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Cuba Brings Oil Depot Fire Under Control, Worst in Island’s History

By Nelson Acosta and Mario Fuentes   MATANZAS, Cuba, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Firefighters on Tuesday finally overcame what officials described as the worst fire in Cuba’s history that over five days destroyed 40% of the Caribbean island’s main fuel storage facility and caused massive blackouts. Reuters witnesses reported the raging flames that ravaged a […]

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Causes, Consequences of Amazon Fires and Deforestation

By Jake Spring and Gloria Dickie Aug 10 (Reuters) – Brazil vowed last year to halt deforestation by 2030, yet the number of fires burning in the country’s Amazon rainforest hit a 15-year high in June. Burning season began last month and the rate of forest clearing remains high. read more Things could worsen this […]

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Taiwan’s Ambassador, President Congratulate Federation’s New PM Dr. Terrance Drew

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, August 9, 2022 (MMS-SKN) — President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Her Excellency Dr Tsai Ing-wen has sent a message of congratulations to the Hon Dr Terrance Drew, who was sworn in as the fourth Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. “On behalf of the people and […]

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REUTERS WORLD NEWS: FBI Raids Trump’s Home, Rus Press Ahead in East Ukraine, Life for Racist Killers, More

The Reuters Daily Briefing Tuesday, August 9, 2022 by Linda Noakes Here’s what you need to know. The races to watch in today’s U.S. midterm primaries, blockchain bridges fall into troubled waters, and farewell to Japan’s prince of pleats Issey Miyake Today’s biggest stories Secret service members stand guard outside former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago […]

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Jamaica-Born Doctor Appointed Head of US Medical Association

By Sheri-Kae McLeod  Jamaica-born physician, Dr. Garfield Clunie, has been appointed as the new president of the National Medical Association (NMA) in the United States. Clunie, a native of St. Ann, is the 123rd president of the NMA, America’s oldest and largest organization of African American physicians, and has dedicated more than 15 years to […]

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Singer Olivia Newton-John: Tributes to Grease Star Who Died at 73

By Francesca Gillett & Matt Murphy BBC News Tributes have been paid from around the world to Olivia Newton-John, who has died from cancer aged 73. The British-born Australian singer and actress was best known for playing Sandy in Grease, one of the most successful film musicals ever made. Her Grease co-star John Travolta said […]

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Jamaica’s Reggae Sumfest A Tourism Gift

By Santana Salmon CNW- Jamaica’s tourism sector received a significant boost this summer due to its popular annual music festival, Reggae Sumfest, held July 18-23. Dubbed ‘The Return’ because it was the first time the event has been staged in person since the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s festival was a resounding success that attracted numerous […]

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One Dead as USCG Cutter Collides with Fishing Boat Off Puerto Rico

One person is dead and his brother is injured after a U.S. Coast Guard cutter collided with a fishing boat off Puerto Rico Monday, officials said. The 154-foot U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser and the Desakata, a 23-foot commercial fishing vessel, crashed at around 2:20 p.m. Monday afternoon, about four nautical miles north of […]

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Bolivia’s ‘Death Road’ Once Haunted Drivers-Now a Wildlife Haven

LOS YUNGAS, Bolivia, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Bolivia’s decision to open an alternate route to its historic ‘Death Road’ – a serpentine dirt path across the towering Andes hills known for its deadly cliffs – has led to a resurgence of wildlife in the area, according to an environmental group. The route was once a […]

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Will Not Seek a Coup If He Loses Election

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 8 – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday denied that he has any intention of carrying out a coup if he loses October’s election, adding that he rejects a constitutional measure seen as an effort to protect him from crime accusations. Efforts by Bolsonaro to turn an Independence Day military parade […]

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