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# Mexico City

Last year
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange awarded ‘keys to Mexico City’
Assange’s brother says the move has reinvigorated the campaign to free the controversial figure.
All time
Mexico's president promises full probe after 23 die in metro accident
Nearly 80 others received hospital treatment following the accident.
Two people killed in Mexico rollercoaster crash
Early reports suggest a mechanical problem caused the carriage to become detached from the ride.
Iconic Mexico City monument graffitied with anti-rape slogans by 'glitter protesters'
Phrases like “They don’t take care of us” cover the Angel of Independence, while “rapists” was scrawled on a police station.
Gunmen dressed as mariachi band killed three people in a Mexico City downtown square
Three assailants carried out the shooting in a square popular with tourists.
'Frida Sofia' - the young girl trapped beneath rubble in Mexico City - never existed
“We are certain that she was not real,” a top officer in the Mexican marines told reporters.
At least 42 dead as earthquake hits Mexico City and destroys buildings and bridges
The US Geological Survey put the quake’s magnitude at 7.1.
31 dead and over 70 injured after huge explosion at fireworks market
The blast was said to be caused by “six pyrotechnic explosions”.
The hunt to find the owners of urns found on the Mexico subway
The man trying to reunite them with their owners is Donovan Alvarado.
This Mexican island populated entirely with decomposing dolls is TERRIFYING
La Isla de las Muñecas (island of the dolls) is located just outside Mexico City.
The 32 photographs that took our breath away in 2015
From Paris to Tunisia, from the marriage referendum to the migrant crisis, here are all of the best photos of this year.
Passengers treated for 'nervous crisis' after landing wheel collapses on runway
No one was injured in the incident.
Five children detained over murder of 6-year-old boy
The boy was found in a shallow grave by a stream on Saturday.
Two babies and a nurse killed after gas truck blows up outside children's hospital
There were at least nine more babies on the injured list.
Mexico orders mayor's arrest over 43 missing students
The arrest has been ordered of the mayor of of Iguala, where 6 people died and 43 students disappeared after clashing with police last month.
Turns out you didn't need to pass a driving test in Mexico City...until now
Mexico’s roads are among the most dangerous in the world, nearly 50 people a day died last year.
Mexico City hit by magnitude 7.5 earthquake
The quake’s epicenter was 19 miles northwest of Tecpan.
Mexican archaeologists find Aztec dog skull displayed like a human sacrifice
The dog skull looks like it was displayed on a skull rack usually reserved for the severed heads of captured warriors from rival groups.
NBA game evacuated after smoke engulfs arena
The meeting of the San Antonio Spurs and the Minnesota Timberwolves in Mexico City had to be cancelled due to the incident.
Two arrested after Malcolm X grandson beaten to death
Malcolm Shabazz, 29, was found lying in the street in front of a bar in Mexico City.
Archaeologists puzzled by discovery of 150 skulls in central Mexico
The skulls were found away from any pyramid or temple complex, and date to an era where no major civilisation flourished.
Lord of the flights: Streaking, drinking and mayhem on the Rihanna plane
The journalists who are following the popstar on her seven day concert bender have started to lose it…
Do these 11 photos of clowns freak you out?
The eyes. THE EYES.
Why did the Mexican police shoot at a US government vehicle?
Two US diplomats were injured in the incident yesterday which is now being investigated by both countries and has left many questions unanswered.
Mexico elects new president Enrique Pena Nieto
The election sees the Institutional Revolutionary Party, which ruled Mexico with an iron fist for 71 years, returned to power.
Greece and firewalls: Europe tops G20 finance ministers' agenda
“We still have to build the mother of all firewalls,” warned the head of the OECD at the meeting in Mexico City.
Real life: 9 of the most daring robberies of all time
They may sounds like Ocean’s 14 to 22 sequels but these heists aren’t in the movies…they actually happened.
Mexico's interior minister dies in helicopter crash
Francisco Blake Mora, who was the government’s strongman on the country’s violent drugs war, was among the eight victims of a helicopter crash outside Mexico City today.
Drugs gang drops severed heads near military camp in Mexico City
Two severed heads were found near a military camp in Mexico City with a note from a local drugs gang.
Mexican man 'raped captive teen girls for seven years'
A man in Mexico City is arrested on suspicion of imprisoning and raping two teenagers, killing one and fathering five children.