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  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct 21 - The microblogging site Twitter popular among both men and women in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia is nothing more than "a source of lies" and evil, the kingdom’s top Muslim cleric said. "If it were used correctly, it could be of real benefit, but unfortunately it’s...
  • ACAPULCO, October 21- Mexico’s government announced a $110,000 reward for information on the disappearance of 43 students in a case of alleged collusion between a drug gang and police. The reward was announced in national newspapers and featured black and white photos of the 43 students, who went...
  • MURSITPINAR, October 21- Kurdish fighters in the battleground Syrian town of Kobane weathered an onslaught by Islamic State group militants on Tuesday as they awaited promised reinforcements. The Kurdish militia faced a fierce attack by IS fighters, including suicide bombers, late on Monday, that...
  • KAMPALA, October 21- Ugandan health officials said Tuesday that all suspected cases of the Ebola like Marburg virus had tested negative and those held in isolation released. A 30 year old medical technician died from Marburg on September 28, 11 days after falling ill in a Kampala hospital where he...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21 - The International Criminal Court has warned the Kenyan government against leaking classified filings to the media in the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta. Trial Chamber V (b) says it regards seriously any allegation that confidential or under-seal information has been...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21 - The Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo on Tuesday ignored threats by the Law Society of Kenya to sue him if he extended Lamu County curfew past October 22. The IG extended the curfew to November 23 from 6.30pm to 6.30am daily. Kimaiyo also affirmed that the expansive...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Oct 21 - The Governors of Kajiado, Kiambu, Nairobi and Muranga counties on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to pave way for the formation of a Nairobi Metropolitan Transport Authority. The authority is meant to oversee the implementation of the mass rapid transit system...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21 - The Senate is torn over how to handle court injunctions targeted at them. This came up at an informal meeting called by Speaker Ekwee Ethuro after Senators failed to agree on whether to go ahead and form a special committee to probe Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana’s...
  • South Africa, Oct 21 - South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius arrived on Tuesday at Pretoria’s Kgosi Mampuru prison, where he will begin a maximum five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. "He is already accommodated at Kgosi Mampuru," correctional services spokesman...
  • DR Congo, Oct 21 - "You sent...Read more
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21 - Over 400,000 Kenya...Read more
  • Sudan, Oct 21 - Sudan’s ruling party...Read more
  • JOHANNESBURG, SA, Oct 21 - At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon. His sprint around the 400m track was the first time in history that a double-amputee had raced at the Olympic...
  • PRETORIA, SA, Oct 21 - South African Paralympian star sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for the killing of his girlfriend last year, as his sensational trial reached a climax. Pistorius, who had vomited and wept at times during the trial, stood stock-still in...
  • London, Oct 21 - A paralysed Bulgarian man can walk again after receiving revolutionary treatment in Poland in a breakthrough hailed by one of the British scientists responsible as "more impressive than a man walking on the moon". Darek Fidyka was paralysed from the chest down following a knife...
  • MOSCOW, Russia, Oct 21 - The CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, died in a plane crash at a Moscow airport late Monday when the private jet he was using struck a snowplough on takeoff. Russian investigators said Tuesday the driver of the snow-clearing machine was drunk and that...
  • CAIRO, October 21- As the new academic term began in Egypt, riot police were standing guard at Cairo’s universities to quash any repeat of Islamist led protests that turned campuses nationwide into battlefields. The authorities have tightened security at 12 leading universities across the country...
  • PRETORIA, South Africa, Oct 21 - South African Judge Thokozile Masipa on Tuesday began the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend, stating she wanted to find a balance between retribution, deterrence and rehabilitation. "Sentencing is about achieving the right balance," said...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21 - Kenya Airways has received two new modern aircraft with state-of-the-art features, bringing the number of its active aircrafts to 40. The airline’s first next generation B737-800 touched down at Kenya Airways’ hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on...
  • WASHINGTON, October 21- With no new Ebola cases in five days, US authorities were cautious but hopeful that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed shortcomings in the system. The fiancee of a Liberian man who died of Ebola earlier this month in Dallas,...
  • HONG KONG, October 21- When Anson Lau first joined Hong Kong’s pro-democracy rallies he carried little more than a raincoat and a bottle of water. But as police began wielding pepper spray and batons, the 20 year old insurance agent has donned a hard hat and home made body armour — symbols of a new...
  • TELOLOAPAN, Oct 21 - Two years ago, Manuel was kidnapped by a drug gang in southern Mexico and held and beaten for eight weeks before reappearing in another city, his clothes torn to rags. He is one of the few survivors of the disappearances that have become almost commonplace in the state of...
  • HONG KONG, Oct 21 - Hong Kong’s leader has said open elections would result in the city’s many poor dominating politics, as his government headed into talks with activists who have staged three weeks of rallies. In an interview with foreign media, carried in the Wall Street Journal and...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21 - Security experts in Kenya have backed the findings of an inquiry into terror attacks near the country’s east coast that described a breakdown in communications between local and national arms of the police force. The June 15-16 attacks by the Somali Islamist militant group...
  • CHINA, Oct 21 - China’s gross domestic product (GDP) expanded in the third quarter at its slowest pace since the depths of the global financial crisis, official data showed Tuesday, but analysts said the world’s second-largest economy may have bottomed out. The 7.3 percent year-on-year increase in...

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