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Suriname Hit By “Freak” Hail Storm

By Marvin Hokstam Suriname Correspondent PARAMARIBO, Suriname CMC – “It’s raining ice outside,” a young woman in southern Paramaribo yelled on Thursday night as she ran out into her yard, using her smart phone to record the history making event. ...

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Major Parts Of World Ignored By U.S. TV News In 2013

By Jim Lobe IPS Washington Bureau Chief WASHINGTON, DC (IPS) – If people outside the United States are looking for answers why Americans often seem so clueless about the world outside their borders, they could start with what the three ...

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U.N. Peacekeepers Overwhelmed In South Sudan

U.N. Peacekeepers Overwhelmed In South Sudan

By Samuel Oakford Sudan Correspondent UNITED NATIONS (IPS) – As the death toll rises from South Sudan’s spiraling political and ethnic conflict, the ability of the U.N. to enforce its peacekeeping mandate in the country is coming under increased scrutiny. ...

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Former Grenada Government Minister Dies

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada CMC – Former Foreign Affairs, Legal Affairs and Local Government Minister, Dr. Raphael Fletcher has died after a prolonged illness. He was 86. Fletcher, a physicist and university lecturer, came to national attention when he resigned from ...

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Longest Serving ALP Minister Dies

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua CMC – Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer on Monday led legislators in paying tribute to former government minister Sir Adolphus Freeland who died over the weekend. He was 79. Spencer led both government and opposition parliamentarians in paying ...

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Son Of St. Kitts Opposition Legislator Shot And Injured

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts CMC – The opposition party here on Monday called on law enforcement authorities to bring to “swift justice” anyone involved in criminal activities in St. Kitts and Nevis, as police continued their search for the gunmen who ...

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