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English teen Tom Holland is Marvel's new Spider-Man

spidermanNEW YORK--Little-known English actor Tom Holland has been picked to play the web-slinging superhero in the next "Spider-Man" film, which is due for release in July 2017, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios said on Tuesday.

Holland, 19, will play Spider-Man's teenage alter ego Peter Parker as a high-school age student in the upcoming, yet-to-be titled film. He follows in the footsteps of Tobey...

Sean Combs was defending self and son in UCLA assault

combsLOS ANGELES--Rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, who was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon at the...

Titanic composer dies in California plane crash

composerLOS ANGELES--Hollywood composer James Horner, who scored the Oscar-winning film "Titanic" and its mega-hit theme song...

Death threats for Saudi satire star who fights Islamic State with laughs

selfieDUBAI--A Saudi TV star has earned death threats for deploying a new weapon against Islamic State...

Kim Kardashian is expecting baby boy

kimNEW YORK--Reality television star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West, who already have a young...

Jolie decries explosion of suffering after visiting refugees in Turkey

jolieMIDYAT, Turkey--Hollywood actress and director Angelina Jolie on Saturday described a spiralling global refugee...

The Empire strikes back ... at a secret London location

LONDON--Hooded jawas search for treasures and stormtroopers patrol the streets on the lookout for suspicious...

Thousands lose power when naked woman hits utility pole

SEATTLE--More than 4,000 people in a Seattle suburb lost power on Friday after a woman driving naked crashed her car...

Taylor Swift's 1989 will not be offered on Apple Music

taylorswiftLOS ANGELES--Pop star Taylor Swift will not be making her hit album "1989" available on Apple Inc's upcoming...

Disgraced NBC anchorman says ego drove him to exaggerations

williamsWASHINGTON--Fallen anchorman Brian Williams said on Friday he was not trying to mislead people by exaggerating...

Jeralean Talley, world's oldest-known person, dies

longevityDETROIT--Jeralean Talley, the world's oldest-known person, has died in Michigan 26 days after her 116th birthday, a...

Hillary Duff dives back into music

duffNEW YORK--After an eight-year absence from the music industry, actress and singer Hilary Duff released her fifth...

A Minute With: Amy Poehler on singing and crying for Inside Out

poehlerBEVERLY HILLS, California--Actress Amy Poehler often plays upbeat characters, but the comedian brims with pep in...

Kidman: film industry not an even playing field for women

kidmanLOS ANGELES--Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman has called for more opportunities to be created for women in film...

Tommy Chong says he is battling rectal cancer

NEW YORK--Comedian Tommy Chong, who with Cheech Marin was one of the most successful comedy teams of the 1970s, said...

Kirk Kerkorian, casino tycoon, movie mogul, auto investor dies

kerkorianLOS ANGELES--Kirk Kerkorian, the son of poor Armenian immigrants who used his gambler's instincts to become a...

John Hurt reveals cancer diagnosis

hurtLONDON--British actor John Hurt, 75, who had starring roles in "The Elephant Man" and "Captain Corelli's Mandolin"...

Europe unites for bicentenary of battle that made Napoleon history

waterlooWATERLOO, Belgium--Kings and commoners gather at Waterloo this week to mark the battle's bicentenary in a show of...

Swedish princess gives birth to son

babySTOCKHOLM--Swedish Princess Madeleine gave birth to her second child, a son, on Monday, the Royal Court said.

The...

Le Mans is McDream come true for Dempsey

dempseyLE MANS, France--Actor Patrick Dempsey, better known to millions worldwide in his former role as Dr Derek Shepherd in...

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip marries ex-model Hellqvist

weddingSTOCKHOLM--Sweden's Prince Carl Philip married former model and reality TV star Sofia Hellqvist in the chapel of the...

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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...