Confirmed: Photos - Man found dead in Kingston Harbour

The body of a man believed to be in his early twenties was seen floating in a section of the Kingston Harbour opposite the Digicel headquarters along Princess Sreet, Downtown Kingston today. A small crowd has now gathered at the location, as efforts are now being made to retrieve the body of the man. Information on what led to his death is unclear. If you have further details post.

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Shara Johns 25/10/2013 22:44:22
he wasn't exactly found dead, lots of people were there when he jumped.
Marcus Grant 25/10/2013 17:55:07
why ask that people report news if what is said will be changed. the body was not seen floating. post exactly what is said or dnt post it at all.
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$16M contract signed for construction of stalls at Black River Market

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PM Simpson-Miller officially opens Marlie Hill Basic School

PM Simpson-Miller officially opens Marlie Hill Basic School
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7.5 earthquake strikes near Papua New Guinea

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Online petitions launched for rollback of new bank taxes

Several online petitions have been launched calling for the rollback of taxes now imposed on the withdrawal of cash from local banks. "Repeal of Government Tax on Bank Withdrawals", "Jamaicans against New Bank Tax", and a petition calling on Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller to remove the current Finance Minister from his position, are some of the petitions launched online in recent days. On Thursday, Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. Peter Phillips announced the raft of taxes in the 2014-15 Budget.
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Holy Fire lit in Jerusalem ahead of Orthodox Easter

The Holy Fire, described by Orthodox Christians as an annual miracle, was lit at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Great Saturday, or Holy Saturday, the day preceding Orthodox Easter. The Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, has passed the Holy Fire to the pilgrims, including the Russian delegation, which will deliver it to Moscow. The Holy Fire, which symbolizes the miraculous light of the Resurrection, has been brought to Russia from Israel every year since 2003. This year it will be taken for the first time to Crimea, a former Ukrainian region that became part of Russia in March.
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3 more bodies found at Korean ferry wreck site

The official death toll in the South Korean ferry disaster has risen to 32 after divers lifted three more bodies from the wreck. More than 300 are missing or have been confirmed dead following Wednesday’s sinking of the ship. Prosecutors are carrying out a criminal negligence investigation on the ferry's captain, 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok and 55-year-old helmsman Cho Joon-ki, who entrusted control of the ship to the inexperienced third mate, a 25-year-old woman identified only by her surname, Park. All three were arrested.
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​Search resumes for four missing Nepali guides after Everest avalanche

Nepali climbers have resumed the search for four missing Sherpa guides after an avalanche swept down a slope on Mount Everest on Friday, killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides. Helicopters will be involved in the search. "I sat and counted 13 helicopter lifts - 12 were dead bodies, flying overhead suspended by a long line from a helicopter," Tim Rippel of Peak Freaks Expeditions wrote in a blog. The avalanche hit the most popular Mount Everest route as hundreds of foreign and Nepali climbers were trying to climb Everest’s 8,848 meter peak.
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Attempted murder charge against 9-month-old child dropped by Pakistani Judge

An attempted murder charge brought against 9-month-old Mohammad Musa, was thrown out by a Judge in Pakistan, according to the infant's lawyers. On February 1, the infant was slapped with charges of planning a murder, sending threats to the police, and meddling in state affairs.after the police accused him and his family of attempting to murder security officers by pelting them with stones. The infant's grandfather and other family members are still facing attempted murder charges. Meanwhile, the assistant superintendent who filed the shocking charges against the infant has subsequently been suspended.
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Arsenal advances to FA Cup final on penalties

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Granada clips Barcelona 1-0

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8.3 magnitude earthquake strikes close to Solomon Islands

A powerful magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck off the coast of the Solomon Islands over 15 minutes ago, the United States Geological Survey reported. The quake was located 63 miles South Southeast of Kirakira and had a depth of 6.2 miles. A tsunami warning has been issued for the Solomon Islands and several other countries in the region. There have so far been no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
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Real Madrid get comfortable 4-0 win over Almeria

Real Madrid earned a comfortable 4-0 home win over Almeria to join Atletico Madrid at the top of the Spanish League. Argentine winger Angel Di Maria gave the home side the lead cutting in from the right and curling a left footed shot into the net after 35 minutes in the match. Madrid increased their lead in the second half with goals from Gareth Bale and Spanish midfielder Isco. It was 4-0 after 75 minutes when a through ball found second half substitute Alvaro Morata and he rifled the ball into the back of the net, to seal the win.
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USGS revises earthquake near Solomon Islands to 7.6; tsnuami warning cancelled

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Over 10 vehicles seized in MOCA operation

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J$3 Million Phone Bill for Government Minister ?

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