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Mexican soldiers stand guard at the scene of a massive blaze trigerred by a leaky pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, on January 18th, 2019. Photograph: Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images

At least 21 people were killed and 71 were injured on Friday when a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico as dozens o(...)

Best drama actor, Remi Malek: ‘Thank you to Freddie Mercury, for giving me the joy of a lifetime.’ Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/AP

There was a genuine shock at the Golden Globes on Sunday night when Bohemian Rhapsody, biopic of Queen front-man Freddie Mercury, beat runaway favouri(...)

A man smokes a joint during a rally in support of the legalisation of marijuana in Guadalajara, Mexico. Photograph: Ulises Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images

Nicolás Calderón has a passion and a plan. Now all he needs is for Mexico to legalise pot. The 17-year-old entrepreneur, who wants to set up a Mexico(...)

Central library of National Autonomous University of Mexico City. The library is ten stories high and covered with mosaics by Juan O’Gorman representing Aztec culture in Mexico city. Photograph: F Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images

Juan O’Gorman is a name that sounds immediately intriguing to the Irish ear, even if the listener has never heard of the modernist architect and mural(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

The Irish team lifting the Tier 3 trophy at the Homeless World Cup in Mexico City

On the night of his 29th birthday, Danny Moore bunked down for the night in his car and grieved again for the mess he’d made of things. He was a cocai(...)

Netflix’s Roma:  the Oscar-tipped film directed by  Alfonso Cuaron.   Photograph: Netflix

Leading Irish independent cinemas have appealed to Netflix over what they see as unfair treatment over theatrical releases of its films, including the(...)

Migrants, part of a “caravan” travelling towards the United States,  carry a Honduras flag and a cross in Pijijiapan, Mexico, on Sunday. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

The first Central American migrants from a “caravan” travelling through Mexico towards the United States in hopes of seeking asylum arrived in Mexico (...)

Florida Democratic governor candidate Andrew Gillum: running  close against Republican candidate Ron DeSantis. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty

Here in the shadows of Tallahassee’s state capitol, one of the most closely watched elections in the country will play out this week. Tallahassee, th(...)

Anna Davin, age 5, in Mexico

More than 5,000 families in Ireland have been formed through inter-country adoption. Organisations such as the International Adoption Association (IAA(...)

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