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June 24, 2017 8:12 AM Shock as man is rushed to hospital after chopping off own toe and eating it

It seems the popular ‘SAW’ movies are being emulated in real life in the English town of Sheffield. Sheffield city witnessed a man being rushed to hospital Sunday morning after he cut off his toe with a bolt cutter and ate it. According to the Spokesman for South Yorkshire police, the issue is not being treated as a crime as it is believed that there 1

June 24, 2017 6:59 AM WTF? World Taekwondo Federation rebrands over acronym

The World Taekwondo Federation has changed its name to World Taekwondo after becoming uncomfortable with the "negative connotations" of its acronym, WTF. The body has been named World Taekwondo Federation since 1973, but it has been considering a change since the slang abbreviation 'WTF' gained currency on social media. "In the digital age, the acronym 1

June 24, 2017 6:22 AM NASA is dividing country along tribal lines, says President Uhuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta has accused the National Super Alliance (NASA) of seeking to divide the country along tribal lines. Speaking at roadside rallies in Meru County, the President said NASA had demonstrated its main concern were the 10 million voters it claims are supporting the Opposition and not the whole population of 45 million Kenyans. He said NASA leader 1

June 24, 2017 5:55 AM Uhuru: NASA is dividing country along tribal lines

President Uhuru Kenyatta has accused the National Super Alliance (NASA) of seeking to divide the country along tribal lines. Speaking at roadside rallies in Meru County, the President said NASA had demonstrated its main concern were the 10 million voters it claims are supporting the Opposition and not the whole population of 45 million Kenyans. He said NASA leader 3

June 24, 2017 4:13 AM Tributes pour in for Botswana’s Sir Ketumile Masire

Politicians from at home and abroad led the tributes as Botswana mourned the passing of former President Sir Ketumile Masire. “He had the charisma, people would come and follow his rallies. This man had the gift of the gab,” said former Speaker of the National Assembly Margaret Nasha. That charisma, combined with discipline, focus, democracy and a deep understanding 2

June 24, 2017 12:00 AM Brexit one year on: how Brussels sees it

It’s simply business as usual for a strangely unobsessed European Commission The message from Brussels to London after Theresa May’s election drubbing was simple: “We are ready to talk as soon as you are.” The talks duly opened on June 19th. They were more about procedure and timing than substance, and there was little commentary, publicly anyway, beyond 5

June 23, 2017 6:36 PM Uganda: Donors pledge $352 million for refugees

In just the past year, the overall refugee population in Uganda has more than doubled, largely due to an influx of desperate people fleeing violence and instability in South Sudan - from 500,000 to more than 1.25 million - making the East African country host to the world's fastest growing refugee emergency. "Malnutrition rates among refugees are alarming

June 23, 2017 6:11 PM Pakistan day of violence: Scores killed and injured

Scores of people have been killed and many injured in bombings, protest marches and shootings in the north and south of Pakistan, officials say. At least 25 people were killed in two explosions at a market in the north-western town of Parachinar. The local MP told the BBC four more people died later when security forces confronted an angry crowd protesting 5

June 23, 2017 1:52 PM Slippage in the DR Congo: Where are the UN and South Africa?

In 2016, one of the defining terms when it came to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) political situation was “le glissement”. Meaning “slippage”, this word was popularly used to refer to President Joseph Kabila’s efforts to stay in office by repeatedly delaying elections. The strategy worked. Kabila’s mandate officially ended in December 2016, yet he is still 6

June 23, 2017 7:45 AM AP FACT CHECK: Trump's solar-power brainwave was borrowed

Jill Colvin and Josh Boak, Associated Press Trump's speech in Iowa on Wednesday night was rife with misstatements. He claimed beneficial effects to the economy from actions he has not yet taken. He declared that the "time has come" for a welfare moratorium for immigrants that has been in place for two decades. He juiced up the tax burden on Americans 4