This Day in History — October 19
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 292nd day of 2018. There are 73 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1992: African National Congress President Nelson Mandela acknowledges that prisoners in congress military camps had been tortured during...

Man pleads guilty to kidnapping and raping British backpacker in Australia
Telegraph UK

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Trump says it looks like Khashoggi is dead, threatens consequences
Jamaica Gleaner

WASHINGTON, DC (AP):United States President Donald Trump said yesterday that it "certainly looks" as though Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened "very severe" consequences if the Saudis are found to...

Ganja stores in Canada run out of supplies, more line-ups
Jamaica Observer

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Day two of legal recreational cannabis in Canada on Thursday saw more long line-ups outside pot stores and supply shortages in parts of the country.Most consumers were exuberant about the end...

Jair Bolsonaro accused of creating 'criminal network' to spread fake news in Brazil election
Telegraph UK

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US Coast Guard offloads thousands of pounds of cocaine in Caribbean Sea
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, Florida (CMC) – The United States Coast Guard says the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C Webber offloaded over three thousand pounds of cocaine and 50 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale...

US teen gives school friends cookies baked with grandfather's ashes
Jamaica Observer

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — A teenage girl in California allegedly baked her grandfather's ashes into cookies and handed them out to her school friends, local media reported on Wednesday.The student is said to...

Putin says Islamic State has seized 700 hostages in Syria
Antigua Observer

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Islamic State (IS) militants had seized nearly 700 hostages in part of Syria controlled by U.S.-backed forces and had executed some of them and...

Top Afghan official killed in shooting, U.S. general unhurt
Antigua Observer

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Gen. Abdul Razeq, one of Afghanistan’s most powerful security officials, was killed on Thursday when a bodyguard opened fire following a meeting in the governor’s compound in...

British woman arrested for murder after her ex-pat husband is stabbed to death with kitchen knife in Malaysia
Telegraph UK

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Swizzle staff come to the rescue
Royal Gazette

Dear Sir,Again, praise where it is due. On our way home tonight October 13, we saw a young American tourist shoot across the road from Swizzle Inn on South Shore into the bus stop just opposite. The Swizzle security gang...

Top Afghan official killed in shooting at governor's compound after meeting with US general
Telegraph UK

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Wisconsin police search for 13-year-old girl after parents shot in mysterious double murder
Telegraph UK

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Student gunman kills 17, wounds 40 in Crimea
Jamaica Observer

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Russian officials said an 18-year-old student attacked his vocational school Wednesday in Crimea, going on a rampage that killed 17 students and left more than 40 people wounded before killing...

Marijuana joy in Canada
Jamaica Observer

MONTREAL, Canada (AP) — Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans to frame it.Canada became the largest country with a legal national...

Congresswoman says gun trafficking affecting USA too
Jamaica Observer

CONGRESSWOMAN Yvette Clarke, who represents the Ninth Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday stopped short of saying there is no solution to stem the flow of guns from the United States to...

UPDATE Concacaf Women's Championships: History! Jamaica qualify to Women's World Cup
Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica's Reggae Girlz secured a nervy 4-2 penalty shoot-out win over Panama to book their spot in next year's FIFA Women's World Cup after both teams played out a tense 2-2 draw in their Concacaf Women's Championships...

Court: Phone Linked To Teen Murder Suspect
Bernews

A phone left in a taxi on the night that 17-year-old Bermudian Lyrico Steede was fatally attacked in England has been linked one of the teenagers...

Cuban diplomats disrupt UN meeting called by US on prisoners
Jamaica Observer

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — About 20 Cuban diplomats and supporters disrupted a UN meeting called yesterday by the United States to spotlight the island nation's political prisoners, loudly banging on tables and shouting...

Journalist murdered in consulate
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — An influential US Senate ally of President Donald Trump pledged yesterday that Congress would take decisive action against Saudi Arabia over a missing writer, calling for the...

Legalised ganja: a rarity around the world
Jamaica Observer

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) -- Canada is about to legalise recreational use of marijuana, which will make it the second nation in the world to do so after Uruguay more than five years ago.While many countries have...

Saudi Arabia would lose from escalation with US — experts
Jamaica Observer

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Saudi Arabia has more to lose than to gain from an economic showdown with its ally the United States, experts say, as the diplomatic fallout continues following the disappearance...

Trump warns Honduras to halt migrant 'caravan' or lose US aid
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump yesterday warned Honduras he will cut millions of dollars in US aid if a group of about 2,000 migrants is not prevented from seeking to reach the United...

Marijuana is legalised in Canada as of today, but…
Jamaica Observer

Dear Mr Brown:As I am sure you are aware, here in Canada marijuana is finally legalised as of today (October 17, 2018). I am wondering how that will affect smoking on college campuses. Would we be able to smoke in public...

Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalises marijuana
Jamaica Observer

TORONTO, Canada (AP) — The Canadian Government is ready to pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less after Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace...

Corozal Police Investigate Drowning of American Retiree
Channel 5 Belize

An American ex-pat died inside a swimming pool at her home on Saturday night in Consejo, Corozal District.  Forty-nine-year-old Claire Elizabeth Rigdon was found floating in the pool by her [...]

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