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(SKY NEWS) — A wedding singer from a remote Afghan village is hoping to win a TV talent show after going viral due to his resemblance to Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Abdul Salam Maftoon’s appearance has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in his home country with some fans believing the two men were ...

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(SKY NEWS) — A pot washer has been awarded $21m (£16.3m) for being forced to work on Sundays. Marie Jean Pierre was fired in March 2016 from the Conrad Miami Hotel for missing work on six Sundays so she could attend Bethel Baptist Church in Miami. The 60-year-old, originally from Haiti, had worked at the ...

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(CNN) — A 113-year-old Japanese man, Masazo Nonaka, recognized in April 2018 by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest male, died on Sunday, according to Japanese public service broadcaster NHK. Nonaka, a resident of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, was born on July 25, 1905. Nonaka’s family noticed on Sunday morning that he wasn’t ...

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(JAMAICA GLEANER) — Some of the nation’s children are still experiencing, and witnessing, cases of child abuse in the classroom daily despite the Government’s directive that corporal punishment is prohibited in schools. One grade four primary school student told The Sunday Gleaner recently that it is customary for his class teacher to pinch him and other ...

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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — Attorney-at-law Williams Hines, 65, otherwise called ‘Baldie’, of Greenside, Falmouth in Trelawny and Mona, in St Andrew has been reported missing. He is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 170 centimetres (5 feet 7 inches) tall. Reports from the Falmouth police are that Hines was last seen at home in ...

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(CMC) – Ethiopian runners Suleman Shifa and Meseret Basa took respective male and female honours with contrasting victories in the 10-kilometre road race on day two of the Bermuda Marathon Weekend on Saturday. Shifa won the men’s division in 32 minutes, 24 seconds, just three seconds ahead of Bermudian Jim Butterfield, with Canada’s Ethan Davenport ...

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(CMC) – A flag weather warning system will soon be implemented by the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) at seaport departure points to provide vessels with alerts on storm and wind conditions. This was disclosed at a town hall meeting for small passenger vessel operators held recently in the town of Port Royal, to the ...

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(CMC) — Minister of Tourism in Antigua and Barbuda, Charles Fernandez, said 2018 was a record-setting year as the twin island state welcomed over one million visitors, topping the figure in 2017. The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) released the figure following last Thursday’s budget speech in which Prime Minister Gaston Browne said there ...

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(CMC) – The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has honoured Barbadian-born Justice Sylvia Hinds-Radix with its 2019 Diversity Trailblazer Award. During its annual meeting on Saturday, NYSBA said it honored Justice Hinds-Radix, an associate justice, New York State Appellate Division, Second Department, for her “extraordinary efforts” in creating “opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds”. ...

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(CMC) – A large contingent of travel buyers from China are scheduled to attend the largest tourism marketing event in the region, scheduled for Montego Bay later this month. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) that will host the 37th annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace event says 20 companies will join more than 1,000 delegates ...

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