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49 total views, 49 views today BY BBC NEWS,19TH OCT 2017-At least 43 Afghan soldiers have been killed after two suicide bombers in Humvee trucks targeted a military base in the southern province of Kandahar. Nine others were wounded and six were missing, the defence ministry said. Ten militants were also said to have died. The attack, […]

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‘Giant corruption conspiracy’ inquiry begins in SA

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77 total views, 6 views today BY BBC NEWS,17TH OCT 2017-South Africa’s parliament is today beginning an inquiry into alleged corruption at the highest levels of government. Whistleblowers and prominent officials are expected to be called to give evidence into what’s become known as “state capture”. It could be an uncomfortable few days for some powerful people […]

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Austrian conservative set to become Europe’s youngest leader

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165 total views, 4 views today BY BBC NEWS,15TH OCT 2017- Austria’s conservative People’s Party (ÖVP), led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country’s general election, projections suggest. The victory would make Mr Kurz Europe’s youngest leader. The People’s Party was projected to win 30.2% of Sunday’s vote, followed by the anti-immigration Freedom Party […]

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California wildfires: Death toll rises as blazes continue

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122 total views, 12 views today BY BBC NEWS,15TH OCT 2017-Forty people have died and hundreds are still missing in California after six days of wildfires that have devastated swathes of countryside and destroyed thousands of homes. California’s governor said it was “one of the greatest tragedies” the state had ever faced. More than 10,000 firefighters are […]

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Liberia election: Ex-football star George Weah takes early lead

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210 total views, 6 views today BY BBC NEWS,13TH OCT 2017-Partial results from Liberia’s presidential election show former football star George Weah has taken an early lead. Figures from the National Elections Commission (NEC) put Mr Weah ahead in 11 out of 15 counties, although most votes have yet to be counted. His main rival, incumbent Vice-President […]

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Harvey Weinstein sacked after sexual harassment claims

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158 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS,9TH OCT 2017-Harvey Weinstein, the Oscar-winning film producer accused of sexually harassing female employees, has been fired by the board of his company. One of the biggest producers in Hollywood, Mr Weinstein was behind films including Shakespeare in Love, The King’s Speech and Pulp Fiction. The Weinstein Company […]

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Ghana’s capital rocked by huge gas blasts

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138 total views, 2 views today BY BBC NEWS,8TH OCT 2017-Huge explosions have rocked a fuel depot in Ghana’s capital Accra, leaving at least six people dead. The blasts sent a giant fireball into the sky and forced residents to flee the Atomic Junction area, in the north-east of the city, officials say. The incident happened at […]

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Storm Nate: At least 22 dead in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras

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266 total views, 4 views today BY BBC NEWS,6TH OCT 2017-Tropical Storm Nate has killed at least 22 people in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras. It caused heavy rains, landslides and floods which blocked roads, destroyed bridges and damaged houses. In Costa Rica, nearly 400,000 people are without running water and thousands are sleeping in shelters. The […]

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Theresa May to unveil plans to build more council homes

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426 total views, 2 views today BY BBC NEWS,4TH OCT 2017-Theresa May will tell the Conservatives to “shape up” and “go forward together” as she closes their party conference. The PM, who has faced repeated questions about her leadership during the Manchester conference, will vow not to “retreat in the face of difficulty”. The party, and ministers, […]

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Uganda opposition MPs’ homes attacked

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333 total views, 7 views today BY BBC NEWS,3RD OCT 2017-Suspected grenades have been used in attacks on the homes of two opposition MPs – one of them the singer-turned-politician known as Bobi Wine – Uganda’s Daily Monitor reports. Police are investigating attacks on the homes of Bobi Wine – otherwise known as Robert Kyagulanyi, MP for […]

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Yingluck trial: Thai ex-PM sentenced to five years in jail

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295 total views, 2 views today BY BBC NEWS/KORIR JUMA,27TH SEPT 2017-Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been found guilty of criminal negligence and sentenced in absentia to five years in prison. The Supreme Court convicted her of mishandling a rice subsidy scheme which allegedly cost Thailand at least $8bn. Ousted in 2014, weeks before a […]

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White House private emails: House committee ramps ups pressure

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351 total views, 1 views today BY BBC NEWS,26TH SEPT 2017-A committee of Congress has called on the White House to provide details of any aides who have used private emails for official business. The investigation comes after Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner admitted doing so, and the New York Times reported that five other aides also […]

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German election: AfD vows to fight ‘invasion of foreigners’

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418 total views, 5 views today BY BBC NEWS,25TH SEPT 2017-Germany’s right-wing, nationalist AfD party has vowed to fight “an invasion of foreigners” into the country, after winning its first parliamentary seats. “We want a different policy,” co-leader Alexander Gauland said following the historic surge. But splits have already emerged between AfD leaders on the party’s direction. […]

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Nigerian government bans Biafra separatists

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754 total views, 11 views today BY BBC NEWS,21ST SEPT 2017-The Nigerian government has declared the separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob), a terrorist organisation. The country’s army had made a similar declaration last week but it later retracted the statement. Now the government says it has obtained a court order permitting it to declare […]

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Mexico: Huge earthquake topples buildings, killing more than 200

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798 total views, 7 views today BY BBC NEWS,20TH SEPT 2017-A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 200 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City. President Enrique Peña Nieto said more than 20 children had died and 30 were missing after a school collapsed. The 7.1 magnitude quake also caused […]

