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Drug-linked violence shakes Jamaica capital

Jamaican soldiers and police skirmished on Tuesday with armed supporters of a fugitive alleged drug lord facing US extradition.

Canadian hostage drama in Jamaica ends peacefully

A would-be hijacker surrendered to authorities on Monday after agreeing to free the last of more than 180 hostages he seized hours earlier aboard jet.

Gustav kills nearly 70 in Caribbean, aims at US

Tropical Storm Gustav was blamed on Thursday for at least 68 deaths in the Caribbean and forecasters said it could hit oil fields as a hurricane.

Woolmer inquest fails to decide cause of death

An inquest into the death of late Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer failed on Wednesday to determine his cause of death, leaving a mystery unresolved. An 11-member jury said it had not seen enough evidence in the inquest to decide whether Woolmer was murdered or died of natural causes.

Pathologist: Woolmer poisoned and strangled

The pathologist who performed a controversial autopsy on former Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer said on Wednesday that the Englishman was poisoned and then strangled. Dr Ere Shesiah told an inquest that Woolmer ''died of asphyxia due to manual strangulation associated with Cypermethrinide poisoning''.

Woolmer inquest hears of blood, vomit

A Jamaican chambermaid said on Tuesday she found a bloodied bed, an overturned chair and a smell like alcohol and vomit when she stumbled on former Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer's body in his Kingston hotel room earlier this year, while a United Kingdom pathologist said the coach could have had company.

Hurricane Dean batters Jamaica

Hurricane Dean buffeted Jamaica's southern coast on Monday, flooding the capital and littering it with broken trees and roofs after killing nine people earlier on its run through the Caribbean. Dean was an ''extremely dangerous'' category four hurricane, the second-highest on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale.

Significant developments in Woolmer case

An inquest into the murder of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer at the World Cup scheduled to start on Monday has been postponed because of ''recent and significant developments'' in the case. Woolmer was found lifeless in his Kingston hotel room on March 18 and later pronounced dead in hospital.

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