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Contador to miss Vuelta a Espana

BBC Sport - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:45
Alberto Contador rules himself out of the Vuelta a Espana following a setback in his recovery from a broken shin.

Polar bear 'too old' for Canada move

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:42
An elderly, "depressed" polar bear is to stay in Argentina because he is too old, a zoo decides, rejecting a petition to move him to Canada.

Evans' Glasgow exit frustrates Wales

BBC Sport - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:41
Boxer Fred Evans being refused Glasgow 2014 accreditation is a "tortuous process" says Team Wales chef de mission Brian Davies.

Kellier says Disabilities Act will have to translate into action

Observer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:38
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minister of Labour and Social Security, Derrick Kellier, says that the Disabilities Act, passed by the House of Representatives Tuesday, contains commitments which the government will have to translate into action.

Sir Howard lies in state at MoBay Cultural Centre

Observer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:36
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The body of former Governor General Sir Howard Cooke will lie-in-state at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in Sam Sharpe Square, St James from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesday, August 5.

Tyson Fury to fight Alexander Ustinov after Derek Chisoras withdrawal

Guardian Sport - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:35
Ustinov drafted in as late replacement for injured Chisora
Fury tweets that 6ft 8ins Belarussian will be better fight

Tyson Fury will fight Alexander Ustinov in Manchester on Saturday after the Belarussian stepped in as a late replacement for the injured Derek Chisora.

Ustinov has been drafted in to face Fury in his home town after Chisora fractured his left hand in training. The 37-year-old has won 21 of his 30 fights by knockout and has lost just once against Kubrat Pulev, the Bulgarian who will challenge the heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on 6 September in Hamburg.

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Terrors reject Hull's Robertson bid

BBC Sport - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:35
Dundee United reject an increased offer of around £2m plus add-ons from Hull City for full-back Andrew Robertson.

Police hosts Marine Festival

Observer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:43
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Police say that all is now set for their Marine Festival scheduled for this Friday at the Marine Police Headquarters, Kingston.

After 10 days & 8,500 miles... St Helena reach Glasgow

BBC Sport - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:42
St Helena's Commonwealth Games team travel five days on a ship and then take two flights to reach Glasgow.

US $500m AIDS-free campaign to help Caribbean

Observer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:37
MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC) – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) says over US$500 million will be allocated for new efforts to reach an AIDS-free generation in the Caribbean and other places.

Over 40 killed as plane smashes into house in Taiwan

Observer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:30
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AFP) - More than 40 people were killed in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said, with local television reporting the flight had smashed into two houses after an aborted landing.

VIDEO: Massaro's top five squash tips

BBC Sport - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:28
World squash champion Laura Massaro gives her top five tips to look out for at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Barbados records first case of home transmitted chikungunya

Observer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:27
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) --The Ministry of Health has reported the first case of chikungunya in a Barbadian with no known travel history. The other six cases confirmed so far have all been imported into the island.

Tour de France 2014 stage 17: Saint-Gaudens to Saint-Lary Pla d'Adet live!

Guardian Sport - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:26

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A short mountain stage of the kind Christian Prudhomme likes to throw in to ensure action from the gun. Three first-category mountains typical short, sharp Pyrenean climbs plus the hors-categorie ascent to one of the toughest finishes in the Pyrenees, should see the top men in the standings fighting out the stage win. The stamina of old stagers such as Alejandro Valverde could well come into play.

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UG fees up

Stabroek - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:25
Most UG students pursuing programmes which once cost $127, 000 yearly, as well as those planning on starting them, will be paying higher tuition fees come the beginning of the 2014/2015 academic year...

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Sharma Solomon contesting for PNCR leadership

Stabroek - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:24
Region Ten Chairman Sharma Solomon will be vying for the position of PNCR leader during its 18th Biennial Congress this weekend. “We have had three nominations for the position of leader. Persons...

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Renowned comedy actor Habeeb Khan dies

Stabroek - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:23
In 2008, lying on a hospital bed, his body wracked with coughing, renowned comedian Habeeb Khan sat up and declared that he was sent by God to make people happy. “I just like to see people happy,” he...

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Teen acquitted of murdering classmate

Stabroek - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:22
Samuel Cornelius, who was acquitted of the murder of his fellow classmate yesterday, was later released on bail after state attorney Natasha Backer gave notice of her intention to appeal. Cornelius...

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Speaker to rule shortly on bid to refer Finance Minister to Privileges Committee

Stabroek - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:21
House Speaker Raphael Trotman says before the month is out he will decide whether Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh will be referred to the Privileges Committee of Parliament over billions of dollars...

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Despite withholding local polls, gov’t hosts seminar on role of elected officials

Stabroek - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:20
Local Government Minis-ter Norman Whittaker declined to answer why government yesterday held a seminar on the role of elected officials in local development when it has not convened Local Government...

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