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Kenya political talks flop after proposals to amend election law

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With just weeks to Kenya's presidential election re-rerun scheduled for 26 October, Talks on elections by the stakeholders have collapsed at the Bomas of Kenya today. "We have no other option than to take the battle to the people", he said. "These amendments are worse than mlolongo (queuing) voting style". The proposed new changes seek to bar the Supreme Court from nullifying the elections in future but restricting it to order a recount of the votes. Read More »

'Killer clown' suspect could face death penalty

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The case was re-opened three years ago, and on Tuesday, Sheila Keen was arrested Virginia and charged with first-degree murder. The clown then pulled out a gun, shot Warren in the face, walked back to the vehicle and calmly drove away. Yesterday Sheila Keen Warren was arrested and accused of shooting an killing another woman in Florida back in 1990. Investigators looked at both as suspects in Marlene Warren's killing, and the circumstantial evidence piled up. Read More »

Putin critic Navalny detained by police before pre-election rally

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The press service of Moscow's interior ministry was cited by the TASS news agency as saying Navalny had been detained because of his "repeated calls to take part in unsanctioned public events". A law enforcement source told TASS that Navalny was allowed to hold rallies in nine cities across Russian Federation. "They've said for a long time that the opposition has no support in the regions and now it hurts them to see our rallies". Read More »

Somalia: Al-Shabab launches deadly attack on army base

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No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but militant Islamist organization al-Shabab commonly carries out attacks in Mogadishu . "There were neither AMISOM nor other foreigners there", Ali added, referring to African Union peacekeeping troops. Read More »

United States stands ready to use devastating force against North Korea, says Trump

As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US was still hoping for a diplomatic resolution, Trump echoed the sentiment, declaring that a military strike was "not a preferred option". The Chinese government on Thursday ordered all North Korean companies based in the country to close by the end of 2017 in accordance with United Nations sanctions over Pyongyangs latest nuclear missile tests. Read More »

US Plans Major Withdrawal of Staff from Embassy in Cuba

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Tillerson met with Cuban Foreign Secretary Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrillan Washington on Tuesday to discuss about recent emergence of symptoms of hearing loss and nausea among United States diplomatic personnel and their families in the Cuban capital Havana. Read More »

Trump waives restrictions on shipping aid to Puerto Rico

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On Thursday, the White House authorized a 10-day waiver of the Jones Act , a federal law that limits shipping to United States ports by foreign vessels. They say there are enough US ships available to assist with recovery efforts. The Jones Act also hampered clean-up efforts after the BP oil spill disaster in 2010. Read More »

US Republican and Democrat senators urge Trump to end Myanmar Rohingya crisis

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In a sharp ramping up of the pressure on Myanmar, also known as Burma, Haley echoed United Nations accusations that the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people in Rakhine State was ethnic cleansing . The government has put the Myanmar Red Cross in charge of aid to the state, with the help of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Bangladesh was already hosting thousands of Rohingya, and Haq said there are now believed to be "well over 700,000" Rohingya in the country. Read More »

Korea's new nuke envoy talks to US, Japanese counterparts

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Previous attempts to transfer control have been delayed over fears of increasing nuclear activity in North Korea. Moon said the Republic of Korea's army "must be ready to win", at an event marking the 69th Armed Forces Day, which falls on October 1. Read More »

Stampede at Elphinstone railway station leaves 30 injured and 3 dead

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Good returns of my tax! According to some reports, a rumour of the foot-over bridge falling led to panic. Though heavy rain is speculated to be the reason behind the stampede, no official reason has been cited yet. At least 20 injured are in critical condition and have been rushed to the KEM Hospital in Parel. Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal is landing in Mumbai this afternoon, and he is likely to visit the spot. Read More »

Thai police search convicted PM Yingluck's house

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On Wednesday, Yingluck was convicted in absentia of dereliction of duty for implementing a rice subsidy policy and sentenced to five years imprisonment. He said the statute of limitations in her case does not expire, which implies that if she returns she will be arrested regardless how many years it is from now. Read More »

Singapore beats NY in global destination rankings

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Hyderabad has been ranked 117th in the Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index 2017, which ranks cities, according to the total worldwide overnight visitor arrivals and the crossborder spending by these same visitors in the destination cities in 2016. Read More »

