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United Kingdom to build cybercrime centre in Kenya

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Former UK High Commissioner to Kenya Dr Christian Turner, commissioned a study on the way forward but the results were not made public, lamented Munjuri, adding that factors that influenced the ban, including claims miraa is a drug, have been proved to be wrong. Read More »

United States military to cancel over $300 million in aid to Pakistan

He said the U.S. military would aim to spend the money on other "urgent priorities" before the funds expire on September 30, 2018. "We continue to press Pakistan to indiscriminately target all terrorist groups", Faulkner said, adding that the latest aid cut request was pending Congressional approval. Read More »

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar leader Suu Kyi 'should have resigned'

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The Norwegian Nobel Committee says it will not take away Aung San Suu Kyi's peace prize. "Bangladesh would also have to decide how quickly they want the process to be completed", Suu Kyi added. Despite this, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate refused to recognise the atrocities committed by the Myanmar military and instead justified her government's campaign against the beleaguered Muslim community, while speaking at a lecture in Singapore last week. Read More »

Uhuru Leaves to Attend China-Africa Forum in Beijing

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China has been a strong development partner, playing a significant role in recent milestones achieved by Kenya. The ambassador said 2018 is a big year for China-Botswana relations. The meeting will also review the progress of the outcomes of the Johannesburg summit, during which President Xi Jinping announced 10 major co-operation plans to promote industrialisation and agricultural modernisation in Africa. Read More »

USA may impose $200B China tariffs next week

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The Greater China is bringing 21 percent of Apple's sales and the company conducts most of its supply assembly in the country. Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on cars assembled by German automakers Volkswagen AG, Daimler AG and BMW AG. Read More »

Saudi-led Coalition Admits 'Mistakes' In Yemen Airstrike That Killed 40 Children

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At least 51 people, including 40 children, were killed and 79 others, including 56 children, were wounded in the airstrike. The Western-backed alliance fighting the Iranian-aligned Houthi group in Yemen said at the time that the August 9 air strikes at a market in Saada province had targeted missile launchers used to attack southern Saudi Arabia a day earlier and accused the Houthis of using children as human shields. Read More »

Joe Biden Gives Emotional McCain Tribute

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President Trump is not attending. Thousands of citizens paid respect as he lay in state at the Arizona Capitol. John McCain , R-Ariz., leans over his flag-draped casket in the U.S. On Saturday , McCain's procession will pause by the Vietnam Memorial and head for Washington National Cathedral for a formal funeral service. "Our motto coming out of Vietnam as prisoners of war - above all else - was return with honor". Read More »

Imran Khan set to change Pakistan - Editorial One

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The two sides also discussed ways to develop military and security cooperation and expressed hope that Tehran and Islamabad would further increase relations given their common goals, interests and border concerns. Bushra Bibi, the wife of Prime Minister Imran Khan , on Saturday paid a visit to the shrine of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh in Lahore. She said that it would be presented before the Cabinet and the PM soon. Read More »

South Korea’s Moon to send special envoy to North Korea next week

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It is also important to note that President Trump said about the recent cancellation that he is willing to be patient when it comes to North Korea . At that meeting, it was agreed that Moon would visit the North's capital in the autumn. On Wednesday, Trump accused Beijing of pressuring the North because of current tensions in U.S. Efforts stalled several weeks ago, and last week, Trump ordered Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cancel a planned trip to Pyongyang . Read More »

India expects clarity on Iran oil cut after US meeting

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The treaty was signed when the USA and Iran were still allies following the 1953 revolution - fomented by Britain and the US - that ultimately cemented the rule of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Trump, who took office in 2016, called it a "horrible one-sided deal". Last week, the European Union announced a financial support package to help bolster Iran's flagging economy. Read More »

Sadiq Khan bikini blimp takes flight in London

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Months after the people of London witnessed a giant balloon depicting Donald Trump as an angry baby, a similar blimp of Mayor Sadiq Khan was flown over the Parliament Square in protest on Saturday. Dancers perform as a large balloon depicting London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a yellow bikini floats above a small crowd of demonstrators in Westminster, in central London on September 2018. Read More »

