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  • Venezuela says diplomats may be tied to assassination attempt

    September 25, 2018 4:35 AM 2

    Venezuela says diplomats from three Latin American countries may have been involved in an attempt to assassinate President Nicol·s Maduro. Communications ministry official Jorge RodrÌguez said Monday that embassy staff from Colombia, Chile and Mexico working in Caracas either lent support or were willing to assist those carrying out the attack

  • Iran: US wish to halt Iran's crude exports won't come true

    September 25, 2018 4:35 AM 2

    Iran's oil minister has said that the United States will not succeed in its plans to halt Iranian crude exports, even as he acknowledged that South Korea has stopped buying oil from Tehran, Iranian media reported on Monday. The website of Iran's oil ministry, Shana.ir, quotes the minister, Bijan Zanganeh, as saying that the "US dream of getting Iran's

  • Kenya police charge provincial governor with student murder

    September 25, 2018 4:35 AM 2

    Kenyan police have charged a provincial governor with the murder of a university student who claimed he had impregnated her in an extramarital affair. Migori Governor Okoth Obado Monday denied the murder of Sharon Otieno before High Court Judge Jessie Lessit and was held in remand prison until bail is determined. Otieno was kidnapped along with journalist

  • CDB opens office in Haiti

    September 23, 2018 4:27 AM 5

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) last Friday officially opened its Country Office in Haiti, the first outside its headquarters in Barbados. To commemorate the occasion, Dr William Warren Smith, president of the CDB, hosted an inauguration event attended by First Lady of the Republic of Haiti, Martine Moise, ministers of government; and representatives

  • American Airlines joins Delta, United in increasing checked-bag fees

    September 21, 2018 8:21 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas — It's official: It will cost you more to check a bag on any of the three biggest U.S. airlines. American Airlines said Thursday that it is raising fees for checking bags by $5 apiece each way, matching Delta and United. Those are each way, so checking two bags on a round trip will cost $140. High-spending frequent flyers and customers

  • Mass tourism threatens Croatia’s ‘Game of Thrones’ town

    September 21, 2018 5:11 PM 2

    DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — Marc van Bloemen has lived in the old town of Dubrovnik, a Croatian citadel widely praised as the jewel of the Adriatic, for decades, since he was a child. Crowds of tourists clog the entrances to the ancient walled city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as huge cruise ships unload thousands more daily. People bump into each other

  • Police arrest 15-year-old in bus shooting

    September 21, 2018 5:00 AM

    Madison police have arrested a 15-year-old boy suspected of accidentally shooting two teenagers on a city bus near a high school. Police arrested the teen at his home yesterday. Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said the boy's family had been in contact with police and that he surrendered when police showed up. DeSpain said the shooting was unintentional

  • World Anti-Doping Agency reinstates Russia

    September 20, 2018 2:22 PM 4

    VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency reinstated Russia on Thursday despite a wave of protests, ending the nearly three-year suspension of the country’s drug-testing program because of a state-sponsored doping scheme. WADA’s decision after a vote of its 12-member executive committee was called “the greatest treachery against

  • India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

    September 20, 2018 4:42 AM 4

    India's government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get approval from Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of allowing men to divorce by simply uttering the Arabic word for divorce

  • Man admits bribing federal worker to help get visas approved

    September 18, 2018 4:25 AM 1

    A New Jersey man has admitted to paying a federal employee a cash bribe to favourably handle and review non-immigrant visas so people from the Dominican Republic could apply for entry into the United States. Federal prosecutors say Luis Santos paid US$2,381 to a US Consular Adjudicator in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The 37-year-old Teaneck man now faces