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Chile complains of World Bank unfair treatment

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Paul Romer is the World Bank’s chief economist Chilean officials have accused the World Bank of treating the country unfairly for several years. Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz, tweeted “fake news was becoming fake statistics”. He was responding to an interview given by the bank’s chief ...

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Falklands War ‘true hero’ Captain Rick Jolly dies

Image caption Rick Jolly OBE is the only man to have been decorated by Britain and Argentina for service during the Falklands conflict A Royal Navy medical officer who saved the lives of hundreds of British and Argentine troops during the Falklands War has died, aged 71. Working amid terrible ...

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CARIBBEAT: He gives big bucks for his Jamaican alma mater

For business owner Noel Spencer and many other Jamaicans living in the diaspora, thoughts of their island home — and their high school — are life-long undertakings. Spencer has appealed to both these concerns by generously paying for the building of the Noel Spencer Family Interscholastic Fitness Center, ...

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UKIP suspends leader’s girlfriend after Meghan Markle texts

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHenry Bolton tells the BBC’s Daily Politics he did not want the publicity his relationship with a 25-year-old model attracted. UKIP has suspended the girlfriend of party leader Henry Bolton after she apparently made racist remarks about Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle. ...

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Hawaii missile alert: False alarm sparks panic in US state

Image copyright Twitter Image caption The message Hawaiians saw on their phones An incoming missile alert plunged residents of Hawaii into panic on Saturday morning before it was declared a false alarm. Mobile phone users received a message saying: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is ...

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Florida woman mistakenly killed in murder-for-hire plot

A Florida woman found dead on the side of the road was mistakenly targeted in a murder-for-hire plot sparked by a love triangle, police said. A utility worker discovered the body of Janice Marie Zengotita-Torres Monday morning, a day after she was first reported missing by her ...

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Minnie Pit: World War One mine disaster remembered

Image copyright Thomas Warham Image caption This picture of the Minnie Pit, supplied by the Audley Family History group, was taken by photographer Thomas Warham Events marking 100 years since England’s worst wartime mining disaster are due to take place. The underground explosion at Minnie Pit in Staffordshire on 12 ...

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