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Kenya on edge as Supreme Court prepares election ruling

Kenya on edge as Supreme Court prepares election ruling

Four out of six justices agreed with the opposition petition. He observed that the various vies from the Supreme Court Judges was a clear indication that the Judiciary respects the rule of law. However, they warned that the 60 days within which a new election must be held will bring tension and anxiety, and the restraint of leaders and credibility of the new election will be paramount. Read More

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Hajj 2017: When is the Eid al-Adha Holiday?

Hajj 2017: When is the Eid al-Adha Holiday?

The festivities of Eid al-Adha even reached the unstable Palestinian camp of Ain al-Hilweh. According to Islamic scholars, Eid-ul-Adha goes beyond the sacrifice of animals as the feast also challenges Muslims to use their intelligence, wealth, energy and time to better the lot of other people in society. Read More

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Death toll in Rohingya boat accident off Bangladesh rises to 38

Death toll in Rohingya boat accident off Bangladesh rises to 38

In September 2016, the Kofi Annan Foundation and the Office of the State Counsellor - in collaboration with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi - established an Advisory Commission on Rakhine State. This is because they got stuck in the border before they could enter. In 2009, a United Nations spokeswoman even described the Rohingya as "probably the most friendless people in the world". Read More

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Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Residency by 10 Weeks

Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Residency by 10 Weeks

Ticketmaster on Wednesday announced that the Bruce Springsteen solo show, " Springsteen on Broadway ", which had been announced to run October 3 to November 26, has been extended 10 weeks, to February 3. Courtesy of Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen will be spending a lot more time on the Broadway stage then he originally announced. Ticketmaster did not immediately return Fortune's request for comment. Read More

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Weather Maps Are Failing Us

Weather Maps Are Failing Us

NWS meteorologist Tawnya Evans says Harris County, home to Houston, is recording about half an inch (1 centimeter) of rainfall each hour early Tuesday, and that areas east of there are seeing much more. According to NOAA's data , the wettest tropical cyclone record still belongs to Hurricane Hiki, which developed off the coast of Hawaii in August 1950 and dropped 52 inches of rain. Read More

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Qatar says Saudi-led bloc unwilling to negotiate on blockade

Qatar says Saudi-led bloc unwilling to negotiate on blockade

Russia's foreign minister is in Kuwait for the first leg in a three-nation tour of Gulf Arab states over the ongoing Qatar diplomatic crisis. However, Saudi King Salman in mid-August ordered the opening of the land border to Qatari pilgrims and authorised sending Saudi aircraft to ferry pilgrims from Doha after the intercession of a member of Qatar's royal family. Read More

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Tehran: Military Sites Inspections are Mere 'Dreams'

Tehran: Military Sites Inspections are Mere 'Dreams'

The IAEA can request that a military facility be inspected if it has information that such an inspection is required. "If it was up to me, I would have had them noncompliant 180 days ago", Trump told the Wall Street Journal on July 25. "Unfortunately, the so-called sanctions part of this agreement is still in place", the senior diplomat added. Things are about to get worse on the diplomatic front. Read More

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USA conducts missile test off Kauai amid growing tensions with N. Korea

The US Missile Defense Agency said it had conducted jointly with the US Navy soldiers missile defense flight test, intercepting a medium-range ballistic missile target off the coast of Hawaii. This is not the first time the US forces have conducted this sort of test. Earlier this week, an intermediate-range missile, identified by the North Koreans as a Hwasong-12, was sacked over Japan. Read More

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U.S. coalition blocks roadway of Daesh convoy

U.S. coalition blocks roadway of Daesh convoy

After announcing the air strikes aimed at blocking the convoy on Wednesday, Col Dillon stressed that the coalition was "not bound by these agreements". We, neither the Lebanese army, nor the Syrian army, agreed to a ceasefire. He said it would allow hundreds of fighters to deploy along an "insecure" border, close to three Iraqi desert towns still under ISIL control. Read More

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Juncker says 'Brexit position papers are not 'satisfactory'

Juncker says 'Brexit position papers are not 'satisfactory'

