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Monday, June 19, 2017

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1. Norman Manley High student stabbed by schoolmate

A Grade 9 male student of Norman Manley High School was this morning hospitalised after reportedly being stabbed by his Grade 11 schoolmate. Read more

2. Soldier held with cocaine at NMIA
A member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) was yesterday arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) on several breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act. Read more

3. Suspected suicide at Bellevue Hospital
Undertakers this morning removed the body of a member of staff of Bellevue Hospital, who is suspected to have hanged himself on a ward at the mental health facility. Read more

4. More killer heatwaves coming — study
Climate change will sharply boost the frequency of lethal heatwaves even if humanity caps global warming at two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), the core goal of the Paris Agreement, scientists said Monday. Read more

5. Man flees cops in St Elizabeth, ditches loaded gun
A man fled the police in St Elizabeth on Sunday, leaving behind a loaded gun, according to reports. Read more

6. Tourism to play greater role in reducing crime, says Bartlett
Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says his ministry will increase efforts to tackle the issue of crime affecting the people of Jamaica. Read more

7. US police under scrutiny over fatal shooting of pregnant woman
Police in the western US state of Washington were under scrutiny on Monday after a pregnant woman was fatally shot by officers responding to a burglary call. Read more

8.Tropical Storm Bret to dump rain over Venezuelan coast, SE Caribbean
Tropical Storm Bret was expected to dump heavy rain over Venezuela's east coast and the southeastern Caribbean late Monday as it moved west across the region, forecasters said. Read more

9. Pakistan success sees Windies world cup hopes fade further
Any hopes West Indies harboured of overhauling Pakistan and clinching the crucial eighth spot in the International Cricket Council one-day rankings have all but disappeared as the Asian side have surged to sixth position following their capture of the ICC Champions Trophy here Sunday. Read more

10. One dead as van rams pedestrians near London mosque
A van ploughed into a crowd of Muslims near a London mosque early on Monday, leaving one person dead and injuring 10 others in the second terror attack this month in the British capital. Read more

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