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Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 9:42 AM

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A strong earthquake hit central Croatia on Tuesday, causing major damage to homes and other buildings in a town southeast of the capital. Authorities said a girl was killed and at least 20 people were injured in the...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:11 AM

PODGORICA (AP): Several thousand people rallied Monday in Montenegro, accusing the young country’s new government of being pro-Serb because of its plans to amend a religious property law that is strongly opposed by the Serbian Orthodox Church....

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:11 AM

KINGSTOWN (CMC): Health officials in St Vincent and the Grenadines are currently exploring the option of fitting electronic bracelets on persons who will be placed in quarantine due to COVID-19. This was revealed by Prime Minister Dr Ralph...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:10 AM

GEORGETOWN (CMC): The police have arrested a 27-year-old Cuban national in connection with the murder of his partner, Tara Krishnaran, and her 11-year-old daughter on Christmas Day. The police report that Joel Rodriguez, known as Yoel Rodriguez...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:10 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP): South African President Cyril Ramaphosa reimposed a ban on alcohol sales and ordered the closure of all bars Monday as part of new restrictions to help the country battle a resurgence of the coronavirus, including a new variant....

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:06 AM

BEIJING (AP): China has lowered the age of criminal responsibility for some serious crimes from 14 to 12, as it looks to combat juvenile crime committed by children. Under an amended law, children aged 12 to 14 will be held criminally liable for “...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:06 AM

NEW YORK (CMC): A Barbadian-born, retired New York Police Department (NYPD) detective has thrown her hat in the race for the 46th New York City Council District in Brooklyn and has expressed strong confidence that she would emerge victorious. Dr...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 4:28 PM

A huge United States study of another COVID-19 vaccine candidate got underway Monday as states continue to roll out scarce supplies of the first shots to a nation anxiously awaiting relief from the catastrophic outbreak. Public health experts say...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 1:15 PM

BERLIN — The head of the World Health Organization says it’s important to step up genomic sequencing worldwide to ensure that new variants of the coronavirus are detected as the pandemic enters its second year. New variants detected in...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 11:57 AM

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has confirmed its first cases of a more contagious variant of COVID-19 that was first identified in the United Kingdom. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Monday the cases have been confirmed...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 11:47 AM

LONDON (AP) — First came the Brexit trade deal. Now comes the red tape and the institutional nitty-gritty. Four days after sealing a free trade agreement with the European Union, the British government warned businesses Monday to get ready...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 9:52 AM

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a former lawyer who reported on the early stage of the coronavirus outbreak to four years in prison on charges of “picking fights and provoking trouble,” one of her lawyers said....

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 9:27 AM

LONDON (AP) — British hospitals are cancelling non-urgent procedures and scrambling to find space for COVID-19 patients as coronavirus cases continue to surge despite tough new restrictions imposed to curb a fast-spreading new variant of the...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:13 AM

BANGUI (AP): Central African Republic held presidential and legislative elections Sunday, amid fears of violence after a campaign period marked by fighting between rebels and government forces. Voters came out in large numbers in the capital,...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:13 AM

LONDON (AP): The head of drugmaker AstraZeneca, which is developing a coronavirus vaccine widely expected to be approved by UK authorities this week, said Sunday that researchers believe the shot will be effective against a new variant of the virus...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:11 AM

GEORGETOWN (CMC): The police have launched a probe following the brutal murder of a mother and daughter on Christmas Day. The police report that the bodies of Tara Krishram, 34, and her 11-year-old daughter were found in a bedroom in the house late...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:15 AM

Outgoing CARICOM chair salutes resilience of Caribbean people GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): Outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dr Ralph Gonsalves, in his end-of-year statement, has highlighted the resilience of Caribbean nationals...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:14 AM

CAIRO (AP): An intensive care unit at an Egyptian hospital caught fire on Saturday, killing seven coronavirus patients, officials said. Local police said the blaze erupted at a private hospital in Obour, an outlying district of the greater Cairo...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:14 AM

WEST PALM BEACH (AP): Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet were set to lapse at midnight Saturday night unless President Donald Trump signed an end-of-year COVID relief and spending bill that had been...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:13 AM

(AP): Families that usually reunite on Christmas over a hearty, lingering meal celebrated apart on Christmas Day; services shifted online; and gift exchanges were low-key in one of the most unusual and subdued holiday seasons in decades. COVID-19...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:12 AM

(AP): Since the day in 1958 that bartender George ‘Happy’ Irby set out a tip jar at the officers’ club bar on Columbus Air Force Base (CAFB) to provide children with warm clothing at Christmas time, the Happy Irby Christmas Fund has evolved and...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:11 AM

OZARK, Mo (AP): A southwestern Missouri woman who says she loves Christmas has spread cheer by mailing about 700 holiday cards and has received more than 500 in return. Angela Grogan of Ozark says her initial goal when she started mailing cards on...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:11 AM

(AP): Normally this time of year, Greater St Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church in eastern New Orleans would be bustling with singers, musicians, dancers and actors for a concert, cantata or musical to celebrate the Christmas season. “We would be...

Published:Friday | December 25, 2020 | 5:06 PM

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey is enacting precautions for international travel, requiring a negative COVID-19 test for passengers to enter the country starting Monday until March. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted a statement Friday saying...

Published:Friday | December 25, 2020 | 3:49 PM

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Soumaila Cissé, Mali’s main opposition leader who was held hostage for six months earlier this year by jihadists and was considered a leading contender in the 2022 presidential election, has died in Paris...

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