Two large forest fires, the first of the summer season, were burning near Athens on Saturday, aided by gale force winds up to 40 miles per hour. (July 17)
Saturday, July 17, 2010
July 16, 2010 Fox News
Police say the attack is the first of its kind by a drug gang against security forces.
Nearly 25,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence since Felipe Calderon, the Mexican president, took power in 2006 and stepped up the fight against drug gangs.
Al Jazeera's Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City. (July 17, 2010)
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