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  • AUSTRIA, Sep 5 - The first bus carrying refugees who have been stranded in the Hungarian capital reached the Austrian border early Saturday, after Vienna and Berlin agreed to take in thousands of refugees desperate to start new lives in Western Europe. Some 50 refugees from the 1,200 or so people...
  • ABU DHABI, Sep 5 - The UAE said 45 of its soldiers fighting rebels in Yemen were killed in an arms depot blast, while five border guards from Bahrain died in the deadliest day yet for the Saudi-led coalition. Three days of national mourning were declared for the UAE’s highest casualty toll of the...
  • SAN JUAN, Sep 5 - Hillary Clinton refused to apologize Friday for using a private email account as US secretary of state despite an uproar dogging her presidential campaign, as she knocked Republican front runner Donald Trump. Faced with eroding support, the Democratic hopeful for next year’s...
  • LOS ANGELES, Sep 5 - The battle against wildfires sweeping across the drought-stricken western United States, mobilizing 30,000 firefighters, could be the costliest on record with $1.23 billion spent so far, officials say. Last week alone, a record $243 million was spent fighting more than 40...
  • MOMBASA, Kenya, Sept 4 - A Mombasa court on Friday said prosecutors should close their case against British terror suspect Samantha Lewthwaite, dubbed the "White Widow", after failing to produce her in court. Lewthwaite is accused of possessing explosives and planning terrorist attacks on Kenya’s...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 4 - The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has decried deep-rooted hatred amongst Kenyan communities which is hampering unity. Chairman Francis ole Kaparo says it is time respective communities stopped blaming others for their woes because it is part of what...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 4 - ICT Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Friday talked tough on tender losers who drag the government through lengthy litigation, as he announced that the government has for the third time commenced the process of securing suppliers for the primary school laptop project....
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 4 - The Office of the Attorney General has defended the legality of Grace Kaindi’s removal as Deputy Inspector General of Police arguing that she has attained the retirement age of 60. The office of the AG has therefore opposed a suit seeking to have her reinstated. The AG’s...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 4 - Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi has allayed fears that the upcoming national exams will be interrupted by the ongoing teachers’ strike which entered its fifth day Friday. Addressing journalists following concerns that the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 4 - Kenya’s mission to the United Nations has sent a protest letter to the Assembly of State Parties (ASP) President, over application of Rule 68 in the case against Deputy President William Ruto In a letter addressed to ASP President Sidiki Kaba and ICC President Judge Silvia...
  • SURUC, Sep 4- The father of a three year old Syrian boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach in an image that shocked the world returned Friday to his hometown of Kobane in Syria to bury his family. Abdullah Kurdi arrived at the Turkish border town of Suruc with the funeral caskets of […] SURUC...
  • UGANDA, Sep 4 - Flanked by motorbike riders honking horns, Uganda’s key opposition leader is hailed as a hero by supporters, but three-time presidential challenger Kizza Besigye insists he never wanted to go into politics. "One Uganda, one people," the dozens of motorbike riding supporters chanted...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 4 - Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has declared Boni forest a dangerous place due to the Al Shabaab threat. The police boss has now ordered residents to surrender all arms in their possession and quit due to an imminent security operation. Boinnet has told Capital FM...
  • ABUJA, Sep 4- Over 2.1 million people are internally displaced in northeast Nigeria after a spike in a six year insurgency by the Boko Haram group, the International Organization for Migration said Friday, revising a previous figure of 1.5 million. "The recent spike in attacks by insurgents...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 4 - The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) says teachers will stand their ground on the nationwide strike that entered its fifth day Friday, despite a declaration by the Employment and Labour Relations Court that it was not properly called and therefore not protected by...
  • BUDAPEST, Sep 4- More than 1,000 migrants stranded for days at Budapest’s main train station left the building on Friday, intent on walking to the Austrian border, according to an AFP journalist on the scene. The huge crowd included people in wheelchairs and on crutches, as well as parents carrying...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 4 - The High Court has now declared that the ongoing teachers strike was not properly called and therefore not protected by law. The observation was made by Lady Justice Monica Mbaru in a case filed by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) which is accusing the Kenya National...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 4 - A parliamentary committee has cited the slow pace of reviewing the terms and conditions for the recruitment, remuneration and deployment of Kenya Police Reservists as a hindrance to winning the war against cattle rustling. Speaking during a fact-finding mission in West Pokot...
  • SYDNEY, Sep 4 - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has urged "snap" elections in Australia, describing the country as "almost ungovernable" due to the make-up of the Senate. Murdoch said conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott remained by far the best choice of leader and criticised the centre-left...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 4 - Joel Kitili who was this week nominated the Deputy Inspector General of Police has eventually taken over after his predecessor Grace Kaindi failed to turn up at the office. It is understood that the official driver and bodyguards attached to Kaindi were instead asked to pick...
  • SUDAN, Sep 4 - US Secretary of State John Kerry rang the president of South Sudan on Thursday to warn him to respect an oft-broken ceasefire. The UN Security Council is to meet on Friday to discuss the latest fighting, having already threatened to impose sanctions on any parties imperiling a deal...
  • Guatemala City, Sept 4 - Guatemala’s Congress swore in a new president as disgraced former leader Otto Perez was ordered detained to prevent him becoming a fugitive from justice in the Central American nation’s long-running corruption saga. Perez spent much of a tumultuous day at proceedings held...
  • JAPAN, Sep 4 - McDonald’s in Japan said Friday it was investigating an incident involving a customer who was injured by plastic shards found inside a drink, the latest in a string of food contamination scandals. The company said it temporarily closed the outlet in Osaka this week, and sent a notice...
  • UNITED NATIONS, United States, Sep 4 - UN member-states are pushing to have more of a say in choosing the successor to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who steps down at the end of next year. A draft resolution is due to be put to a vote at the UN General Assembly next week that would for […] A draft...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 4 - Outgoing Deputy Inspector General of Police Grace Kaindi has refused to leave office, insisting she can only do so once presented an official letter from the government. Kaindi who was nominated as an ambassador has remained in office since Tuesday when President Uhuru...

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