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Joseph ’Culture’ Hill laid to rest

By: Claude Mills Photo By: Sista Irie The rows of empty pews spoke volumes about the scant regard that most Jamaicans appeared to convey towards an (...)

| September 2006 | 2548 views

Lech Walesa Condemns Guenter Grass

Nobel peace laureate Lech Walesa has asked German novelist Guenter Grass(photo) to give up his honorary citizenship of the Polish city of Gdansk because of (...)

| August 2006 | 994 views

Afghanistan Update

Afghanistan’s economy is growing like gangbusters. Problem is, more than a quarter century of war and an attempt by the Taliban to isolate the country from (...)

| July 2006 | 889 views

Japan Considers Strike Against N. Korea

By Mari Yamaguchi Japan said Monday it was considering whether a pre-emptive strike on the North’s missile bases would violate its constitution, (...)

| July 2006 | 783 views

Sri Lankan bus blast kills at least 64

The Sri Lankan government bombed Tamil strongholds on Thursday after an explosion tore through a bus killing at least 64 people. The government blamed (...)

| June 2006 | 653 views

Canadian abducted from Nigerian oil rig

The unnamed Canadian, six Britons and an American were abducted when 20 to 30 armed men in speedboats attacked the drilling rig Bulford Dolphin(photo) at (...)

| June 2006 | 682 views

Turkish judge killed in courthouse shooting

An armed man burst into a Turkish courthouse Wednesday morning and opened fire, killing one judge and wounding four others. The gunman(photo) shouted (...)

| May 2006 | 692 views

Vatican excommunicates Chinese Bishops

The Vatican has excommunicated two bishops who were ordained by China’s state-run Catholic church without Rome’s approval. Vatican spokesman Joaquin (...)

| May 2006 | 4305 views

Chad threatens to shut down oil pipeline

Chad is threatening to cut off its flow of oil to the international market in a dispute with the World Bank. Oil minister Mahmat Hassan Nasser said (...)

| April 2006 | 981 views

Golan Heights: Canada Lowers Flag

Canadian Forces(photo) lowered the Maple Leaf on the Golan Heights Friday, ending a 32-year peacekeeping presence in the region. ’Clearly the big mission (...)

| March 2006 | 756 views

Slobo is Dead

Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic has been found dead in his cell at the United Nations war crimes tribunal at The Hague. An official in the (...)

| March 2006 | 870 views