Jamaica sends Reggae Girlz to France for World Cup debut | AFP

Five years ago, Jamaica’s women’s football team had no funding and was and out of the official FIFA rankings. But now they are heading to the World Cup in France, to become the first women’s team from the Caribbean to make the cut. Their salvation came from an unlikely source — the daughter of the country’s most famous son, Bob Marley.

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Jamaican scientist seeks to bring back ganja weeds of old | AFP

A supreme ganja, smoked by Rastas and even Bob Marley himself in the 1970s? This pipe dream of every self-respecting ganja aficionado is becoming a reality again thanks to the horticultural talents of a scientist in Jamaica.

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Today in History for May 11th

Highlights of this day in history: Charges dropped against Daniel Ellsberg in the Pentagon Papers case; Garry Kasparov loses a chess match against IBM’s Deep Blue computer; Songwriter Irving Berlin born; Reggae star Bob Marley dies. (May 11)

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On This Day 6th Feb 1945

Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley was born in 1945. (Feb. 6)

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Jagger’s Bob Marley dance warm-up

Ahead of their live dates in England, The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts talk about their pre-show rituals. (May 22)

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