Bikini-clad blimp of London mayor to take to skies

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A bikini-clad balloon with the likeness of London's Mayor Sadiq Khan, is set to fly over Parliament Square this weekend. Organizer Yanny Bruere has raised more than 58,000 pounds through the Crowdfunder website for the 29-foot blimp as part of a campaign to oust Khan from his post. Read More »

Eight people injured after Germany oil refinery explosion

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Firefighters spray water at a reinery after a fire broke out following an explosion in Vohburg near Ingolstadt, Germany, September 1, 2018. Of the eight people reported to be injured, three of the victims have medium or serious injuries, according to police. Read More »

Trump tried to buy years of unflattering stories from National Enquirer

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Their plot never came to fruition but the two men had hinted to the plan to purchase America Media's archives on Trump in a recording of their conversation played on CNN this year. According to the Wall Street Journal , Mr. Pecker also blocked negative stories about Mr. Trump during his years starring on reality TV show The Celebrity Apprentice and Mr. Read More »

Head of Tashir group of companies is among 100 most influential Russians

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The government's plan to raise the retirement age for both men and women has caused widespread discontent and weighed heavily on Putin's approval ratings, which have dropped to their lowest level since the 2014 annexation of Crimea. Russian men have a life expectancy of 66 while for women it is 77, the World Health Organization says. Activist Alexei Navalny , who called for nationwide protests coinciding with Russian regional elections September 9, was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Monday. Read More »

Alex Salmond resigns from SNP amid misconduct claims

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Since the explosive allegations against Salmond came to light last Thursday night, He has suggested that proving that the Scottish government mishandled the complaints will absolve him. "I did not come into politics to facilitate opposition attacks on the SNP and, with Parliament returning next week, I have tendered my resignation to remove this line of opposition attack". Read More »

Russia says talks on Ukraine in 'Normandy format' not possible now - Ifax

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The Russian-backed separatist forces have suffered numerous assassinations, with the perpetrators usually remaining unclear as speculation swirls about frosty relations between the rebel leaders and their patrons in Moscow. Mr Zakharchenko, 42, had been leader since 2014, the year that parts of eastern Ukraine dominated by Russian Federation seceded, leading to a bloody struggle with government troops that continues sporadically today. Read More »

Iranian FM, PM Imran meet to discuss bilateral ties, regional security

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Zarif also conveyed best wishes from the Iranian leadership to the new Pakistani government under Prime Minister Imran Khan. Iran this year celebrated Pakistan's Independence Day in an unprecedented manner displaying large greetings hoardings along major highways in Iranian cities and electronic screens in their public transport system. Read More »

Taiwan fails to be excluded from USA tariffs list | Economics

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The tariffs on steel and aluminium imports were imposed in March, triggering a trade war. The announcement comes just days after the president reported reaching a NAFTA arrangement with Mexico and in the middle of NAFTA negotiations with Canada, both countries missing from the short list of countries eligible for a tariff reduction. Read More »

Bobi Wine now 'cleared' to travel for treatment

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Kyagulanyi has been charged with treason over his alleged role in the stoning of Museveni's convoy this month, but a court had granted him access to private doctors, citing his health. He was also a leading campaigner against the move to scrap the presidential age limit - set at 75 - which would have locked out the 74-year-old Mr Museveni's bid to run for a sixth term in 2021. Read More »

Couple ordered to hand over money they raised for homeless veteran

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To thank him for his generosity, McClure set up a GoFundMe page and encouraged people to donate so Bobbitt would no longer have to live on the streets. He told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the couple recently paid for a BMW and vacations to Las Vegas and Florida. It calls for a clear accounting of all the donations to the GoFundMe account and requests appointing a guardian ad litem, a person assigned to advocate for someone who is unable to represent themselves due to mental illness or ... Read More »

Venezuelan migrants accept government offer for flight home

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The Andean Community trading bloc - which includes Ecuador and Peru - also allows visa and passport-free travel for its citizens, although Venezuela withdrew from the grouping in 2006. Temer suggested that if President Nicolas Maduro's government would accept aid, fewer Venezuelans would flee. The development is the latest mandate to come out of the Maduro government related to the petro. Read More »