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Russia knife attacker wounds eight

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139 total views, 44 views today BY BBC NEWS/KORIR JUMA,19TH AUG 2017-Eight people have been wounded in a knife attack in the Russian city of Surgut, security sources say. The man, who apparently stabbed passers-by on the street at random, was shot dead by police. The injured have been taken to hospital, where two are in a […]

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Trump fires top white house strategist Steve Bannon

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129 total views, 2 views today BY BBCNEWS/KORIR JUMA,18TH AUG 2017-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is the latest top aide of President Donald Trump to leave his post. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that Friday was his last day. His exit follows a review of his position by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. […]

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Spanish police kill suspects in second attack after 13 die in Barcelona

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155 total views, 5 views today BY BBC NEWS/KORIR JUMA,18TH AUG 2017-Spanish police say they have shot dead five suspected terrorists in the town of Cambrils in a second vehicle attack, after an earlier one in Barcelona killed 13 people and injured dozens. The men were linked to the Barcelona attack, police say. Police are still hunting […]

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Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82

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74 total views, 1 views today   By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Kano, Nigeria, Aug 16 – Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack — the latest in a string of assaults in […]

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N Korea leader ‘briefed’ on Guam plan but opts to wait

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131 total views, 1 views today BY BBC NEWS/KORIR JUMA,15TH AUG,2017-North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reviewed plans to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam but will hold off, state media said. Although prepared for “the enveloping fire at Guam”, the North said it would watch what “the foolish Yankees” do before taking a decision. […]

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18 dead in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

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81 total views, 12 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Aug 14 – Security forces in Burkina Faso’s capital ended an assault Monday against suspected jihadists who opened fire on a restaurant in a “terrorist attack” that left at least 18 people dead, the government said. The attack that began Sunday night in a […]

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North Korea vows to retaliate against US over sanctions

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13 total views, 2 views today BY BBC NEWS,7TH AUG 2017-North Korea has vowed to retaliate and make “the US pay a price” for drafting fresh UN sanctions over its banned nuclear weapons programme. The sanctions, which were unanimously passed by the UN on Saturday, were a “violent violation of our sovereignty,” the official KCNA news agency […]

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Israel to close Al-Jazeera offices, take network off-air

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24 total views, 1 views today BY BBC NEWS/NAMULONGO PETER,6TH  AUG 2017-Israel wants to close broadcaster Al-Jazeera’s local offices and revoke its journalists’ press credentials, the communications minister has said. Ayoub Kara alleged that the channel supported “terrorism”, and said both its Arabic and English-language channels would be taken off air. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently […]

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Kabul attack: Gun battle and suicide bombing in Afghan capital

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32 total views, 4 views today BY BBC NEWS/KORIR JUMA,31ST JULY 2017-Afghan security forces are battling gunmen following a suicide attack outside the Iraqi embassy in the capital, Kabul. Four attackers targeted the complex in the central Shar-e-Naw neighbourhood, the Afghan interior ministry said. A bomber blew himself up at the gate of the embassy, and three […]

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Australia police ‘foil terror plot to bring down plane’

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21 total views, 2 views today BY BBC NEWS/NAMULONGO PETER,30TH JULY 2017-Counter-terrorism police in Australia have stopped a suspected plot to bring down an aeroplane, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said. He was speaking after four people were arrested in raids across Sydney. Investigators said they had seized materials in the raids that could have been used […]

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France wildfires force mass evacuation

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18 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS/ EURIDICE NZIOKA,26TH JULY 2017-Wildfires in south-eastern France have forced the evacuation of 10,000 people overnight, officials say. Hundreds of firefighters have been deployed to battle the fires near Bormes-les-Mimoses, in the country’s Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region France earlier asked its EU neighbours for more help fighting the fire […]

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Israel removes flashpoint metal detectors at holy site

