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June 24, 2017 11:00 AM Why 'diet' foods are making you fatter

1. Higher sugar content: Reducing calories or fat in food also reduces flavour. Companies add sugars and chemicals to make the products palatable. The high sugar content stimulates the release of insulin, which in turn facilitates fat storage. 2. More calories: It is not uncommon for low-fat foods to have as many, if not more, calories than their full part counterparts

June 23, 2017 6:32 AM Banks lay bare their loan charges as CBK and KBA launch new site

It is now possible to shop for the cheapest lender from the convenience of your smartphone or computer before applying for a loan. This follows a move by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) to launch a portal and android application that will disclose information on loan fees and charges by commercial banks at the click 3

June 21, 2017 6:55 AM International Yoga Day 2017: How yoga in school can help students

This beautiful and insightful piece of wisdom can help us understand the importance of yoga in life, and more so in adolescence when a child's all-round development -- physical, emotional and social -- begins. Yoga has always been an integral part of Health and Physical Education, a compulsory subject, since 1988. The National Curriculum Framework, 2005, adopted 4

June 20, 2017 5:22 AM US student dies after release from N. Korea

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, CHICAGO, Jun 20 – Otto Warmbier, the US student released in a coma last week after nearly 18 months in detention in North Korea, died on Monday, prompting President Donald Trump to slam the “brutal regime” in Pyongyang. The 22-year-old was medically evacuated to the United States last Tuesday, suffering from severe brain damage 1

June 17, 2017 7:55 AM Grenfell Tower Fire Incites Angry London Protests

Locals have criticized Prime Minister Theresa May for failing to issue a timely and heartfelt response. Even with these proposed offerings, May and her fellow government officials have been reprimanded for their untimely response to the crisis. “Tensions are running high because we have had no answers yet,” Rochelle Thomas, a protester who lives one street 4

June 16, 2017 12:26 PM Chinese police blame lone bomber for killing 8 at kindergarten gate

Chinese police said Friday they believe that a 22-year-old school dropout planted a homemade explosive device outside a kindergarten, killing eight people, including himself, although his motive remains unclear. The explosion took place at 4:48 p.m. on Thursday outside a kindergarten in the city of Xuzhou in the eastern coastal province of Jiangsu, as mothers 5

June 16, 2017 8:43 AM China police blame lone bomber for killing 8 at kindergarten gate

BEIJING — Chinese police said Friday they believe that a 22-year-old school dropout planted a homemade explosive device outside a kindergarten, killing eight people, including himself, although his motive remains unclear. The explosion took place at 4:48 p.m. on Thursday outside a kindergarten in the city of Xuzhou in the eastern coastal province of Jiangsu 6

June 16, 2017 8:25 AM Concerns over blood wastage during transfusions in Embu

Embu Regional Blood Transfusion Centre head Sammy Kihara has disclosed that two per cent of blood in hospitals is wasted through non-refrigeration and poor handling by medics. Speaking during the World Blood Donor day in Embu town, Kihara said blood shortage would continue to plague hospitals if the current wastage was not addressed. He said the facility 4

June 15, 2017 5:50 PM Explosion at China Kindergarten Kills at Least 7 and Wounds Dozens

NANJING, China — An explosion outside a kindergarten in eastern China killed at least seven people and injured nearly 70 on Thursday, leaving a bloodied and chaotic scene as dozens, some clutching children, were thrown to the ground. Images of dazed and injured people outside the Chuangxin kindergarten on the outskirts of Xuzhou, a large city in the province 1

June 15, 2017 12:27 PM China Kindergarten Explosion: 7 Killed, 59 Wounded by Blast

BEIJING — At least seven people died and 59 others were injured when an explosion struck the entrance of a kindergarten in China, state media reported Thursday. Many parents were picking up their children when the blast took place, according to the official Xinhua news agency. Videos purportedly from the scene and posted on social media showed children