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Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:09 AM

KABUL (AP): At least 34 people were killed on Sunday in two separate suicide bombings in Afghanistan that targeted a military base and a provincial chief, officials said. In eastern Ghazni province, 31 soldiers were killed and 24 others wounded...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:09 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP): Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro – who sometimes has embraced the label ‘Trump of the Tropics’ — said Sunday he’ll wait a little longer before recognising the US election victory of Joe Biden. Speaking to reporters while...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:08 AM

MAIDGURI (AP): Suspected members of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram killed at least 40 rice farmers and fishermen in Nigeria as they were harvesting crops in the country’s northern state of Borno, officials said. One said the death toll...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The coronavirus pandemic did not stop Jamaicans in the diaspora from celebrating Thanksgiving, but with a different feel this year, with a majority adhering to the guidelines set down by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:07 AM

BANGKOK (AP): Thailand yesterday signed a $200-million deal to procure 26 million doses of a trial coronavirus vaccine developed by pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, in collaboration with Oxford University. It is expected to be delivered in mid-2021...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:07 AM

BRUSSELS (AP): The European Union (EU) said yesterday that another week of talks with Britain on a new trade deal has gone with barely any progress. Its chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, is heading to London for ever-more pressing weekend...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:07 AM

NAIROBI (AP): Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed again ruled out dialogue with the leaders of the defiant Tigray region yesterday but said he was willing to speak to representatives “operating legally” there during his meeting with three African...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:06 AM

DORI, Burkina Faso (AP): Balkissa Barro has been waiting for months to go back to school, but, now that she has, the 10-year-old fears classes might once again stop. Children returning to school in Burkina Faso’s volatile Sahel region have to...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 5:14 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is quietly amending its execution protocols, no longer requiring federal death sentences to be carried out by lethal injection and clearing the way to use other methods like firing squads and poison...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 2:38 PM

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Three funeral workers have been fired for posing for photos alongside the body of soccer star Diego Maradona shortly before his funeral. The images distributed across social media created outrage, even death...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 2:27 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign’s latest effort to challenge the state’s election...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 10:20 AM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Hopes of families for a quick release for six American oil executives detained in Venezuela for three years over an alleged corruption scheme have evaporated, with a judge finding them all guilty and quickly...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:29 AM

WASHINGTON, CMC The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is appealing to Caribbean and other nationals to avoid travel and large gathering during the holidays. On Wednesday, PAHO said that holiday season gatherings and travel involve risks...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:28 AM

ST GEORGE’S (CMC): The newly elected leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Franka Bernardine, has resigned. Bernardine, who was elected to lead the party on November 3, attributed her decision to medical reasons. “It is...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:26 AM

ST JOHN’S (CMC): Information Minister Melford Nicholson yesterday announced that Michael Browne, 44 – the legislator who resigned as education minister on Wednesday – has been arrested and charged. The information minister did not state the nature...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:25 AM

CARACAS (AP): A US oil executive jailed for three years in Venezuela said all he hopes for is a fair trial so that he can walk free with his name cleared and go home to his family in the United States. In a letter from prison provided exclusively...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:24 AM

Vivian Zayas can’t keep herself from scrolling through photos of last Thanksgiving, when her mother stood at the stove to make a big pot of rice and beans and then took a seat at the edge of the table. That was before anyone had heard of COVID-19...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:09 AM

BANGKOK (AP): Thailand said yesterday it transferred three Iranians involved in a botched 2012 bomb plot back to Tehran as Iran released an Australian academic who wh0 had been imprisoned for more than two years on spying charges. While Thai...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:08 AM

PARIS (AP): A Black man beaten up by several French police officers said he is seeking justice after the publication of videos showing officers repeatedly punching him, using a truncheon and tear gas against him for no apparent reason. French...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 5:03 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — The United States government on Wednesday appealed a judge’s order barring the expulsions of immigrant children who crossed the border alone, a policy enacted during the coronavirus pandemic to deny the children...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 4:28 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — With coronavirus cases surging again nationwide, the Supreme Court barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus. The justices split...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 1:44 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The infection of a single cafeteria worker was all it took to close classrooms in the small Lowellville school district in northeastern Ohio, forcing at least two weeks of remote learning. Not only did the worker who...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 1:34 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Activist Olimpia Coral went through an inferno in 2013, when an ex-boyfriend posted sexual images that made the rounds in her conservative town in Mexico. Things got so bad — the shaming, the Internet bullying...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 10:18 AM

WASHINGTON, CMC – The World Bank on Wednesday approved US$7.5 million for Guyana’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Project to support the country’s fight against the pandemic and to strengthen its health system. “The...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 9:44 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has fined two pharmaceutical companies for colluding to keep a cheap alternative to a sleep disorder medicine off the market for their profit and at the expense of patients. EU antitrust commissioner,...

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