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  • QUETTA, July 31- A recent spate of acid attacks in a region of Pakistan previously untouched by the crime has sparked an impassioned debate about rising Islamisation that is forcing an increasing number of women to stay at home. The horrific crime, which disfigures and often blinds its...
  • NEW DELHI, July 31 US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday holds his first meetings with India’s right wing government as he seeks to reboot a relationship seen as a bulwark against a rising China. Kerry’s visit to New Delhi comes after an unusually large number of disputes between the world’s...
  • BUJUMBURA, July 31- Burundi’s government on Thursday rejected reports the ruling party is carrying out a crackdown against the opposition ahead of elections, calling an Amnesty International report "biased and partisan." Amnesty this week accused the government of a "relentless campaign of...
  • JERUSALEM, July 31- Israel mobilised 16,000 additional reservists, taking their total to 86,000, as military operations in the Gaza Strip continue, an army spokeswoman said Thursday. "The army has issued 16,000 additional mobilisation orders to allow troops on the ground to rest, which takes the...
  • PORT ELIZABETH, July 31 South African shantytown residents have forced the closure of a museum honouring anti apartheid heroes, accusing the authorities of building "a house for dead people" while they live in squalor. Once a tourist magnet, The Red Location Museum in New Brighton outside the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 31 - The government has announced enhanced screening measures at all border points to contain the spread of Ebola. The National Disaster Operations Centre says the Port Health Services have been put on standby at all major airports to ensure the country is safe from the deadly...
  • WASHINGTON, July 31 - The Republican-led House of Representatives voted Wednesday to sue President Barack Obama for allegedly overstepping his powers, a move swiftly denounced by his Democratic allies as a cynical election-year stunt. By a party-line vote of 225 to 201, the House voted to resort to...
  • LAIKIPIA, Kenya, July 31 - A 42 year-old woman is nursing serious injuries after she was attacked by an elephant within Rumuruti Forest in Laikipia West District. Lydia Wanjiku was Wednesday evening admitted to the Nyahururu District Hospital with chest and head injuries she sustained after the...
  • LONDON, July 31 - The scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus said the outbreak in west Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would happily sit next to an infected person on a train. But Professor Peter Piot told AFP that a "really bad" sense of panic...
  • EMBU, Kenya, July 30 - Embu Governor Martin Wambora has reshuffled his Executive Committee, swapping six officials, in a move aimed at enhancing service delivery. He moved David Gitonga Njiru from the Infrastructure docket to the Trade and Tourism department, swapping roles with Suleiman Nthiga...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 30 - Lack of regional balance and the inclusion of former politicians Francis ole Kaparo and Morris Dzoro dominated debate as the National Assembly debated a list of 15 nominees short-listed to the National Cohesion and Integration Commission. Kaparo is a former Speaker of the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 30 - Samuel Ng’ang’a Thuita has been promoted from Brigadier to Major General, and has been appointed Kenya Air Force Commander. Major General Joff Otieno who served as KAF Commander has retired, according to the changes announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta on the advice of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 30 - Emotions ran high in the National Assembly on Wednesday as MPs voted to shoot down a petition that sought to dismiss the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman and eight Commissioners from office. The MPs extended the afternoon sitting to discuss the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 30 – County governments will now receive Sh226.7 billion, which is a whopping 43 percent of the national revenue according to a new law signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi. The Division of Revenue Act, 2014 raises the new allocation from the previous 15...
  • LONDON, July 30 - British Airways is being sued over claims that one of its pilots sexually abused children in African schools and orphanages supported by the company while on stopovers, lawyers said Wednesday. "We allege that Wood was able to abuse the victims, by reason of his employment with the...
  • EMBU, Kenya, Jul 30 - Residents of Karingari area in Embu North Sub-County were treated to an unusual spectacle after a man, 46, publicly announced that his sexual organs had disappeared. Isaac Muriithi, a father of four, claimed his wife had bewitched him making his private parts to recede, loss...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya July 30 - The Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi will on Wednesday afternoon rule whether the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee Report dismissing the petition to eject the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman and nine Commissioners from office is...
  • SHANGHAI, July 30 - Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled its Xbox game console in China, the first to enter the market after an official ban 14 years ago, even as it faces a Chinese government probe over business practices. China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce said Tuesday it was...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 30 - The High Court has now directed the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to include the name of former Kasarani MP William Omondi on the ballot for next week’s Mathare by-election. Justice Isaac Lenaola ruled that the IEBC had no grounds to lock out the former...
  • NEW DELHI, July 30 - A court in India on Wednesday sentenced a headmistress and nine others to jail over a school fire that killed 94 children a decade ago, in the first convictions surrounding the tragedy. In a packed court, the judge found the 10 guilty for a range of offences over the blaze […]...
  • TOKYO, July 30 - A Japanese university has taken the step of evicting all 105 residents of a school dormitory for breaching its no drinking rule, according to media reports. Peeved officials at Tohoku University banned drinking in the dorm earlier this year, but their patience finally ran out after...
  • TUNIS, July 30- Tunisia cannot cope with any massive influx of refugees who might seek to enter the country from strife torn neighbouring Libya and will close its border if necessary, the foreign minister said Wednesday. "Our country’s economic situation is precarious, and we cannot cope with...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya July 30 - House Committee meetings planned for Thursday and Friday have been deferred to allow Members of Parliament participate in the ongoing Parliament Week. The inaugural Parliament Week which kicked off on Monday with a public lecture by the two House Speakers at the University...
  • SEOUL, July 30- Fresh satellite images suggest...Read more
  • MUMBAI, July 30- A major landslide on Wednesday...Read more

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