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  • AKCAKALE Turkey, June 17- Syrian refugees in Turkey began returning to their homes in Tal Abyad on Monday after Kurdish forces seized the border town in a major blow to the Islamic State group. Some 200 men, women and children carrying their meagre possessions crossed back into Syria through the...
  • MOSCOW, June 17- Russia does not want to enter a costly new arms race with the United States, a top Kremlin aide said Wednesday, after President Vladimir Putin said it was boosting its nuclear arsenal.   "Russia is trying to react to possible threats with some sort of means but that’s it," Yury...
  • ROTE NDAO, June 17- The captain of a migrant boat has described how Australian authorities allegedly paid US$31,000 to turn the asylum seekers back to Indonesia, claiming the crew and migrants were sent on their way in "unseaworthy" vessels. In an interview with police on Rote island, where the 71...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 17 - "We are not scared. Everybody is threatening to call for a referendum, even a wife can now tell a husband that I am going to a referendum against you! They (Senate) should know that a referendum is a serious matter," said Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Aden...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 17 - The Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has approved charged against suspended Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu for obstructing justice in investigations into the Sh8bn Karen land saga. Tobiko says there is sufficient evidence that Ngilu obstructed the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 17 - Gunmen on Wednesday shot and killed a house help in Nairobi’s Kayole Estate during an attempted robbery. The incident occurred at about 6.45am as the house help walked back home after escorting two children to school. According to police, the woman was shot when she barred...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 17- The National Police Service Commission on Wednesday announced new changes affecting senior CID officers across the country which are aimed at restoring the soaring insecurity situation. Areas where changes have been made include Garissa, Wajir and Mandera in northern Kenya...
  • SEOUL, June 17- South Korea Wednesday announced its 20th death from the MERS virus as criticism grew of efforts to contain the outbreak, with alarming reports of new cases slipping through a quarantine that already affects thousands. A 54 year old woman died of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 17 - Kenya will not be intimidated by cowards who choose soft targets instead of fighting on the war front, President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared. He said the fact that Al Shabaab has resorted to targeting soft targets means they are losing the war. "They are seeking to...
  • HONG KONG, June 17- Hong Kong entered a political showdown Wednesday as lawmakers debated a divisive reform package ahead of a key vote, with tensions high over an alleged explosives plot that police said was linked to a "radical" group. The vote pits democracy campaigners against the government in...
  • WASHINGTON, Jun 17 - Human activity is leading to the rapid draining of about one third of the planet’s largest underground water reserves and it is unclear how much fluid remains in them, two new studies have found. Consequently, huge sections of the population are using up groundwater without...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 17 - He calls all people he runs into within the corridors of his office by name and follows up with a greeting enquiring how their day is. It is evident that when staff run into him, they do not meet a boss but a colleague who they easily chat with. That […] NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 17 - Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications service provider with operations in 20 countries across Africa and Asia has partnered with the Chandaria Foundation and the Global Peace Foundation to support 41 schools in Kenya in the LEAP Hubs entrepreneurship program through...
  • FRANCE, Jun 17 - Hackers and cyber-terrorists present an ever-evolving threat to airlines, with experts constantly testing for new vulnerabilities — including the fear that drones could be used to throw a plane off course. Most agree hacking a plane would be a near-impossible feat, but some...
  • UNITED NATIONS, Jun 17 - To eliminate sex abuse from UN peacekeeping missions, the first major review of operations in 15 years recommends that countries which flout children’s rights be barred from blue helmet missions. A panel headed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Jose Ramos-Horta was tasked with...
  • WASHINGTON, Jun 17 - Cleaner air worldwide would save two million lives a year and not only in the most polluted countries, a study released Tuesday found. "We were surprised to find the importance of cleaning air not just in the dirtiest parts of the world — which we expected to find — but also...
  • TANZANIA, Jun 17 - A former top UN official in Tanzania has joined the vice-president, prime minster and 33 others seeking nomination on the ruling party’s ticket for presidential polls in October, reports said Tuesday. Justice Minister Asha-Rose Migiro, a former UN Deputy Secretary General and ex-...
  • WASHINGTON, United States, A US civil rights activist at the centre of a national firestorm over allegations that she pretended to be black for years said Tuesday she is "definitely not white" and identifies as an African American. Rachel Dolezal - who was president of the Spokane, Washington...
  • CANBERRA, Australia, Jun 17 - Australia and China signed a landmark trade deal Wednesday after a decade of talks, providing a boon for growth and jobs by abolishing tariffs across a raft of sectors. Trade Minister Andrew Robb and visiting Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng formally inked the...
  • NEW YORK, Jun 16 - Property tycoon Donald Trump, one of America’s most flamboyant and outspoken billionaires, declared Tuesday he was running for the White House, promising to make America great again. "I am officially running for president of the United States and we are going to make our country...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 16 - Fifteen Central Kenya Members of the National Assembly now want President Uhuru Kenyatta to submit a new nominee for the position of Secretary to the Cabinet after they rejected Monica Juma whom they say is not best suited. Led by Dagoretti MP Denis Waweru, the lawmakers...
  • MOSCOW, June 16- President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia will boost its nuclear arsenal by over 40 intercontinental missiles this year, in a move likely to further unnerve the West. "This year the size of our nuclear forces will increase by over 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 16 - National Assembly Committee on Administration and National Security Chairman Asman Kamama has defended his team over allegations of corruption following the rejection of Monica Juma as Secretary to the Cabinet. Kamama said no member had been given an incentive to vote...
  • TABIKA, June 16- At least 17 people were killed and 70 injured when a rush hour passenger train hit a lorry and derailed at an unmarked crossing south of Tunis Tuesday morning, officials said. Most of the dead were passengers on the train, which hit the lorry around 60 kilometres (40 miles) south...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 16- A fire engine valued at Sh50 million belonging to the Nakuru County Government was among property destroyed on Tuesday during a violent protest at Salgaa on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway. The protestors barricaded the busy highway over what they termed as failure by the County...

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