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Nobel prize for solving puzzle of ghostly neutrino particles

nobelSTOCKHOLM/LONDON--A Japanese and a Canadian scientist won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for discovering that elusive subatomic particles called neutrinos have mass, opening a new window onto the fundamental nature of the universe.
  Neutrinos are the second most bountiful particles after photons, which carry light, with trillions of them streaming through our bodies every...

Ukraine starts pull-back of tanks, light artillery in east

ukrainecrisisKIEV--Ukraine has started withdrawing tanks and light artillery from the frontline in the eastern region of Luhansk...

Chile, US pledge to create marine parks

oceansVINA DEL MAR, Chile--Chile said on Monday it will create one of the world's largest marine conservation parks, and...

Death toll in French Riviera floods rises to 16, natural disaster declared

frenchfloodsCANNES--Flash floods on the French Riviera killed 16 people and five others were reported missing on Sunday...

Portugal’s ruling coalition wins election, loses majority

portugalLISBON--Portugal's centre-right government on Sunday won an election that was a test of its tough austerity stance...

Vatican sacks gay priest after his highly public coming out

gaypriestVATICAN CITY--The Vatican on Saturday dismissed a Polish priest from his Holy See job after he came out as gay and...

Obama warns Putin of quagmire in Syria

bombcraterWASHINGTON/MOSCOW--U.S. President Barack Obama warned Russia on Friday that its bombing campaign against Syrian...

Australia: Sydney police HQ shooting linked to terrorism

australiaSYDNEY--Australian police said on Saturday they believed the shooting of a police worker by a 15-year-old boy in...

Hillside collapses on Guatemalan town, killing 26, hundreds missing

mudslideSANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala--The collapse of a hillside onto a town on the edge of Guatemala City killed at...

Brazil court allows Lula questioning in graft case

lulaRIO DE JANEIRO--Brazil's Supreme Court authorized the questioning by police of ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da...

Netanyahu launches all-out assault on Iran deal at UN

israelUNITED NATIONS--Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used his annual United Nations address on Thursday to...

Brazil lower house speaker under pressure over Swiss bank accounts

cunhaBRASILIA--A group of lawmakers called for the resignation of the speaker of Brazil's lower ouse of Congress Eduardo...

Guatemala comic on course for presidency

moralesGUATEMALA CITY--For years, Guatemalan comedian Jimmy Morales earned a living cracking bawdy jokes on TV, riffing on...

Russia begins Syria air strikes in its biggest Mideast intervention in decades

russiasyriaMOSCOW/WASHINGTON--Russia launched air strikes in Syria on Wednesday in its biggest Middle East intervention in...

Israel undermines US peace effort, Abbas tells UN

flagUNITED NATIONS--Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday accused Israel of sabotaging U.S. efforts to broker...

Colombia's last nomadic tribe in despair at loss of culture

colombiamentalSAN JOSE DEL GUAVIARE, Colombia--Born into the last known nomadic tribe in Colombia, Joaquin Niijbe spent his boyhood...

Adams will not face prosecution

adamsBELFAST--Irish nationalist leader Gerry Adams will not face prosecution over the murder of a woman abducted in 1972...

On trial for corruption, Romanian PM survives no-confidence motion

romaniaBUCHAREST--Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta comfortably survived a no-confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday...

Indonesia sends thousands to fight fires, makes no progress

hazePEKANBARU, Indonesia--Indonesia has sent nearly 21,000 personnel to fight forest fires raging in its northern...

Afghan Taliban seize Kunduz city centre in landmark gain

kunduzKUNDUZ, Afghanistan--Taliban fighters on Monday battled their way into the centre of Kunduz, a city in northern...

Scientists: Water flows on Mars, raising possibility that planet could support life

marsCAPE CANAVERAL, Florida--Briny water flows during the summer months on Mars, raising the possibility that the planet...

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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...