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Half a million Yemen children face severe malnutrition

yemenGENEVA--More than half a million children in Yemen face life-threatening malnutrition as a risk of famine grows, a senior official of the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.
  The figure, a three-fold jump since fighting erupted in March, reflects depleted food stocks compounded by a failing health system unable to care for hungry children or vaccinate them against disease, said...

Modi to open 70-year-old files in challenge to Gandhi dynasty

boseNEW DELHI--Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he will seek to unravel one of India's most enduring mysteries...

Viral video puts Israelis and Palestinians at sharp odds

videoJERUSALEM--To Palestinians, the video shows a 13-year-old boy being left to die in the street as Israelis shout abuse...

US, Scottish investigators have 2 new Lockerbie bombing suspects

lockerbieLONDON/WASHINGTON--Scottish and U.S. investigators have identified two new Libyan suspects in the Lockerbie airline...

Myanmar signs ceasefire with eight armed groups

myanmarNAYPYITAW--Myanmar's government and eight armed ethnic groups signed a ceasefire agreement on Thursday, the...

Pope asks forgiveness after sex scandals rock Vatican and Rome

popeVATICAN CITY--Pope Francis asked for forgiveness on Wednesday for scandals at the Vatican and in Rome, an apparent...

French police demonstrate for greater support and resources

frenchpolicePARIS--Thousands of police protested outside France's justice ministry for the first time in decades on Wednesday to...

Nobel winner: World must carry out UN slavery pledge

slaveryNEW DELHI--The new U.N. global development pact may have been a significant step towards ending human trafficking and...

Scioli battles puppet barbs in Argentina election race

scioliBUENOS AIRES--Daniel Scioli is the clear front-runner in Argentina's election because he has the support of outgoing...

Uproar over German fireman who set asylum shelter ablaze

arsonBERLIN--German politicians are expressing outrage over the case of a fireman who has admitted to setting an asylum...

US airdrops ammunition to Syria rebels

syriaBEIRUT/WASHINGTON--U.S. forces airdropped small arms ammunition and other supplies to Syrian Arab rebels, barely two...

Key allies of disgraced China security chief jailed for graft

chinatrialBEIJING--Chinese courts sentenced two key allies of disgraced former security chief Zhou Yongkang to jail on Monday...

Islamic State closes in on Syrian city of Aleppo, US abandons rebel training effort

russianplaneBEIRUT/ANKARA--Islamic State fighters have seized villages close to the northern city of Aleppo from rival...

Pre-election clash in Guinea capital kills two, wounds 33

guineaCONAKRY--Two people were killed and at least 33 were wounded in Guinea on Friday in clashes between supporters of...

Indian air force opens the way for women to pilot fighter jets

indiadefenceNEW DELHI--India is opening the way for women pilots to fly fighter jets in combat, its air force chief said, as one...

US considers sailing near disputed South China Sea islands

southchinaseaWASHINGTON--The United States is considering sailing warships close to China's artificial islands in the South China...

US, NATO signal willingness to slow Afghan drawdown

natoBRUSSELS--The United States and its NATO allies signalled a willingness on Thursday to consider slowing their...

Merkel, Hollande plead for unity in face of EU crises

germanyfranceSTRASBOURG--German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, in a rare joint address to the EU...

Rousseff loses legal battle, faces impeachment threat

rousseffBRASILIA--Brazil's besieged President Dilma Rousseff lost a major battle on Wednesday when the federal audit court...

PM vows to fight "so hard" to get better EU deal for Britain

cameronMANCHESTER, England--Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he would fight hard in his talks to change...

Israel and Palestinians play down talk of third intifada

mideastJERUSALEM--The entrances to Jerusalem's walled Old City are sealed off by Israeli police and the streets of East...

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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...