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Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP): Leaders of the four major US military services have spoken out against racism and extremism after last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Their comments on Twitter and in longer written statements made no...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AM

FONSECA (AP):The last of more than 8,000 guns once carried by the guerrillas of Colombia's largest rebel army have been removed from 26 demobilisation sites around the South American nation.United Nations...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AM

FREETOWN (AP):Fatmata Kamara had just stepped outside her house before dawn on Monday when she saw the muddy hillside collapsing above her. The only thing she could do was run.She was one of the survivors, those who managed to escape the surging...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AM

LISBON(AP):A huge tree crashed down on a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira yesterday, killing 12 people and injuring 52 others, officials said.The tree fell while a large...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP):A 23-year-old man who was "out for blood" when he attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank in a plot similar to the deadly 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building is...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AM

PANAMA CITY (AP):United States citizen William Dathan Holbert was sentenced to 47 years in prison by a court in Panama for robbing and killing five other Americans in a Caribbean tourist destination, authorities said yesterday.Holbert's ex-wife,...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AM

FREETOWN (AP):Mudslides and torrential flooding killed at least 250 people in and around Sierra Leone's capital early yesterday following heavy rains, with many victims trapped in homes buried...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AM

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP):A Connecticut rabbi accused of repeatedly raping and molesting a teenage boy who was awarded $15 million in a civil lawsuit appeared yesterday before a judge for the first time since being arrested last month.Rabbi Daniel Greer...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 8:00 AM

BAGHDAD:Two American soldiers have been killed while conducting combat operations in Iraq, the United States military said yesterday, adding that "initial reports indicate the incident was not due to enemy...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 8:00 AM

LUCKNOW, India:Parents of at least 35 children who have died in a hospital in northern India over the past three days say the fatalities were due to the lack of oxygen supply in the children's ward.District...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 8:00 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP):Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga urged his supporters to skip work on Monday to protest what he charged were rigged elections that gave victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta. The government denounced violent demonstrations as...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 8:26 PM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga urged his supporters to skip work on Monday to protest what he charged were rigged elections that gave victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta. The government denounced violent...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 8:47 AM

US President Donald Trump is facing criticism for his response to the violence at a white supremacist rally. A woman was killed and 19 people injured when a car ploughed into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr Trump...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 8:20 AM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, CMC – Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has strongly denounced the hate and violence that engulfed this city in Virginia on Saturday as white nationalists and counter-protesters clashed in what has been...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 8:00 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP):In an escalation of Kenya's deadly election violence, police yesterday fired live ammunition at rioters and used tear gas on vehicles carrying opposition officials trying to enter a Nairobi slum where they have strong support.A...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 8:00 AM

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP):It isn't just the legend of Elvis Presley that has unmatched staying power 40 years after his death. The guilt, pain and regret felt by those who knew and loved him lingers, too.Prolific session musician and producer Norbert...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 8:00 AM

CHARLOTTESVILLE,Virginia (AP):Hundreds of people chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other yesterday morning at white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 8:00 AM

LUCKNOW, (AP):Parents of at least 35 children who have died in a state-run hospital in northern India over the past three days have alleged that the fatalities were due to the lack of a sufficient oxygen supply in the children's ward.District...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 8:00 AM

CARACAS (AP):The government of Colombia has rejected United States President Donald Trump's suggestion of a possible "military option" to resolve the deepening crisis in Venezuela.The Colombian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it condemns "...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 8:00 AM

BANGKOK (AP):A 91-year-old woman in Thailand has earned a college degree after spending more than 10 years studying for it and has received her diploma from the country's king.Public television broadcaster Thai PBS says Kimlan Jinakul was granted...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 8:00 AM

LONDON (AP):British police searching for a jogger who knocked a woman into the path of a London bus arrested a man yesterday.London's Metropolitan Police Force said the 50-year-old was...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 8:00 AM

PORT-OF-SPAIN (CMC):Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders on Tuesday held "varied and robust views" on the ongoing political situation in Venezuela during a three-hour meeting.No official statement has...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2017 | 8:00 AM

NAIROBI (AP):Kenya's election took an ominous turn yesterday as violent protests erupted in the capital and elsewhere after opposition leader Raila Odinga alleged fraud, saying hackers used the...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2017 | 8:00 AM

HAGATNA (AP):Residents of the tiny Pacific island of Guam say they're afraid of being caught in the middle of escalating tensions between the US and North Korea after Pyongyang announced it was examining plans for attacking the strategically...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2017 | 8:00 AM

CAIRO (AP):Egypt yesterday curtailed access to ration cards used by three-quarters of the country's 93 million people to buy subsidised food items the latest in the government's ambitious...

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