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  • Kate cancels Malta trip - International - Jamaica Gleaner - Friday

    September 19, 2014 6:33 AM 50

    LONDON (AP): Prince William will replace his wife Kate on this weekend's official visit to Malta because the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge is still suffering from acute morning sickness. Palace officials yesterday said that the decision to cancel what would have been Kate's first official solo voyage overseas was made in consultation with her doctors

  • Thousands rescued as floods hit south

    September 19, 2014 6:33 AM 50

    Published: Friday | September 19, 2014 ISLAMABAD (AP): Pakistan's disaster management agency said yesterday it had evacuated thousands of people stranded in parts of the country's south after it was hit by floods, as the military air-dropped rations and civil authorities sent truckloads of supplies to the regions where waters were receding after wreaking

  • Senegal - WHO: 700 more Ebola cases emerge in a week

    September 19, 2014 6:33 AM 51

    Published: Friday | September 19, 2014 DAKAR (AP): The World Health Organization (WHO) said more than 700 more Ebola cases emerged in West Africa in one week, a statistic that shows the outbreak is accelerating. Just three weeks ago, the number of new cases was around 500 for a one-week period. The number of people believed to have died is now more than 2,600, an increase

  • Raids thwart beheading plot

    September 19, 2014 6:33 AM 44

    Published: Friday | September 19, 2014 SYDNEY (AP): Police yesterday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group. They raided more than a dozen properties across Sydney and were holding six people and have identified the suspected ringleader, officials said. Nine other people were detained

  • More children live to age 5 - UN report

    September 17, 2014 5:03 AM 38

    Published: Wednesday | September 17, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP): More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the United Nations children's agency said yesterday. That's nearly 17,000 young children dying everyday. And while death rates have been cut in half since

  • US to provide military assistance to combat Ebola

    September 17, 2014 5:03 AM 43

    Published: Wednesday | September 17, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP): The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 US military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health-care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat

  • 1 dead, 1 injured in courthouse shooting

    September 17, 2014 5:03 AM 37

    Published: Wednesday | September 17, 2014 COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP): A 67-year-old gunman opened fire in a Copenhagen courthouse yesterday, killing a lawyer and seriously wounding the father of his three-year-old grandchild in connection with a custody dispute, authorities said. The victims were a 57-year-old lawyer and his client, a 31-year-old man who was in a custody

  • Officials hold hearing on migrant children in NY

    September 17, 2014 5:03 AM 42

    Published: Wednesday | September 17, 2014 NEW YORK (AP): State officials are holding a public hearing on what to do with thousands of migrant children who have fled violence and poverty in Central America. They entered the United States through the southern border, and many ended up in New York. Yesterday, state assembly members were scheduled to hear from witnesses

  • Weakening Odile travels up Baja, California, peninsula

    September 17, 2014 5:03 AM 36

    Published: Wednesday | September 17, 2014 CABO SAN LUCAS, (AP): A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja, California, peninsula early yesterday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region. Mexico's government disclosed that army and commercial planes

  • More International In Brief

    September 16, 2014 3:21 PM 32

    Published: Tuesday | September 16, 2014 GENEVA (AP): The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says about 500 migrants are feared to have died after their boat was rammed and sank off the Malta coast last week. IOM spokeswoman Christiane Berthiaume said yesterday that witnesses told the organisation that the boat left Damietta, Egypt, in early