Day: November 27, 2018

Asteroid as Powerful as 50 Megaton Nuke May Slam Into Earth in 2023 – NASA

November 27, 2018

A large asteroid that could someday be headed directly for Earth would pack a tremendous impact force 1,500 times that of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs combined, the newspaper Express warned. The British daily cites NASA sources as claiming that the space rock, measuring nearly 700 feet across, could have a staggering 62 different […]

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed requested to meet Erdogan: Turkish FM

November 27, 2018

Cavusoglu says Erdogan has no reason not to meet MBS during G20 summit later this week, German newspaper reports. NEWS / TURKEY Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has requested to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the upcoming two-day G20 summit in Argentina, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. “Yes, he has asked […]

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Pushing man out of moving matatu over Sh10 change earns conductor 30 years in jail

November 27, 2018

By Standard A matatu conductor has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for pushing a passenger to his death over Sh10 change. Roman Oduor who has been serving a death sentence for the crime he reportedly committed in 1995 had made an application for re-sentencing. Justice Fred Ochieng ruled that the accused serve 30 […]

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Kenya, Canada to explore new opportunities for maritime cooperation

November 27, 2018

A Canadian delegation in Kenya for the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference today said that their country will explore new partnerships with Kenya. The delegation led by Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard said their country is willing to work with Kenya in exploring new opportunities for collaboration in the maritime sector […]

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KDF recruit collapses, dies in Malindi

November 27, 2018

A Kenya Defence Forces recruit died in Malindi during the ongoing countrywide recruitment. The aspirant was running with other recruits when he collapsed. Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Nzioka, the senior recruiting officer, said KDF doctors tried their best to offer first aid to the young man and rushed him to Malindi Tawfiq Hospital where he was […]

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Hamilton Race:Karanja, McLeod win, race draws over 500 participants

November 27, 2018

Fred Karanja and Amanda McLeod on Sunday won the 5km Hamilton First Race spanned from the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club to Bayfront Park and back. Karanja a veteran runner who has also won the Mercedes-Benz Oakville 10Km finished the 5km race in 16 minutes 30 seconds winning the men’s title. He however says Santa suit […]

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Six civilians, rebel killed in eastern DR Congo

November 27, 2018

By AFP IN SUMMARY Forced westwards by the Ugandan army, the group relocated most of its activities to the DRC, finding a lucrative niche in the vast central African country’s lawless, resource-rich east. Numerous other armed groups operate in the region, wreaking havoc in the decades since the official end of a 1998-2003 war which […]

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Kenya’s youngest MP charged

November 27, 2018

Paul Mwirigi charged with obstruction, helping prisoner escape Igembe South lawmaker John Paul Mwirigi was charged on Tuesday with obstruction of a police officer and helping a prisoner to escape. The member of parliament (MP) was arrested on Monday and taken to Mikinduri police Station in Meru County for mobilising Probox and motorcycle drivers to […]

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Jowie withdraws ‘woman eater’ case against Judge Wakiaga

November 27, 2018

Murder suspect Joseph Irungu aka Jowie has withdrawn an application seeking to disqualify judge James Wakiaga from his case. His decision to withdraw the application was made before judge Wakiaga who accepted it. Irungu, together with his TV journalist fiance Jacque Maribe, are accused of killing businesswoman Monica Kimani on September 19. He had initially […]

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Border Clash Leaves Caravan Migrants Dejected, Worried

November 27, 2018

Associated Press TIJUANA, MEXICO — A chaotic border clash with choking tear gas fired by U.S. agents left Central American migrants sullen and dejected, with some opting Monday to leave and others worrying the incident may have spoiled their chances at asylum. Mexican security forces stepped up their presence at a Tijuana sports complex where […]

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