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November 2, 2017 12:02 PM Black Death WARNING: Now there are THREE types of killer Plague as bodycount rises to 127

DOCTORS are battling three forms of Black Death on plague-hit Madagascar where the death toll from the killer virus has climbed to 127. Medical experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) have revealed cases of bubonic, septicaemic and pneumonic plague have all been found on the Indian Ocean island which is at the centre of a global epidemic alert 50

November 2, 2017 3:29 AM A Year of Donald Trump: Key moments

Delivered on the steps of the Capitol, Trump's grim-toned inauguration speech depicted America as an economic basket case overrun by crime, street gangs and other blight, and attacked the politicians standing by him on the podium as pampered opportunists who prospered in government while everyday people missed out. Trump pledged to stop "this American 33

November 1, 2017 5:29 PM Eritrea opposition: Security forces kill 28 protesters

Groups raise alarm as security forces open fire on protesting students after government crackdown on Islamic school. Security forces killed at least 28 people in rare protests in the Eritrean capital, an opposition group has claimed, raising concerns from human rights groups and activists. The violence witnessed in demonstrations in Asmara on Tuesday 25

October 31, 2017 10:29 PM Paris agreement targets leave 'alarming gap' to slow climate change: UN report

Canada has no immediate plans to raise emission cutting targets, despite UN pressure Canada has no immediate plans to raise its targets for cutting emissions, despite pressure from the United Nations to step it up or risk the failure of the Paris climate change agreement. In the 2015 Paris accord, 196 countries, including Canada, agreed to set national 5

October 31, 2017 9:05 PM Hits and misses in Raila Odinga's political gambles

History will judge the prudence of the gamble Raila Odinga took in his last-minute decision to boycott last week's repeat presidential election, giving Uhuru Kenyatta an easy ride to a possible second term in office. Opinion has been divided over Raila’s decision, which many viewed as having been calculated to scuttle the repeat poll once it became apparent 10

October 31, 2017 12:01 AM Feds to ban 'blight' of abandoned boats, bring in penalties for owners

Individuals could be fined $300K and spend 6 months in jail; corporations to face maximum $6M fine There will be no more free passes for boat owners who dump dirty, old hulks in Canadian harbours and waterways. Transport Minister Marc Garneau's new Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act, introduced Monday in the House of Commons, would make it illegal 9

October 30, 2017 8:10 PM Bali volcano update: Mount Agung alert lowered but eruption threat remains

THE ALERT status of Bali’s highest volcano Mount Agung has been lowered after more than a month of intense seismic activity, though experts have warned that an eruption could still occur at any time. Mount Agung’s alert status was downgraded from level four to level three on Sunday, after seismic activity underneath the volcano showed signs of abating 2

October 30, 2017 7:00 AM How poverty stands in the way of growth

The fact that Africa struggles to meet development goals is not a secret but an understanding of the role poverty plays in this process is less common. Africa seems to be caught in a vicious cycle where a poor status of development exacerbates poverty — and poverty negatively affects the ability of Africans to meet development goals. According to the organisation 8

October 29, 2017 9:56 AM DR Congo's Kasai conflict: 'Millions face starvation without aid'

The head of the UN food agency has appealed for aid to avert a humanitarian crisis in the conflict-wracked DR Congo province of Kasai. David Beasley told the BBC that more than three million people were now at risk of starvation. He warned that hundreds of thousands of children could die in the coming months if aid was not delivered. Violence flared 9

October 29, 2017 7:38 AM IEBC to announce next step on Nyanza voting

The presidential election results are expected to be announced Sunday after a laborious verification process at Bomas of Kenya. This even as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced that it will Sunday make a decision on whether the four counties of Kisumu, Homa Bay, Siaya and Migori will vote in the repeat presidential election 8