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SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Dozens of Kashmiri students were expelled from their university and threatened with sedition charges because they cheered for the Pakistani cricket team during a televised match against India, police said Thursday.
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica -- The body of 26-year-old Ryan McCall, otherwise called ‘Sent’ of St Johns Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine was found at Worthy Park Estate in the parish on Wednesday, March 5.
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The murder trial of dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel and his four co-accused resumes this morning in the Home Circuit Court, downtown Kingston.
Due to press problems last week that resulted in limited circulation of the Daily Observer, we republish today part one of the two part interview with Police Commissioner Owen Ellington to satisfy reader
THE Accountant General's Department has come under fire for late reconciliation of bank accounts for extended periods, which Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis has said leaves the entity exposed to the risk of fraud and loss of public funds.
A bag-juice vendor who stole four St Julian mangoes from off a tree was shown no mercy Tuesday and was slapped with a 30-day jail sentence.
A new United Kingdom (UK) Visa Application Centre (VAC) will open in Kingston today to process visas for persons wishing to travel to that country.
THE ganja bandwagon continued to steam ahead, with Washington, DC, the United States capital, being the latest to significantly ease marijuana laws, US news outlets have been reporting.
THE police were last night keeping a close watch on Portsmouth and neighbouring communities in Portmore, St Catherine, following a series of attacks by gunmen in the last few days.
Christians journeyed from as far as Westmoreland in Western Jamaica and St Thomas in the East to attend the annual day of prayer and fasting in the hills above the Faith Temple New Testament Church of God in Portmore, St Catherine yesterday.
THE country recently moved a step closer to re-integrating a comprehensive programme of values within schools when eight schools in Portmore, St Catherine, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Portmore HEART Academy.
A total of 46.5 per cent of Jamaica's over 2.7 million inhabitants have access to the Internet, a massive jump from the 31.5 per cent reported in 2011, according to a recently released report from the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CMC) — United States law enforcement authorities say they have arrested a Jamaican national in connection with the attempted smuggling of 30 bales of marijuana, with a street value of US$1.8 million.
These two women found a convenient way of getting around in Olympic Gardens, St Andrew yesterday. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) — Political leaders in the Eastern Caribbean (EC) have "largely failed" to address concerns of official corruption, according to a report released by the United States State Department.
THE Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining will be recruiting a chief information officer to oversee administration of the newly established e-government (e-gov) agency.
From left: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, Operational Strategic Commander General Vladimir Padrino Lopez, Bolivia's President Evo Morales, and Cuba's President Raul Castro applaud during a military parade commemorating the one-year anniversary of the death of Venezuela's former President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela, yesterday. Maduro, the hand-picked successor of Chavez, organised 10 days of commemorative activities to mark the anniversary of Chavez's death at age 58. (PHOTO: AP)
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — The United States and the European Union have offered financial aid to Ukraine and Russia has halted its rescue programme for the country. The moves are part of the international tussle over Ukraine's political and economic future, pitting Moscow against western capitals.
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's state news agency says that the trial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists and 17 other defendants on terrorism charges has been adjourned until March 24.
French-built warship BPC Vladivostock, designed to strengthen Russia's ability to deploy troops, tanks and helicopter gunships, leaves the Saint Nazaire's harbour, western France, for its test run on the open sea off coast of France, yesterday, just as Western powers are trying to rein in Russian President Vladimir Putin's military threat to Ukraine. The warship is part of a 1.2-billion-euro deal (US$1.6-billion) that marked the biggest-ever sale of NATO weaponry to Moscow, a deal that already raised eyebrows both within Russia's military circles and among France's Western allies when it was struck in 2011. (PHOTO: AP)