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  • Mob strips woman despite protest

    November 19, 2014 7:04 AM 13

    Published: Wednesday | November 19, 2014 A mob of Kenyan men attacked and stripped a woman, claiming she was inappropriately dressed, just hours after nearly 1,000 people marched through downtown Nairobi to protest the rising wave of such assaults. Police responded by arresting nearly 100 people, a police official said yesterday. Nairobi police criminal

  • Haitian foreign minister wants bilateral talks on immigration policy

    November 19, 2014 7:04 AM 18

    Published: Wednesday | November 19, 2014 Haiti's Minister of Foreign Affairs Duly Brutus said bilateral meetings with the Bahamas government over its new immigration policy is a top priority as Haiti does not have the capacity to meet regularisation demands. On Monday, Brutus called for the Bahamas government to meet the International Organisation for Migration

  • Chicago archbishop speaks to parishioners

    November 19, 2014 7:04 AM 22

    Published: Wednesday | November 19, 2014 The bishop set to become the leader of the third-largest diocese in the United States has vowed that he will be active in the Chicago community by pushing for immigration reform, battling gang violence and helping the poor. Blase Cupich delivered the homily at Holy Name Cathedral, speaking to hundreds of civic

  • Police face crucial test, UN to withdraw peacekeepers

    November 18, 2014 6:00 AM 25

    Published: Tuesday | November 18, 2014 Their new uniforms clean and crisp, the Haitian officers chat with street vendors and school kids as they stroll through a neighbourhood of the dense capital, a practice in the sort of community policing the national force is embracing as it works to reinvent itself. The patrolmen on this morning walked with a pair of veteran

  • US army boss in Baghdad - International - Jamaica Gleaner - Sunday

    November 16, 2014 8:00 AM 16

    America's top military leader arrived in Iraq yesterday on a previously unannounced visit, his first since a United States-led coalition began launching air strikes against the extremist Islamic State group. The visit by Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, came just two days after he told Congress that the United States

  • Jury sentences three cannibals

    November 16, 2014 8:00 AM 23

    Published: Sunday | November 16, 2014 A jury in northeastern Brazil delivered sentences of 20-23 years in prison for three people convicted of killing two women, eating parts of their bodies and using some of their flesh to make and sell stuffed pastries, a court official said yesterday. A weekend duty officer at the court in the city of Olinda said the seven-person

  • Assault claims dog Bill Cosby

    November 16, 2014 8:00 AM 20

    Published: Sunday | November 16, 2014 Bill Cosby's upcoming appearance on CBS's 'Late Show with David Letterman' has been cancelled amid a growing uproar over allegations that he sexually assaulted several women in past decades. Cosby spokesman David Brokaw confirmed last Friday night that Cosby would not appear next Wednesday as previously scheduled

  • Russia, growth top agenda as G-20 summit opens

    November 16, 2014 8:00 AM 19

    Published: Sunday | November 16, 2014 An initiative to boost global growth by two per cent in five years was expected to top the agenda but Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis dominated the first of a two-day summit of G20 leaders in Australia. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told Russian President Vladimir Putin that he needed to "get out of Ukraine"

  • Jury awards $35m in damages to Florida smoker

    November 14, 2014 6:04 AM 22

    Published: Friday | November 14, 2014 FLORIDA (AP):A jury in Polk County has awarded $35 million in damages to a former Florida smoker who underwent two lung transplants. The jury's decision Wednesday was on behalf of 61-year-old Richard Boatright of Bartow against Philip Morris USA and the Liggett Group tobacco companies. The cigarette makers routinely

  • Garment industry minimum wage increased

    November 13, 2014 6:03 AM 20

    Published: Thursday | November 13, 2014 PHNOM PENH (AP):Cambodia agreed yesterday to raise the minimum wage in its important clothing industry by 28 percent to $128 a month, falling short of labour unions' $140 proposal. The Labour Advisory Committee, representing employers, workers and the government, originally agreed on a $123 minimum wage. A Labour