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58-year-old needed 200 stitches after the animal tore through muscle in his thigh and hip

Traveller's Guide To: Mexico 2010

It's been 200 years since this alluring nation gained independence from Spain – and a century since the Mexican revolution. So why not join the party?

Copenhagen diary (10/12/09)

* Relations between the Danish police and climate protesters at Copenhagen have remained cordial, but things threatened to boil over at 3am yesterday when 100 officers raided a house being used by the campaign group Climate Justice Action, on Ragnhild Street in the north of the city. Apparently the police thought they were about to uncover a cache of dangerous weapons. Instead, a spokesman admitted later, they discovered "58 fluorescent tubes containing a mixture of paint and oil, closed in both ends with candle wax, 193 riot shields, nine metal cages measuring 4mx2m..." The drowsy campaigners said they also nabbed a power drill, an angle grinder, some wooden props and bicycle tools. Would love to know what they were planning.

Frantic search for survivors begins after El Salvador floods

130 dead and 7,000 living in shelters as storm heads towards US coast

Hurricane Ida aims for Gulf of Mexico oil fields

Hurricane Ida roared through the Gulf of Mexico yesterday, where important oil fields are located, after triggering floods and mudslides that killed 124 people in El Salvador.

Hit & Run: A model makeover?

If you need a photo taking, where do you go? Mario Testino is busy, passport booths make everyone look like a government anti-crack campaign, and Snappy Snaps can be a bit harsh. My friend went recently, and when she suggested that the results weren’t exactly Holbeinesque, the ‘artiste’ responsible replied sullenly that “the camera never lies”. Then there’s the average makeover studio, where subjects submit to transvestite make-up and a tight perm before being photographed sitting backwards on a chair.

Thomas Cook reveals swine flu impact

Travel giant Thomas Cook today said the swine flu outbreak had cost the business around £12.6 million so far.

Caught: the sharks used to smuggle a tonne of cocaine

Mexico takes a chunk out of the drug cartels after officials find more than a tonne of cocaine in shark carcasses

Panic over. Now's the time to visit Mexico

As swine flu has gone global, anxiety about Mexican holidays has subsided. What remains are some ludicrously good deals, says Joanna Moorhead

The Complete Guide To: Mexican Shores

The swine flu outbreak dealt Mexico a cruel blow, but as tourists begin to return south of the border, Simon Calder outlines some coastal treats to be had in this vibrant, diverse country

Mexico captures 'most-wanted' drug suspect

Soldiers have arrested a suspected drug cartel member listed among Mexico's 37 most-wanted traffickers.

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British exodus from Mexico as battle against virus intensifies

Fifty people across Britain were being tested for swine flu last night as at least 6,000 UK holidaymakers were on standby to leave Mexico, amid increasing fears over a possible global pandemic.

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Everything's free in Mexico (once you've paid for it)

You don't have to go downmarket for an all-inclusive holiday. Paul Clements stays chic on Mexico's Caribbean coast

Resort: Riviera Maya, Mexico

Just south of the purpose-built tackiness of Cancun on Mexico's Caribbean coast is the self-styled Riviera Maya, the hot new beach destination for the Vilebrequin-wearing brigade. At the centre of the buzz is the sprawling, eco-conscious Mayakoba development, which has attracted six luxury hotels to its unique blend of golden sand, jungle and mangrove forests.

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