Confirmed: 24 killed after ferry sinks off Zanzibar coast

24 people have died after a ferry carrying 280 passengers and crew sank near the island of Zanzibar earlier today. Officials stated that 145 persons were rescued, however many more are still missing. The Navy said the boat got into difficulties due to strong winds after it left the city of Dar-es-Salaam.

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Chelsea cruise to easy win over Sporting Lisbon

Chelsea cruised to an easy 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon of Portugal today, during their Group G encounter in the Champions League. The visitors took the lead through a touring header by their hard tackling midfielder Nemanja Matic who scored in the 34th minute. Chelsea could have extended their lead late on but Diego Costa was denied by the Porto keeper. At the end of the game, Chelsea leads Group G with 4 points, with NK Maribor and Schalke 09 on two points, while Sporting Lisbon is rooted at the bottom with one point.
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PSG defeat Barcelona in Paris

French league one champions Paris Saint-Germain defeated Barcelona 3-2 in Paris des Princes in Paris today to lead Group G on four points, one ahead of Barcelona. David Luiz opened the score in the 10th minute with a fine right footed finish to give PSG the lead, but this was quickly erased as Lionel Messi (1-1) scored the equaliser 90 minutes later for Barcelona’s 500th goal in the competition. Italian defender Marco Veratti put PSG ahead again (2-1) in the 26th minute, with a header past the hapless Barcelona keeper. Blaise Matuidi then extended the French side’s lead (3-1)in the 54th minute before Neymar reduced the deficit (3-2) two minutes later. Barcelona could have levelled the score late on but substitute Munir missed the target and the chance for the Spanish side was gone, as PSG held on for the win.
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Man City held by Roma in Champs league encounter

Manchester City were held by their Group E Champions League rivals Roma at the Etihad Stadium today. Sergio Aguero gave City the lead from the penalty spot after four minutes, but the home side was pegged back when Roma legend Francesco Totti scored a classy chip over Joe Hart in the City goal to equalise for the Italian side. Both sides failed to add to their tally and had to settle for a share of the points. Points standings at the end of the game, sees Bayern Munich head Group E on six points, two ahead of Roma, while Manchester City are third on one point, while CSKA remain without a point in the group.
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Minister of National Security says Portland has lowest murder rate

The latest crime statistics have revealed that Portland is the country’s safest parish, with a murder rate of 10 per 100,000 population. Minister of National
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Ebola outbreak in West Africa leaves thousands of orphaned children

The UN says at least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face
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Fighting in Donetsk continues as 9 Ukrainian soldiers killed

Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Information Center has informed that nine Ukrainian soldiers were killed by tank fire Monday at the airport in the
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Jamaica Broilers urges famers to protect pigs against PEDv.

Local farmers are being urged to safeguard their pigs against the deadly Procine Epidemic Diarrhoes Virus (PEDv), by President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of
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Venezuelan president meet with Haitian PM on bilateral cooperation

A meeting took place in New York on Tuesday (September 23) between Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The two spoke
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Entry restriction issued by St. Vincent

The government of St Vincent and the Grenadines has announced that, with immediate effect, all travellers to St Vincent and the Grenadines from West Africa,
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JMA says Chikungunya affecting productivity

Confirmation has come that productivity is being severely impacted by the sharp increase in the number of persons displaying Chikungunya symptoms. This comes as the
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EU police makes biggest ever criminal sweep

Police forces in the European Union have made more than 1,000 arrests in their biggest-ever coordinated crackdown on organised crime. Thirty Romanian children were saved
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Ex-French President Sarkozy corruption case suspended

French media says that a corruption investigation against former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been suspended. They quote judicial sources as saying that Paris appeals
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Upgrade work to affect water supply in Trelawny, St. James

The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising customers served by the Martha Brae # 2 Treatment Plant in Trelawny, that they will experience a disruption in their water supply from Thursday, September 25, to Friday, September 26, 2014. This is to facilitate system upgrade work at the facility. As a result, customers served by this facility will be without their regular water supply during the stipulated period. We therefore urge customers to store water for use during the planned down-time. Areas to be affected in Trelawny include: Falmouth, Falmouth Pier, Granville, Green Park, Shawfield, Silver Sands, Wiltshire, Duncans Bay, Carey Park, Stewart Castle, Salt Marsh, Davis Pen, Hague, Hague Housing Scheme, Hammersmith and Retreat Heights. Areas to be affected in St. James include: Greenwood, Lilliput, Barrett Town, Rosehall, Rhyne Park, Rose Vale Housing Scheme, Cornwall, Mount Zion, Palmyra, Spring Farm, Coral Gardens, Ironshore, Torado Heights, and Providence Heights. The NWC apologises for any inconvenience this disruption will cause and craves the patience and understanding of its valued customers.
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Man crashes, dies after bee sting

20-year-old Merve Melville of a West Coast Berbice address, died on Monday in the Georgetown Public Hospital, after the car in which he was driving crashed, when he was stung by Africanised bees. Melville was transporting his aunt to hospital, after she was attacked by the Africanised bees, which then attacked the 20-year-old driver. He lost control of the vehicle, which crashed into a lamp post, and he was badly injured. He later died in hospital.
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Jamaica Mad to Raas!

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When did it come to this? Where do we begin to look for answers? Turns out that these are deep rooted psychological problems. And what the good Professor Hickling has concluded, might in fact be right. Jamaicans are mad people.
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Successful Asian Leader says former Jamaican PM – “Ruinous”

Successful Asian Leader says former Jamaican PM – “Ruinous”
"(Jamaican) professionals felt they had no future"
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Controversy in London

The 30th Olympiad is very much underway and of course with big Games come big controversies. I have highlighted just a few of the notables below.
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9.63s - Asafa's Pain

  9.63s was the time that flashed on the clock inside the stadium in London. Less than 10s after the starter fired the gun, the Men’s
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Will Usain's 'Mobot' Pose After Winning the 4x100m Relay At The London 2012 Olympics Cost Him?

Trademarking a Pose, Can you? - Image and Branding The famous Mobot Pose - In honour of Mo Farah One of the biggest issues in the world
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J$3 Million Phone Bill for Government Minister ?

J$3 Million Phone Bill for Government Minister ?
A Cabinet Minister racked up an over JA$3 million cellular phone bill with taxpayers having to pony up the cash soon. The massive bill was
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"24 Things I wished I knew before getting pregnant"

So, I’m browsing the internet minding my own business when I stumbled upon new research which shows that women lose 90% of their eggs at
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