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After midnight: Porn actress metro cards sold out in hours in Taiwan

taiwanpornTAIPEI--A set of Taiwan metro cards featuring pictures of a Japanese porn star sold out on Tuesday within hours of going on sale at midnight, the company said.
  Commuters had snapped up every so-called EasyCard bearing a picture of fully clothed Japanese adult film actress Yui Hatano by 4.18 a.m.
  Responding to a public outcry and demands from Taipei's mayor, the EasyCard Corp at...

Kanye West gets political action committee, presidential jokes go viral

kanyewestLOS ANGELES--Images of Kanye West's face on Mount Rushmore and a potential White House takeover by the Kardashian...

Ashley Madison owner: website still adding users after data hack

ashleymadisonTORONTO--Hundreds of thousands of people signed up for infidelity website Ashley Madison in the last week, parent...

College finds manuscript of song that inspired 'Happy Birthday'

birthdaysongNEW YORK--A college librarian in Kentucky has found the 19th-century manuscript of a musical number that gave rise to...

Like New Orleans, second-line parades struggle but survive

secondlinesNEW ORLEANS--It is fitting that the "second line" parade, a central pillar of New Orleans African-American musical...

Swift leads winners but Cyrus rules at MTV Video Music Awards

mtvawardsLOS ANGELES--It was all about the shock factor on Sunday as the MTV Video Music Awards became the unofficial Miley...

Netflix drug drama 'Narcos' blurs line between cartels, agents

escobarLOS ANGELES--Not all cops are good guys and not all drug suppliers are obvious villains in Netflix Inc's dark drug...

Ashley Madison parent CEO Quits after huge infidelity hack

ashleymadisonTORONTO--The chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison's parent company Avid Life Media has left, just...

Want to buy Pink Floyd's flying pig Algie? Too late

pigLONDON--As one of the most iconic images of rock, Algie, the inflatable pig which famously flew over London's...

Clive Owen makes Broadway debut in Pinter's "Old Times"

cliveowenNEW YORK--British actor Clive Owen swaps Hollywood for the stage in "Old Times", making his Broadway debut in a...

ABBA piano seen raising money, money, money

abbapianoLONDON--The piano used to play the glissando that kicks off ABBA's disco hit "Dancing Queen" will be one of the star...

Banderas takes on new role in fashion

banderasLONDON--Spanish actor Antonio Banderas has added a new skill to his range of talents -- he has enrolled in a fashion...

Wanted: Transgender actors for Hollywood

transgenderNEW YORK--When director Sean Baker was looking for transgender women to appear in his indie movie "Tangerine," he did...

High-end author A.L. Kennedy dives into sci-fi with Dr. Who

kennedyLONDON--A.L. Kennedy, the feted British writer of high-end literary fiction, knew she was reaching a different...

National Zoo staff keeping cautious eye on panda cubs

pandaWASHINGTON--National Zoo staff are keeping a close eye on giant panda Mei Xiang's newborn twins, given the cubs'...

DJ outdoes Lawrence with $66 mln earnings

harrisNEW YORK--Scotland's Calvin Harris on Monday topped a Forbes list of the world's highest paid DJs, earning an...

Life after death speeds up for Patrick Dempsey

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium--Life after death has only got faster for Patrick Dempsey.

The heart-throb of U.S...

Americans want Jon Stewart to host presidential debate

NEW YORK--Just two weeks after Jon Stewart stepped away from television, Americans are clamoring to get him back as...

Youngest Nobel peace prize winner celebrates top grades

malalaLONDON--Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person ever to win the Nobel peace prize, has another reason to celebrate...

New York to curb topless women in Times Square

toplessNEW YORK--New York City created a task force on Thursday to examine how it can rein in topless women and costumed...

Lawrence ranked highest-paid actress, but men still prevail

lawrenceNEW YORK--"Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence on Thursday topped a Forbes list of the world's highest-paid...

