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Mum, 25, has septuplets in remarkable natural birth with six girls and one boy

The mum, who has not been named, is also in good health after the rare birth in the Diyali Province of eastern Iraq

DR Congo’s leader calls for well-equipped UN peacekeepers

KINSHASA DR Congo's new President Felix Tshisekedi called Friday for a "better armed" UN peacekeeping force in the troubled country, in his first formal meeting with foreign diplomats after...

Women shut out of Nigeria’s poll by violence, fraud and sexism

Women were attacked, threatened with violence and forced to give up their places to men during the party primaries last year

Russia detains major US investor on suspicion of fraud

MOSCOW, Russia has detained the US head of a major investment firm on suspicion of fraud and he will appear in a Moscow court on Friday, the court said. Michael Calvey, the founder of...

Ethiopia to aid return of nationals stranded in Tanzania

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia is assisting 541 nationals stranded in Tanzania to obtain travel documents and return home, the foreign ministry said Friday. Every year hundreds of Ethiopian migrants are...

Vatican envoy to France in sexual assault probe: source

PARIS, The Vatican's envoy to France is under investigation for sexual assault after being accused of molesting an official at the Paris mayor's office, a judicial source told AFP. The envoy,...

Trump set to declare border emergency

President Donald Trump was poised on Friday to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border

Myanmar court sentences two to death for Muslim lawyer’s murder

Two people were sentenced to death by a Myanmar court Friday for the murder of a Muslim lawyer and Aung San Suu Kyi advisor

Ethiopia says some 1,000 Oromo rebels give up arms

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia has said some 1,000 fighters with the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rebel group have given up arms and entered rehabilitation camps, according to state media. Popular among...

India vows ‘heavy price’ after Kashmir attack kills dozens

At least 41 paramilitary troops were killed on Thursday as explosives packed in a van ripped through a convoy

Key issues Nigerians set to consider in elections

LAGOS In Nigeria, it is often said that no figure is verifiable unless it is the price of a barrel of crude oil. AFP has put together some key numbers ahead of Saturday's election, in which...

Taliban confront fake news and social media in propaganda war

The Taliban's official spokesman now tweets real-time updates about battlefield operations and its media arm stays in direct contact with journalists

Drone forces suspension of flights from Dubai airport

DUBAI, Suspected drone activity briefly disrupted flight departures Friday from Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international traffic, the airport said. It said in a...

Japan to recognise indigenous Ainu people for first time

Japan's government introduced a bill Friday to recognise the country's ethnic Ainu minority as an "indigenous" people

Slovenia MP resigns for stealing sandwich

Slovenia MP resigns for stealing sandwich

23 feared dead in flood at disused gold mine

Police would not confirm the incident, saying they were yet to receive a full report.

Gordian Kyomukama appointed MTN Uganda acting CEO

MTN Uganda’s Chief Technology Officer, Mr Gordian Kyomukama, has been appointed as the acting chief executive following the deportation of Mr Wim Vanhelleputte. Mr Vanhelleputte, a Belgian...

Trump to declare emergency over Mexico border wall

US President Donald Trump is to invoke rare national emergency powers to secure funding for his planned border wall with Mexico, the White House said. The controversial move would enable Mr Trump...

New tape shows R. Kelly having sex with minor, lawyer says

The tape, which is nearly 45 minutes long, is not the same video that saw Kelly face 21 counts of child pornography charges in 2002

Trump plans ’emergency’ to fund wall as Congress moves to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON, President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency to fund his controversial border wall, the White House said Thursday, a move that alarmed US lawmakers shortly before...

Trump puts on weight, but in ‘very good health:’ doctor

Trump who is a known lover of junk food, weighs 243 pounds (110 kg)

Uganda deports MTN CEO Wim Vanhelleputte

Uganda has kicked out MTN Chief Executive Officer Wim Vanhelleputte. In a letter signed by Internal Affairs Minister Jeje Odongo on Thursday, the MTN Uganda boss is to stay outside Uganda...

US Senate passes bill to avert govt shutdown, House votes next

WASHINGTON, The US Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a compromise package that funds federal operations and prevents a looming government shutdown, without providing money for President...

Pence wants EU to pull out of Iran nuclear deal

Warsaw, Thursday United States Vice President Mike Pence accused Washington’s European allies on Thursday of trying to break US sanctions against Tehran and called on them to withdraw from the...

Children hurt when leopard roams into Chad school

N'DJAMENA  Four children and their teacher were injured when a leopard roamed into their primary school in a rare attack in Chad on Thursday, witnesses said. Five people were hurt when the big...

Lovesick on Valentine’s? Museum of broken hearts has the antidote

ZAGREB  Forget romantic dinners and roses, the place to be on Valentine's Day is Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships, a paean to personal objects and stories of heartbreak. From a toaster...

Doctors remove baby from womb, perform operation, put her back inside

Most of babies born with spina bifida condition are aborted before they get a chance at life outside the womb.

May could face another Brexit defeat in parliament

British Prime Minister Theresa May could face a defeat in parliament on Thursday over her plan to renegotiate the Brexit deal

Iran vows revenge on ‘mercenaries’ behind suicide attack

"The main root of terrorism in region is America and Zionists, and some oil-producing countries in the region also financially support the terrorism.

Valentine’s Day not feeling the love in Indonesia

SURABAYA Valentine's Day wasn't getting much love in the world's biggest Muslim majority nation Thursday as Indonesian authorities urged amorous couples to call it quits and carried out raids to...

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One dead, three injured in road accident along Nakuru-Baringo Road

One person died and three others sustained injuries in a self-involving accident which occurred on Friday along Marigat-Nakuru road.

Mum, 25, has septuplets in remarkable natural birth with six girls and one boy

The mum, who has not been named, is also in good health after the rare birth in the Diyali Province of eastern Iraq

FRANCIS ATWOLI reveals the name of the foolish man who is misleading UHURU over the nurses’ strike! Things are about to get ugly

Friday February 15, 2019 - Central Organisation of Trade Union (COTU) Secretary General, Francis Atwoli, has now revealed the name of a senior State...

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Kenyans divided following Dennis Okari’s secret wedding two years after breakup with Betty Kyallo

Kenyans on social media expressed divergent views after news broke out that NTV anchor Dennis Okari had tied the knot again.As reported by TUKO.co.ke...

Nakuru emerges second richest county after Nairobi

- Nakuru contributed 6.1% of the country's Gross Domestic Product while Nairobi contributed 21.7%- The utilisation of modern methods of farming and tourism boosted...