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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 17 - Four police officers were on Tuesday night killed when a vehicle rammed into them near a roadblock in Emali. According to police, three of them died instantly while the fourth died while undergoing treatment in hospital. A fifth officer who sustained injuries is admitted...
  • AHMEDABAD, September 17- India’s new prime minister will spend his 64th birthday Wednesday at a private dinner with Xi Jinping, as China’s leader begins a visit that will set the tone for relations between Asia’s rival superpowers. Despite his hardline nationalist reputation, Narendra Modi moved...
  • NAIROBI, September 17- A move by war torn South Sudan to turf out foreign workers has been met with shock, consternation and dire predictions that the country is being led towards total collapse. On Tuesday the government ordered "all non governmental organisations, private companies, banks,...
  • SHANGHAI, September 17- A Chinese woman who sued a man for "violating her right to virginity" after he wooed her with false promises has been awarded nearly $5,000 by a court, reports said Wednesday. The two were dating but after the woman, surnamed Chen, found out her boyfriend was already married...
  • LEGAZPI, September 17- Lava cascaded down the Philippines’ most active volcano on Wednesday as authorities rushed to evacuate thousands ahead of a possible deadly eruption. Mostly women, children and the elderly carrying bags of clothes were hauled out of farming villages near Mayon volcano’s...
  • WASHINGTON, September 17- The White House and the US military scrambled to play down a suggestion by the nation’s top officer that deploying ground forces in Iraq to fight Islamic State jihadists was an option. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and President Barack...
  • Atlanta, Sept 17 - President Barack Obama issued a global call to action to fight West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, warning the deadly outbreak was unprecedented and "spiraling out of control," threatening hundreds of thousands of people. Speaking as he unveiled a major new US initiative which will see...
  • SYDNEY, September 17- Australia on Wednesday played down the impact of China banning the sale and import of "dirty" coal, saying miners would adapt and exports would not be significantly affected. The Chinese government on Tuesday said the anti pollution move would take effect from January 1 to...
  • KINIGI, September 17- For four decades Leonidas Barora was a renowned hunter, tracking animals in the lush forests of Rwanda. Now he only fires arrows to impress tourists, and to help protect the wildlife. Hundreds of ex poachers have been persuaded to put down their weapons and support efforts to...
  • NORWAY, Sept 17 - Disasters last year displaced three times more people than violent conflicts, showing the urgent need to improve resilience for vulnerable people when fighting climate change, according to a study issued Wednesday. The Norwegian Refugee Council, an independent group that focuses...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 16 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has returned from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea where he attended a UNESCO prize award ceremony for life sciences and held trade talks with the President of the host country Teodoro Obiang Nguema. President Kenyatta and President Nguema agreed to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep - It’s one year since 28 year-old Rachael came face-to-face with gunmen who killed at least 67 people at the Westgate Mall. Rachael remembers the attack quite vividly. The images of death, blood and tears still linger as she recalls people breathing their last breath and begging...
  • COLOMBO, September 16- Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Sri Lanka Tuesday to launch construction of a Beijing funded $1.4 billion port city and seek closer defence ties that could provoke unease in neighbouring India. China is increasingly asserting its influence in the Indian Ocean, with...
  • SEOUL, September 16- North Korea’s use of captured or detained Americans to score propaganda points and extract political concessions from Washington has a long history stretching back to the Cold War, but analysts say the tactic may be wearing thin. The isolated state currently has three American...
  • >NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 16 - An initiative aimed at reducing cancer amongst women in Kenya has set out to offer one million free Pap smear tests in Kenya’s 47 counties next month, as the world marks cancer month. The initiative established by Women for Cancer Early Detection and Treatment, a Non-...
  • JUBA, South Sudan - War-torn South Sudan has banned all foreign workers - including aid workers - and ordered they be replaced by locals, an official notice said on Tuesday. "All non-governmental organisations, private companies, banks, insurance companies, telecommunication companies, petroleum...
  • WASHINGTON, September 16- US President Barack Obama will try to "turn the tide" on the Ebola epidemic Tuesday by ordering 3,000 US military personnel to west Africa to curtail its spread as China also dispatched more experts to the region. The White House said Obama will travel to the Centers for...
  • GENEVA, Sep 16 - Nearly $1.0 billion dollars is needed to fight the Ebola outbreak raging in west Africa, the United Nations said Tuesday, more than doubling the estimate it made less than a month ago. UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos told reporters in Geneva there was a "huge funding challenge...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 16 - Siaya Senator James Orengo on Tuesday admitted that four firms were allocated land in Lamu County during his tenure at Ardhi House, but says he simply completed a process started long before he became Lands Minister. He pointed out that the 22 companies mentioned as having...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 16 - Homa Bay MP Peter Kaluma wants National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale to apologise to mothers in the country after making derogatory comments at a rally in Narok. Kaluma says if that does not happen he will sponsor a motion of no confidence against Duale, and insists...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 16 - Principal Secretary for Health Khalifa Kasachoon on Tuesday said Kenya would not accede to the African Union request that it lifts its temporary suspension of flights to and from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Kasachoon explained that such a decision would be taken on a...
  • COLOMBO, September 16 - President Xi Jinping was Tuesday due in Sri Lanka where he will launch construction of a Chinese backed $1.4 billion port city as he promotes his vision of a "maritime silk road" in the face of growing competition from Japan and India. China is increasingly asserting its...
  • PARIS, September 16- US warplanes carried out their first air strike on the Islamic State near Baghdad, as world diplomats pledged to support Iraq in its fight against the militants. The United States early last month began air strikes against IS positions in northern Iraq, but Monday’s...
  • KIEV, September 16- Ukraine is set to ratify a disputed EU agreement and offer limited self-rule to parts of the separatist east as it moves to turn the page on the bloodiest chapter of its post Soviet history. Lawmakers in the Ukrainian and European parliaments are scheduled to sign the 1,200 page...
  • TOKYO, Sep 16  - Buildings in Tokyo shook Tuesday as a strong quake hit Japan, AFP reporters in the city said, but there was no immediate risk of a tsunami and no damage was reported. Seismologists said the epicentre was around 44 kilometres north-northeast of the Japanese capital and was located...

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