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October 17, 2017 5:34 AM Dr Njoroge has presided over a disciplined banking regime, with shilling remaining stable

His deceptive demeanour of calm, measured words and soft voice can make you think he is a pushover until you are on the receiving end of his wrath. You may not hear the Yale University-educated economist in a room of 20 unless you pay very close attention or he is on a loudspeaker. When challenged to a fight in a boardroom, the tall, slim bespectacled 142

June 26, 2017 5:02 AM Modi’s ‘no frills’ visit to Washington masks a potential minefield

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. Audiences between the leaders of the world's two biggest democracies have not typically lacked for fanfare. Past meetings of Indian and American leaders have been colorful 127

June 21, 2017 2:15 PM Yoga: How did it conquer the world and what's changed?

Millions of people around the world have rolled out their yoga mats to celebrate a tradition that was once the preserve of Hindu holy men but is now a worldwide phenomenon. Practitioners in more than 100 countries have planned events this week to celebrate the third International Yoga Day, which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi convinced the UN to declare 16

May 22, 2017 11:47 AM Monk caught watching porn on smartphone with the sound up during morning bus ride

A monk has been spotted on a public bus, openly watching people having sex on his smartphone with the sound turned on. Fellow passengers were shocked by the moaning and groaning from the porn movie that was being watched by the young man dressed in Buddhist monk robes. He propped the phone up on the back of the seat in front of him to get better view, but it meant 49

May 10, 2017 12:24 AM Buddha's birthplace faces serious air pollution threat

The historic site of Buddha's birthplace in Nepal faces a serious threat from air pollution, scientists and officials have warned. Recent data collected from air quality monitoring stations in five places across the country show Lumbini is highly polluted. The warnings have come amid expanding industrialisation near the sacred site. For the month of January 15

February 16, 2017 5:43 AM Top Asian News 6:56 a.m. GMT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police have arrested two women in the death of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korea's leader who was reportedly poisoned this week by a pair of female assassins as he waited for a flight in Malaysia, police said Thursday. The women were picked up separately Wednesday and early Thursday and were identified 21

December 9, 2016 11:49 PM UPDATE: S. Korean president impeached, stripped of her power

SEOUL--South Korean lawmakers on Friday impeached President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury. After the vote, parliamentary officials hand-delivered formal documents to the presidential Blue House that stripped Park of her power and allowed 10

December 2, 2016 11:22 AM For the Record: The next Defense secretary called war ‘a hell of a hoot’

Donald Trump on Thursday confirmed that his pick for Defense secretary will be James “Mad Dog” Mattis, a bookish, tough-talking retired Marines Corps general who’s criticized the Obama administration and called war “a hell of a hoot.” "It's fun to shoot some people,” Mattis, who will oversee a $600 billion budget and 1 million active-duty troops, said in 2005. Mattis 13

November 2, 2016 2:00 PM A bucket of slop, a Korean Rasputin, and a Prada shoe: What's behind South Korea's surreal scandal

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's biggest political scandal in years includes a bucket of animal slop, an attack with heavy construction equipment on a government building, an abandoned Prada shoe and allegations that a Korean Rasputin has been running the highest office in the land. As circus-like as it can seem, the building turmoil threatens 19

October 19, 2016 10:15 AM Spiritual leader of Tibet meets Slovak President, calls for happier world

Bratislava, Slovakia — Describing affection and compassion are the source of inner peace, the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama Monday said that all 7 billion human beings have a real responsibility to work to create a happier more peaceful world. Apart from offering a public lecture at National Tennis Centre venue in Bratislava 12