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Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:33 AM

A Jerusalem magistrate court on Sunday sentenced Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to pay a fine of more than $15,000 for misusing state funds. The sentencing comes after she agreed to a plea bargain that ended...

Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:31 AM

PORTLAND, Maine (AP): Undaunted by a dangerous journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the US-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers, surprising Border Patrol...

Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:30 AM

Hong Kong (AP): Citizens marched for hours yesterday in a massive protest that drew a late-in-the-day apology from the city’s top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 2:27 PM

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Undaunted by a dangerous journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers, surprising Border...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:14 PM

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A massive blackout left more than 44 million people without electricity in Argentina and Uruguay today after an unexplained failure in the neighbouring countries' interconnected power grid. Authorities were...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 10:22 AM

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex have released a photograph of their 6-week-old son Archie for Father's Day. The sepia-toned photo, posted Sunday on the royal couple's Instagram feed, shows the baby cradled...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 10:17 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say they have intercepted four trucks packed with nearly 800 migrants in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. The National Migration Institute says in a statement that the 791 people were taken to a...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 10:50 AM

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – A 22 year-old man will be sentenced on July 16 after he was found guilty of the fatal shooting a Jamaican man two years ago. Morlan Steede, married and the father of a four-year-old daughter, was murdered on November...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 9:52 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:16 AM

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP): Sharing a stage with tearful survivors of sex abuse, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) apologised on Wednesday for the abuse crisis besetting his denomination and outlined an array of steps to address...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:16 AM

BERLIN (AP): Governments and maritime agencies urged an abundance of caution yesterday for ships operating in the Persian Gulf region after two oil tankers were damaged in suspected attacks near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Though details of the...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 4:55 PM

LONDON (AP) — The flamboyant, divisive Boris Johnson took a commanding lead Thursday in the contest to become Britain’s next prime minister, winning by far the largest share of support in the first round of voting by Conservative Party...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 4:25 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina father was sentenced to death Thursday for killing his five children with his own hands. After they were dead, he drove around with their bodies for nine days before dumping them in garbage bags on the...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:19 AM

HONG KONG (AP) : Following a day of sit-ins, tear gas and clashes with police, Hong Kong students and civil rights activists vowed yesterday to keep protesting a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:18 AM

KASINDI, Congo (AP): A five-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim of Ebola in the current outbreak on Wednesday, while two more people in Uganda tested positive for the highly contagious disease that has killed nearly 1,...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 6:37 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Jamaican fishermen were held for nearly a month aboard U.S. Coast Guard vessels in the Caribbean Sea, most of the time chained outside in the blistering sun and through strong storms. That's according to a lawsuit...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 3:17 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said his administration is considering granting Temporary Protected Status to thousands of Venezuelans who have fled to the United States amid ongoing unrest. The once-wealthy oil nation is now facing...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 1:25 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump wants to make it easier for genetically engineered plants and animals to enter the food supply, and he signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agencies to simplify the “regulatory maze”...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Many people are under the impression that they need a lump sum of cash to begin saving and investing for the long term. The process, however, can begin with just a few thousand dollars. If you have the discipline, you can achieve your goal over the...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:15 AM

Hello, mi neighbour! On behalf of Jamaica’s road users, I’d like to clarify a few things for ‘transportation specialists’, specifically those operating in Kingston and St Andrew. Most road users do not approve of your driving skills, rules and fake...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 9:08 PM

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Principal leaders of protests against President Daniel Ortega's government and two prominent journalists were freed from prison before dawn Tuesday ahead of a June 18 deadline to release the last of hundreds of...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 11:28 AM

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua released 50 more people Monday considered by the opposition to be political prisoners, jailed for their role in anti-government protests during months of political upheaval last year. The Interior Ministry...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 10:33 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States government has formally submitted an extradition request to the United Kingdom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange , a U.S. official said Tuesday. Assange faces an 18-count indictment that...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 9:32 AM

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — At first no one knew why the 5-year-old girl could no longer move her legs or control her urine. For months she lay on the ground, unable to walk or play. Some in the community blamed witchcraft but the real...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:20 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP): Opposition leaders in Haiti have launched a two-day strike that has paralysed the country’s capital as protesters demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise amid corruption allegations. Schools, businesses and government...

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