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VITRAN Operates Special Saturday Service for Primary Election

VITRAN will provide bus service on all three islands on Saturday, Aug. 2, for the primary election.

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Savile charity to challenge payouts

July 30, 2014 - 9:33am
A charity set up by Jimmy Savile is challenging any payouts of compensation to victims of the sex attacker, victims' lawyers say.

Nintendo posts loss despite Mario

July 30, 2014 - 9:14am
Nintendo's share price drops after the company reports a bigger than expected loss despite the release of Mario Kart 8 over the period.

Kallis retires from internationals

July 30, 2014 - 9:11am
South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis announces his retirement from all international cricket at the age of 38.

Somali 'killed for not wearing veil'

July 30, 2014 - 8:58am
Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.

UN accuses Israel over Gaza shelter

July 30, 2014 - 8:56am
UN officials accuse Israel of launching a deadly attack on a UN-run school housing thousands of refugees in Gaza despite repeated warnings.

Bolt: Games slur reports 'nonsense'

July 30, 2014 - 8:34am
Usain Bolt denies newspaper claims that he made disparaging comments about the Commonwealth Games.

R Kelly leaves festival line-up

July 30, 2014 - 8:04am
Singer R Kelly is removed from the line-up of a US music festival amid concerns about a past court appearance for possessing child pornography.

Cameroon army officers sacked

July 30, 2014 - 7:55am
Cameroon's President Paul Biya sacks two senior army officers at the forefront of the battle against militant Islamist group Boko Haram, state radio reports.

No appeal over Rolf Harris sentence

July 30, 2014 - 7:52am
Rolf Harris's five-year-and-nine-month jail sentence over sex offences will not be referred to the appeal court, despite 150 complaints over its "leniency".

VIDEO: Uttar Pradesh tense after clashes

July 30, 2014 - 7:28am
Nitin Srivastava reports from the barricaded town of Saharanpur where the situation remains tense.

France evacuates expats from Libya

July 30, 2014 - 7:16am
The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.

Ebola virus: Twitter Q&A

July 30, 2014 - 7:05am
Ask BBC health reporter Tulip Mazumdar about Ebola outbreak

Lawyers quit director's sex case

July 30, 2014 - 6:57am
Two lawyers acting for a man who claims he was sexually abused by X-Men director Bryan Singer as a teenager ask to withdraw from the case.

VIDEO: Near miss on Indiana train bridge

July 30, 2014 - 6:35am
Two women had a narrow escape when they were nearly hit by a freight train on a bridge in Monroe County, Indiana.

UK to allow driverless cars on roads

July 30, 2014 - 6:29am
The UK government says it plans to allow driverless cars on public roads in January, and asks cities to compete to host one of three trials.

Hollywood rallies to save celluloid

July 30, 2014 - 6:22am
Movie directors including Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams lead an attempt to save the last Kodak factory that manufactures physical film stock.

Japan's ANA cancels Burmese deal

July 30, 2014 - 6:21am
Japan's ANA Holdings cancels its plan to buy a 49% stake in Asian Wings Airways, an airline based in Myanmar, also known as Burma.

Colombian city on alert after attack

July 30, 2014 - 6:20am
After a key transmission tower was blown up in Buenaventura, leaving the Colombian port city without power, the authorities ban alcohol and weapons.

Actress Sally Farmiloe dies aged 60

July 30, 2014 - 6:00am
Actress Sally Farmiloe, who appeared in Howards' Way and had an affair with Lord Archer during the 1990s, dies of cancer at the age of 60.

Bankers given stricter bonus rules

July 30, 2014 - 5:58am
The Bank of England unveils plans which may see badly-performing bankers return bonuses up to seven years after being awarded them.