Another 1-2-3 for Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Rasheed Dwyer upset Warren Weir to give Jamaica yet another gold medal at the20th Commonwealth Games when he won the 200 metre clocking 20.14 seconds to Weir's 20.26. But Jamaica had another clean sweep with Jason Livermore (20.32) stepping up to take third. Jamaica previo ... Read more

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44 US senators write Cuban president on prisoner

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | 4:06 PM    

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WASHINGTON, USA (AP) — Forty-four senators have written to Cuba's president to call for the release of an American man imprisoned in Cuba for almost three years.

The one-page letter released today, is signed by 34 Democrats, nine Republicans and one independent. It says that the detention of Alan Gross is a major obstacle to improving relations between Cuba and the United States.

Gross was working as a US government contractor when he was arrested in 2009. The 63-year-old was sentenced to a 15-year prison term for crimes against the state after he brought restricted communications equipment to the communist island nation while on a democracy-building programme.

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