Texas: Window washers rescued from 75-story tower in Houston

Two window washers were rescued from the 71st floor of the Chase tower in downtown Houston on 11 January, after their scaffolding malfunctioned, a Houston Fire Department spokesman said. Both men are safe and neither was injured nor needed any medical treatment, Houston fire spokesman Jay Evans said. Images from local media showed the scaffolding dangling from the building. Jan 12, 2016

Mexico: Video footage of dramatic gunfight between marines and Guzmans guards released

The Mexican government has released a 15-minute video, which shows the gunfight that led to the capture of the worlds most wanted drug lord, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman. The video footage shows 17 elite Mexican marines raid a house in Mexicos northern city of Los Mochis, where Guzman, the head of the Sinaloa cartel, was taking refuge. Jan 12, 2016