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Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 9:33 AM

PONCE, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, killing one man, injuring at least eight other people and collapsing buildings. The quake was followed by a series of strong aftershocks, part of...

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 9:30 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A stampede broke out Tuesday at a funeral for a top Iranian general killed in a United States airstrike, and at least 40 people were killed and more than 200 were injured as thousands thronged the procession, two...

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 12:27 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP): Iran’s supreme leader wept yesterday over the casket of a top general killed in a United States (US) airstrike in Baghdad, Iraq, his prayers joining the wails of mourners who flooded the streets of Tehran demanding retaliation...

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 12:25 AM

GUÁNICA (AP): A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn yesterday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. It was one of the strongest quakes yet to hit the United States (US) territory that has...

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 12:25 AM

JERUSALEM (AP): Israeli authorities advanced plans to build nearly 2,000 new homes in West Bank settlements, an anti-settlement watchdog group said yesterday. Peace Now said nearly 800 housing units received the final approvals needed for...

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 12:24 AM

CARACAS (AP): Nicolás Maduro’s government moved aggressively to wipe out what remains of resistance to his socialist rule, attempting to install a pliant leadership in congress in a move opponents compared to an attempted coup in Venezuela’s last...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 5:05 PM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader wept Monday over the casket of a top general killed in a United States airstrike, his prayers joining the wails of mourners who flooded the streets of Tehran demanding retaliation against...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 1:29 PM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the military to prepare to deploy its aircraft and ships “at any moment’s notice” to evacuate thousands of Filipino workers in Iraq and Iran should...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 11:26 AM

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — The global benchmark for crude oil rose above $70 a barrel on Monday for the first time in over three months, with jitters rising over the escalating military tensions between Iran and the United States. The...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 10:51 AM

GUÁNICA, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. It was one of the strongest quakes yet to hit the US ...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 9:21 AM

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s government said Monday it was willing to pay “whatever it takes” to help communities recover from deadly wildfires that have ravaged the country. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 9:07 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that Iranian cultural sites are fair game for the United States military, dismissing concerns within his own administration that doing so could constitute a war crime under international law....

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:41 AM

HONOLULU, Hawaii (CMC): A major publication has predicted that a “man-made hurricane” may be forming over the Caribbean with the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) elimination of the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK)...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:24 AM

ST JOHN’S (CMC): Motorists who have been “observed and caught” by police using a cell phone while driving will have to pay a fine of EC$500 (J$4,834) immediately, the Ministry of Legal Affairs has said. In a statement, it said that the amendment to...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:24 AM

BRIDGETOWN (CMC): A 27-year-old artiste was jailed for seven days after he pleaded guilty for making an unauthorised performance on the counter of a popular fast-food restaurant on New Year’s Eve. Magistrate Douglas Frederick, saying that a strong...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:24 AM

NEW YORK (CMC): A high-ranking representative of Caribbean immigrants in New York says United States President Donald J. Trump has forced his December 18 impeachment by the House of Representatives – controlled by the Democrats – on himself....

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:24 AM

WASHINGTON (CMC): Stating that it is a valid criticism of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries that they have more often failed than succeeded in coordinating their foreign policy actions, Antigua and Barbuda’s top diplomat in Washington,...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:23 AM

PORT-OF-SPAIN (CMC): The Ministry of National Security says that it will be implementing a ban on glass bottles during the upcoming Carnival season. During a recent meeting, officials from the ministry said talks surrounding the proposed ban...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:22 AM

SYDNEY (AP): It has been described as Australia’s Galapagos Islands and has long been a refuge for some of the country’s most endangered creatures. But devastating wildfires over recent days have undone decades of careful conservation work on...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:20 AM

PARIS (AP): The French general overseeing the reconstruction of the fire-devastated Notre Dame Cathedral says the Paris landmark is not saved yet because there’s still a risk its vaulted ceilings might collapse. General Jean-Louis Georgelin told...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:20 AM

NAIROBI (AP): Al-Shabab extremists overran a key military base used by US counterterror forces in Kenya before dawn Sunday, destroying US aircraft and vehicles, Kenyan authorities said. It was the al-Qaida-linked group’s first attack against US...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:20 AM

GREENSBURG (AP): A deadly crash involving a passenger bus and multiple other vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike left at least five dead and dozens injured early Sunday, shutting down a large portion of the highway. Officials said at least 60...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:18 AM

A former leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa can be targeted to avenge a general killed by a United Strikes drone strike in Baghdad. Mohsen Rezaee made the comment Sunday in Tehran at a ceremony in...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:08 AM
Published:Sunday | January 5, 2020 | 5:06 PM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Al-Shabab extremists overran a key military base used by U.S. counterterror forces in Kenya before dawn today, killing three American Department of Defense personnel and destroying several U.S. aircraft and vehicles...

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