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Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Effective today, a mandatory room rate levy will be applied to all tourism destinations in Barbados as part of efforts to raise money to reduce its overwhelming deficit.The additional fees range of 2.5 per cent of the nightly rate, capped at US$10....

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:44 PM

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland. (AP) — A man with a long grudge against Maryland’s capital-city newspaper was ordered remanded in jail Friday on five counts of first-degree murder after police said he blasted his way into the newsroom with a pump-...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ANNAPOLIS, Md (AP):A gunman opened fire in a newspaper office in Maryland's capital on Thursday, killing five people and wounding others before being taken into custody in what appeared to be one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in US history...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 3:01 PM

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Multiple people were shot Thursday at a newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, with a witness saying a single gunman fired into the newsroom. A reporter at The Capital tweeted that a single individual shot multiple people....

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:51 PM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Parliament passed sweeping national security legislation on Thursday that bans covert foreign interference in domestic politics, makes industrial espionage for a foreign power a crime and offends...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 10:14 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A fire swept through one of Nairobi’s largest open-air markets early Thursday, killing 15 people and sending 70 injured to hospitals, an official said, as traders who lived there struggled to wake their families...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 2:22 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can’t be forced to contribute to labour unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to Democratic-...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 2:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House rejected a far-ranging immigration bill on Wednesday despite its eleventh-hour endorsement by President Donald Trump, as the gulf between the GOP’s moderate and conservative wings proved too...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 10:57 AM

MILAN (AP) — UEFA has given AC Milan a one-year Europa League ban for overspending on player transfer and wages. Milan last year spent more than 200 million euros (then nearly US$250 million) on new players amid questions over the financial...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LUKEVILLE, Arizona (AP):An underage pregnant girl, a toddler and over a dozen youths were among a group of 57 Central American immigrants who were abandoned in the middle of the desert by their smugglers and rescued by US Border Patrol agents late...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BOSTON (AP):A Brazilian woman has filed a federal lawsuit demanding the release of her nine-year-old son who is being detained in Chicago after the two were separated at the border.The lawsuit filed yesterday says Lidia Karine Souza was released...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP)A sharply divided Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries yesterday, the conservative majority taking his side in a major ruling supporting his presidential power. A dissenting...

Published:Tuesday | June 26, 2018 | 2:19 PM

Polio ravaged generations until a vaccine came out in the 1950s. The virus invades the nervous system and can cause paralysis. Doctors at Duke University in the United States wanted to take advantage of the strong immune system response it...

Published:Tuesday | June 26, 2018 | 12:29 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority. A...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 5:00 PM

MOSCOW (AP) — FIFA has fined three Switzerland players for making hand gestures of an Albanian national symbol to celebrate World Cup goals against Serbia and cleared them to continue playing. Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri received a...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 4:53 PM

RENO, Nevada (AP) — The nation’s top border enforcement official acknowledged Monday that authorities have abandoned, for now, their effort to prosecute immigrant families who cross the southern border after the president ordered an end...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 2:29 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalisation for...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 2:08 PM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president, notorious for having cursed the pope and world leaders like former U.S. President Barack Obama, has sparked new outrage by calling God “stupid” in Asia’s largest Catholic...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 3:51 PM

Turkey's long-standing leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan says unofficial results from the presidential elections show he has won outright in the first round.The BBC reports that Erdogan has 53 per cent, while his closest rival, Muharrem Ince, is on 31 per...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 10:23 AM

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa says elections will go ahead as planned on July 30, despite what he said was an attempt on his life yesterday.The BBC said forty-one people were injured in the blast at a rally in the city of Bulawayo, which...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 10:12 AM

Polls have closed in the Turkish elections where voters are deciding whether to grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a second five-year term, the BBC reports.He has faced a tough battle with Muharrem Ince, a centre-left candidate who has energised...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom is reporting that an A-level math paper was allegedly leaked on the Internet the night before thousands of students sat the exam.The exams watchdog Ofqual said it was working with Pearson, the company...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MAIDUGURI (AP):Police say four people were killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram extremists in northern Nigeria.A member of a civilian self-defence group, Maina Shettima, told The Associated Press that the bodies were found yesterday morning...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

RIYADH (AP):Outside a sprawling mall in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, young single men and women walk through an open-air exhibit where Saudi women and traffic police explain the ins and outs of handling a car.Just four years ago, this government-...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MCALLEN, Texas (AP):A group of immigrant rights protesters yesterday blocked a bus carrying immigrant children outside a United States-Mexico border processing facility.Local and state police were called in to help disperse the crowd and enable the...

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