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June 24, 2017 9:00 PM Don’t let us down, NASA tells Western as vote hunt enters the homestretch

The National Super Alliance has pleaded with the electorate in Western region to turn up in large numbers and vote for its presidential candidate Raila Odinga. NASA principals Raila, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula said the region’s over 1.9 million voters have the potential to decide who wins the next election, but it often only casts up to 70 per cent of the votes

June 24, 2017 9:00 PM Private sector confirms Kenya as Africa's leading commercial and trade hub

Key private sector players in Kenya have come together to sell the country as the preferred trade and commerce hub for Africa. Through a campaign dubbed ‘WHY THE FUTURE IS KENYA’, business leaders celebrated Kenya’s status as an investment hub with the premiere of a short film and campaign launch at Nairobi’s Coca-Cola Auditorium. Brand Kenya Chairman

June 24, 2017 4:15 PM Philippine troops declare 8-hour cease-fire in besieged city

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine military on Saturday declared an eight-hour halt to its air and ground offensive against Islamic militants aligned with the Islamic State group in southern Marawi city to allow residents, most of them displaced by the fighting, to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Military spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto

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 11:01 AM Former Real Madrid defender Arbeloa retires

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa has decided to retire from professional football, the 34-year-old told a Spanish newspaper. The Spain international won the 2010 FIFA World Cup and two European Championships in 56 appearances for his country. He also won multiple trophies at Spanish champions Real Madrid, including one league 2

June 24, 2017 10:44 AM Iran, Qatar send Saudis support after bombing near Mecca

Iran and Qatar have expressed support for Saudi Arabia following a suicide bombing near Islam's holiest site. A man who was planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque detonated himself after security forces surrounded him. Regional rivals sent Saudi Arabia their support after police foiled a suicide bomber near Islam's holiest site during Ramadan - an event 3

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 3:09 AM London Evacuates More Than 800 Households Due to Safety Concerns

The evacuations follow a deadly fire at the Grenfell Tower, where flammable cladding likely contributed to the deaths of at least 79 residents. Upon receiving the evacuation announcement, some Camden residents were upset about being forced to leave their homes on such short notice. “I just think it’s a complete overreaction,” Edward Strange, an evacuated 2

June 23, 2017 8:49 PM Hope for depositors as CBK puts Imperial Bank on sale

Depositors at Imperial Bank Limited (IBL) have welcomed news that the bank will be sold off within 12 months, saving them from the gruesome pain of liquidation that historically takes years. Central Bank of Kenya Friday put out a notice to sell the lender, inviting former shareholders of the bank and other strategic investors interested in the failed 6

June 23, 2017 7:20 PM Manchester United close in on Monaco star Fabinho

Manchester United have moved a step closer to securing the signing of Monaco star Fabinho after reports in Italy claim a fee has been agreed between the two clubs. The Brazilian midfielder was one of the star performers for the French club last season after helping them win the Ligue 1 title and reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League 2