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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 – The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) on Sunday directed its members stationed in northern Kenya not to go back in any professional capacity. KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion also directed those still in the north despite schools being closed - and not native to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 - They sat huddled in groups outside the Chiromo mortuary; here to identify the bodies of their loved ones. Some came the night before but due to the lateness of the hour, they were unable to do so. Now when the Kenya Red Cross calls for them, they surge forward, pushing […]...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 - Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday said over 100 Al Shabaab militants and sympathisers had been killed in two operations in Somalia by the Kenya Defence Forces. Ruto said the operations were undertaken in response to the killing of 28 Kenyans by Al Shabaab on Saturday...
  • RENNES, France, Nov 23 - Three thousand people were evacuated from their homes in the centre of the French city of Rennes Sunday while a huge British bomb from World War II was defused. The 250-kilogramme (550-pound) bomb was found near the city’s town hall during the building of a new metro line...
  • MOSCOW, Nov 23 - Russian President Vladimir Putin is considering running for a fourth Kremlin term in 2018, which would see him stay in power until 2024, the TASS news agency reported Sunday. "Yes, the possibility exists of my standing as a candidate again. Whether or not it will happen, I don’t...
  • KANO, Nigeria, Nov 23 - Boko Haram gunmen killed 48 fish vendors in Nigeria’s restive Borno State, near the border with Chad, the head of the fish traders association told AFP on Sunday. "Scores of Boko Haram fighters blocked a route linking Nigeria with Chad near the fishing village of Doron Baga...
  • SYDNEY, Nov 23 - Australian police were questioning a mother Sunday after passing cyclists who had heard crying found her new-born son abandoned in a 2.5-metre-deep (8.2-feet) drain in Sydney. New South Wales police said a group of cyclists were riding on a bike track along a highway in western...
  • UNITED NATIONS, Nov 23 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terrorist attack on a commuter bus in northern Kenya that left at least 28 people dead, hoping that "those responsible for today’s attack will be brought to justice swiftly." "The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist...
  • CHENGDU, Nov 23 - The death toll of a 6.3-magnitude earthquake which hit Kangding County in southwest China’s Sichuan Province had risen to four as of 11:30am Sunday. The quake struck at 4:55pm Saturday, with its epicenter in Tagong Town, Kangding, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garze, about 37...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 - Twenty five victims of Saturday’s attack in Mandera have been identified at the Chiromo Mortuary in Nairobi. Three of the bodies are yet to be identified. Families of the deceased were being counselled by Kenya Red Cross personnel before they are allowed to view the bodies...
  • NEW DELHI, India, Nov 23 - Angry workers have hacked to death the owner of a tea plantation in eastern India over a payment dispute, police said on Sunday, underscoring festering labour unrest in the region. Rajesh Jhunjhunwala, 45, was dragged out in the middle of discussions and attacked by the...
  • WASHINGTON, Nov 23 - Facebook’s move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal "newspaper" for its billion-plus members is likely to mean more woes for the ailing news media. The huge social network has become a key source of news for many users, as part of a dramatic shift in how people get...
  • COLOMBO, Nov 22 - Sri Lanka’s ruling party was set for a purge Saturday after a senior minister declared he was challenging President Mahinda Rajapakse in snap elections called for January. Rajapakse’s Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) suspended members who pledged support for health minister...
  • BEIJING, Nov 22 - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck China’s southwestern province of Sichuan on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with Chinese state media reporting one fatality. The tremor shook buildings, toppling household items off shelves and sending panicked residents scurrying for...
  • BARINGO, Kenya, Nov 22 - The Government has mobilized all security agencies to hunt down those behind the killing of 28 people in Mandera County Saturday, Deputy President William Ruto has said. The Deputy President said security agencies including intelligence officers and police among other...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22 - Following the killing of 28 on a bus bound for Nairobi in Mandera, Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo has announced that all Public Service Vehicles plying that route will do so under armed escort. He said a joint security operation had also been mounted with the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22 - A camp that was being used by attackers who executed 28 Kenyans travelling in bus on Saturday morning in Mandera has been destroyed by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF). Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku says the camp inside Somalia but near the Kenya border was...
  • FERGUSON, Nov 22  - Tensions rose Saturday in the troubled St Louis suburb of Ferguson, with a grand jury poised to decide whether to prosecute a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager. US President Barack Obama has called for calm, Missouri’s governor declared a state of...
  • MANAMA, Nov 22 - Bahrain went to the polls Saturday for its first legislative elections since a failed pro-democracy uprising in 2011, with the opposition boycotting the vote in the tiny Gulf monarchy. The key US ally remains divided nearly four years after security forces in the Sunni Muslim-ruled...
  • NAIROBI, Nov 22 - Somalia’s Shabaab Islamists on Saturday claimed responsibility for a deadly bus attack in neighbouring Kenya in which gunmen slaughtered 28 non-Muslim passengers. A spokesman for the Islamists said the attack was in revenge for raids that Kenyan security forces carried out over...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22 - Muslim leaders led by Leader of the Majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale have condemned the Saturday morning killing of 28 unarmed Kenyans by suspected Al Shabaab militants in Mandera. The leaders who include the Governors of Mandera, Wajir and Garissa as well as...
  • LAS VEGAS, Nov 22 - US President Barack Obama staunchly defended his unilateral move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation Friday, pledging to implement his controversial plan despite furious criticism from congressional opponents. The controversial overhaul, praised by...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22 - First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has called on Kenyan women to strive to bring positive change in the country. Stressing the need to ensure a reduction of deaths resulting from preventable diseases, the First Lady appealed to women to be at the forefront in initiatives that...
  • GARRISA, Nov 22 - Gunmen seized a bus in northeastern Kenya near the Somali border early Saturday and executed 28 non-Muslim passengers, police said, blaming the attack on Shabaab Islamic extremists. "I can confirm that 28 innocent travellers were brutally executed by the Shebab," said regional...
  • LAGOS, November 21- Nigeria’s general election is on track to be "volatile and vicious", the International Crisis Group (ICG) said Friday, warning that "an increasingly violent" political climate must be checked to avoid widespread unrest.  The concern came a day after police fired teargas inside...

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