Trump says he will negotiate with Democrats on healthcare

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The Republican president, refusing to admit defeat on one of his primary promises during the 2016 presidential campaign, told reporters at the White House that Republicans will tackle healthcare again in January or February. He added: "we have the HCare Vote, but not for Friday!" In the meantime, he said he would work with Democrats to make the effort one that had support from both parties. Read More »

South organizing aid to family, friends in Puerto Rico

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Catholic Extension , a Chicago-based charity that supports dioceses around the country, announced on Thursday that it has donated $350,000 in emergency grants to help dioceses in Puerto Rico resume operations, with the hope that local Catholic parishes can help meet the humanitarian and spiritual needs of those suffering. Read More »

Lloyd's profits drop in tough market

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Lloyd's 1H profit 16% lower y-o-y, but improved underwriting resultLloyd's, the specialist insurance and reinsurance market, today announced a profit of GBP 1.22 billion for 1H2017, about 16% less y-o-y, with the publication of its interim report. Read More »

President Akufo-Addo congratulates German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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Emmanuel Macron has laid out an ambitious plan for an integrated Europe, calling for a single defence budget, an European Union defence force and a shared budget for eurozone countries. Europe's benchmark German bond yield was set for its biggest daily fall in seven weeks, down 5 basis points at 0.40 percent DE10YT=TWEB . He mentioned the need for a euro zone budget that could fund joint investments and help counter economic shocks, without giving the size or scope of such a budget. Read More »

Trump waives U.S. shipping restrictions for Puerto Rico: spokeswoman

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The Trump administration sent a massive Navy ship to aid the growing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico - two days after Hillary Clinton pleaded with him to dispatch the vessel. The Federal Emergency Management Authority said it had delivered more than 4.4m meals and 6.5m litres of water to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands by Wednesday. Read More »

Analyzing Analyst Recommendations: Boingo Wireless, Inc. (WIFI), Exelon Corporation (EXC)

It has outperformed by 1.89% the S&P500. EXC's SI was 13.02 million shares in September as released by FINRA. Its up 8.76% from 11.97M shares, reported previously. Separately, Executive Vice President Paymon Aliabadi unloaded 13,333 stocks of Exelon Corporation shares in a trade on early Mon, Sep 11th. Van Hulzen Asset Limited Company stated it has 5,600 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Read More »

GUEST COLUMN: Trump plan hits the high notes for Indiana's small businesses

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The lower proposed tax rate would affect so-called "pass through" entities, which represent 95 percent of USA businesses, according to the Brookings Institution. This comes after the president unveiled his plan Wednesday at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, where he says the Hoosier state is the inspiration for the nation. Read More »

Liverpool Have Timetabling Advantage Claims Mourinho Ahead of Premier League This Weekend

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Michael Carrick will miss Manchester United's Premier League game against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday. We started so strongly, I think we surprised them with our attitude and we were really strong. We killed the game with 3-0 at half time. There was not so much PlayStation football tonight, just a little bit of relaxation. Read More »

EJ Montgomery Decommits From Auburn Amid NCAA Scandal

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Kim says the investigation was "covert until today". "The picture painted by the charges brought today is not a pretty one", Joon H. Kim, the acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of NY, said at a Tuesday news conference . Read More »

Details of the "Big Six" Tax Framework

The Washington, D.C. -based coalition launched Giving100, an effort to push for a universal charitable deduction for all taxpayers on the 100th anniversary of the USA tax code. In order to prevent companies from keeping their wealth overseas, the proposal would move to a territorial system. Creates a new maximum tax rate on pass-through business income, of 25 percent. Read More »

North Korea lacks ability, intent to attack US planes

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In a separate speech on Thursday, Moon said cooperation with the worldwide community to curb the North's nuclear ambitions was at its highest level ever and called for the strengthening of South Korea-U.S. In 1969, North Korea MiG-21 aircraft did shoot down a U.S. Navy EC-121 aircraft on a reconnaissance mission, which crashed 90 miles off the North Korean coast and killed all 31 Americans on board. Read More »

Senate Dem not impressed with Twitter briefing

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They have specifically been looking at Twitter and Facebook and their roles in the spread of misinformation and propaganda during the election. Social media company Twitter says it took action to suspend about two dozen accounts that were linked to fake, Russia-tied Facebook accounts were pushing divisive social and political issues during the 2016 USA presidential election . Read More »