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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Some of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls have been killed in Nigerian military air strikes, according to a new video appearing to come from Boko Haram Islamic extremists, which shows one of the alleged victims pleading for authorities to release detained militants in exchange for the girls’ freedom. The video posted Sunday…
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Beenie Man upcoming album

Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Tarrus Riley, Agent Sasco, Christopher Martin, Tristan Palmer and Verse Simmonds are among the artistes featured on Beenie Man’s forthcoming album, ‘Unstoppable’. Unstoppable, which features 21 tracks, is set for an August 26 release via VP Records, distribution arm, VPAL. “Well we have a mad track with Bounty Killer and Triston Palmer…
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I won’t be T20 captain anymore – Sammy

Darren Sammy, who led West Indies to two World T20 titles, has said in a video posted on his Facebook account that he won’t be the West Indies T20 captain anymore. In the video posted on Friday, Sammy said the chairman of selectors informed him via a phone call that they had “reviewed the captaincy…
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Thumbs up from Sumfest’s organisers

Organisers of Reggae Sumfest are more than pleased with what transpired at this year’s festival. Deputy chairman Robert Russell says they’re not only happy with the two major live performance nights, but all the events leading up have surpassed their expectations. “Dancehall Night was just great. Strong performances, no problems whatsoever in the park… no…
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BLACK LIVES MATTER

On Sunday, dozens of protesters were arrested in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where a black man was killed by police last Tuesday. In an atmosphere of heightened racial tension, and amid growing debate over the seeming militarisation of American police, one photo has stood out. It was taken by Jonathan Bachman, a New Orleans-based photographer who…
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