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Mrs Maisel, Game of Thrones win on night of Emmy upsets

18 September 2018

LOS ANGELES − Game of Thrones and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Monday on a night of upsets for the highest honours in television and a triumph for streaming services. Dystopian female show The Handmaid’s Tale and FX’s surreal... Read More


Coke eyeing cannabis-infused drink market

17 September 2018

Coca Cola Co. said on Monday it was closely watching the growing marijuana-infused drinks market, responding to a media report that the world’s largest beverage maker was in talks with Canada’s Aurora Cannabis Inc. The discussions over a possible product tie-up,... Read More


Two people fall ill in restaurant in poison attack city

16 September 2018

LONDON – Two people fell ill on Sunday when eating in a restaurant in Salisbury, the English city where former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in March, police said. Police were called to the Prezzo restaurant in the evening in response... Read More


London mayor calls for second referendum on Brexit

16 September 2018

LONDON – London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for another referendum on Britain’s European Union membership, adding his backing to an idea known as a “People’s Vote”. Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29. But with Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit... Read More


Deadly Florence trudges inland in Carolinas, causing massive flooding

15 September 2018

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Tropical Storm Florence trudged inland on Saturday, flooding rivers and towns, toppling trees and cutting power to nearly a million homes and businesses as it dumped huge amounts of rain on North and South Carolina, where five people have died. ... Read More


Dozens of gas blasts rock Boston suburbs, killing at least one, injuring 12

14 September 2018

ANDOVER, Massachusetts - Dozens of explosions, apparently triggered by a natural gas pipeline rupture, rocked three communities near Boston on Thursday, killing at least one person, injuring 12 and prompting the evacuation of hundreds, officials said. Read More


Hurricane Florence makes landfall, set to inundate Carolinas

14 September 2018

WILMINGTON, N.C. - Hurricane Florence, weakened but still dangerous, crashed into the Carolinas on Friday as a giant, slow-moving storm that stranded residents with floodwaters and swamped part of the town of New Bern at the beginning of what could be a days-long deluge.... Read More


'No-deal' Brexit would complicate driving, data and roaming, UK says

13 September 2018

LONDON − Leaving the European Union without a divorce deal could increase Britons’ mobile phone roaming charges, upset data sharing and force motorists to get an international licence to drive in Europe, the government told the public and businesses on Thursday. Read More


Trump disputes Puerto Rico storm death toll, draws outcry

13 September 2018

WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump on Thursday disputed Puerto Rico’s official death toll of 3 000 from hurricanes last year and accused Democrats of inflating the figure reached in an independent academic study. Read More


Pope calls meeting of key bishops on sexual abuse

12 September 2018

VATICAN CITY − Pope Francis has summoned senior Catholic bishops from around the world to the Vatican to discuss the protection of minors, in his latest attempt to come to grips with a spreading sexual abuse crisis. The heads of the national Catholic bishops’ conferences... Read More


Ethiopia, Eritrea reopen border points for first time in 20 years

11 September 2018

ADDIS ABABA − The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea re-opened crossing points on their shared border for the first time in 20 years on Tuesday, cementing a stunning reconciliation and giving Addis Ababa a direct route to its former foe’s Red Sea ports. Read More


People flee US coast as Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas

11 September 2018

HOLDEN BEACH, N.C. − More than 1.5 million people were ordered to evacuate their homes along the US southeast coast as Hurricane Florence, the most powerful to menace the Carolinas in nearly three decades, barrelled closer on Tuesday. Read More


Uganda warns against interference as pressure mounts on US to cut military support

10 September 2018

KAMPALA − Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday warned against foreign interference in the country’s politics days after an opposition call for the United States to suspend military aid over the government’s human rights record. Read More


Strengthening Hurricane Florence churns toward US Southeastern coast

10 September 2018

Florence, the sixth tropical storm in the Atlantic basin this year, intensified into a hurricane on Sunday and will rapidly gain force as it churns over the open ocean toward the US East Coast, with landfall likely in the Carolinas later this week, forecasters said.... Read More


Stabbed Brazilian presidential candidate stable, in therapy

09 September 2018

SAO PAULO – A front-running and far-right Brazilian presidential candidate began physical therapy on Saturday and remained in serious but stable condition after being stabbed during a campaign rally earlier this week, doctors and family members said. Congressman... Read More


Tesla shares reel as executives quit and CEO smokes pot on webcast

08 September 2018

Tesla Inc. chief executive Elon Musk was filmed smoking marijuana and wielding a sword on a webcast, just hours before the automaker said its recently-appointed accounting chief would leave, the latest in a string of unusual behaviour and executive departures that have... Read More


US group wants police officer who killed St Lucian national charged with murder

08 September 2018

NEW YORK – The New York-based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) is calling on the Dallas Texas District Attorney Faith Johnson to bring murder charges against a white female police officer who killed a St Lucian national in his own home. CGID strongly... Read More


Obama blasts Trump and Republicans, urges Democrats to vote

07 September 2018

Former United States President Barack Obama waded into the political fray on Friday, launching a blistering critique of President Donald Trump and Republicans and urging Democrats to vote in November’s elections to restore “honesty and decency and lawfulness” to government.... Read More


Brazil presidential election thrown into chaos after front-runner stabbed

07 September 2018

SAO PAULO/JUIZ DE FORA − Brazil’s presidential campaign was thrown into chaos on Friday as the far-right front-runner was in serious condition after he was stabbed at a rally, just a month before the vote, raising fears of increased violence in the wide-open race. Read More


Hollywood star Burt Reynolds dies at 82

06 September 2018

Burt Reynolds, whose good looks and charm made him one of Hollywood’s most popular actors as he starred in films such as Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit in the 1970s and ’80s, died on Thursday age of 82, The Hollywood Reporter said, citing his... Read More


British Airways investigating customer data breach

06 September 2018

International Airlines Group said on Thursday that its subsidiary British Airways was investigating a customer data breach on the British Airways website and mobile application. The breach compromised personal and financial details of customers making bookings on... Read More


Barbados has introduced e-passports which feature biometric chips embedded in them. Do you think this will increase security and ease travel?

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