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  • Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton engaged in a pre-dawn Twitter match over former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who claims Trump bullied her mercilessly after she won his beauty pageant in 1996 © AFP/File / Paul J. Richards Washington, United States, Sep 30 – Donald Trump urged voters on Friday to...
  • A video grab allegedly showing Rachid Kassim, a French member of the Islamic State (IS) group © Welayat Nineveh/AFP/File PARIS Oct 1 – A 15-year-old high school student was charged and held Friday on suspicion of wanting to commit a terror attack directed by a notorious Syria-based French jihadist...
  • The Bulgarian law “bans wearing in public clothing that partially or completely covers the face”, referring to the burqa or the more common niqab © AFP/File / Frank Perry SOFIA, Oct 1 – Bulgaria banned on Friday face-covering Islamic veils in public, joining a small number of EU countries as the...
  • Earth’s average land and ocean surface temperatures warmed to record levels in 2015 © AFP/File / Philippe Huguen Brussels, Belgium, Sep 30 – EU environment ministers agreed Friday to fast-track the ratification of the landmark Paris agreement on climate change, despite the fact that some national...
  • Police stand outside a court in Kunming, the capital of southwest China’s Yunnan province where a man was arrested over the killing of 19 villagers © AFP/File Beijing, China, Sep 30 – A man has confessed to killing 19 people in a village in southwestern China after an argument with his parents over...
  • The order compelling the university to settle the dues including her sabbatical leave, emoluments and other benefits follows the filing of a civil suit on certificate of urgency by Prof Mugenda last week/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 30 – The Employment and Labour Relations Court has issued a mandatory...
  • The commissioners will however have to wait until Monday to know their individual exit package which will be calculated over the weekend/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 30 – The government has struck a deal with IEBC commissioners on their exit to pave way for a new team that will conduct next year’s...
  • Besides unpaid salaries and delayed promotions, the doctors had been worried about the county’s failure to remit their NHIF deductions for the last eight months/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 30 – Nairobi County doctors have called off their strike following a meeting with the County Government which was...
  • His lawyer Philip Nyachoti confirmed to Capital FM News that he had filed the appeal at the Supreme Court on grounds that the decision was unfair/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 30 – Suspended judge Joseph Mutava has appealed against a tribunal decision to have him removed from the Judiciary. His lawyer...
  • He also had pictures of the Westgate Mall attack. Photo/FILE.NAIROBI, Kenya Sep 30 – A terror suspect was on Friday sentenced to 20 years in jail after he was found guilty of being an Al Shabaab member. Abdirazak Muktar, 24 who was arrested in the Maasai Mara Game reserve in 2014 was found in...
  • Mucheru will be at the Ortum Primary School while Kiunjuri will be distributing the gadgets at the Kapkikorwet Primary School/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 30 – The much anticipated countrywide mass roll-out of the 1.2 million school laptop program kicks off Friday with Cabinet Secretaries Joe Mucheru...
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks past the coffin of former Israeli president Shimon Peres at the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, in Jerusalem/AFP Jerusalem, Israel, Sept 30 – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas shook hands and spoke briefly...
  • Likoni Channel has lately faced frequent breakdowns due to the condition of the three ferries that are poorly maintained. Photo/CFM.MOMBASA, Kenya Sep 30 – Hundreds of passengers were stranded at the Likoni Channel in Mombasa after one of the ferries broke down on the ramp this morning. Only two...
  • The foundation of the Standard Gauge Railway under contruction within the Nairobi National Park’s boundary/AFP NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 30 – Munching, the giraffe looks up towards the skyscrapers looming in the distance. But this picture-postcard image of Nairobi, one where wild animals graze in the...
  • His vehicle and mobile phone were found abandoned near his home. Photo/OJWANG JOEKISUMU, Kenya Sep 30 -There are chaos in the outskirts of Kisumu after residents barricaded roads to protest the alleged abduction of a Ward representative. Paul Okiri, the Ward Representative for West Kisumu was last...
  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during an Iowa Democratic party early vote rally September 29, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa © AFP / Brendan Smialowski Los Angeles, United States, Sep 30 – A conservative Arizona newspaper is facing death threats and losing subscriptions after it...
  • This is part of the proposals made during the 2nd Roundtable Discussion on Policies, regulations and standards for University Education. Photo/FILE.NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 30 – Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i says Chancellors should lead the vetting process during appointment of public...
  • Afghan music students hold their sitars before practice at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul Bolt upright in his gray suit, Wahidullah enchants his audience as his fingers play over the piano keys. It is a far cry from selling chewing gum on the streets of Kabul as he used to:...
  • A US-made Reaper drone operated by the French military as part of Operation Barkhane, at the French army base in Niamey, Niger © AFP/File / Philippe Desmazes WASHINGTON, Sep 30 – The United States is investing in a military air base capable of deploying drones in Niger’s central city of Agadez, the...
  • Prostitution has been legal in the Netherlands since 2000 and sex workers, who are registered with the chamber of commerce, pay taxes on their incomes. © AFP/File / Anoek De Groot THE HAGUE, Sep 30 – Amsterdam sex workers on Thursday launched a project described as unique in Europe — a brothel run...
  • Children light candles as Israelis queue up to pay their respects in front of the coffin of former Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem © AFP / Gali Tibbon JERUSALEM, Sep 30 – World leaders from US President Barack Obama to Prince Charles were expected in Israel on Friday for the funeral of...
  • Demonstrators gather in front of a burning car during an opposition rally in Kinshasa on September 19, 2016 © AFP/File / Eduardo Soteras WASHINGTON, Sep 30 – The United States has ordered families of government personnel stationed in the Democratic Republic of Congo to leave amid fears about...
  • Passengers rush to safety after a NJ Transit train crashed in to the platform at the Hoboken Terminal on September 29, 2016/Getty/AFP HOBOKEN, United States, Sep 29 – A packed commuter train ploughed into a station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour Thursday, with three people reported...
  • A new loan programme targeting mid-level medical trainees has officially been rolled out/AFP   NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 29 – A new loan programme targeting mid-level medical trainees like nurses, clinical officers, nutritionists and lab technologists in a bid to increase the country’s health workforce...
  • Chaos erupts at City Hall after CORD county assembly members roughed up another from Jubilee/ SIMON NDONGA NAIROBI, Kenya, September 29 – Chaos erupted at City Hall Thursday afternoon after CORD county assembly members roughed up another from Jubilee who was tabling an impeachment motion against...

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