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Two Plead Guilty to Drug Trafficking

Hugo Ogando, 37, and Mario De Los Santos, 39, pleaded guilty Wednesday in District Court on St. Thomas to…

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Europe shrugs off Chinese woes

August 25, 2015 - 4:44pm
Shares in Europe jump in Tuesday trading, despite another night of steep falls for the Chinese stock market.

China cuts rates to boost economy

August 25, 2015 - 4:38pm
China cuts its main interest rate in a bid to calm stock market turmoil.

Russia jails Ukrainian film-maker

August 25, 2015 - 4:35pm
A court in Russia sentences Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov to 20 years in prison for plotting terrorist acts in Crimea.

US stocks fall as rally peters out

August 25, 2015 - 4:31pm
Wall Street shares close lower again after a sharp rally fizzles out in the last hour of trading.

Mugabe booed in Zimbabwe parliament

August 25, 2015 - 4:23pm
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is jeered by opposition MPs as he delivers his state of the nation address in parliament.

Serial lawyer reveals 'new evidence'

August 25, 2015 - 4:07pm
The lawyer of Adnan Syed, the subject of the hit US podcast Serial, submits new evidence that he says casts doubt on the murder conviction of his client.

Deadly shootout at France Roma camp

August 25, 2015 - 3:57pm
Four people are killed and several others injured in a shootout at a Roma camp in north-eastern France, police say.

VIDEO: On the train tracks into Europe

August 25, 2015 - 3:44pm
Huge numbers of people are walking into Hungary from Serbia along train tracks, hoping to migrate to the European Union.

Lebanon fails to agree rubbish solution

August 25, 2015 - 3:28pm
Lebanon's cabinet fails to reach agreement on how to tackle the country's rubbish crisis, which has sparked violent protests in Beirut.

Ex-MP calls abuse inquiry 'witch hunt'

August 25, 2015 - 2:23pm
A former MP accuses police of a "homosexual witch hunt" over claims he was involved in child abuse and murder.

VIDEO: US wildfires in 60 seconds

August 25, 2015 - 2:04pm
Wildfires are still burning across the west coast of the United States, and authorities are struggling to deal with them.

Four Britons killed in Quebec crash

August 25, 2015 - 2:01pm
Four Britons were among six people killed when a seaplane crashed during a sightseeing trip in Canada, the UK Foreign Office confirms.

The stocks fall in facial expressions

August 25, 2015 - 1:55pm
Black Monday on the faces of traders around the world

VIDEO: Why are these Ebola workers dancing?

August 25, 2015 - 1:42pm
Why are Ebola workers in Makeni, Sierra Leone, having a song and dance?

Ghanaian man 'joins IS militants'

August 25, 2015 - 1:35pm
A 25-year-old man from Ghana is feared to have left to join the Islamic State group, his father says, in the first such case in the West African state.

VIDEO: Sony tests new 'superfast' drone

August 25, 2015 - 1:32pm
Aerosense, a company developed between Sony and robotics firm ZMP, shows off footage of a superfast drone that can fly at 106mph.

New 'IS chemical attack' in Syria

August 25, 2015 - 1:19pm
Islamic State militants may have used chemical weapons in an attack on a town in northern Syria on Friday, medical organisations and rebels say.

Valverde wins fourth stage of Vuelta

August 25, 2015 - 1:15pm
Former Vuelta a Espana champion Alejandro Valverde wins the fourth stage of the race, finishing ahead of Peter Sagan.

Floods slow air crash searches

August 25, 2015 - 1:02pm
Searches at the Shoreham air crash site have been slowed down by heavy rain and floods, investigators say.

Sewage spills close Hawaii beach

August 25, 2015 - 1:01pm
Tropical Storm Kilo's heavy rains trigger massive sewer spills, closing Waikiki Beach, Hawaii's most popular tourist destination.