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August 19, 2017 7:26 AM Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

Police shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded six others in the Finnish city of Turku. Within hours of the attack on Friday the force had announced increased police patrols across the country. “There are eight victims in the stabbing. Two dead and six injured,” Turku police tweeted after the assault

August 18, 2017 7:52 PM Fateful night that led to Samantha Pendo's death

When Lancer Achieng married Joseph Abanja in 2012, she had high hopes that their family would expand and flourish. However, their attempts at having children were frustrated twice when Achieng experienced one miscarriage after another. Achieng, 29, walked into the Star Hospital in Kisumu as an expectant woman and on February 8, walked out as a happy 1

August 18, 2017 1:07 PM Moi hospital nurses sign deal, call off strike

Nurses at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret ended their strike on Friday after signing a return-to-work agreement. The health workers, who have been on strike for the past two months, will receive their June and July salaries in August. Hospital CEO Dr Wilson Aruasa said the deal was with officials of the Kenya National Union of Nurses 1

August 18, 2017 2:42 AM Kenya police watchdog probing at least 28 election-related deaths

NAIROBI – A Kenya police monitor has begun investigating at least 28 deaths following last week’s disputed elections, and investigators have already attended the autopsies of a young girl and a baby allegedly killed by the police, officials said on Thursday. The government-funded but civilian-run Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) is fast-tracking 1

August 18, 2017 1:30 AM Girl (10) has uncle's child after abortion was refused

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was allegedly raped repeatedly by her uncle for several months. The crime came to light when the victim was taken to hospital complaining of stomach pains last month where she was found to be more than 30 weeks pregnant. On July 28, the Supreme Court dismissed a plea to terminate the 32-week-old pregnancy 1

August 17, 2017 4:23 PM As Rain Keeps Falling, Sierra Leone Scrambles To Find Mudslide Survivors

Search and rescue team members and soldiers work near a mudslide site and a damaged building near Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Aug. 15. Sierra Leone, a country that has been battered by Ebola, civil war and massive floods suffered yet another tragedy this week. Government and international aid workers are racing the clock to find survivors after a mudslide

August 17, 2017 3:14 PM Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai to study at Oxford

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman at age 15 for speaking out for the right to an education, has been accepted to the University of Oxford. The 20-year-old activist shared word of her acceptance to the school on Twitter and included the screenshot of her “Congratulations” notice. She plans to major in philosophy, politics 2

August 17, 2017 6:51 AM Security forces ‘massacre’ 37 inmates awaiting trial in Venezuelan jail, governor says

At least 37 inmates awaiting trial have been killed during a security raid on a Venezuelan jail, the governor of the southern state of Amazonas said on Wednesday. Special security forces, including military units, had stormed the prison in the state capital Puerto Ayacucho to confiscate weapons that had been smuggled in to prisoners, said Liborio Guarulla

August 17, 2017 5:14 AM Kibera women mourn victims of post-poll protests

Women in Kibera took to the streets Wednesday to protest police brutality in the area that left some dead and others injured. The women, some of whom were caught up in the security operation, could not hold back their tears as they demanded justice. Mirriam Akinyi, a resident of Katwekera, was shot in the chest with a rubber bullet at her vegetables 3

August 16, 2017 2:10 AM Nigeria Suicide Bombers Kill 28, Wound 82

Kano, Nigeria: Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack -- the latest in a string of assaults in the troubled region -- took place in the town of Mandarari, 25 kilometres (15 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital 2