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Did Mexican World Cup fans’ celebrations shake the earth?

Mexican football fans could hardly contain their joy when Hirving Lozano scored a goal against Germany in Mexico's opening game of the World Cup. Supporters of the team jumped into the air when the ball hit the net in the 35th minute. But did their jubilant stomping really cause an earthquake as some media have reported? A tweet from Mexico's Institute of
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US homeland security: No apology for immigrant separations

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US homeland security secretary says the Trump administration will not apologise for separating undocumented immigrant children from their parents. Kirstjen Nielsen told a police conference in Louisiana the young people are being well taken care of in US detention centres. Photos went viral over the weekend showing
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SALES LEADS LATAM: McDonalds, Spirit Airlines, Converse…

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Latin American consumers right now. 2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada's new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at
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World Cup 2018: Debutants Iceland hold Argentina to 1-1 draw

Media playback is not supported on this device Lionel Messi's bid to win the World Cup got off to a nightmare start as he missed a penalty and his Argentina side were surprisingly held by debutants Iceland. Messi was looking to match the impact his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo has made on the tournament – a sensational hat-trick against Spain on Friday night. But
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Colombia election: Voters polarised ahead of run-off

Colombia may no longer be in armed conflict but these past few months of presidential election campaigning have proven to be a political battleground. It is true that with a 2016 peace deal signed between the government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the left-wing rebel group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc), these elections offered an opportunity
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World Cup 2018: Uruguay score late winner to beat Egypt 1-0

Media playback is not supported on this device Uruguay snatched a late winner as they began their World Cup campaign with a dramatic victory over Egypt, who left Mohamed Salah on the bench. Jose Gimenez headed powerfully into the net in the 90th minute as he met Carlos Sanchez's free-kick to give the South Americans a winning start in Russia. Uruguay had been the
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Oxfam GB banned from Haiti after sex scandal

Oxfam GB has been banned from operating in Haiti after its staff were accused of sexual misconduct following the 2010 earthquake. Haiti's government said the decision was taken because of Oxfam's "violation of its laws and serious breach of the principle of human dignity". Oxfam said it understood the decision, adding that the behaviour of some staff was