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Kenya marks 54th Jamhuri Day

Dec 13, 2017
Kenya will today mark 54 years of self rule after gaining independence from Britain. The national fete, led by President Uhuru Kenyatta, will be held at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, in the capital Nairobi while regional celebrations will be held in the other 46 county headquarters. Kenyans started trickling in to Kasarani for celebrations on early Tuesday morning, with gates opening at... 

Veteran Bollywood actor and producer Shashi Kapoor has died aged 79

Dec 5, 2017
Kapoor, who acted in huge hits like Deewar and Kabhie Kabhie, had been ill for some time and was in hospital. He was a member of the Kapoor dynasty, which has dominated the Hindi film industry for decades. He won several national film awards and was awarded the Padma Bhushan civilian honour by the Indian government in 2011. He also acted in a number of British and American films. Kapoor died at the... 

Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in as president in for final term

Nov 28, 2017
President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn for his second and final five-year term on Tuesday to thunderous cheers from tens of thousands of supporters. “I swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Republic of Kenya; that I will obey, preserve, protect and defend this Constitution of Kenya, as by law established, and all other laws of the Republic; and that I will protect and uphold... 

Ratko Mladić convicted of war crimes and genocide at UN tribunal

Nov 23, 2017
The former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladić, nicknamed the ‘butcher of Bosnia’, has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. More than 20 years after the Srebrenica massacre, Mladic was found guilty at the United Nations-backed international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague of 10 offences involving... 

Celebrations as Supreme Court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta’s election

Nov 20, 2017
Supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday broke out in song and dance as they celebrated the Supreme Court decision to uphold his re-election. Jubilee leaders also expressed their satisfaction with the judges’ decision. MORE  Read More →

Iran-Iraq earthquake: More than 300 die in heavy tremor

Nov 13, 2017
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the border region between Iraq and Iran late on Sunday, killing at least 328 people and injuring an estimated 2,530 more. As aftershocks continued on Monday and as rescuers sped up their operation, Iran’s state news agency IRNA confirmed the death toll, saying at least 382 of the injured remain in hospital. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said Sunday’s... 

Texas: At least 26 killed in Sutherland Springs church

Nov 6, 2017
At least 26 people have been killed and 20 others injured in a mass shooting inside a church in Sutherland Springs, in the US state of Texas. The shooting took place on Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Wilson County during the 11:00am (17:00 GMT) service, officials told reporters. Sergeant Robert Murphy of the Guadalupe County Sherrif’s office confirmed to Al Jazeera that the shooter... 

Las Vegas shooting: Who is Stephen Paddock?

Oct 3, 2017
At least 59 people have been killed and more than 500 others injured during a mass shooting at a country music concert in the US state of Nevada. What happened? Police believe 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on a group of more than 22,000 concert-goers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. At least 59 people were killed and 527 others were injured. The... 

At least 149 dead after magnitude 7.1 earthquake

Sep 19, 2017
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 149 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust and thousands fled into the streets in panic. The earthquake came less than two weeks after another quake left at least 90 dead in the country’s south, and it occurred as Mexicans commemorated the anniversary of a 1985 quake that killed thousands. Mexican media broadcast... 

At least 300 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides and flooding

Aug 14, 2017
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Mudslides and torrential flooding killed more than 300 people in and around Sierra Leone’s capital early Monday following heavy rains, with many victims trapped in homes buried under tons of mud. Survivors and volunteers dug through the mud and debris at times with their bare hands in a desperate search for missing relatives, and military personnel were deployed to help... 

Canada 150 highlights from across the country

Jul 2, 2017
As thousands of partygoers congregated on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill to watch Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at the nation’s biggest bash, Canadians from across the country found other unique ways to mark the momentous occasion. On the East Coast, approximately 75 early risers kicked off the festivities with a pre-dawn cruise... 

More than 250 people killed in Colombia flooding

Apr 2, 2017
A powerful torrent of water from three overflowing rivers tore through a small city in Colombia while people slept, destroying homes, sweeping away cars and killing more than 250 people. The incident triggered by a sudden, heavy rainstorm happened around midnight and into early Saturday in Mocoa, a provincial capital of about 40,000 tucked between mountains near Colombia’s southern border with... 

Westminster attack: Five killed outside UK parliament

Mar 22, 2017
London police say five people, including the attacker, were killed injured after a car ploughed into pedestrians and a man went on a stabbing spree before being shot dead close to the British parliament. Around 40 others were injured in Wednesday’s attack that caused chaos in one of the city’s busiest locations. more  Read More →

Dutch election: PM Rutte celebrates ‘rejection of populism

Mar 16, 2017
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the Netherlands has rejected “the wrong kind of populism” as he celebrated victory in parliamentary elections. With nearly all votes counted his governing centre-right VVD party easily beat the anti-immigration, anti-EU Freedom party of Geert Wilders. The race was seen as a test of support for nationalist parties that have been gaining ground across... 

Perché la festa della donna è l’8 marzo?

Mar 8, 2017
L’iniziativa di celebrare la giornata internazionale della donna fu presa per la prima volta nel febbraio del 1909 negli Stati Uniti su iniziativa del Partito socialista americano. L’anno seguente, nel 1910, l’iniziativa venne raccolta da Clara Zetkin a Copenaghen durante la Conferenza internazionale delle donne socialiste.Dai documenti del congresso non risultano chiare le motivazioni... 

Istanbul New Year nightclub attacker ‘caught’

Jan 17, 2017
A man suspected of killing 39 people in a New Year’s Day attack on a popular Istanbul nightclub has been caught by police, according to Turkish news media. The alleged shooter, identified as Abdulgadir Masharipov, was captured in an apartment in Istanbul’s Esenyurt district during a massive police operation late on Monday, security sources told state-run Anadolu Agency. more  Read More →

Cargo Jet Crash Kills Dozens in Kyrgyzstan Village

Jan 16, 2017
A cargo jet crashed into a village near Kyrgyzstan’s main airport on Monday, killing dozens of people on the ground.The Boeing 747 had been trying to land in intermittent dense fog, local officials told NBC News. The aircraft had five people on board.Tolgonai Stamaliyeva, a government spokesperson, said the plane destroyed more than 20 houses. more  Read More →

Om Puri: Veteran Indian actor dies

Jan 6, 2017
The actor suffered a heart attack at his residence in Mumbai early on Friday, reports say.Om Puri, who acted in both mainstream and art films, was known for his gritty performances in a number of landmark Indian films in the 1980s.He also appeared in a number of British films, including a cameo in Richard Attenborough’s epic on Mahatma Gandhi. more  Read More →

Manhunt on after Istanbul nightclub massacre kills 39

Jan 2, 2017
A manhunt was on in Turkey for at least one assailant who shot dead 39 people in a crowded Istanbul nightclub during New Year’s celebrations and fled the scene. About 70 others were wounded, three of those people in critical condition, Binali Yildirim, Turkey’s prime minister, said on Sunday. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu described the attack as a “massacre, a truly inhumane savagery”.... 

US actress Debbie Reynolds dies, a day after daughter Carrie Fisher

Dec 28, 2016
US media said the 84-year-old had a stroke. She was taken to a Los Angeles hospital earlier on Wednesday.The Hollywood legend is best known for her role in the 1952 musical Singin’ in the Rain, opposite Gene Kelly. Fisher – renowned for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series – died on Tuesday aged 60, following a cardiac arrest on a plane. more  Read More →
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