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  • Guyana has first cases of virus new to region

    At least two people have been sickened by the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus in Guyana in the first locally transmitted cases in the South American country, the health minister said Wednesday.

  • Guyana pledges to protect jaguars

    The lushly forested nation of Guyana on Thursday joined a regional pact to protect jaguars, the elusive spotted cat that is the biggest land predator in the Americas but is vulnerable due to expanded agriculture and mining that carves away at their fragmented habitat.

  • World Briefs: Three U.S. soldiers killed in suicide attack

    A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed three American soldiers and four Afghan police officers at a park in a relatively peaceful area of northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, part of an increase in violence at the start of the spring fighting season.

  • Research monkey importer facing cruelty charges

    Jurors saw images of wide-eyed little monkeys inside crates as an importer of research monkeys went on trial Monday on cruelty charges after 15 primates died during a series of international flights.

  • Jet from New York crashes in Guyana; no deaths

    A Caribbean Airlines jet coming from New York crashed and broke in two while landing in Guyana with 140 passengers aboard on Saturday, causing several injuries but no deaths, said President Bharrat Jagdeo.

  • DISCOVERED DOCUMENTS: A new book shows President Lincoln pursued colonization of freed slaves. (Associated Press)

    Book: Lincoln sought to deport freed slaves

    The Great Emancipator was almost the Great Colonizer: Newly released documents show that to a greater degree than historians had previously known, President Lincoln laid the groundwork to ship freed slaves overseas to help prevent racial strife in the U.S.

  • Guyana to sell needy 90,000 computers at discount

    Guyana has pledged to spend $30 million in the next three years to buy 90,000 laptops and resell them at a discount to the poor.

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