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Veronica Campbell-Brown (VCB): The JAAA ended its four day hearing into the positive drug test of VCB by recommending that she be given a public warning. They found she did not take the drugs to gain a competetive advantage. The decision is subject to IAAF confirmation.

Shanique Myrie case: Caribbean Court of Justice found in her favour and awarded her US $39,000 damages, to be paid by the Barbadian government. The CCJ has ruled that the rights of the Jamaican were breached by border officials when she tried to enter Barbados in 2011. by the Barbadian government.

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The US government shutdown. The Pentagon will allow back 400,000 civilian staff who support the morale of troops. Congress approved back pay for furloughed federal workers.

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Over 100 African migrants died when the boat carrying about 500 people mainly from Eritrea and Somalia sank off coast of Lampedusa. Some 155 were pulled out alive but search continues.

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