To end the month, these are the stories making headlines locally and globally.
Humbled: Kabogo Drops The Big Cars in New Campaign Strategy (PHOTOS)
How did Kiambu Governor William Kabogo lose by such a huge margin in the Jubilee nominations? When you ask him publicly, he will say Deputy President William Ruto influenced the results or the voting process to send him home.
What Would Magufuli Do? Tanzanian Cabinet Ministers Now Eating Chips Mayai for Lunch
Those who have had the opportunity to visit Nairobi’s State House are usually treated to some nice food. Either cooked in-house or brought in from the government’s favourite hotel, Safari Park. Though we have never checked, it is expected that Cabinet Secretaries are treated to some equally good
“It’s Reckless and Saddening.” Mututho on Raila’s Plan to Legalise Chang’aa
Former NACADA chairman John Mututho has dismissed plans by NASA to legalise and regulate illicit brew – ‘Chang’aa’ – should Raila Odinga become president. Mututho termed the plans as reckless saying that the country has already been adversely affected by alcoholism. According to him, there are
OMG! Man Chops Off Five-Year-Old Nephew’s Genitals
A five-year-old minor is nursing injuries at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital after his uncle allegedly chopped off his genitals in Wundanyi, Taita-Taveta County. The shocking incident occurred in Matasenyi village on Tuesday night after the boy was reportedly left in the company of his uncle. W
Study: Women Who Have Sex Daily Live Longer
Scientists have discovered biological evidence that frequent sex by women helps boost their lifespan. This happens by protecting the DNA. Researchers quizzed 129 women aged between 20 and 50 about their sex lives, and then carried out blood tests to determine their long-term health prospects.
U.K. withholds approval for Rupert Murdoch’s $15 billion Sky deal
U.K. culture secretary Karen Bradley announced the decision on Thursday. She said the transaction raises public interest concerns because it could give the family of Rupert Murdoch too much influence over British media. The ruling is a major setback for Murdoch, who had hoped to add another crown jewel to his media empire.
Top Catholic official charged with sexual assault offenses
Pell has previously denied covering up abuse committed by priests when he served as the Archbishop of Melbourne from 1996 to 2001. But he acknowledgedhis predecessor, Archbishop Frank Little, now deceased, had destroyed documents to protect priests.
Australia: 7% of Catholic priests abused children, commission finds
Between 1950 and 2015, 7% of Australian priests were accused of abusing children, according to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Over 40% of brothers in some orders have been accused of abuse. In tears, church official Francis Sullivan told the hearing Monday, “these numbers are shocking.
Trump-Obama relationship is historically sour
Now, the current and former president are carrying out the nastiest public dispute in modern presidential history, one that began on deeply personal terms and which now plays out nearly every time Trump finds a policy he dislikes or a perceived double standard.
Venezuela bars attorney general from leaving country
The inquiry, which was requested by an ally of President Nicolas Maduro,will seek to determine if Ortega committed unspecified “grave errors while in her position.” If enough evidence is found, Ortega, a vocal critic of Maduro’s government, could be taken to trial.
China’s newest destroyer seen as challenge to Asia rivals
The ship, dubbed the Type 055 class, represents a big step in the country’s military modernization, Chinese government websites pointed out. “It is the symbol of the navy to achieve strategic transformation development,” the People’s Liberation Army Navy website said.
Woman fatally shoots boyfriend in YouTube stunt
Perez, who is seven months pregnant, called 911 on Monday evening, saying she had accidentally shot her boyfriend in the chest while they were making a video, according to the arrest report. She has been charged with second degree manslaughter. CNN has not been able to reach the public defender assigned to Perez for comment.
Snake bites are on the rise in US
“My mom and I decided to take the dogs on a walk,” recalled Meg, now 12 years old, as she described the late mid-August evening inthe suburbs of Birmingham. “As we were walking out, I heard something jingle in the door, so I turned around and it was my mother’s car keys from when we took in the groceries,” said Meg.
Manchester City could be stuck with £12.5m-a-week Samir Nasri
Samir Nasri is the subject of a UEFA probe into an alleged breach of doping rules Nasri was provided with an IV drip at an intravenous therapy clinic in LA The £120,000-a-week midfielder is currently on loan at Spanish club Sevilla The Frenchman has been linked with a move to
Barcelona to bid for United midfielder Herrera as Verratti ‘plan B’
Barcelona will look to Manchester United playmaker Ander Herrera as their ‘plan B’ should their advances for PSG’s Marco Verratti prove fruitless this summer, according to reports in the Spain. The Catalan giants have made diminutive midfielder Verratti their prime target, though PSG are reluctant to part with one of their star assets.
