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One New York cop dead in shooting, second critical

Jamaica Observer - 10 hours 13 min ago
NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Police say one New York City officer has died after being shot inside a patrol car and a second officer is in critical condition.
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UPDATE: Wanted man shot dead at wake

Jamaica Observer - 10 hours 54 min ago
TRELAWNY, Jamaica -- Thirty-one-year-old Bunker’s Hill resident Jermaine Thomas, who was wanted by the police for illegal possession of firearm and shooting with intent, was allegedly shot dead at a wake in Trelawny by a man who is out on bail on a gun-related charge.
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Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defence

Jamaica Observer - 11 hours 5 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent -- and that may be his best strategy.
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Four teens die in fiery Pennsylvania crash

Jamaica Observer - 11 hours 8 min ago
PALMERTON, Pa (AP) -- Authorities say four teens have died in a fiery head-on crash in Pennsylvania, USA that left one car upside-down and another split in two.
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Motorcyclist chased, shot dead in Hanover

Jamaica Observer - 11 hours 28 min ago
HANOVER, Jamaica — A man was chased and shot dead by unknown assailants in Hanover this morning and a woman is nursing gunshot wounds at hospital.
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Castro hails US-Cuba thaw, but says won't change political system

Jamaica Observer - 11 hours 33 min ago
HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuban President Raul Castro said Saturday he was ready to discuss any topic with Washington after the historic bilateral rapprochement, but warned not to expect any major political change as a result of the detente.
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Body of Trelawny man found in river

Jamaica Observer - 12 hours 9 min ago
TRELAWNY, Jamaica — The body of a man who was reportedly washed away while attempting to cross a ford in his vehicle on Tuesday, was discovered Friday morning in the parish.
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Man shot dead at Trelawny wake

Jamaica Observer - 13 hours 5 min ago
TRELAWNY, Jamaica — A man was shot dead at a ninth-night in Trelawny early Saturday morning by unknown assailants.
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WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

Jamaica Observer - 14 hours 38 min ago
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his tour of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa on Saturday.
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Injured Roach out for 2nd Test

Jamaica Observer - 15 hours 21 min ago
CENTURION, South Africa, (CMC) – Left-arm seamer Kenroy Peters or fast bowler Miguel Cummins could be called up to replace Kemar Roach who will miss the Boxing Day Test against South Africa through injury.
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Hero's welcome for South Africa's first Miss World in 40 years

Jamaica Observer - 15 hours 39 min ago
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa on Saturday welcomed back home its first Miss World winner in 40 years, Rolene Strauss, with wild cheers and ululations.
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IS has executed 100 foreigners trying to quit: report

Jamaica Observer - 16 hours 56 min ago
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The Islamic State extremist group has executed 100 of its own foreign fighters who tried to flee their headquarters in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Financial Times newspaper said Saturday.
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China Harbour donates motor vehicles to police

Jamaica Observer - 17 hours 26 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica  -- China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Limited donated two motor vehicles -- a Toyota Hiace bus and a Toyota pickup -- to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to boost Force’s capacity to provide traffic management and security along the North/South leg of Highway 2000.
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Haiti gets more IMF money

Jamaica Observer - 17 hours 57 min ago
WASHINGTON (CMC) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it has approved US$2.4 million for Haiti after the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country successfully completed its final review of the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) programme.
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Austria arrests couple with machine gun in plane luggage

Jamaica Observer - 18 hours 35 min ago
VIENNA, Austria (AFP) - An Austrian man and a Turkish woman were arrested on a plane about to take off from Vienna for Istanbul after a machine gun was found in their checked-in luggage, authorities said Saturday.
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JA's Anti Doping Agency says it's ready to meet international standards

Jamaica Observer - 18 hours 49 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) has signalled its readiness for the revised World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code and International Standards that take effect on January 1, 2015.
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West Indies crash to humiliating defeat against South Africa

Jamaica Observer - 19 hours 5 min ago
CENTURION, South Africa (AFP) - South African fast bowler Dale Steyn ripped through the West Indian batting to send the tourists crashing to a humiliating defeat by an innings and 220 runs on the fourth day of the first Test at SuperSport Park on Saturday.
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Festive Countdown With Lisa

Jamaica Observer - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 22:50
SIP, sample and shop’ was the invite from go-to stylist Lisa McIntosh-Aris Saturday last. And this we did for several hours as we moved from room to room checking out the glorious Christmas designs and accessories available at her well-appointed 19 Ardenne Road enclave. Saturday Social gives you an exclusive peek.
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Mayberry cheers

Jamaica Observer - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 22:48
Saturday Social takes you back a week to CRU Bar where Mayberry Investments Limited held its annual staff event. Team members were treated to an evening of CRU-catered food, fine wines and performances by Ding Dong and Romain Virgo. Plus, we have highlights from Mayberry’s Black & White Holiday Soirée, which took place at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.
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Street scenes

Jamaica Observer - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 22:00
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