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St. Maarten midday Weather Forecast for Saturday
Saturday, 17 October 2015
DATE ISSUED: Saturday, October 17, 2015 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Sunday midday (12:00... Read more...
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SHTA poll: Businesses want anti-ship-jumping legislation
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Click here for SHTA graph pdf PHILIPSBURG--The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association... Read more...
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Dominica’s tourism sector ready to welcome visitors after TS Erika
Friday, 16 October 2015
ROSEAU, Dominica--“Dominica is open for business and ready to welcome visitors to its shores.”... Read more...
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Reparations Committee: Withdraw Queens’ names from Suriname’s highest mountains
Thursday, 15 October 2015
PARAMARIBO--Suriname’s National Reparations Committee NRCS has filed a request with President... Read more...
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Ex-US House Speaker Hastert to plead guilty in hush-money case
Friday, 16 October 2015
CHICAGO--Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is expected to plead guilty in a hush-money case... Read more...
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Hillary Clinton to 'look hard' at Julian Castro as possible VP pick
Friday, 16 October 2015
WASHINGTON--Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton won the backing of Housing and Urban... Read more...
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Half a million Yemen children face severe malnutrition
Friday, 16 October 2015
GENEVA--More than half a million children in Yemen face life-threatening malnutrition as a risk of... Read more...
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Modi to open 70-year-old files in challenge to Gandhi dynasty
Friday, 16 October 2015
NEW DELHI--Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he will seek to unravel one of India's most enduring... Read more...
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Cuba in cash crunch due to low commodity prices, Venezuela woes
Friday, 16 October 2015
HAVANA--Low commodity prices, a drought at home and Venezuela's economic crisis have created a cash... Read more...
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Apple's newest courtroom foe is patent-savvy university
Friday, 16 October 2015
NEW YORK--As a veteran of the global smart phone wars, Apple is used to courtroom battles with... Read more...
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Focus needs to be on fighting crime & helping unemployed
Friday, 16 October 2015
Dear Editor, With all of the political situation on the island, we can't lose focus on some of the... Read more...
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Had enough
Friday, 16 October 2015
Dear Queenie, My brother died years ago but his widow stayed close to our family. Eventually she... Read more...
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RBC St. Maarten Little League School Tournament
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Sister Marie Laurence defeated Leonald Conner in the RBC St. Maarten Little League School... Read more...
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Nadal trounces Wawrinka, Djokovic tames Tomic
Friday, 16 October 2015
CHINA-- Former world number one Rafa Nadal displayed more signs of a return to top form with a... Read more...
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Junk shop photo spurs quest to confirm Billy the Kid image
Friday, 16 October 2015
DENVER--For the $2 he spent to buy three old photographs, Randy Guijarro may have hit the mother... Read more...
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Few signs of improvement for NBA star Odom after collapse
Friday, 16 October 2015
LAS VEGAS--Pro basketball and reality TV star Lamar Odom spent a third day hospitalized on... Read more...
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Bruney cruises into retirement
Friday, 16 October 2015
~ After three decade in cruise industry ~   By Alita Singh   Frank Bruney has seen tiny... Read more...
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ALL HANDS ON DECK, WE MADE IT!
Friday, 16 October 2015
~ Fair Transport Sailing Vessel Nordlys is launched ~   St. Maarten has been graced by the... Read more...
Editorial - Anybody’s guess
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Governor Eugene Holiday has decided to seek legal clarity on the current constitutional impasse.... Read more...
Editorial - Time is up
Friday, 16 October 2015
With so much ongoing constitutional turmoil, the fact that more than 100 people attended the... Read more...
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Notices October 16
Friday, 16 October 2015
General Meeting St. Maarten Professional Softball Association (SMPSA) general meeting for the... Read more...
Notices October 15
Thursday, 15 October 2015
General Meeting S.M.P.S.A. general meeting for the softball season 2016 will be held at Sundial... Read more...