Day: October 30, 2018

Britain plans expansion of diplomatic network after Brexit

October 30, 2018

LONDON Britain is to hire nearly 1,000 more diplomatic staff as it looks to expand its links with countries around the world after Brexit, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will announce on Wednesday. They will comprise 335 new positions overseas, 328 in London and 329 new local staff around the world. It will also create 12 […]

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Merkel looks to Africa to cement a legacy shaped by migration

October 30, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged on Tuesday a new development fund to tackle unemployment in Africa, a problem spurring the mass migration that has shaped her long premiership as it nears its end. Merkel hosted a summit of African leaders a day after announcing she would retire from politics by 2021, sending shockwaves across Europe […]

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Kenya Simbas hope to grab final Rugby World Cup sport

October 30, 2018

Kenya are hoping to clinch the final place at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in next month’s play-off tournament, coach Ian Snook said on Monday. A Kenyan victory at the round-robin contest would mark the first time for the 15s team at the World Cup. Head coach Snook said he regards first round opponents Canada […]

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Erdogan: No point in protecting culprits in Khashoggi murder

October 30, 2018

  The Turkish lawyer looking into the death of Jamal Khashoggi has asked Saudi Arabia’s prosecutor to disclose who sent the team involved in the journalist’s killing, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. Saudi prosecutor Saud Al Mojeb held talks with Istanbul’s prosecutor on Monday and Tuesday about Khashoggi’s death in the Saudi consulate in […]

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Robert Bowers, Pittsburgh Shooting Suspect, Appears in Court

October 30, 2018

    The man accused of shooting dead 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue was brought into court in a wheelchair on Monday to hear he faced 29 charges, including 11 counts of murder. Robert Bowers, 46, opened fire with an AR-15 rifle and three Glock handguns, killing eight men and three women on Saturday […]

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SGR: Uganda lags behind, blames land conflicts

October 30, 2018

Much as the two sister countries have made significant strides in the project, Uganda has failed to realise its earlier plan of starting in June 2015. INFRASTRUCTURE JINJA – The kickoff for the construction of the $12.8b Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) has hit a snag due to land conflicts in some areas, where the railway […]

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German nurse admits to killing 100 patients as trial opens

October 30, 2018

By AFP Prosecutors say at least 36 patients were killed at a hospital in Oldenburg where he worked, and about 64 more at a clinic in nearby Delmenhorst, between 2000 and 2005. Investigators say the final toll could top 200 but fear they might never know for sure because the bodies of many possible victims […]

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John Gakuo the saviour of Nairobi who ended up in its prisons and died in its hospital

October 30, 2018

By Standard reporter John Gakuo’s death perhaps exemplifies the foibles of a great man.During his tenure as the Nairobi City Clerk, the metropolis experienced a burst of improved service delivery. Garbage was collected. Street families were cleared from the city pavements and Nairobi was looking great. Such was the city’s faith in the man that […]

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Monica Kimani murder: Jowie to remain in custody as Maribe freed on bail

October 30, 2018

Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe has been released on a Sh1 million cash bail in the Monica Kimani murder case. She was granted an alternative of a Sh2 million bond or three sureties of a similar amount. Justice James Wakiaga said Maribe is presumed innocent until proven guilty. He rejected the request of the prosecution […]

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Venice flooding puts three-quarters of the city under its worst water levels in 6 years

October 30, 2018

Venice flooding puts three-quarters of the city under its worst water levels in 6 years Venice, a tourist destination known for its canals and gondolas, has just seen three-quarters of the city go underwater amid the worst flooding it has experienced in six years. The city along the Adriatic Sea in Northern Italy found itself […]

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