August 25, 2015

Nelson Mandela’s grandson, accused of raping a teenage girl, is granted bail in South Africa

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ One of Nelson Mandela’s grandsons, accused of raping a 15-year-old girl, was granted bail in a South African […]
August 24, 2015

The ‘new’ New Orleans: City rises a decade after Hurricane Katrina, but not for all

By Rebecca Santana THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New Orleans has rebounded in ways few thought possible in the decade since Hurricane Katrina, helped by billions of dollars […]
August 24, 2015

Weakening Tropical Storm Danny brings wind, rain to Leeward Islands

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ Tropical Storm Danny weakened Sunday and was poised to bring winds and rainfall to parts of the Caribbean. The centre of […]
August 21, 2015

Rev. Jesse Jackson pays visit to WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange in London embassy

LONDON _ American civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson has visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where the Australian has been […]
August 21, 2015

Nelson Mandela’s grandson to apply for bail while in court over alleged rape of a teenage girl

JOHANNESBURG _ One of Nelson Mandela‘s grandsons has appeared in a South African court on charges of rape. A judge will decide on Friday whether Mbuso […]
August 20, 2015

Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu to spend longer than anticipated in a South African hospital

JOHANNESBURG AP) _ A South African foundation says Desmond Tutu will have to spend two more weeks in a hospital, after being hospitalized for the third time […]
August 20, 2015

Haiti disqualifies 2 more candidates for disruptions during elections, bringing total to 16

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti(AP) _ Haitian election authorities on Wednesday disqualified two more candidates for disruptions during legislative elections earlier this month, bringing the total of barred candidates […]
August 20, 2015

Frank Lumsden, leader of eastern Jamaican Maroon village of Charles Town, dies at 73

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Frank Lumsden, a Jamaican who worked as a commodities trader in Chicago before returning to his homeland […]
August 19, 2015

Former governor of US Virgin Islands, ex finance director arrested on embezzlement charges

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A former governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands and an ex-finance director in the U.S. Caribbean territory […]
August 19, 2015

World Jewish group sends Spain PM protest letter over cancellation of singer’s concert

MADRID _ The World Jewish Congress has written to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy protesting the cancellation of a concert by the Jewish American singer Matisyahu […]
August 19, 2015

Telecom relaunches mobile money product in Haiti, where most people don’t have bank accounts

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ A mobile phone network provider has relaunched a money transfer system in Haiti designed to let people get easier access to cash through […]
August 19, 2015

Nelson Mandela’s grandson arrested for allegedly raping a teenager in South Africa

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ A man identified as one of Nelson Mandela‘s grandsons has been arrested for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl, […]