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Jamaica Gleaner International
published: Friday | August 31, 2007

AFGHANISTAN - Taliban free seven remaining hostages
GHAZNI, Afghanistan,(Reuters):Taliban insurgents freed seven remaining South Korean hostages in Afghanistan yesterday after a six-week kidnap ordeal, following a deal that Afghan officials said included a ransom...

Protest spreads in capital

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP): Police struggled with looters and clashed with protesters at flaming barricades through the night in Chile's capital. Officials said yesterday that at least 670 people had been detained and 83 were injured. The demonstrations began Wednesday morning ...

Report criticises response at Virginia Tech University

WASHINGTON, (Reuters):Virginia Tech University officials should have been quicker to notify students and faculty about two killings on campus hours before the deadliest shooting rampage in modern United States history, according to a state report yesterday...

Aid desperately needed two weeks after quake

LIMA, Peru (AP):Relief officials urgently appealed for more aid yesterday for survivors of a magnitude eight earthquake that shattered cities along Peru's southern coast, saying people still badly need blankets, tents and medical help....

Number of couples divorcing at 30-year low

LONDON, (Reuters):The number of couples getting divorced in Britain has fallen to its lowest level in 30 years, figures released yesterday showed.The numbers were down 4.5 per cent to 148,141 from 2005 to 2006, the Office for National Statistics said....

United States priests consecrated in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP): More than a century ago, Western missionaries began streaming into Africa looking for souls in need of salvation. Now, conservative American priests say it's their church that needs saving. Yesterday, two United States priests were consecrated...





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