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A migrant boat capsized in the Mediterranean on Thursday, an Italian coastguard spokesman said, and the number of possible dead is unknown while 88 have been rescued from what was probably a wooden fishing vessel.

Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp: media
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Actress Amber Heard has filed for divorce from husband Johnny Depp after just 15 months of marriage, several media outlets reported on Wednesday.

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Food is at the heart of AMC's drama "Feed The Beast," where family, fatherhood, friendship and fate converge at a fledgling restaurant in yet another new role for David Schwimmer in his life post "Friends."

Percival says A&B social programmes will survive beyond PetroCaribe
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Antigua & Barbuda’s Ambassador to Venezuela Bernard Percival said the poor the vulnerable and the elderly in society, who benefit from the various social programmes on the island, will still be able to do so...

FLOW customers and Manchester United just keep on winning
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Flow Antigua & Barbuda congratulated Manchester United on a dramatic win over Crystal Palace. In a nail-biting finish, the Red Devils came from behind to win 2 -1 at Wembley to win their twelfth FA cup title. This was...

Housing minister promises 300 houmes by year- end
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Three hundred homes from the government’s flagship housing project will be completed by the end of the year, Housing Minister Eustace “Teco” Lake has said.

Tech billionaire Thiel backing wrestler Hogan’s Gawker lawsuit: Forbes
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Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is helping wrestler Hulk Hogan bankroll his lawsuit against Gawker Media, according to a report in Forbes.

Court grants permission for Tian Winter’s travel
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Tian Winter will be heading to Atlanta tomorrow to represent Antigua & Barbuda, after a magistrate granted permission for him to leave the state.

Looking askance at our Constitution
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We have all grown accustomed to regarding the Constitution as that most sacred of document.

Antiguan-born GM fired from Atlanta airport job
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After just two years on the job, Antiguan born Miguel Southwell was fired as general manager of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport last Friday.

Venezuela ambassador pledges continued commitment to A&B
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Despite the economic and social crisis enveloping his nation, Venezuela’s Ambassador to Antigua & Barbuda, Carlos Perez has said his government’s commitment to Antigua & Barbuda and the entire Caribbean...

Walker: Reverse Osmosis Plant will not supply all of Barbuda’s water needs
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Leader of the Barbuda Peoples Movement (BPM) Trevor Walker said the new reverse osmosis plant to be commissioned this week will not provide sufficient water to supply the needs of residents, despite indications from the...

Trevor Walker says Caribana was ‘hijacked’
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The leader of the opposition party on Barbuda has high praise for the level of local participation in the recently concluded Caribana festivities, but said its organisation was completely dominated by Antigua.

Johnny Depp back for new ‘Alice’ fantasy adventure
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May 24 Singer Pink provided a rocking start to the Los Angeles premiere of "Alice Through the Looking Glass" on Monday with a live performance for the crowd lining Hollywood Boulevard.

Workers Unpaid As Casino Closes
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The Grand Bay Casino has been unexpectedly shut down, leaving casino staff without a fortnight's pay.

FIFA scandal: Markus Kattner sacked over bonus payments
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FIFA acting secretary general Markus Kattner has been sacked after being accused of paying himself bonuses worth millions of pounds.

Alleged kidnappers bailed
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The three men jointly charged with kidnapping a teenager have been bailed for $ 10,000.

Louis van Gaal ‘disappointed’ to get Man Utd sack
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Louis van Gaal has said he is "very disappointed" after being sacked as Manchester United manager two seasons into a three-year contact.

Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State near Falluja, bomb city center
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Iraqi forces clashed with Islamic State militants near Falluja on Monday while bombing central districts in the initial hours of an offensive to retake the militant stronghold just west of Baghdad that could last several...

Madonna, Kesha, Dion rule the stage at emotional Billboard Awards
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Madonna paid tribute to Prince, Kesha earned a standing ovation for her stirring rendition of "It Ain't Me, Babe" honoring Bob Dylan, and Celine Dion dedicated her Icon award to her late husband at Sunday night's...

Bellevue Heights resident joins the growing list of centenarians
Antigua Observer

She walks with the assistance of a cane, but by looking at her you could never tell that Clothilda Heath was any older than 70 years.

Paragons win female volleyball league title
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Paragons captured the league title in female volleyball action over the weekend organised by the Antigua and Barbuda Amateur Volleyball Association.

The importance of role models
Antigua Observer

There are certain groups of people who are willingly or unwillingly cast in the role of being positive role models, and oftentimes some of them seem to be unaware of the huge amount of responsibility that comes along with...

Exaggerator dashes Nyquist Triple Crown hopes
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A determined Exaggerator defeated a star-studded field of 11 horses to win the 141st running of the Preakness at the Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, in an unofficial time of 1:58.31. Cherry Wine with an odds of 17-1...

Jose Mourinho will reportedly be announced as Man United manager after the FA Cup Final
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Win or lose, Saturday's FA Cup final will reportedly be Louis van Gaal's last game in charge at Manchester United, and Jose Mourinho will be the man to replace him.

Warriors star Steph Curry says elbow injury ‘nothing to worry about’
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Stephen Curry insists he’s fine, despite suffering an uncomfortable elbow injury in the Warriors’ Game 2 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.

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