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49 min ago | KBCI CBS 2

Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting.

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4 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Parts of Turks and Caicos still flooded from storm

Property owners and at least one school on the main island of the Turks and Caicos Islands are still coping with flood waters more than a week after being hit by a tropical storm.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Turks and Caicos Islands, World News, Weather

8 hrs ago | Wisconsin Gazette

Jamaican activist ends legal challenge to anti-sodomy law

A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues said over the weekend.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Activism, Gay/Lesbian

11 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Why are Nicaraguan youths staying put while neighbors migrate north?

Police officers stand near three boys and a mural of revolutionary leader Augusto Cesar Sandino, on a street in Managua Aug. 27, 2014.

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Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, Prison, Daniel Ortega

15 hrs ago | Salon

I wish I'd loved my dog more: Teenage nostalgia, first loves, and pining for the wrong past

I often want to relive the past, knowing what I do now. But the person who should live smarter is me right now I wish I had appreciated it more isn't the kind of self-criticism that can be reverse-engineered into actionable advice.

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Related Topix: Honduras, World News, Medicine

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Trinadad Express

Panday, Manning deserve award

While neither of the former prime ministers who were nominated this year accepted the highest national award, the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago , Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar believes they are both "very deserving" of the honour.

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Related Topix: Trinidad and Tobago, World News, Patrick Manning

The Tribune

Cuba cracks down on goods in flyers' luggage

A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of Havana's international airport into the blazing heat of an August afternoon.

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Examiner.com

Atlanta's Xernona Clayton celebrates birthday in Bahamas

Xernona Clayton with George Weech, former Member of Parliament for Bimini and the Berry Islands and Consul General to Atlanta, Randy E. Rolle during her birthday celebrations in The Bahamas.

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The Sweet Science

Boxing Odds - " Gonzalez vs. Yaegashi for WBC Flyweight Title September 5

Akira Yaegashi finds himself in the unusual position of having come off a total of four consecutive wins for the WBC flyweight title and yet will enter his fourth bout in defense of that title as an underdog.

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Related Topix: World News, Japan, Nicaragua, Sports, Boxing, More Sports

AlertNet

Drought leaves up to 2.81 mln hungry in Central America -U.N.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, World News

Jamaica Observer

Disrespect, class bias cited in Mario Deane's death

For Raymond Pryce, the shocking death of 31-year-old Mario Deane after he was beaten in a St James lock-up reflected the disregard by some police personnel for ordinary people as well as the need to decriminalise ganja.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, West Manchester, OH,

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Sun-Star

Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain

Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men.

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Valley News Live

An Acre of Corn Helps More Than You Think

A farmer and pastor near Arthur, North Dakota teamed up and invite you to come pick your fill of sweet corn and donate to several worthy causes.

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Related Topix: Arthur, ND, Cass County, ND, Nicaragua, World News

Reuters

UPDATE 1-22 miners rescued from Nicaragua gold mine after landslide

Rescue workers have freed 22 miners who were trapped in a gold mine after a landslide in northern Nicaragua, and the government on Saturday vowed to continue search efforts for several workers that remained stuck underground.

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Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, Daniel Ortega

Newkerala.com

President greets Trinidad and Tobago on national day

President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday greeted the people of Trinidad and Tobago on their national day which will be celebrated Sunday.

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Los Angeles Times

Few Nicaraguans among Central America's exodus to U.S.

Nicaragua has many of the same problems as much of Central America. Extreme poverty.

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Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, Prison, Costa Rica, Daniel Ortega

Trinadad Express

The PNM's ten points

As I indicated in my last article, the PNM says in point eight of its ten points on constitutional and legislative reform that the issue of Tobago internal self-government "must be settled to the satisfaction of the people of Tobago in full accord with their recommendations".

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Related Topix: Patrick Manning, Trinidad and Tobago, World News

The Toronto Star

Gay rights activist withdraws challenge to Jamaican laws

A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues said Friday.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Gay/Lesbian, Activism

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Moguls at war

Warriors owners Eric Watson and Sir Owen Glenn are locked in a new, international legal stoush - with hundreds of millions of dollars in dispute involving the pair's joint-venture investment company.

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KMIR 6

Rescuers locate 20 of 24 trapped in Nicaragua mine

BONANZA, Nicaragua - Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have communicated with emergency crews.

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