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  • Jubilee Party will unveil itys manifesto on Monday. Photo/PSCU.KAIMOSI, Kenya June 25 – President Uhuru Kenyatta says that rapid industrialisation was at the heart of the next phase of Kenya’s development and would see millions more people lifted out of poverty. Speaking ahead of the launch of the...
  • Six people were hospitalised after a car crashed into pedestrians outside a sports centre in Newcastle, but Northumberland police said “it is not believed to be a terror incident” © AFP/File / Paul ELLIS London, United Kingdom, Jun 25 – British police on Sunday said they did not suspect terrorism...
  • Britain’s Brexit Minister David Davis addresses a press conference at the end of the first day of Brexit negotiations at the European Commission in Brussels on June 19, 2017 © AFP/File / EMMANUEL DUNAND London, United Kingdom, Jun 25 – Britain’s minister in charge of Brexit talks warned Sunday that...
  • President Kenyatta and Raila shaking hands in this past photo when they were last seen together in public. Both are seeking the top job in the August election. Photo/FILE.NAIROBI, Kenya, June 25 – President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga on Sunday led their supporters in a cut throat...
  • Muslim worshippers pray at the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca on June 23, 2017, during the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan © AFP / Bandar ALDANDANI Tehran, Iran, Jun 24 – Both Iran and Qatar on Saturday voiced support for Saudi...
  • Rescue workers gather near the burnt remains of an oil tanker which caught fire following an accident on a highway near the town of Ahmedpur East, some 670 kilometres (416 miles) from Islamabad on June 25, 2017 © AFP / STR Paris, France, Jun 25 – At least 123 people were killed and scores injured...
  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet top American business leaders Sunday ahead of talks with US President Donald Trump the following day © AFP / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA Washington, United States, Jun 25 – India’s leader Narendra Modi arrived in the US for his first meeting Monday with...
  • Raila has said he will legalise tranditional brews if elecgted president. Photo/DPPS.NYANDARUA, Kenya June 25 – Deputy President William Ruto has dismissed plans by the Opposition to legalize illicit brews if it wins the August General Election. Ruto said such a move, announced last week by ODM...
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Hong Kong comes at a time when Beijing stands accused of squeezing the city’s freedoms © POOL/AFP / Nicolas ASFOURI Beijing, China, Jun 25 – President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong this week to celebrate 20 years since the former British colony’s return to...
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he had suffered from a blood pressure issue due to a sugar imbalance in the body © AFP/File / Emmanuel DUNAND Istanbul, Turkey, Jun 25 – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said he was in good health after briefly feeling unwell during...
  • Pham Minh Hoang is led from a courtoom in 2011 after being jailed for three years: he has now been stripped of his citizenship and deported © AFP/File / Vietnam News Agency Paris, France, Jun 25 – A Vietnamese dissident blogger with dual French citizenship arrived in Paris on Sunday after he was...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to work closely with the Trump administration, but obstacles soon emerged on issues such as trade and visas for Indians wanting to work in the United States © AFP / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA New Delhi, India, Jun 25 – India’s leader heads to the US this weekend for...
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said demanding the withdrawal of Turkish troops from Qatar was a “disrespect to Turkey” © AFP/File / Adem ALTAN Istanbul, Turkey, Jun 25 – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday welcomed Qatar’s dismissal of a sweeping list of demands from Saudi...
  • Some Democrats have begun urging House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the icon atop the party’s hierarchy, to step aside and allow new blood into leadership © AFP/File / MANDEL NGAN Washington, United States, Jun 25 – Frozen out of power in Washington and having lost a string of congressional races...
  • Presidential trips outside the capital have become rare since Syria’s conflict broke out more than six years ago © SANA/AFP/File Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic, Jun 25 – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad led Eid al-Fitr prayers in the central city of Hama on Sunday, appearing in public outside the...
  • Map of Pakistan locating Ahmedpur East, site of a deadly oil tanker fire © AFP / AFP Islamabad, Pakistan, Jun 25 – At least 123 people were killed and scores injured in a fire that broke out after an oil tanker overturned in central Pakistan early Sunday and crowds rushed to collect fuel, an...
  • Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama hopes the election will cement his grip on power as he aims for EU membership talks © AFP / Gent SHKULLAKU Tirana, Albania, Jun 25 – Albania began voting in a parliamentary election Sunday with Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama seeking to strengthen his position...
  • Among Saturday’s victims were a federal police commander and two agents, who were ambushed by gunmen in the city of Cardel © AFP/File / FERNANDO BRITO Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, Jun 25 – Three federal police officers were mowed down Saturday in Mexico’s Veracruz state, where gunman also killed a family...
  • A member of the police special action force stands guard as Muslims, who fled the conflict in Marawi, pray during Eid al-Fitr in Iligan City on the southern island of Mindanao © PA/AFP / Ted ALJIBE Marawi, Philippines, Jun 25 – The Philippine military declared an eight-hour ceasefire Sunday in its...
  • Indonesia has long struggled with Islamic militancy and has suffered a series of fatal attacks in the past 15 years © AFP / BAY ISMOYO Jakarta, Indonesia, Jun 25 – Two alleged Islamic State group militants stabbed a police officer to death in western Indonesia, authorities said Sunday, in the...
  • According to 2014 Ghana government figures, almost half of the working population are involved in agriculture, and just over half of Ghana’s land is used for farming © AFP/File / JOE KLAMAR Accra, Ghana, Jun 25 – Agyei Douglas is a farmer who grows vegetables near Kumasi in Ghana’s central Ashanti...
  • An Indian artisan attends a government-run training workshop to learn new techniques in glass art in Firozabad © AFP / Sajjad HUSSAIN Firozabad, India, Jun 25 – Hanuman Prasad Garg doesn’t blame rising fuel prices or pressure from cheap knock-offs for the slow demise of the glass industry where...
  • French-Vietnamese blogger and lecturer Pham Minh Hoang was convicted in 2011 of “attempted subversion” for publishing a series of articles that prosecutors said were aimed at overthrowing the government © AFP/File / Vietnam News Agency Hanoi, Viet Nam, Jun 25 – A Vietnamese blogger with French...
  • The provision of free secondary education is one of the priority targets President Kenyatta wants to accomplish in his second term. Photo/PSCU.MERU, Kenya June 24 – The free secondary education President Uhuru Kenyatta has promised Kenyans will kick off without hitches thanks to the systematic...
  • Wetangula is having it rough in Bungoma. Photo/NASA TEAM.NAIROBI, Kenya, June 24 – Bungoma ODM candidates have said they will not heed their leader Raila Odinga’s plea to step down in favour of their rivals in Ford Kenya, including Senator Moses Wetangula. The leaders, who held a joint press...

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