The belief within May's government is that it is impossible to make " sufficient progress " on preliminary issues like the divorce bill without at the same time addressing what the future UK-EU relationship will look like. The British government is reportedly frustrated that the EU will not discuss the terms of the future EU-UK relationship until issues such as the "divorce bill" and the rights of EU citizens are settled. Read More

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Defense Secretary stalls Donald Trump's trans military ban for the time being

Back when the initial tweet storm happened, the President argued that the cost of trans military members was far too high for the government to continue to support. to examine the effects on military readiness of allowing transgender troops to serve openly and the cost of providing them medical treatment. " Trump also directed the departments of Defense and Homeland Security to determine how to address transgender individuals now serving based on military effectiveness and ... Read More

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Seoul's Intelligence Agency Confirms Gender of Kim Jong-un's Eldest Child

Seoul's Intelligence Agency Confirms Gender of Kim Jong-un's Eldest Child

Rodman described Kim as a "good dad" with a "beautiful family". Ri Sol-ju, the wife of the North Korean leader, may have given birth in February, although the baby's name and gender have not been confirmed, the NIS said. The second child was reported to have been born in 2013. Speaking to the media soon after his return to the United States, the flamboyant star revealed that Kim and Ri had a baby girl named Ju Ae, and that he had held her in his arms. Read More

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The Tax-Reform Challenge

The Tax-Reform Challenge

The president will not offer a detailed plan to overhaul the tax code or cut tax rates, the officials said , saying the speech in Springfield, Missouri, will focus on "why" not "how". "True tax reform would close loopholes and make the system fairer for everyone". The $876 million cut, which is included in the 1,305-page measure's homeland security section, pays for roughly half the cost of Trump's down payment on the U.S. Read More

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Senator Tracy Reflects on State Budget & School Funding

Senator Tracy Reflects on State Budget & School Funding

Supporters, though, argued that lawmakers should focus on the larger goal of the bill: invest more money into schools over time, with the most money first going to the poorest districts. "I wish I could say (I know)", Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district Superintendent Jeremy Darnell said. Opponents objected to a tax credit program to fund $75 million annually for private school scholarships, which teachers unions derided as an effort to introduce school vouchers to IL. Read More

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Many Animals Need Help In Texas and Louisiana After Harvey

Many Animals Need Help In Texas and Louisiana After Harvey

Shelters say they have heard reports of extensive lines of people surrendering their pets, so nearby shelters need to be ready for additional animal intake. The Human Society of the United States organized the airlift with Wings of Rescue to bring dogs from the San Antonio Animal Care and Control, whose staff has been assisting several shelters in the Houston area. Read More

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USA revises assessment of N. Korea launch

USA revises assessment of N. Korea launch

It said that the second missile appears to have blown up immediately and that none posed threat to the USA territory of Guam, which the North had previously warned it would fire missiles toward. The White House said that U.S. President Donald Trump received the related briefing from the U.S. military. The border islands have occasionally seen military skirmishes between the rivals, including a North Korean artillery barrage on Yeonpyeong in 2010 that left two South Korean marines and two ... Read More

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Mexico offers to help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas

Mexico offers to help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas

Just hours after Trump's tweets , Mexico's Foreign Relations Minister Luis Videgaray took to Twitter , claiming that he had been on the phone with Texas Governor Greg Abbott to offer help in the storm recovery process. "Only on the basis of the principles of shared responsibility, teamwork and mutual trust can we overcome this challenge". Trump (@ realDonaldTrump ) August 27, 2017We are in the NAFTA (worst trade deal ever made) renegotiation process with Mexico & Canada.Both being ... Read More

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Resourceful Dog Walks Away With Bag Of Dog Food After Hurricane Harvey

Resourceful Dog Walks Away With Bag Of Dog Food After Hurricane Harvey

Segovia was watching the dog, who belongs to his 5-year-old grandson Carter who had fled the city due to flooding. Dockens said Otis was reunited with his owners. "LOL #refugee", she posted on Facebook. The German Sheperd got loose on Friday night, just as the storm, was descending. Dogs name is Otis' (sic). The Sinton grandfather had no idea that while he was driving around in the water-filled street, the photo of Otis carrying the bag of his own dogfood was in the midst of going viral. Read More

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