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June 25, 2017 7:43 AM Vietnam exiles dissident after stripping him of citizenship

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnamese authorities have deported a dissident after stripping him of his Vietnamese citizenship, drawing criticism from international human rights groups. The California-based Vietnam Reform Party, or Viet Tan, said its member Pham Minh Hoang was forcibly taken from his home in southern Ho Chi Minh City on Friday evening and placed 1

June 25, 2017 5:19 AM Poor Kenyans happier than the rich, new survey shows

Despite the tough economic times, the poorest people in Kenya (73 per cent) are living happier lives than the richest (72 per cent). However, seven in 10 citizens (71 per cent) say that all things considered, they are happy. And, one in 20 (five per cent) say they are unhappy, and one in four (24 per cent) that they are neither happy nor unhappy. One in six Kenyans

June 25, 2017 3:04 AM Battle for Philippine town abates as troops mark Islamic holiday

MARAWI CITY, Philippines Fighting between government forces and Islamist rebels holed up in the heart of a southern Philippine town eased on Sunday as the military sought to enforce a temporary truce to mark the Eid al-Fitr Islamic holiday. Small skirmishes took place early in the day in parts of Marawi City, where fighters loyal to Islamic State were clinging

June 25, 2017 2:50 AM 15 Dead, 110 May Be Buried After Landslide In Southwest China

Chinese military police and rescue workers at the site of a landslide in in Xinmo village, Sichuan province on Saturday. More than 110 people remain missing after rescuers found 15 bodies among the debris of a landslide in the town of Xinmo in southwest China Saturday. Local officials estimate more than 120 people and 62 homes were buried under tons of rubble

June 24, 2017 11:14 PM Dominic Troulan feted for rescue mission in Westgate attack

A man who rescued tens of civilians from terrorists’ bullets at the Westgate Mall in 2013 has received a prestigious award from the United Kingdom Queen. Mr Dominic Troulan, a former British Army soldier, is the 2017 recipient of the George Cross Award that is dedicated to those who show bravery while facing enemies. He ventured into the mall armed 1

June 24, 2017 2:45 PM THE MAUTES OF THE PHILIPPINES: From monied family to Islamic State

FILE PHOTO : Men identified by Philippines Intelligence officers as Isnilon Hapilon (2nd L, yellow headscarf) and Abdullah Maute (2nd R, standing, long hair) are seen in this still image taken from video released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines on June 7, 2017. Armed Forces of the Philippines/Handout via REUTERS TV/File Photo MANILA/MARAWI CITY, June 24 (Reuters) 5

June 24, 2017 12:30 PM China Landslide: 120 Feared Buried in Mountain Village in Sichuan

BEIJING — At least 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said. The landslide, which came from a mountain, engulfed a cluster of 62 homes and a hotel in the village of Xinmo in Mao County at about 6 a.m. local 1

June 24, 2017 10:04 AM Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

BEIJING (AP) - More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said. The landslide, which came from a mountain, engulfed a cluster of 62 homes and a hotel in the village of Xinmo in Mao County at about 6 a.m., the Sichuan 2

June 24, 2017 8:04 AM Tanzania outrage at pregnant schoolgirl ban

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has been condemned for comments that girls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition has been set up and a pan-African women’s organisation is mobilising to get the president to apologise and reverse his comments. Mr Magufuli warned schoolgirls at a rally on Monday that: “After getting 1

June 24, 2017 5:36 AM Son chops off father's right hand while fighting over ODM campaign posters in Kakamega

A man in Lirhende village, Kakamega County, chopped off his father’s right hand after they differed over campaign posters of two ward aspirants. Area assistant chief Alex Minish said Chrisantus Mwinamo, who is still at large, had engaged his brother Cedrick Vihembo in a physical fight for destroying the campaign posters of Edwin Papala, an ODM candidate 2