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  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29 - Alaska is often just a fuel stop for US presidents headed for Asia, but Barack Obama will spend three days in The Last Frontier next week and become the first sitting US president to visit the Alaskan Arctic, the setting of the most spectacular impacts of climate change. Just...
  • JUBA, Aug 29 - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has ordered all government troops to cease fighting rebel forces as part of a peace agreement, his spokesman said, ahead of a full ceasefire on Saturday. Kiir has ordered the entire army "to stop shooting and remain in their barracks where they are...
  • CAIRO, Aug 29 - An Egyptian court is set to rule Saturday in the retrial of three journalists with Al-Jazeera television’s English-language news channel whose two-year ordeal sparked a global campaign for their release. Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed, along with the since-...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug28 - The National Police Service has strongly dismissed claims that police were behind forceful disappearance of terror suspects. Rights defenders and political leaders have made allegations of disappearances in Northern Kenya, the coastal region and Nairobi. Kenya Police...
  • PORTUGAL, Aug 29 - Anya wasn’t even born when Chernobyl exploded nearly 30 years ago, but even today its radioactive fallout stalks her and other Ukrainian youngsters growing up near the disused plant. The world’s worst nuclear disaster saddled the sparkly eyed 16 year old with chronic...
  • NEW ORLEANS, Aug 29 - New Orleans will mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Saturday with solemn memorials and boisterous brass bands as the "Big Easy" remembers those lost to the devastating storm and celebrates its resilience. "Come hell or high water — and we have had both — New...
  • DOMINICA, Aug 29 - Tropical Storm Erika left at least 20 people dead when it swept over the tiny island nation of Dominica, officials reported, as the system barreled through the Caribbean. While crews rushed to search for survivors and clean up scenes of chaos on Caribbean islands, Haitian...
  • VIENNA, Aug 29 - Four people arrested after the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants were found in a truck in Austria will appear before a judge in Hungary Saturday, officials said as the discovery sent shock waves through Europe. The truck, found Thursday on a motorway near the Slovakia and Hungary...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 - Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku on Friday lifted the arrest warrants she had issued for two game warders who’ve been charged with attempting murder and causing grievous harm during the chaos that engulfed Narok town in January. Mutuku lifted the arrest warrants...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 - The National Alliance (TNA) national disciplinary committee has resolved to suspend Nominated Senator Joy Gwendo from the ruling party for gross misconduct. The report by the committee to the party also recommended that the national oversight board expel the Senator from...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 - A day after Kenya marked five years since the promulgation of the new Constitution, the Kenya Law Reform Commission has launched a guide to the legislative process in the country to enhance law making at both levels of government. The guide according to the chairman Mbage...
  • MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug 28 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the recruitment of youth at the Coast into the National Youth Service empowerment programme, paving way for employment of tens of thousands. He said the recruitment should be conducted in every constituency in the region to ensure the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 - Former MP and Assistant Minister Betty Tett will not face charges for allegedly conspiring to murder advertising executive Andrew White. State Counsel Mungai Warui on Friday informed the Senior Resident Magistrate at the Kibera Law Courts that investigations had revealed...
  • SPAIN, Aug 28- As the powerful motors of their speedboat roared, Spanish police used a thermal imaging camera to scan the sea in the Strait of Gibraltar for traffickers smuggling hashish from Morocco. It’s just after midnight and the cameras and radars that monitor the coast detect a dodgy looking...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 - Whereas Kenya feels that it was duped to support amendment to Rule 68 of the International Criminal Court Rules of Procedure and Evidence on the basis that it would not apply ‘retrospectively’ an international law expert says there was no agreement that it cannot be used in...
  • HANOI, Aug 28- Vietnam on Friday said it will free more than 18,200 prisoners to mark its independence day celebrations, but political activists will be excluded from the country’s second biggest ever amnesty. The detainees will be released in batches starting from Monday ahead of the communist...
  • VIENNA, Aug 28- Austrian police have recovered more than 70 dead migrants from a lorry abandoned on a motorway, the government said Friday, in the latest horrific tragedy in Europe’s unrelenting migrant misery.  Thirty bodies were also recovered in the Mediterranean off Libya on Thursday after yet...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 - Deputy President William Ruto has called on teacher to exercise patience as the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) works on the process of paying them the 50 to 60 percent pay increase awarded to them by the Employment and Labour Relations Court. Ruto says that the TSC is...
  • INDIA, Aug 28 - At least 10 civilians were killed Friday as India and Pakistan traded fire across their disputed border, officials said, less than a week after high-level talks were aborted amid a row over Kashmir. Six died near the city of Sialkot in Pakistan’s Punjab province and at least four...
  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 28 - Mandatory water-saving measures in place to fight California’s historic drought have produced a sizeable drop in consumption over the past two months, regulators said. The measures have been far reaching and the US state’s 38 million residents are only allowed to water their...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 - A day after lawyer Cliff Ombeta withdrew as Apostle James Ng’ang’a’s counsel for non-payment among other concerns, it has emerged that the bank accounts of his church Neno Evangelism Centre have been frozen. The High Court has frozen the accounts after businessman Geoffrey...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 - National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has allowed a second vote on the Constitution Amendment Bill on change of the election date from August to December every fifth year. The Speaker said denying the legislators a chance for a second vote would have "the effect of...
  • VIENNA, Aug 27- The bodies of between 20 and 50 migrants were found in a truck in Austria on Thursday, highlighting the dark side of Europe’s migrant crisis as regional leaders struggle to stem the massive flow of people desperately trying to reach the EU. The gruesome discovery on a motorway near...
  • MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug 27 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared total war on the drug menace in the coastal region, saying no effort will be spared in eradicating the scourge. He called on all leaders to join hands and work with security agencies to ensure that drugs are eliminated completely and...
  • ADDIS ABABA, Aug 27- The number of hungry Ethiopians needing food aid has risen sharply this year to 4.5 million due to poor rains and the El Nino weather phenomenon, the UN has said.  With rains poorer than predicted, "food insecurity increased and malnutrition rose as a result," the UN Office for...

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