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Kenya election re-run delayed to October 26

Kenya election re-run delayed to October 26

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said yesterday that the country’s Supreme Court staged a “coup” against the will of the people when it annulled his win in last month’s presidential election, his toughest rhetoric yet in the wake of the August 8 vote.

Death toll from Hurricane Maria rises as storm heads north

Death toll from Hurricane Maria rises as storm heads north

The second major hurricane to rage through the Caribbean this month, Maria has killed a total of 17 people and devastated several small islands, including St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands and Dominica.

Kenyatta says Supreme Court election ruling was 'coup'

Kenyatta says Supreme Court election ruling was 'coup'

The president's criticism comes as Kenya's political temperature is heating up, reviving fears of political violence. Clashes killed around 1,200 people following a disputed 2007 presidential vote.

Zuma's ex-wife named MP ahead of ANC leadership vote

Zuma's ex-wife named MP ahead of ANC leadership vote

The National Assembly confirmed in a statement that Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a former African Union chief, was sworn in as a member of parliament for the governing African National Congress.

Beaches in Phuket closed due to heavy rain

Beaches in Phuket closed due to heavy rain

All beaches in Thailand's southern resort city of Phuket have been closed until further notice due to heavy rainfall, strong winds and high tidal waves, officials said on Thursday.

Bangladesh treats Rohingyas for bullet, machete wounds

Bangladesh treats Rohingyas for bullet, machete wounds

About 422,000 refugees from the stateless Muslim minority have fled Myanmar's westernmost Rakhine State since August 25, overwhelming camps along the border ill-prepared for an influx of desperate civilians.

#Nambia trending on Namibian Twitter after Trump error

#Nambia trending on Namibian Twitter after Trump error

There was much mirth on social media in Namibia and internationally as users took to Twitter to make fun of Trump's faux pas at a lunch with African leaders in New York on Wednesday.

Ryanair pilots offered more money but may have to change holiday plans

Ryanair pilots offered more money but may have to change holiday plans

Ryanair is offering pay rises to pilots but may force some to change their holiday plans in an effort to avoid adding to 2,000 flight cancellations ...

More than 100 migrants missing after shipwreck off Libya

More than 100 migrants missing after shipwreck off Libya

More than 100 migrants are missing after a shipwreck off the coast of western Libya, the Libyan navy said on Thursday.

Alarm over flesh-eating ulcer cases in Australia

Alarm over flesh-eating ulcer cases in Australia

The spread of a flesh-eating bacterial condition in Australia sparked calls Thursday for more government-funded research into the disease, which is normally limited to developing countries.

Seven Filipino militant suspects arrested in Malaysia

Seven Filipino militant suspects arrested in Malaysia

Malaysian police have detained seven Filipinos suspected of involvement with the Abu Sayyaf militant group, an official said Thursday, the latest arrest of extremist suspects in the Muslim-majority country.

China raises bullet train speed six years after crash

China raises bullet train speed six years after crash

China on Thursday increased the maximum speed of bullet trains on the Beijing-Shanghai line to 350 kilometres (217 miles) per hour, six years after a fatal accident led to a speed cap.

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