting that Hernández fulfil [...]

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    Lopez Obrador elected new president of Mexico

Lopez Obrador elected new president of Mexico

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been elected president of Mexico. Obrador received over 53 percent of the vote, more than double the total of his closest rival, according to the country's electoral commission. "Today, they have recognised our victory," Obrador said after he emerged the winner. Conservative-centrist Ricardo Anaya received 22.8 percent while Jose Meade from the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) had [...]

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    FIFA sanctions Mexico over fans’ homophobic chants at World Cup

FIFA sanctions Mexico over fans’ homophobic chants at World Cup

FIFA has imposed a 10,000 Swiss Francs sanction on the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) over the misconduct of a group of Mexican fans at the ongoing World Cup in Russia. In a statement on Thursday, FIFA said the disciplinary measure was in line with article 67 of its disciplinary code. The FIFA disciplinary committee accused the fans of discriminatory and insulting chants. The [...]

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    Mexico stun World champions, Germany

Mexico stun World champions, Germany

Herving Lonzano's goal in the thirty-fifth minute was enough to hand a shock opening game defeat to defending World Champions, Germany, in their Group F encounter.   [...]

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    US, Canada, Mexico to host 2026 World Cup

US, Canada, Mexico to host 2026 World Cup

The US, Canada and Mexico have won the right to host the 2026 World Cup. The decision for a three-nations host was adopted at the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday. The ‘United 2026’ bid was selected by 134 FIFA member nations, beating Morocco's bid. The 2026 tournament will be the biggest World Cup ever held – with 48 teams playing 80 [...]

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    Russia 2018: Thirty-two shirts — one team

Russia 2018: Thirty-two shirts — one team

Russia is ready to welcome all the participating squads for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Russian national team briefly took a break from their training camp by dressing up in the playing kits of the 32 countries playing at the mundial, and posing for a squad photo. Alexander Tashaev, FC Dynamo Moscow's midfielder wore the Nigerian jersey while the host nation's [...]

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    Otunba Bill Gates and the marriage of common sense

Otunba Bill Gates and the marriage of common sense

These days, when I read that Jeff Bezos is the world's richest man, my mind still says "its a lie; William Henry Gates III, better known as Bill Gates, is the world's richest man". Why? Because he has been the richest man in the world for the most of my adult life, from 1995 - 2017, with the exception of [...]

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    Earthquake kills hundreds in Mexico, sends buildings crashing

Earthquake kills hundreds in Mexico, sends buildings crashing

A powerful earthquake has killed over 200 people and brought down several buildings in Mexico's capital city and surrounding states. The 7.1 magnitude quake occurred after many in Mexico City had taken part in an earthquake drill to mark the 32nd anniversary of the earthquake that killed up to 10,000 in 1985. The residents were said to have possibly thought the earthquake [...]

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    Beach Soccer World Cup: Sand Eagles battle hard to defeat Mexico

Beach Soccer World Cup: Sand Eagles battle hard to defeat Mexico

Abu Azeez scored a brace to earn Nigeria the maximum points in the second group B game of the 2017 Beach Soccer World Cup. Still smarting from the 12-6 loss to Italy in the opening game, the Nigerian side fought hard on Sunday morning to defeat Mexico 5-4 at the National Beach Soccer Arena, Nassau, the Bahamas. Godspower Igudia, Victor Tale, and Emeka [...]

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    US, Canada, Mexico launch joint bid to host 2026 world cup

US, Canada, Mexico launch joint bid to host 2026 world cup

The United States, Mexico and Canada have announced a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup. The announcement was made on the floor of the One World Trade Center in New York on Monday. If the ambitious three-nation bid is successful, it will be the first time a World Cup will be hosted by multiple countries since the 2002 tournament in [...]

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    Sand Eagles can beat Mexico, Italy and any other team, says Azeez

Sand Eagles can beat Mexico, Italy and any other team, says Azeez

Abu Azeez, a key part of the Nigerian Beach Soccer team, is confident that the Super Sand Eagles can make it past the quarterfinals of the Beach Soccer World Cup. Azeez stated that Mexico will definitely not be a threat to Nigeria but accepted that the experienced Italian team is the clear favourite in the group. "I know that the draw is [...]

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    Reporters without Borders: 74 journalists killed worldwide in 2016

Reporters without Borders: 74 journalists killed worldwide in 2016

Seventy-four journalists and other media workers were killed worldwide in 2016, the majority of whom died as a result of targeted attacks, media watchdog, Reporters without Borders (RSF), said Monday. Christian Mihr, RSF Germany director, told journalists that Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia were countries where media safety and freedom were particularly at risk in 2016. “Afghanistan is a classic example, even if [...]

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    Mexican hurdle awaits Eaglets in U-17 World Cup semi-finals

Mexican hurdle awaits Eaglets in U-17 World Cup semi-finals

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria will face Mexico in the semi-final match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be played in Concepcion, Chile, on Thursday. The Mexicans booked the date with the defending champions after beating Ecuador 2-0 on Monday night. Goals from Claudio Zamudio in the 41st minute and a second from Bryan Salazar from the spot in the 55th [...]

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    Russia attends OPEC meeting as Venezuela leads strategy for $70/barrel

Russia attends OPEC meeting as Venezuela leads strategy for $70/barrel

Russia and four countries outside the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are attending the group's meeting on oil prices in Vienna, Austria. OPEC had initially invited eight non-member countries to grace its meeting, where Venezuela was to reveal a strategy plan to cut production and increase prices $70 per barrel floor. The countries invited were Azerbaijan, Brazil, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Norway, Mexico, [...]

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    Mexico coach sorry for ‘painful incident’ that led to sacking

Mexico coach sorry for ‘painful incident’ that led to sacking

Miguel Herrera has made a public apology after he was fired for punching a TV reporter just two days after leading Mexico to victory in the Gold Cup. Herrera was sacked by the incoming federation president Decio de Maria, who said Herrera’s conduct was not in keeping with “the spirit of fair and respectful competition” the organisation is known for. Christian Martinoli, [...]

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    It’s a great satisfaction to win Gold Cup, says Mexico coach

It’s a great satisfaction to win Gold Cup, says Mexico coach

Mexico won a record seventh Gold Cup with a 3-1 win against first-time finalists Jamaica and their coach Miguel Herrera is satisfied with the feat. Andres Guardado volleyed the opener in front of almost 70,000 at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field 31 minutes into the game. Jesus Corona and Oribe Peralta added goals before Darren Mattocks's late consolation for Jamaica, who were [...]

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