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32 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS/EURIDICE NZIOKA ,25TH JULY 2017-Israel has removed metal detectors from outside a holy site in East Jerusalem after uproar from Palestinians over their recent introduction. Israel’s security cabinet voted early on Tuesday to remove and replace them with less obtrusive surveillance. There were deadly clashes after the metal […]

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Donald Trump attacks ‘illegal’ report on Sessions Russian meeting

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27 total views, 4 views today BY BBC NEWS/NAMULONGO PETER,22ND JULY 2017-US President Donald Trump has attacked “illegal leaks” following reports his attorney general discussed campaign-related matters with a Russian envoy. The Washington Post gave an account of meetings Attorney General Jeff Sessions held with the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak. Mr Sessions has previously […]

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Girl, 5, fined £150 for lemonade stand

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26 total views, 3 views today BY BBC  NEWS/EURIDICE NZIOKA,21ST JULY 2017-A five-year-old girl was fined £150 by a council for selling 50p cups of lemonade to festival goers.The girl’s father Andre Spicer said his daughter had set up the stall in Mile End, east London, while thousands of music fans were on their way to the […]

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Spain football chief Angel Maria Villar Llona arrested

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44 total views, 2 views today BBC NEWS/KORIR JUMA,17TH JULY 2017-The president of the Spanish Football Federation and his son have been held as part of a corruption investigation, judicial sources say. Angel Maria Villar Llona was arrested on suspicion of embezzling funds, El Pais and Efe news agency reported. Mr Villar, a former Spain international footballer, […]

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Qatar crisis: UAE denies hacking news agency

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26 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS/KORIR JUMA,17TH JULY 2017-The United Arab Emirates has denied it was behind the alleged hacking of Qatar’s state news agency in May. The Washington Post cited US intelligence officials as saying the UAE had orchestrated the posting of incendiary quotes attributed to Qatar’s emir that he insisted were […]

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Email ‘linked Kremlin to Trump son meeting’ – New York Times

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15 total views, 1 views today BY BBC NEWS/JOHN WERU,11TH JULY 2017-Donald Trump Jr was told that material on Hillary Clinton offered by a Russian lawyer was part of Moscow’s effort to help his father’s election campaign, the New York Times has said. Publicist Rob Goldstone, who arranged the June 2016 meeting with the lawyer, stated this […]

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Ugandan cleric advises faithfuls to give offering in dollars not shilings

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24 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS,JOHN WERU,10TH JULY 2017-The Anglican Chaplain for Uganda’s Parliament has been advising Christians who give their regular offering in shillings (the local currency) to use dollars and pounds as well, the privately owned Daily Monitor newspaper  has  reported. Rev Canon Christine Shimanya said this during a sermon at […]

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North Korea missile test: Russia and China urge launch freeze

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33 total views, 2 views today BY BBC NEWS/KORIR JUMA, 4TH JULY 2017-Russia and China have urged North Korea to “freeze” its missile and nuclear programmes after it claimed to have successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile. Both countries also called for a simultaneous suspension of US-South Korea large-scale military exercises. Meanwhile, US officials reportedly said […]

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Qatar remains adamant as Saudi extends deadline to resolve Gulf rift

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16 total views, 2 views today BY BBC  NEWS/NAMULONGO PETER,3RD JUNLY 2017-Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states have extended the deadline for Qatar to accept a list of demands, or face further sanctions, by 48 hours. The initial deadline for Qatar to agree to the group’s 13 demands, including the shutting down of the Al Jazeera […]

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Merkel: We must guard Helmut Kohl’s legacy

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16 total views, 2 views today BY THE BBC NEWS/KORIR JUMA/1ST  JULY 2017-World leaders have paid tribute to former German chancellor Helmut Kohl – who oversaw German reunification. Mr Kohl, who died last month, was a major driving force behind closer European integration. Speaking next to his coffin, which was draped in the EU flag, Chancellor Angela […]

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Lebanon refugee camps hit by five suicide bombers

