Adelaide (Australia) (AFP) - England lost skipper Alastair Cook and Michael Carberry in the first hour as they struggled to save the second Ashes Test against Australia in Adelaide on Sunday. Michael Clarke declared Australia's second innings at the start of the fourth day, setting the tourists the unlikely task of scoring 531 runs to win the Test and prevent Australia from going two up in the five-Test series. But England, who beat Australia 3-0 in England earlier this year, lost Cook in Mitchell Johnson's opening over and Carberry followed 10 overs later.
Approval of the bill presented in the Senate would mark the end of the decades-long oil and gas monopoly held by state-run giant Pemex, which is struggling to reverse a sharp slide in oil output due to years of chronic under-investment. The bill, which would keep ownership of oil in state hands, is at the center of a package of economic reforms that President Enrique Pena Nieto hopes will re-energize Latin America's second-largest economy after years of lagging its peers. The reform would allow private investors to drill for the country's crude but stops short of full-blown concessions that oil majors had been hoping for. Furthermore, companies will not be allowed to book oil reserves on their balance sheets.