Kingston police arrest man in connection with string of break-ins

A 24-year-old Kingston man is facing charges after several downtown homes were broken into and stolen from. Kingston police were called to a downtown home that was not in the university district on Jan. 17 around 12:40 a.m. after the occupants woke upon hearing someone inside their home. According to police, when the residents woke up, they saw a man […]

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‘Africa’s richest woman’: Daughter of former Angola president accused of corruption

The rapidly changing circumstances for Isabel dos Santos, widely known as “Africa’s richest woman,” is evident by her absence at the the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Instead of hobnobbing with world leaders in Davos, she is confronted with calls for her to be investigated for criminal corruption and is hotly defending herself on Twitter. Forum organizers said the participation […]

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Ivory Coast clears homes around airport after child stowaway's death

ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Authorities in Ivory Coast have evicted tens of thousands of people living near the country’s main airport in response to the death of a 14-year-old boy in the undercarriage of a plane earlier this month. The boy, Laurent Barthelemy, is believed to have snuck into Abidjan airport through the shantytown along the perimeter before jumping a fence. […]

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Chinese theme park apologizes after forcing pig to bungee jump

A Chinese theme park came under fire recently after forcing a 165-pound pig to bungee jump before being slaughtered on Saturday. Video footage of the disturbing incident at Mexin Red Wine Town theme park was shared widely across Weibo on Sunday, a Chinese website similar to Twitter. There was much outrage. In the video, the massive pig, tied to a […]

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Coronavirus – Chinese medics in hazmat suits pictured ON BOARD planes scanning passengers sparking global spread fears – The Sun

CHILLING footage shows Chinese medics in hazmat suits scanning plane passengers for symptoms of a deadly new virus, it has been reported. Coronavirus, which can lead to a life-threatening form of pneumonia and can be passed between humans, is sweeping across China with at least 217 people already infected. However, there are fears the official figures are downplaying the spread […]

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Kingston opens overnight warming centre due to extreme cold

Now that icy weather has come to Kingston in full force — temperatures are set to dip to nearly minus 20 Celsius on Monday night — the city has opened an overnight warming centre for those who need shelter from cold. The facility, located at 235 Wellington St. below GoodLife Fitness and next to H’art Centre, is open all week […]

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Venezuela's Guaido to meet top EU diplomat in Brussels

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido will come to Brussels on Wednesday to hold talks with the European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, Borrell told a news conference. Recognized as Venezuela’s president by more than 50 countries including the United States and most European Union members, Guaido has already defied a travel ban by going on Sunday […]

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