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In brief: Mum admitted killing her son

A JAMAICAN woman apparently fatally stabbed her infant son with a cutlass and then walked to a police station and confessed.

Police in the northeastern coastal town of Annotto Bay say the woman reported that she killed her 11-month-old son yesterday morning.

Detectives accompanied the woman to her home and found the baby boy with multiple chopping wounds. The baby was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The woman is being held. Authorities identified the dead baby as Lindon Madison.

Theft of baby buggies on rise

The theft of baby buggies is increasing, partly because of the rising cost of new models.

A survey of 2,000 parents with young children showed that one in seven has had a buggy stolen.

Insurance firm LV= said its research also showed that two out of five parents who have had buggies stolen did not report the theft to the police. Most of those stolen were taken from outside the owner's home.

Outrage over shark-hunt plan

A popular rum promoter has angered environmentalists with his plan for a shark-hunting tournament in the Dominican Republic similar to one he organised after the release of the movie Jaws.

Newton Rodriguez has said he is planning to hold the tournament in February in waters just south of the capital of Santo Domingo following requests from supporters.

But the head of the Caribbean country's Natural Resources Department said he will not allow such a tournament because he aims to protect wildlife.

Man handcuffed himself to teen

A man who handcuffed himself to a female colleague in an effort to get a date has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Jason Earl Dean (25) handcuffed himself to the 18-year-old in August 2011. They worked together at a Taco Bell fast-food restaurant in Georgia.

Lookout Mountain Assistant District Attorney Alan Norton said Dean is also not allowed to have any contact with the victim or her family.