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Netflix scout for Narcos TV show found shot dead in Mexico

Company confirms death of location manager Carlos Muñoz Portal in Temascalapa in central Mexico.

A location manager working for the Netflix series Narcos has been killed while searching for places to film when the show moves from Colombia to Mexico for its fourth season.

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Mexico’s monthly murder rate reaches 20-year high

  • Data shows 2,186 murders were committed in May, surpassing May 2011 record
  • Crackdown on organised crime has consumed Mexico for more than a decade

Mexico marked another murderous milestone in its conflict with organised crime as the monthly homicide rate hit its highest level in 20 years.

Government statistics showed that 2,186 murders were committed in May, surpassing the previous monthly high of 2,131 in May 2011, according to a review of records that date back to 1997.

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Irma’s destruction: island by island

The category five hurricane has ripped through the Caribbean, leaving flattened landscapes, flash floods and loss of life


Antigua and Barbuda

Barbuda, the first island to feel the force of Hurricane Irma was devastated by its high winds, with Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, saying 90% of buildings had been destroyed and 50% of the population of around 1,000 people left homeless.  Continue reading Irma’s destruction: island by island

NATO forces in Afghanistan apologize for ‘highly offensive’ propaganda leaflet

A senior U.S. commander in Afghanistan apologized on Wednesday for a “highly offensive” propaganda leaflet which contained a passage from the Quran used in the Taliban militants’ banner superimposed on to the image of a dog.

The dog is considered unclean in Islam and associating an image of the animal with one of the religion’s most sacred texts prompted indignation.

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Irma is now one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic

There’s an ‘increasing chance’ that Florida will be impacted later this week and in the weekend

Irma is now an “extremely dangerous” Category 5 hurricane with wind speeds up to 185 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center. That makes it the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean outside of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Gowdy says FBI, Justice Department not cooperating on Trump dossier: ‘We got nothing’

A key House committee investigating an opposition-research dossier containing salacious details on Donald Trump has reportedly subpoenaed personally the heads of both the FBI and the Justice Department over their agencies’ noncooperation with the panel’s previous efforts.

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75 killed 114 injured – ​​Dramatic Footage Shows Mexican Police In Shoot Out With Drug Cartel

Mexico is an incredibly popular tourist destination but parts of it are also hotbeds for drug-related crime. And often quite brutal and terrifying crime at that.

A case in point is this incident, captured on a body cam when police officers in Madera, Chihuahua were ambushed by heavily-armed gunmen belonging to the La Linea wing of the Juarez cartel, a Juarez street gang that also usually performs the gang’s executions.

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