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Jamaica's broadcasting authority has banned content that glorifies illegal activity - such as drug and gun use. The new rules cover TV and radio - including music - and list specific topics that are off-limits.

Scamming, drug abuse and the illegal use of firearms cannot be promoted - and swearing or "near-sounding" replacements are also banned. But the strict nature of the ban has been criticised by some artists who argue music is a reflection of life.

A museum in London says it has agreed to return to Nigeria artefacts looted in the 19th Century from the Kingdom of Benin.

The Horniman Museum said ownership of 72 objects would be transferred to the Nigerian government. Items include 12 brass plaques, known as Benin Bronzes, a brass cockerel and a key to the king's palace.

“STEM brings out a lot of career choices for women,” says Indonesian high school student Karin Agnesia Ignotius, a participant in Women in Science Camp (WiSci), a recent State Department program.

“The normalization of women working and participating in the STEM field will help society to understand that women can do things as good as men.”

The United States and Norway are leading the way on collaborative efforts to stop activities that pose a direct threat to people and nature.

On September 21 on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment Espen Barth Eide and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Monica Medina co-hosted the Nature Crime Roundtable with leaders from 11 countries.

President Biden announced $810 million in funding for Pacific island nations, part of an increasing U.S. commitment to long-standing partners. “Security in the Pacific and for the Pacific Islanders remains as critical as ever to us,” he said at the first U.S.–Pacific Island Country Summit in Washington, which drew 15 countries.

Over the last decade, the United States has directly provided more than $1.5 billion to the Pacific islands, the White House said in a fact sheet.

Marking a new beginning through the arrival of a new moon, it’s time for people to gather with their families, and decorate their house to celebrate the victory of good over evil. Also known as the festival of lights, Diwali is one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and some Buddhists throughout the world.

This cool pavement installation in Phoenix was part of a 2021 pilot program. (Courtesy of City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department)

Asphalt, concrete and lack of tree coverage raise city temperatures. Roadways, roofs and other surfaces trap the sun’s UV rays and give off heat throughout the day and even into the night.

Three State Department employees helped to give more than 72,000 Afghans a chance to build new lives in the United States as part of the largest U.S. resettlement effort in decades. Hilary Ingraham, Holly Herrera and Kiera Berdinner helped connect Afghan families with safe housing, food, clothing and medical care in cities across America following the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan in 2021.

All is set for the grand finale of the 2022 Ghana’s Most Beautiful pageant on Sunday, October 9, 2022. After excelling throughout the many weeks since the competition started, Asiedua goes into tonight as one of the favourites in the final to take home the enviable crown.

Named Grace Afenyi Owusu-Arhin but using Asiedua as her stage name, the Central Regional representative has wowed judges with her performances and earned fans not only from her region but across the country.

Brainstorming how to position the region as the leading place in the world for relaxation and rejuvenation will be a priority for Caribbean tourism industry stakeholders assembled in San Juan, Puerto Rico this weekend for the start of the 40th edition of Caribbean Travel Marketplace. But the gathering of hundreds of public and private sector tourism specialists is also an important opportunity to lend a helping hand to the people of Puerto Rico, many of whom are still reeling from the impacts of Hurricane Fiona.

Located on the crossroads of ancient civilisations, the old Incense trading routes and the pilgrimage journey from Damascus, Egypt and beyond, AlUla has been always a place of restoration and relaxation. Its natural beauty and silent majesty of dramatic mountains and green oases allow travelers to relax, returning harmony to their mind, body and soul to continue their long travels.

Dignitaries including President Muhammadu Buhari gathered at the Eagle Square in Abuja for the 62nd Independence Day Anniversary parade, with attendees including the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari; former President Goodluck Jonathan; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Senate President Ahmad Lawan; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.