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Landslide buries Indian village; at least 30 dead

7 hours 22 min ago
MALIN, India (AP) — Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 30 people and trapping more than 150, authorities said.

Cuban basketball player defects

7 hours 25 min ago
HAVANA, Scotland - A player on Cuba's national basketball team, Alexei Mestre, has defected ahead of a tournament in Mexico, the official newspaper Granma said Wednesday.

'Aussie athlete' facing assault charge

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:57
GLASGOW, Scotland (AFP) - A 29-year-old man, reported to be an Australian athlete, was due to appear in court on Thursday over an alleged assault at the Commonwealth Games athletes' village in Glasgow.

Emancipation Jubilee at Seville tonight

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:00
THE 18th staging of Emancipation Jubilee will be held tonight on the grounds of the historic Seville Heritage Park in St Ann.

Two women killed in Trelawny crash

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:00
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Two women were killed yesterday in a collision on the Duncans to Falmouth main road, in the vicinity of Burwood Beach.

PHOTO: Fun time

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:00
Children have fun at Sunday's Wonderland family fun day at Jamaica College in Kingston.

Ruby Walcott dies at 85

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:00
FORMER attorney-at-law and senior resident magistrate, Ruby Walcott, died early yesterday morning at the University Hospital of the West Indies.

New mammography machine

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:00
Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson (2nd right) observes as Jamaica Cancer Society radiographer Donnett Hyman (left) demonstrates the functions of the organisation's newly acquired mammography machine, at the entity's Lady Musgrave Road offices in St Andrew yesterday. Also observing are Jamaica Cancer Society Executive Director Yulit Gordon and chairman Earl Jarrett. (PHOTO: JIS)

US officials detect caterpillar in luggage of J'can visitor

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:00
BALTIMORE, USA (CMC) — The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has confirmed the discovery of a new agricultural pest after intercepting the Chrysauginae (Pyralidae) caterpillar in the luggage of an unidentified Jamaican visitor.

PHOTO: Gaza City

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:00
Palestinians attempt to evacuate the injured following an Israeli strike in the Shijaiyah neighbourhood, eastern Gaza City, yesterday. Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in the neighbourhood hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a UN school crowded with war refugees in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that now push the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting. (PHOTO: AP)

Female bomber kills 6 in Nigeria

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:00
KANO, Nigeria (AFP) — A female suicide bomber killed six people at a college campus in Nigeria's Kano city yesterday, the fourth time Boko Haram Islamists were suspected of using a female attacker in as many days.

EU slaps asset freeze, travel ban on Putin's Bank Rossiya cronies

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:00
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — The EU yesterday imposed an asset freeze and travel ban against two close associates of President Vladimir Putin who are leading shareholders in a bank catering to senior Russian officials.

West End residents mourn murder of businessman

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Some residents of West End in this western Jamaica town cried openly yesterday when they learnt of Tuesday's night's brutal murder of businessman Colin Lynch, who was said to be well-loved in the community.

Senate approves controversial legislation with new amendments

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00
THE Senate yesterday passed two controversial tax bills — the Tax Collections (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act and the Tax Penalties (Harmonisation) Act — after the Government fulfilled its promise to amend the controversial provisions.

PHOTO: Going to waste

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00
While the nation grapples with a drought, thousands of gallons of treated water runs into the Hope River at the Chestervale Bridge in East Rural St Andrew. Residents say the pipe has been running since Monday and called on the National Water Commission to stop the waste of the precious resource.

LIME ‘Skool Aid’ programme to expand

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00
Telecommunications firm LIME has announced that it will be expanding the yearly back-to school assistance provided to thousands of students under its 'Skool Aid' programme through a partnership with the Social Development Commission.

Govt committed to strengthening ties with diaspora — PM

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00
PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller has assured Jamaicans in the United Kingdom (UK) of Government's commitment to strengthening ties with the diaspora as part of the nation building process.

Man to be sentenced for defrauding employer of $1.4 million

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00
A former employee of Trade Winds Citrus Limited, who tried to flee the country after stealing $1.4 million from the company, was remanded for sentencing on August 12, when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Foska Oats latest product a big hit

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00
MOTORISTS travelling through New Kingston yesterday received an early morning treat as Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 sponsors Foska Oats stepped up promotions for their newest product.

Accused in murder of AIDS Support employee await their fate

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00
JUSTICE Lloyd Hibbert yesterday concluded the second day of summation in the murder trial of two men charged with the 2005 killing of Jamaica AIDS Support employee Steve Harvey.