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New York Times wins Pulitzers for West Africa Ebola coverage

NEW YORK--The New York Times won two prestigious Pulitzer prizes on Monday for coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, described by the Pulitzer board as courageous and vivid journalism that engaged the public and held authorities accountable.
  The Pulitzer for Public Service, announced at Columbia University, went to Charleston, South Carolina's Post and Courier for its series on...

Colombian acid survivor seeks tougher justice for 'an identity erased'

acidBOGOTA--Natalia Ponce de Leon's life was shattered within seconds when a stalker hurled acid at her outside the...

Ringo Starr among 2015 inductees into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

ringoCLEVELAND--Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on...

Soviet-era thriller "Child 44" hits screens -- but not in Russia

child44LONDON--A Hollywood film about a Soviet-era serial killer hit cinema screens on Friday, but it will not be shown in...

Denver teacher's third grade assignment goes viral online

teacherDENVER--A Colorado teacher who posted notes from her third grade class online and started a social media whirlwind...

The Wannabe searches for identity in mobster world

piazzaNEW YORK--In the waning days of the New York Mafia in the 1990s, a young man ill-suited for a life of crime decides...

Model Gisele Bundchen takes last strut on Sao Paulo catwalk

giseleSAO PAULO--Gisele Bundchen, the world's highest paid model, has taken her last strut down the catwalk at Sao Paulo...

Han Solo revs up Star Wars fans in new Force Awakens trailer

starwarsANAHEIM, California--"Chewie, we're home."

So declares Harrison Ford's Han Solo in a new trailer released on...

Van Sant, Macbeth to jazz up 68th Cannes film festival

PARIS--Palme d'Or laureate Gus Van Sant's "The Sea of Trees" and Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth" will jazz up the 68th...

A Minute With: Alan Rickman on returning to the director's chair

rickmanLONDON--British actor Alan Rickman returns to the director's chair after nearly 20 years with romantic period drama...

Artist on trial over vagina art fighting for free expression

vaginaTOKYO--A Japanese artist on trial for obscenity after making objects modeled on her vagina said on Wednesday that...

Percy Sledge passes away at 74

sledgeNEW YORK/NEW ORLEANS--Soul singer Percy Sledge, best known for his recording of "When a Man Loves a Woman," died at...

Rita Wilson undergoes double mastectomy for breast cancer

ritawilsonLOS ANGELES--Rita Wilson, the actress and wife of actor Tom Hanks, said she underwent a double mastectomy and...

Daniel Craig gets license to save as UN envoy on mines

UNITED NATIONS--As secret agent James Bond, Daniel Craig has a license to kill, but on Tuesday the United Nations...

Guenter Grass, author of The Tin Drum, dies at 87

topboxBERLIN--German novelist Guenter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning author of "The Tin Drum", an epic treatment of the...

Judge sentences murderer Arias to life behind bars

ariasPHOENIX--An Arizona judge sentenced former waitress Jodi Arias to life in prison with no possibility of parole on...

From film to fashion, Dubai bids to be creative capital for Arab world

dubaiartDUBAI--Move over, Cairo, Beirut and Casablanca. Dubai is launching a drive to become one of the Arab world's top...

Robert Downey Jr imparts wise words at MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES--"Iron Man" star Robert Downey Jr. gave a passionate acceptance speech about failing and succeeding in...

Potters fans become wizards in Hogwarts-style role play

potterCZOCHA, Poland--Clad in robes and pointed hats, would-be sorcerers wave their wands and cast spells as they hone...

Woman with 8 husbands denies US fraud charges

brideNEW YORK--Always the bride, never the bridesmaid.
  A New York City woman accused of being married to eight men...

Man who wed teacher after Seattle sex scandal speaks out in interview

letourneauSEATTLE--A man who was 12 when he had sex with his Seattle-area teacher, impregnated her and later wedded the woman...

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Sarah opts out of Parlatino meetings
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
PHILIPSBURG--Democratic Party (DP) leader Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams has... Read more...
Youth Extravaganza tickets valid for 2 after Migos bust
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) and CD Entertainment were pushed to... Read more...
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Trinidad rattled by second earthquake within six days
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad--Trinidad and Tobago was jolted by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 on... Read more...
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Two Cubans lose bids to become first opponents elected to office
Monday, 20 April 2015
HAVANA, Cuba--Two Cuban dissidents on Sunday lost attempts to become the first openly declared... Read more...
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Republican Jeb Bush to visit Germany, Estonia, Poland
Monday, 20 April 2015
WASHINGTON--Republican Jeb Bush will visit three U.S. allies, Germany, Poland and Estonia, in early... Read more...
Supreme Court rejects appeal over Arizona 'fish pedicures'
Monday, 20 April 2015
WASHINGTON--The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by the owner a Phoenix-area spa... Read more...
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Migrants bodies brought ashore as EU proposes doubling rescue effort
Monday, 20 April 2015
CATANIA, Italy/LUXEMBOURG--The European Union proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean... Read more...
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US Army begins training of Ukrainian guardsmen
Monday, 20 April 2015
WASHINGTON--U.S. Army paratroopers began military training for small units of the Ukrainian... Read more...
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As Petrobras scandal spreads, economic toll mounts for Brazil
Monday, 20 April 2015
ITABORAÍ, Brazil--For the 20 men hanging on at the Pousada do Trabalhador, a 600-bed boarding... Read more...
Greece requisitions spare cash in dash to stay solvent
Monday, 20 April 2015
ATHENS--Greece ordered state entities from municipalities to a fund meant for future generations to... Read more...
St. Maarten homebuyer’s nightmare
Monday, 20 April 2015
Dear Editor, On July 19, 2004, I purchased in good faith a property on Fan Coral Rd. I was under... Read more...
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Wanting commitment
Monday, 20 April 2015
Dear Queenie, My boyfriend and I are planning to get engaged when we graduate, but we go to... Read more...
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Carib Swim Team wins last open meet of the season
Monday, 20 April 2015
COLE BAY—Chole Boecasse and Abiola Dessout from the Carib Swim Team and Keanu Jacobs-Guishar and... Read more...
Kezzian Jones breaks more throwing records
Monday, 20 April 2015
BALTIMORE, Maryland--Another weekend, another meet and Kezzian Jones from St. Maarten broke even... Read more...
New York Times wins Pulitzers for West Africa Ebola coverage
Monday, 20 April 2015
NEW YORK--The New York Times won two prestigious Pulitzer prizes on Monday for coverage of the... Read more...
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Colombian acid survivor seeks tougher justice for 'an identity erased'
Monday, 20 April 2015
BOGOTA--Natalia Ponce de Leon's life was shattered within seconds when a stalker hurled acid at her... Read more...
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Swim Instructor Franky
Friday, 17 April 2015
Franklyn “Franky” Carty retired from TelEm after 30 years only to become a fulltime swim... Read more...
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THE WORK OF A DUTCH EMBASSY
Friday, 17 April 2015
~ What I learned as an intern in Prague ~   By Rik Haverman   The work of a diplomat and... Read more...
Editorial - Far worse
Monday, 20 April 2015
The arrest of four teenagers – one of them just 12 years old – in connection with armed... Read more...
Editorial - Regular folks
Monday, 20 April 2015
It turns out the National Integrity System (NIS) assessment by Transparency International (TI) will... Read more...
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Notices April 21
Monday, 20 April 2015
Sewing, Fashion Classes Youth Development Centre of St. Martin is offering sewing and fashion... Read more...
Notices April 20
Monday, 20 April 2015
Summer Soccer Camp Registration is open for youth soccer players to participate in a three day camp... Read more...