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AI beats expert doctors at finding cervical precancers

Monday, January, 14 2019    

TAMPA, United States (AFP) — Artificial intelligence may be poised to wipe out cervical cancer, after a study showed on Thursday computer algorithms can detect precancerous lesions far better than trained experts or conventional screening tests. Read More

Maroon Christmas - PM commits to improving road to Accompong

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 14 2019    

ACCOMPONG TOWN, St Elizabeth — Curious and fascinated by Maroon culture, many first-time and returned local and international visitors make the trip here to be a part of the annual January 6 celebration. Read More

National Assembly president released in Venezuela after detention

Monday, January, 14 2019    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — The president of the Opposition-controlled but sidelined National Assembly was released less than an hour after being arrested by Venezuelan intelligence agents yesterday, his wife said. Read More

Montague: Mining an important player in the economy

Monday, January, 14 2019    

TRANSPORT and Mining Minister Robert Montague says that mining continues to play an important role in the country's economic growth and development. Read More

US legislators call for more international aid for Haiti

Monday, January, 14 2019    

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Caribbean- American legislators here have called for international support for Haiti, as the country observes the ninth anniversary of the devastating earthquake. Read More

St Lucia's passport ranking improves

Monday, January, 14 2019    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — St Lucia has improved its passport power ranking in the Henley Passport Index, with citizens enjoying visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to 145 countries. Read More

May warns MPs against 'catastrophic' failure to deliver Brexit

Monday, January, 14 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday warned MPs preparing to vote down her EU divorce deal that failing to deliver Brexit would be a “catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy”. Read More

Egypt university expels female student for hugging male friend

Monday, January, 14 2019    

CAIRO, Egypt (AFP) — Egypt's Al-Azhar University yesterday said it had expelled a female student after she appeared in a video hugging a male colleague, accusing her of undermining the school's reputation. Read More

Fugitive Italian ex-militant to be extradited to Rome

Monday, January, 14 2019    

BRASÍLIA, Brazil (AFP) — Former Italian communist militant Cesare Battisti is to be extradited to Rome “in the coming hours”, authorities said yesterday, after an international police squad tracked him down and arrested him in Bolivia, where he had been on the... Read More

Israel says all Hezbollah cross-border tunnels found

Monday, January, 14 2019    

JERUSALEM, Undefined (AFP) — Israel said yesterday it had uncovered all cross-border attack tunnels dug by Hezbollah from Lebanon and will bring its operation to find and destroy them to an end after more than a month. Read More

New app gives throat cancer patients their voice back

Monday, January, 14 2019    

PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AFP) — Vlastimil Gular's life took an unwelcome turn a year ago: Minor surgery on his vocal cords revealed throat cancer, which led to the loss of his larynx and with it, his voice. Read More

Trump under fresh scrutiny over relationship with Putin

Monday, January, 14 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump faced uncomfortable new questions yesterday about his relationship with Vladimir Putin despite his angry dismissal of a report that he has kept top aides in the dark about his private conversations with the Russian... Read More

Paris gas blast toll rises to 4 as a body was found in the rubble

Monday, January, 14 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The death toll from a powerful gas explosion in central Paris has risen to four after rescue workers found a woman's body in the rubble, investigators said yesterday. Read More

Nuclear chief says Iran exploring new uranium enrichment

Monday, January, 14 2019    

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The head of Iran's nuclear programme said yesterday that the Islamic Republic has begun “preliminary activities for designing” a modern process for 20-per cent uranium enrichment for its 50-year-old research reactor in Tehran, signalling new danger... Read More

Start of Bermuda's new bus schedule delayed again

Monday, January, 14 2019    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — The start of a new Government bus schedule which took 17 years to iron out, has been pushed back again after running into further problems. Read More



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