A violent explosion shook Mexico City's Pemex headquarters. The state controlled oil concern is facing increased scrutiny for poor safety regulation.
Three people are dead and at least 60 injured after a daytime explosion struck a plant in the industrial port city of Coatzacoalcos. Surrounding areas were evacuated, schools shut and residents told to remain inside.
At least 31 people have been killed after an explosion at a popular fireworks market in Mexico. Witnesses reported a series of multicolored blasts.
The move will allow a "transparent investigation" into reports of arbitrary executions, said Mexico's interior minister. Federal police have come under increased scrutiny under the official's watch.
Earthquakes are very common in Iran and Iraq. That's where the Eurasian and Arabian Tectonic plates meet and where the Zagros mountain range developed – the location of the latest quake.
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