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July 13, 2014 2:40 AM Kerry Brokers Deal to Audit All Votes in Afghan Election

Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai (R) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) smile during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on July 13. Kabul: After nearly 12 hours of often tense negotiations, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Saturday that Afghanistan would audit all eight million votes cast in a runoff presidential 6

July 12, 2014 7:50 PM Kenya : Much touted Saba Saba rally was a major flop

The nation was evidently expectant with fever-pitch anxiety and despondency; an unprecedented apprehension and intimidation about threats of mass action that could quickly breed violence, reminiscent of the 1990s Saba Saba. The country had been warned that the ‘donkey would lay off its burden’ on that day and Kenyans would taste freedom; a storm of change 51

July 12, 2014 8:56 AM Kerry pushes Afghan vote plan

Published: 6:39 pm, Saturday, 12 July 2014 US Secretary of State John Kerry has held a second day of talks with Afghanistan's feuding presidential hopefuls, seeking a deal to 'clean up the tally' after disputed elections. Despite back-to-back meetings on Friday with rivals Abdullah Abdullah, Ashraf Ghani and other officials stretching deep into the night 6

July 8, 2014 2:39 PM Kenya : Government enjoins in case seeking to block CORD’s call for mass action

Nairobi, Kenya: The government has enjoined itself in a case filed by Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko seeking to block the Coalition for reforms and democracy ( CORD) from calling for mass action. The state through the Interior Ministry Principal secretary Mutea Iringo Tuesday said that there are no valid grounds that have been laid before the court in the form of coercion 33

July 8, 2014 10:28 AM Iran's Supreme Leader calls for more enrichment capacity

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said his country needs to significantly increase its number of centrifuges, underlining a gap in positions between Tehran and world powers as they hold talks aimed at clinching a nuclear accord. Iran and world powers have less than two weeks to reach an agreement on the future scope of Iran's 11

July 8, 2014 7:55 AM Respect and support Kalonzo Musyoka, governor asks leaders

KITUI COUNTY: Kitui Governor Julius Malombe has asked ukambani leaders to accord Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka unrelenting respect and support. Dr Malombe said people in the larger Lower Eastern region should remain steadfast behind the former Vice President if the region was to be respected by other ethnic groups in the countdown to 2017 General Election 43

July 5, 2014 12:03 PM Drunk man climbs up 80ft crane after a night out (From Bury Times)

A DRUNK man climbed to the top of an 80ft crane on The Rock after a night out. The man had climbed up the crane earlier on Friday night, and fire crews and police were called at around 5am this morning. It is believed the 26-year-old was drunk and was at the top of the crane singing songs after a night out, when a member of the public reported it in the fear that he was about 25

July 5, 2014 11:08 AM A nation’s glorious, chaotic party comes to an end

Yesterday afternoon was declared a public holiday here in Colombia. A nice gesture on behalf of the newly re-elected president Juan Manuel Santos, gifting people the opportunity to have their hearts broken in real-time, but ultimately a pointless one - when Colombia plays no-one works anyway. Like most people in Bogotá I live opposite a building site. This is a city rapidly 11

July 4, 2014 9:29 PM Costa Rica coach requests officials watch out for Robben diving

The Dutch winger admitted that he was guilty of simulation in his country's win over Mexico, and the Tico's coach is "very worried" about a repeat performance at Arena Fonte Nova. The Dutch winger caused controversy by admitting that he had been guilty of simulation in his country's last-16 win against Mexico, although he denied having gone to ground 9

July 4, 2014 10:42 AM Breaking up with China?

It has been a long-standing love affair and there are numbers to prove it. According to a Pew Research Center survey done just last year, the only country that loves China more than China itself, is Pakistan. Now, suddenly, there is news that threatens to fray these bonds of affection. According to news reports, the Chinese Communist Party which has long placed 11