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Boxer, 27 dies after knockout during fight

October 17, 2019

Patrick Day (right) fought Charles Conwell in a super-welterweight match in Chicago Boxer Patrick Day has died four days after being knocked out in his fight against Charles Conwell. The 27-year-old American was left in a critical condition after suffering a traumatic brain injury during his super-welterweight bout on Saturday. The match in front of […]

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Uhuru sacks all Kenya Ferry Services board members

October 17, 2019

File image of President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi. PHOTO| PSCU President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent home all of the Kenya Ferry Services board members following the ferry incident that led to the deaths of Mariam Kighenda and her 4-year old daughter Amanda Mutheu. In a special gazette notice dated October 16, President Kenyatta […]

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Barack Obama congratulates Eluid Kipchoge

October 15, 2019

By Mkarimu Media Former United States President Barack Obama on Sunday 13 October congratulated Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge after he became the first man to run a marathon under two hours. In his tweet, Barack described Eliud as a ‘remarkable example of humanity’s ability to endure’ after the historic run. Through his twitter account, the former […]

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Texas:Policeman killed black woman as she played video games at their home

October 15, 2019

Texas, Atatiana Jefferson was brutally murdered at her mother’s house as she played video games with her nephew. Jefferson’s mother was in hospital at the time of her murder, the little boy told Jefferson’s sister. The man behind the murder was identified as a police officer: Aaron Dean from Fort Worth. According to the Guardian, […]

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Father of 100 marries four new wives

October 15, 2019

Energetic: Nulu Ssemakula (left) has more than 100 children and is still counting. It is often said that art imitates life and in Ntungamo District in Uganda a famous play by Wole Soyinka The Lion and the Jewel script comes alive in the form of Nulu Ssemakula. The 94-year-old Ssemakula recently expanded his already bloated […]

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Kenya’s Kipchoge, Cheruiyot nominated for IAAF Male World Athlete of the Year

October 15, 2019

By AGENCIES World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge and Timothy Cheruiyot are among 11 nominees shortlisted for IAAF Male World Athlete of the Year. IAAF on Monday confirmed a list of 11 nominees who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF. This week […]

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Cash transfers provide lifesaving assistance to 17,500 drought-affected households in Kenya

October 15, 2019

Severe drought is again ravaging parts of Kenya and other countries in the Horn of Africa, where 12 million people now require immediate humanitarian assistance. According to Kenya National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), in Kenya, an estimated 2.6 million people face acute food insecurity. This number is likely to increase to an estimated 3.1 million […]

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Man burying daughter finds newborn alive in Indian grave

October 15, 2019

A man digging a grave in northern India found a newborn girl buried alive, police said Monday, in the latest case to shine a spotlight on female infanticide in the country. A man digging a grave in northern India found a newborn girl buried alive, police said Monday, in the latest case to shine a […]

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Eliud Kipchoge: Advice to my younger self

October 13, 2019

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, celebrates after a successful attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2019. REUTERS Eliud Kipchoge broke the two-hour barrier for the marathon in Vienna, breaking the coveted barrier with a staggering 1:59:40 run at the Austrian capital. Following previous victories […]

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2 dead as Typhoon Hagibis lashes Japan, millions told to evacuate

October 12, 2019

The storm has damaged houses in Ichihara, Chiba prefecture [Jiji Press/AFP] Two men have been killed and more than six million people advised to evacuate as a powerful typhoon bore down on the Japanese capital, Tokyo, bringing with it the heaviest rain and winds in 60 years. Typhoon Hagibis, which means “speed” in the Philippine […]

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