Nations have passed almost 500 laws to tackle climate change, with emerging economies led by Mexico and China making the most progress last year, a study by Globe International found.

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Guatemala close to the border with Mexico on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no initial reports of serious damage or injuries.

In September, 2010, the public and medical communities were stunned by the disclosure of syphilis and other sexually transmitted disease studies conducted in 1946 to 1948 by the US Public Health Service in Guatemala, after being hidden for more than 60 years. The ensuing controversy and public embarrassment resulted in an acknowledgement of major ethical transgressions and an official public apology to Guatemala from President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Clinton (NY Times October 1, 2010).

If you are taller and heavier in your first two years, you are less likely to get diabetes, hypertension and such chronic diseases in later life, a Lancet study published Thursday has claimed.

A growing body of scientific evidence ranks Mexico and its southern neighbors near the top of the list of countries most vulnerable to global warming, and advances in micro-forecasting foresee a gr

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A 7.4-magnitude earthquake has rocked Guatemala, killing at least 48 people in two provinces as it toppled thick adobe walls, shook huge landslides down onto highways, and sent terrified villagers

At least 52 people have been killed, 22 missing and 1.2 million others affected by the 7.4-magnitude earthquake which hit the country's Pacific coast Wednesday, said Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina.

The temblor also jolted Mexico and El Salvador. "The number of people (dead) is rising, officially we have 52 dead, 22 missing, and rescue workers are searching the rubble," Xinhua quoted the president as saying in a press conference Thursday. He also announced three days of national mourning for the victims.

A strong earthquake off the coast of Guatemala killed at least 48 people and trapped others under rubble on Wednesday, crushing homes and cars, destroying roads and forcing evacuations as far away

There is a bad news: India may not be able to meet Millennium Development Goals for Women and Children’s health by the target year of 2015.

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