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Sports Broadcasters Make Case For International IP Rights Protection

Intellectual Property Watch - 4 hours 26 min ago
On the side of the World Intellectual Property Organization General Assembly last week, sports and entertainment broadcasters held an event to highlight the challenges they are facing in the digital world, in particular unauthorised retransmission of live events.
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Hong Kong protesters reject demands to end rallies

Jamaica Observer - 7 hours 39 min ago
HONG KONG, (AFP) - Hong Kong demonstrators Tuesday rejected demands immediately to end rallies that have paralysed the city's downtown, their numbers swelling for a third night before a national holiday expected to put their campaign for free elections into overdrive.
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Regional countries urged to collaborate on improving health care

Jamaica Observer - 7 hours 54 min ago
WASHINGTON, CMC – Health ministers from the Caribbean are joining their counterparts from other member countries of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) in the United States this week to debate universal coverage and other regional health challenges.
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Regional countries urged to collaborate on improving health care

Jamaica Observer - 7 hours 54 min ago
WASHINGTON, CMC – Health ministers from the Caribbean are joining their counterparts from other member countries of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) in the United States this week to debate universal coverage and other regional health challenges.
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Two killed by the gun on Monday

Jamaica Observer - 8 hours 52 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two men were shot dead by unknown assailants in separate incidents on Monday.
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India PM orders bureaucrats to clean toilets on national holiday

Jamaica Observer - 9 hours 1 min ago
NEW DELHI, (AFP) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered his bureaucrats to come in to work to clean up their offices -- including toilets -- on this week's national holiday to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.
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Women's bureau head gets November date to challenge interdiction

Jamaica Observer - 9 hours 53 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Supreme Court will on November 12 start hearing a challenge brought by Faith Webster, the interdicted head of the Bureau of Women's Affairs.
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Man flung from backseat dies in Hanover crash

Jamaica Observer - 9 hours 56 min ago
HANOVER, Jamaica — A man died in a Monday afternoon car crash in which three others sustained minor injuries.
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House debate on party financing starts today

Jamaica Observer - 10 hours 4 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Parliament is expected today to start debating the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2014, which includes provisions for the registration, regulation and funding of political parties.
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Jamaican sentenced in Florida for trafficking women

Jamaica Observer - 10 hours 17 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Jamaican man was sentenced to 27 years’ imprisonment in a Florida court on Monday.
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Mother of J’can killed in T’dad wants answers

Jamaica Observer - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:00
THE mother of Jamaican actor Tremaine Thomas, who was shot dead in a volatile community in Port of Spain, Trinidad, last Thursday night, is demanding the truth about his killing.
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Bloody weekend in Trinidad

Jamaica Observer - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:00
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — One person was decapitated and two others were shot as Trinidad and Tobago recorded yet another bloody weekend in its history.
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This Day in History - September 30th

Jamaica Observer - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:00
Today is the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.
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Human-caused global warming blamed for some heat waves

Jamaica Observer - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:00
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Heat waves last year in Asia, Europe and Australia were influenced by human-caused climate change, but not all extreme weather events could be linked to global warming, scientists said yesterday.
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PHOTO: Hotel Hostage

Jamaica Observer - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:00
BRASILIA, Brazil — An unidentified man, holding what appears to be a gun, parades a handcuffed hostage wearing what appears to be an explosive vest, on the 13th floor balcony of the Saint Peter Hotel, in Brasilia, Brazil, yesterday. Firefighters and police have cordoned off the area and about 300 guests and other employees left the hotel, some reportedly told to leave by the same man carrying out the attack. Police didn't confirm whether there were actually explosives in the garment. (PHOTO: AP)
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NO NETANYAHU!

Jamaica Observer - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:00
UNITED NATIONS, United States — Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, yesterday.
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No significant impact of chikungunya on blood supply, says ministry

Jamaica Observer - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:00
AMIDST an uphill struggle to meet the yearly target of 55,000 units of blood to adequately meet the country's needs, concerns have been raised about the possible effects of the rapidly spreading chikungunya virus on the country's blood supply.
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PM: Tablets not for posting on Youtube

Jamaica Observer - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:00
PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller has cautioned students against using the tablet computers, provided to them by the Government, to post on YouTube and other social media sites.
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'Walk for the Cure'

Jamaica Observer - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:00
CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank will host its third annual lapathon 'Walk for the Cure' on Sunday.
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Chinese gov’t gives computers to IBI, Rio Cobre correctional centre

Jamaica Observer - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:00
THE I Believe Initiative (IBI) WIFI Centres and the Rio Cobre Correctional Centre in St Catherine yesterday received a donation of 10 computers and two tablets from the Chinese Government.
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