Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Tuesday | January 8, 2013
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Immigration enforcement tops Obama admin's 2012 bill
WASHINGTON (AP) :The Obama administration spent more money on immigration enforcement in the last fiscal year than all other federal law-enforcement agencies combined, according to a report on the government's enforcement efforts from a Washington think...

100 unaccounted for after wildfire
HOBART (AP):Officials searched yesterday for bodies among the charred ruins of more than 100 homes and other buildings destroyed by wildfires in the Australian island state of Tasmania.

$500,000 worth of rhino horn found in passenger's luggage
BANGKOK (AP):Thai authorities have seized more than $500,000 worth of rhino horn from a passenger's luggage at a Bangkok airport.Thai Customs officer Khanit Isdul said Sunday that officials acting on a tip-off found four rhino horns in the passenger's...

Four arrested for smuggling animal parts
JAKARTA (AP):Four Chinese nationals have been arrested in Indonesia for allegedly attempting to smuggle hornbill's beaks and pangolin scales for use in traditional medicines.Forestry Ministry official Novianto Bambang says the men were detained Friday...

Restrictions for medics in the Caribbean
HAVANA (AP):A Cuban doctor says the Caribbean nation is eliminating long-standing restrictions on health-care professionals' overseas travel as part of a broader migration reform.The doctor says hospital directors met Saturday with Health Minister...

17 years for mother who beat son to death
LONDON (AP):A British judge yesterday sentenced a woman he called a "devoted and loving mother" to at least 17 years in prison for beating her son to death after he failed to memorise passages from the Quran.A jury at Cardiff Crown Court in Wales...


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