January 6, 2016

Clashes among rival lottery scam rings push Jamaica homicide rate to highest level in 5 years

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) _ Violent rivalries among Jamaica’s lottery scam rings have helped drive the Caribbean island’s homicide rate to the highest level in five years. Police […]
January 6, 2016

Dominican economy establishes itself as region’s strongest after growing 7 per cent last year

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) _ The economy of the Dominican Republic grew 7 per cent last year and established itself as the most robust in the […]
January 4, 2016

South African white woman faces social media storm after Facebook comments described as racist

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ Many South Africans reacted furiously on Monday to what they described as the racist remarks of a white […]
January 4, 2016

Central African Republic candidates call for halt to vote count, claiming fraud

BANGUI, Central African Republic(AP) _ About two-thirds of the 30 presidential candidates in Central African Republic’s election have called on authorities to stop counting the vote, […]
January 4, 2016

NTSB releases photos of ill fated cargo ship’s eerie resting place 15K feet beneath the sea

  By Jason Dearen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ Federal investigators are considering launching another search of the wreckage of a freighter that sank Oct. […]
January 4, 2016

Haiti panel says presidential runoff can take place Jan 17 if will exists to make improvements

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti(AP) _ A panel that evaluated Haiti’s contested presidential election says the majority of the irregularities it found in first-round voting were due to ineptitude […]
January 2, 2016

Protester march to Cleveland prosecutor’s home after decision in boy’s fatal shooting

CLEVELAND _ Protesters upset by a decision not to indict two white police officers in the shooting death of a 12-year-old black boy marched to the […]
January 2, 2016

Somali al Qaida affiliate uses Donald Trump clip to recruit American Muslims

By Abdi Guled THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOGADISHU, Somalia _ Al-Qaida’s East African affiliate has released a recruitment video targeting American blacks and Muslims that includes a […]
January 2, 2016

2 ex premiers running neck to neck in partial results of Central African presidential vote

By Hippolyte Marboua THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BANGUI, Central African Republic _ Two former prime ministers are running neck-and-neck in presidential elections to end years of violence […]
January 1, 2016

Haiti’s president says postponed runoff election will be held on Jan 17

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Haitian President Michel Martelly has announced that a postponed presidential runoff vote will be held on Jan. 17. Martelly says he received two […]
December 30, 2015

US marshals say ‘affluenza’ teen likely won’t be deported for weeks as Mexico sends mom home

By E. Eduardo Castillo And Michael Graczyk THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MEXICO CITY _ The Texas teenager known for using an “affluenza” defence in a fatal drunken-driving […]
December 30, 2015

No bloodshed, no dispute: Belgium, Netherlands to exchange land because it ‘makes sense’

By Raf Casert THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VISE, Belgium _ Throughout history, borders have caused unfathomable bloodshed, ageless feuds and decades-old legal disputes, which makes plans for […]
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