(NYTIMES) A series of explosions erupted near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday. The Boston Police Department confirmed that they were looking into an explosion, but had no further comment. **Canadians in Boston needing help are urged to call the Consulate General at 1-800-387-3124 or 617-247-5100. Here at home, Canadians can search raceday.baa.org for the whereabouts of their loved ones during the blast.** The Department of Foreign Affairs has set up an emergency line — 1-800-387-3124 — to offer assistance to Canadians.
A strong, long 7.9 earthquake with an epicenter in Guerrero state shook central southern Mexico on Tuesday, swaying buildings in Mexico City and sending frightened workers and residents into the streets.