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Grenfell death toll ‘may be below 80’

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515 total views, 4 views today BY BBC NEWS /KORIR JUMA,19TH SEPT 2017-The number of people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire may be a little lower than the previous estimate of 80, police have said. Scotland Yard, in a briefing, said it may consider individual as well as corporate manslaughter charges. It is also investigating […]

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Parsons Green: Police hunt bomber behind Tube attack

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475 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS/KORIR JUMA,16TH  SEPT 2017-A manhunt is under way to find the person behind Friday’s rush hour Tube bombing in south-west London. Police said they were “chasing down suspects” and had hundreds of officers trawling through CCTV following the District Line attack, which injured 29. The UK terror threat […]

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At least two killed as Deadly protest hit Ethiopia

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804 total views, 11 views today BY BBC NEWS,13TH SEPT 2017- Ethiopia’s government says it is is working towards resolving what it calls a boundary dispute between its Oromia and Somali regional states, reports BBC Ethiopia correspondent Emmanuel Igunza. Protests erupted in towns in the east on Tuesday, resulting in at least two deaths, the displacement of […]

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Sudan condemned for ‘deporting Eritreans’

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461 total views, 5 views today BY BBC NEWS/JOHN WERU,13TH SEPT 2017-The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says it is “deeply concerned” by reports that 30 young asylum-seekers have been deported from Sudan to Eritrea. In a statement, the UNHCR’s deputy representative for Sudan, Elizabeth Tan, said: Radio Dabanga, an international broadcaster focused on Sudan’s Darfuri population, reports […]

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Mexico earthquake of magnitude 8.2 strikes off Pacific coast

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337 total views, 3 views today BY BBCNEWS/KORIR JUMA,8TH  SEPT 2017-An earthquake described by Mexico’s president as the country’s strongest in a century has struck off the southern coast, killing at least 15 people. The quake, which President Enrique Peña Nieto said measured 8.2, struck in the Pacific, about 87km (54 miles) south-west of Pijijiapan. A tsunami […]

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Hurricane Irma causes devastation across the Caribbean

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537 total views, 11 views today BY BBC NEWS/KORIR JUMA,7TH SEPT 2017-Hurricane Irma has caused widespread destruction across the Caribbean, reducing buildings to rubble and leaving at least nine people dead. The small island of Barbuda is said to be “barely habitable”. Officials warn that St. Martin is almost destroyed, and the death toll is likely to […]

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Europe migrant crisis: EU court rejects quota challenge

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410 total views, 1 views today BBC NEWS/KORIR JUMA,6TH SEPT 2017-The EU’s top court has rejected a challenge by eastern European countries to a migrant relocation deal drawn up at the peak of the crisis in 2015. The European Court of Justice overruled Hungary and Slovakia’s objections to the compulsory fixed-quota scheme. Hungary has not accepted a […]

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North Korea nuclear crisis: Putin calls sanctions useless

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476 total views, 1 views today BY BBC NEWS/JOHN WERU,5TH SEPT 2017-Russian President Vladimir Putin has said pursuing further sanctions against North Korea is “useless”, saying “they’d rather eat grass than give up their nuclear programme”. The US said on Monday it would table a new UN resolution on tougher sanctions in the wake of the latest […]

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North Korea nuclear test: Trump condemns ‘hostile’ move

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566 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS/KORIR JUMA,3RD SEPT 2017-The US has joined North Korea’s regional neighbours in condemning the secretive communist state’s latest nuclear weapons test. Pyongyang said it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb that could be loaded on to a long-range missile. US President Donald Trump tweeted: “North Korea has conducted […]

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Nine G4S staff at immigration removal suspended

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397 total views, 2 views today BY BBC NEWS/KORIR JUMA KORIR,1ST SEPT 2017-G4S has suspended nine members of staff from an immigration removal centre near Gatwick Airport, following a BBC Panorama undercover investigation. The programme says it has covert footage recorded at Brook House showing officers “mocking, abusing and assaulting” people being held there. It says it […]

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28 people die after landslides hits Southern parts of mineral rich town of Kolwezi in DRC

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486 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA/NAIROBI,30TH  AUGUST 2017-At least  28 people have been confirmed dead after landslides hit the mineral rich town of Kolwezi in the democratic republic of Congo DRC.This  is according to the local media. The area is  known to be rich in bronze. The recent landslides  in the North eastern […]

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India guru rape: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh jailed for 10 years

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485 total views, no views today BBC NEWS /KORIR JUMA,28TH AUG,2017-A controversial Indian godman convicted of rape on Friday has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Indian media reported that Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s followers had set a vehicle on fire just ahead of sentencing. Violence after Friday’s verdict in Panchkula in northern Haryana state […]

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Trump rules out Afghan troops withdrawal

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459 total views, 2 views today BY BBC NEWS/KORIR JUMA,22ND AUG 2017-President Donald Trump has said a hasty US withdrawal from Afghanistan would leave a vacuum for terrorists to fill. He said his original instinct was to pull US forces out, but had instead decided to stay and “fight to win” to avoid the mistakes made in […]

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Russia knife attacker wounds eight

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508 total views, 2 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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496 total views, 5 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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475 total views, 4 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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334 total views, no 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 […]