Victor Lindelof treats partner to Adele gig at Wembley
Manchester United new boy Victor Lindelof has been enjoying a tour of London The defender has just got back from the Maldives with his fiancee Maja Nilsson The pair went shopping in London on Tuesday and stopped for a pint in a pub They also watched singer Adele perform together at Wembley on Wednesday Swede will soon head to Carrington to begin pre-season training with United Victor Lindelof has certainly being enjoying himself since he completed his £30million switch from Benfica to Manchester United.
Barcelona unveil new ‘polarized blue’ away kit for 2017-18 season
Barcelona have released their new away kit for the 2017-18 campaign in an eye-catching colour described by the club as ‘vivid blue’. The Catalan giants unveiled the design accompanied by a cartoon-like image of some of their superstar players in a colourful graphic.
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers plays his son Anton in win over BW Linz
Brendan Rodgers has dismissed the possibility of signing his son Anton Anton Rodgers has been training with Celtic after leaving Swindon last season The 24-year-old played 45 minutes of the 1-0 win over BW Linz on Wednesday Brendan Rodgers dismissed the prospect of signing his son Anton for Celtic after he played as a trialist in a 1-0 win over Austrian outfit BW Linz.
Trump Holds Trump Fundraiser At Trump Hotel For Trump Reelection
President Donald Trump held his first 2020 reelection fundraiser Wednesday night at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C, barring press from the event expected to raise $10 million. The funds will go to the Republican National Committee and support Trump’s reelection campaign, along with other GOP priorities.
Trump Administration Prepares To Start Enforcing Travel Ban
Visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries must have a close family relationship to a U.S. individual or formal ties to a U.S. entity to be admitted to the United States under guidance distributed by the U.S. State Department on Wednesday. NEW: Trump administration will put its travel ban on refugees and migrants from 6 countries into effect at 8 p.m.
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The Feds Were Investigating Discrimination At This School. Then Trump Happened.
There was a time when Erica Kasper thought justice might be near for her transgender son, Drew Adams. After his high school refused to let him use the bathroom that aligns with his gender identity, the Department of Education started investigating the Florida school for discrimination, she says.
Obamacare Linked To Fewer Cardiac Arrests
A new study has linked the expansion of health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act to fewer cardiac arrests in Portland, Oregon, and the city’s surrounding county. Researchers said the incidence of the usually fatal heart condition fell significantly among middle-aged adults in Multnomah County after they acquired health insurance through the ACA.
Japanese airline apologises after it made disabled man crawl up stairs to his flight
A Japanese airline has apologised to a disabled passenger, after he was forced to crawl up a flight of stairs to board his plane. Hideto Kijima, a wheelchair user, had to pull himself up the stairs after airline staff refused to allow his friends to carry him aboard.
xHamster’s new sex doll is based on what its biggest users want in a woman
Porn platform xHamster has announced that it’s created its own sex doll. Yay? This is the first time a porn site has made a sex doll based on the preferences of their most active users. Their staffers compiled a list of traits, and the company partnered with iDoll to make this mystical creature.
Journalists desperately try to figure out the mysterious case of a Trump portrait
It often gets very busy for the media in Washington, D.C., but this time it’s for a highly unusual reason. On Wednesday, Wall Street Journal reporter Richard Rubin noticed some young men carrying a painting of President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill.
German magazine brutally trolls Trump on Snapchat over the fake Time cover
German media really doesn’t pull punches when it comes to Donald Trump. Following a report by the Washington Post that the U.S. president adorns the walls of several of his properties with a fake Time magazine cover featuring his portrait, Der Spiegel went on the offensive.
‘Game of Thrones’ star who played Young Hodor absolutely killed his Reddit AMA
Considering Sam Coleman was only in Game of Thrones for a couple of episodes, he certainly made one hell of an impact. You remember Coleman. He played Young Hodor in Season 6; he was in that infamously heartbreaking “Hold the door!” scene. Well, on Tuesday he swung by the r/gameofthrones subreddit to take part in a Reddit AMA.