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Ex-Vatican envoy defrocked for sex abuse

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 18:46

The Vatican`s former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been convicted of sex abuse by a church tribunal and defrocked pending further criminal proceedings in the first case of its kind.

Quake rattles Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 05:32

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck in the waters between the Dominican Republic and the US territory of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, shaking buildings in both places.

New York `lone wolf` terror plotter faces 16 years

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 02:14

A Muslim convert accused of plotting to bomb targets in New York and kill US soldiers pleaded guilty Wednesday to one charge and faces 16 years in jail, the city attorney`s office said.

Poland arrests suspected paedophile priest

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 20:12

Polish police on Monday arrested a Roman Catholic priest suspected of sex offences against children in the Dominican Republic, state prosecutors said.

Haiti, Dominican Republic discuss migration issues

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 12:44

Haitian and Dominican officials renewed talks Tuesday after months of tension between the two Caribbean neighbors over migration and trade issues.

Boston man imprisoned for life in neighbour killing

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 12:44

A man has been found guilty of raping and killing a neighbour who moved from the Dominican Republic to seek medical care for her 1-year-old son.

50 Dominican fishermen detained in Bahamian waters

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 02:40

A few dozen Dominican fishermen have been taken into custody on suspicion of poaching in Bahamian waters.

Deep quake rattles southern Dominican Republic

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 11:29

A magnitude-4.7 earthquake deep below the surface has rattled some residents in the Dominican Republic but there are no reports of any injuries or damage.

Vatican insists it`s not shielding ambassador

Last Updated: Friday, September 13, 2013, 16:51

The Vatican said it was cooperating with prosecutors in the Dominican Republic who are investigating its ambassador for alleged sexual abuse of teen-age boys, an explosive case that has raised legal questions about the Holy See`s responsibilities when accused priests come from within its own ranks.

Vatican envoy sacked over child sex probe

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 09:27

The Vatican`s envoy to the Dominican Republic has been sacked amid an investigation in Rome into accusations he had sex with children, a spokesman was quoted as saying Thursday.

Marc Anthony`s foundation funds orphanage in Dominican Republic

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2012, 20:46

Salsa icon Marc Anthony will inaugurate the construction of an orphanage in the Dominican Republic next week, a project being financed by the non-profit organization that he and Colombian concert promoter Henry Cardenas lead.

Rights group condemns killing of Dominican student

Last Updated: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 10:50

Amnesty International has called for comprehensive reforms within the Dominican Republic`s police department following the fatal shooting of a medical student during a protest.