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US man arrested for castrating man met on eunuch website

MIAMI A man has been arrested in Florida for castrating a companion who submitted to the procedure voluntarily after they met on an internet fetish site specialising in eunuchs. "This one is a little... let's just say sensitive. You could even say it's kinda nuts," the Highland...

Jubaland elects Ahmed Mohamed president : The Standard

Anab Mohamed Dahir came second with 14 votes.

Jubbaland President Ahmed Madobe wins re-election bid

Jubbaland President Ahmed Madobe has been sworn in for a second term of four years after garnering 56 votes out of 74 cast by the regional members of Parliament. Mr Madobe has ruled over the Somalia state since 2013. He defeated closest challenger, Anab Mohamed Dahir, by...

Russia sends its first humanoid robot into space : The Standard

Named Fedor, short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia

Brazil’s Bolsonaro blames Amazon fires on NGOs as Twitter erupts : The Standard

Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil have ignited a firestorm on social media.

Former Australian deputy prime minister Tim Fischer dies at 73 : The Standard

Fischer was the quintessential, laconic rural Australian, always wearing a rabbit-skin Akubra hat.

‘I am the Chosen One’: Trump defends China trade war : The Standard

"This isn't my trade war. This is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago by a lot of other presidents"

Second day of Italy crisis talks after PM resigns : The Standard

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini tried to force a snap election

Ghana draws African-American tourists with ‘Year of Return’ : The Standard

African-Americans are flocking to Ghana as it marks the "Year of Return" and the 400th anniversary of the first slave ship landing in Virginia

Greenland: Trump criticises ‘nasty’ Denmark over cancelled visit

US President Donald Trump has called the Danish leader "nasty" after she rebuffed his idea of buying Greenland. He lashed out hours after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said she was "sorry" that Mr Trump had abruptly called off a state visit to Denmark. She has dismissed the...

Christian Turner appointed British High Commissioner to Pakistan : The Standard

Former British High Commissioner to Kenya Dr Christian Turner has been appointed the new British High Commissioner to Pakistan.

Kagame, Museveni sign pact to end months-long standoff

The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda on Wednesday signed an agreement in Angola to end months of tensions after the two leaders exchanged accusations of spying, political assassinations and meddling. Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and Uganda's Yoweri Museveni were once close allies but their relations have turned...

Shock in Denmark after Trump, spurned over Greenland, cancels visit : The Standard

Shock in Denmark after Trump, spurned over Greenland, cancels visit

Kenya criticises UN for ‘insensitive’ demands on Jubbaland poll agency

Some 27 federal MPs and several former and sitting state presidents throw their weight behind the electoral office. Kenya has criticised the United Nations for making “insensitive” demands on Somalia’s Jubbaland electoral agency which is due to preside over a presidential poll on Thursday. Foreign Affairs Cabinet...

 Mind the doors: Japan bullet train runs with door open at 280kph

TOKYO  A Japanese bullet train hurtling along at 280 kilometres per hour ran for nearly a minute with one of its doors completely open on Wednesday, its operator said. The accident, due to human error, was a rare mishap for the Japanese "Shinkansen" bullet train which has...

Mexican president says government not talking with criminal gangs : The Standard

Mexican president says government not talking with criminal gangs

Final handshake? Museveni off to Angola to meet Kagame over tensions

Last month, the presidents of Rwanda and Uganda pledged to resolve tensions.

New Zealand speaker cradles MP’s baby during parliament debate

The speaker of New Zealand's parliament has cradled a lawmaker's baby while he presided over a debate in the House of Representatives. Trevor Mallard tweeted a photo of himself feeding MP Tāmati Coffey's baby boy in the speaker's seat. Mr Coffey, Labour MP for Waiariki, announced the...

South African court rules display of apartheid flag constitutes hate speech : The Standard

South African court rules display of apartheid flag constitutes hate speech

Sudan forms 11-member sovereign council, headed by military leader : The Standard

Sudan on Tuesday completed the formation of an 11-member sovereign council that will run the country for a three-year transitional period until polls.

Somalia’s Kismayu in lockdown ahead of elections

Somalia’s state of Jubbaland on Tuesday evening shut down its main airport in Kismayu, ahead of the scheduled local presidential elections due Thursday. The decision means no aircraft will be allowed to land at the facility until after the vote. The authorities indicated the airport will reopen...

US military drone shot down over Yemen: officials : The Standard

US military drone shot down over Yemen: officials

Sudan sovereign council chairman sworn in

Khartoum, Sudan is taking further steps in its transition towards civilian rule Wednesday with the swearing in of a new sovereign council and the appointment of a prime minister. The body replaces the Transitional Military Council (TMC) that took charge after months of deadly street protests brought...

Chinese boxer Dong Youli set to face Namibia’s Shonena in WBO fight

WINDHOEK, Photo caption – Namibia’s boxer Mikka Shonena (R) and China’s Dong Youli prepare to battle it out at the World Boxing Organization (WBO) fight, in Windhoek, capital of Namibia, Aug. 20, 2019. (Xinhua/Musa C Kaseke)    China’s 24-year-old Dong Youli, the current World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia...

Johnson, Merkel to face off in first Brexit talks : The Standard

Johnson has said the UK will leave the EU with or without a deal on October 31

Kenya’s UN Security Council bid: African Union makes final vote

The African Union (AU) is on Wednesday expected to make a decisive vote on who between Kenya and Djibouti will take the sole United Nations Security Council non-permanent seat reserved for the continent in 2021. A committee of envoys representing member states at the AU headquarters in...

Political reform hopes dim in Zimbabwe : The Standard

The economy is mired in its worst crisis in a decade

Papua prison break: Over 250 inmates escape after violent riots : The Standard

About half of a 500-inmate prison in Sorong city fled their cells when the prison was set ablaze by angry protesters Monday, according to authorities.

Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against sex abuse convictions, returns to prison : The Standard

George Pell lost an appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choir boys.

Spooked Trump insists US economy not in trouble : The Standard

If US President Donald Trump is going to get another four years in the White House, he'll probably need the economy to avoid recession

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Uhuru backs Constitution review – Daily Nation

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“Mimi si bwana yako…”, Governor Sonko tells K24 anchor Anne Kiguta (video)

Controversial Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko on Sunday humiliated K24’s Anne Kiguta claiming that he is not her husband. [email protected]: …even wewe, mimi si bwana...

70 percent of bank customers ‘are living beyond their means’

Seven in every ten Kenyans who have access to formal banking services spend more money than they make each...

Police Ruthlessly Stop MP’s Son’s Wedding After Matiang’i’s Directive

Police officers, on Saturday, descended on a wedding that was taking place on the night the census exercise was supposed to be taking...

“Hana ushamba wa kuchambana Instagram” Diamond publicly humiliates Zari and Hamisa, praises Tanasha instead

We can’t have enough of Tanasha and Diamond’s baby shower party. It was definitely star-studded but more of drama-filled.The party went down at Best...

I tried to copy Messi and LeBron, says Griezmann after Barca double

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Kiplagat breaks race record at Mexico City Marathon

Vivian Kiplagat broke the women’s race record at the 37th Telcel Mexico City Marathon, while Duncan Maiyo’s victory in the men’s race made it...

Malaria outbreak confirmed, officials deny four have died : The Standard

Up to 100 cases, mostly expectant women, children and the elderly reported.

Brazil takes action against fires in the Amazon : The Standard

A protester was equipped with a gas mask, disguised as a tree with foliage provided, stuffed animals and a placard proclaiming "Long live nature!"