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17 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS/NAMULONGO PETER,30TH JUNE,2017-Five militants have blown themselves up during a raid by Lebanese troops on refugee camps near the Syrian border, Lebanon’s army said. A young girl was killed and three soldiers wounded by the blasts. Four others were hurt when an attacker threw a hand grenade, the […]

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Cardinal Pell: Vatican treasurer denies Australia sex offences

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13 total views, 1 views today BY BBC NEWS/JOHN WERU,29TH JUNE,2017-The Vatican treasurer, Cardinal George Pell, has vehemently denied any wrongdoing after being charged with sex offences in his native Australia. He complained that he had been subjected to “relentless character assassination” during a two-year investigation into the “false” claims. He said the Pope had granted him […]

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Queen to receive £6m pay increase

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15 total views, 1 views today BY BBC NEWS/JOHN WERU,27TH JUNE,2017-The Queen is to receive an 8% increase in income from public funds, after the Crown Estate’s profits rose by £24m. The Sovereign Grant, which pays for the salaries of her household, official travel and upkeep of palaces, is to increase by more than £6m in 2018/19. […]

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Colombia boat sinking: Six killed and 16 missing

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18 total views, 1 views today BY BBC NEWS/KORIR JUMA,26TH JUNE,2017-At least six people died when a passenger boat sank on a reservoir in north-western Colombia, officials say. They say that 133 people were rescued, but 16 are still missing after the four-deck Almirante went down near the popular resort town of Guatapé. There were about 170 […]

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Battle for Mosul: IS ‘blows up’ al-Nuri mosque

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20 total views, 4 views today BY BBC NEWS/KORIR JUMA,21ST JUNE,2017-So-called Islamic State (IS) has blown up the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraqi forces say. The historic landmark was where the group’s leader proclaimed a “caliphate” in 2014. Earlier on Wednesday, the commander of Iraqi forces told the BBC they were 15m from the mosque, […]

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Portugal fires: Canadair plane crashes while tackling blazes

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11 total views, 2 views today BY BBC NEWS/EURIDICE NZIOKA-A water-bombing plane fighting huge forest fires in central Portugal has crashed, local officials say. They say the Canadair aircraft went down near Pedrógão Grande. So far there has been no information about casualties. More than 1,000 firefighters on the ground and aircraft from several countries are battling […]

Mali's government has said it suspects jihadists are behind the resort attack
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Mali attack: Two dead as gunmen storm tourist resort

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16 total views, 2 views today BY BBC NEWS/KORIR JUMA,18TH JUNE 2017-Gunmen have stormed a tourist resort in Mali popular with Westerners and two people are dead, the country’s security minister has said. “It is a jihadist attack. Malian special forces intervened and about 20 hostages have been released,” Salif Traore told AFP. “Unfortunately for the moment […]

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London tower block fire: Queen Elizabeth II visits scene as Police confirm death toll has raised to 30

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18 total views, 2 views today BY CNN/EURIDICE NZIOKA,16TH JUNE,2017-British police say they may never be able to identify all of those who perished in the Grenfell Tower disaster, as anger and frustration mounted in the London neighborhood stunned by the tragedy. A criminal investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the blaze. Firefighters continued to […]

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British Prime Minister Theresa May faces pressure to resign after losing the election

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32 total views, no views today Polling experts are wary of calling the outcome of Britain’s election although Prime Minister Theresa May remains the favourite over Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn © AFP/File JOHN THYS, Paul ELLIS BY AFP British Prime Minister Theresa May faced pressure to resign on Friday after losing her parliamentary majority, plunging the […]

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Donald Trump picks Christopher Wray as FBI director

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13 total views, no views today Christopher Wray, then an assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, addresses reporters in Washington, DC, on August 20, 2004. He is President Donald Trump’s nominee for FBI director. FILE PHOTO | STEPHEN JAFFE | AFP BY  AFP WASHINGTON, President Donald Trump has announced that he […]