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  • SPAIN, Aug 28- As the powerful motors of their speedboat roared, Spanish police used a thermal imaging camera to scan the sea in the Strait of Gibraltar for traffickers smuggling hashish from Morocco. It’s just after midnight and the cameras and radars that monitor the coast detect a dodgy looking...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 - Whereas Kenya feels that it was duped to support amendment to Rule 68 of the International Criminal Court Rules of Procedure and Evidence on the basis that it would not apply ‘retrospectively’ an international law expert says there was no agreement that it cannot be used in...
  • HANOI, Aug 28- Vietnam on Friday said it will free more than 18,200 prisoners to mark its independence day celebrations, but political activists will be excluded from the country’s second biggest ever amnesty. The detainees will be released in batches starting from Monday ahead of the communist...
  • VIENNA, Aug 28- Austrian police have recovered more than 70 dead migrants from a lorry abandoned on a motorway, the government said Friday, in the latest horrific tragedy in Europe’s unrelenting migrant misery.  Thirty bodies were also recovered in the Mediterranean off Libya on Thursday after yet...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 - Deputy President William Ruto has called on teacher to exercise patience as the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) works on the process of paying them the 50 to 60 percent pay increase awarded to them by the Employment and Labour Relations Court. Ruto says that the TSC is...
  • INDIA, Aug 28 - At least 10 civilians were killed Friday as India and Pakistan traded fire across their disputed border, officials said, less than a week after high-level talks were aborted amid a row over Kashmir. Six died near the city of Sialkot in Pakistan’s Punjab province and at least four...
  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 28 - Mandatory water-saving measures in place to fight California’s historic drought have produced a sizeable drop in consumption over the past two months, regulators said. The measures have been far reaching and the US state’s 38 million residents are only allowed to water their...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 - A day after lawyer Cliff Ombeta withdrew as Apostle James Ng’ang’a’s counsel for non-payment among other concerns, it has emerged that the bank accounts of his church Neno Evangelism Centre have been frozen. The High Court has frozen the accounts after businessman Geoffrey...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 - National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has allowed a second vote on the Constitution Amendment Bill on change of the election date from August to December every fifth year. The Speaker said denying the legislators a chance for a second vote would have "the effect of...
  • VIENNA, Aug 27- The bodies of between 20 and 50 migrants were found in a truck in Austria on Thursday, highlighting the dark side of Europe’s migrant crisis as regional leaders struggle to stem the massive flow of people desperately trying to reach the EU. The gruesome discovery on a motorway near...
  • MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug 27 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared total war on the drug menace in the coastal region, saying no effort will be spared in eradicating the scourge. He called on all leaders to join hands and work with security agencies to ensure that drugs are eliminated completely and...
  • ADDIS ABABA, Aug 27- The number of hungry Ethiopians needing food aid has risen sharply this year to 4.5 million due to poor rains and the El Nino weather phenomenon, the UN has said.  With rains poorer than predicted, "food insecurity increased and malnutrition rose as a result," the UN Office for...
  • WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Billionaire Donald Trump extended his lead yet again atop the Republican presidential field, with front running Democrat Hillary Clinton slipping and Vice President Joe Biden faring better than her against Republicans, poll results revealed Thursday. Trump, the combative real...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 - The Institute for Social Accountability (TISA) has petitioned the High court to declare the Affirmative Action Social Development Fund (AASDF) Act 2015 unconstitutional. TISA wants the court to bar the Treasury CS from releasing monies to any institution created under the...
  • By Joyce J. Wangui NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 - Victims of various human rights violations and historical injustices in the country have questioned delays in enforcing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s establishment of the Sh10 billion Restorative Justice Fund. The president announced the fund in March this...
  • VIENNA, Aug 27- German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Balkan leaders gathered in Vienna Thursday to seek how to tackle together the biggest migration crisis to hit Europe since World War II. The talks come a day after Merkel vowed zero tolerance for "vile" anti-migrant violence in Germany, and amid...
  • BEIJING, China - Aug 27 - Chinese police have arrested 12 people over giant explosions that killed at least 145 people and devastated a swathe of a Chinese port city, state media said Thursday as prosecutors probe 11 officials for neglecting their duties. The official Xinhua news agency said the...
  • ADDIS ABABA, Aug 27- South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar said Thursday he is committed to the country’s new peace deal, but criticised a government list of reservations undermining key parts of the accord. Amid the threat of international sanctions, President Salva Kiir signed the peace accord on...
  • VIENNA, Austria, Aug 27 - At least 20 migrants have been found dead inside a truck on a highway in Austria, police said Thursday, the latest tragedy involving people desperately trying to reach Europe. The vehicle, which contained between 20 and 50 bodies, was found in an emergency lane off the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 - Women Parliamentarians have expressed optimism that the struggle to enforce gender equality in public and political appointments is imminent. During a panel discussion on Thursday, women MPs renewed their vibrancy in efforts geared at convincing their male counterparts to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 - The government has launched a biometric registration exercise for members of the civil services and disciplined services medical scheme. In the scheme which will also include their eligible dependants, all of them will be able to benefit from air rescue services, which was...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 - Two suspects charged with retention, possession and dealing in wildlife trophies have been slapped with hefty fines of Sh60 and Sh40 million by a court in Narok. Tiapukel Kuyoni and Munyau Nzusyo will alternatively serve life sentences for the crimes if they are unable to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 26 - The war against corruption in the country is set to be enhanced following the establishment of a multi-sectoral Integrity Plan 2015-2019. Attorney General Githu Muigai says the plan, which is under the validation stage will provide an all round approach towards entrenching...
  • WASHINGTON, Aug 27 - Two journalists for a local CBS affiliate in Virginia were shot dead Wednesday during a live broadcast, according to television footage and their network. Shots are heard in footage taken by the WDBJ cameraman Adam Ward before he dropped to the ground. Ward and reporter Alison...
  • MALAYSIA,Aug 27 - Malaysia’s government said Thursday it will block access this weekend to websites that disseminate information about a major demonstration that will demand the ouster of Prime Minister Najib Razak over graft allegations. Bersih, Malaysia’s leading alliance of independent NGOs,...

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