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Kenyan family files lawsuit against Boeing over Ethiopian Airlines crash

April 16, 2019

Attorney Nomaan Husain consoles George Kabau’s sister Ester Kabau.Image: FAITH MUTEGI In Summary • Siblings of 29-year-old engineer George Kabau said they wanted to force the company to release documents and emails • Dozens of families are already suing Boeing over the Lion Air crash A Kenyan family has filed a lawsuit in Chicago against […]

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Moral policeman Ezekiel Mutua bans ‘Takataka’ song

April 16, 2019

Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) chief executive Ezekiel Mutua. PHOTO | FILE Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has banned ‘Takataka‘ song from being played on air with immediate effect. The Board on Tuesday said the song by Alvin, alias Alvindo, is primitive and abusive to “our sensibilities as a people and cannot be condoned.” “KFCB bans […]

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Trump tweets he will award Tiger Woods Presidential Medal of Freedom

April 16, 2019

Just one day after winning his fifth Masters Tournament championship in one of the greatest comebacks in golf history, Tiger Woods is set to receive another rare honor: the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Trump tweeted his congratulations for the Masters Tournament victory and announced that he would “be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF […]

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US confirms airstrike kills deputy leader of IS militants in Somalia

April 16, 2019

By VOA U.S. Air Force officer passes in front of a MQ-9 Reaper drone, one of a squadron that has arrived to step up the fight against the Taliban, at the Kandahar air base, Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2018. The U.S. military confirmed Monday that it carried out an airstrike that killed the deputy leader of […]

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How Kenya gave Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks its first major global scoop

April 16, 2019

Julian Assange, far right, at the 2007 World Social Forum in Kenya:Pic:ANJALI TENEJA British police this week arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London in response to a US extradition request on charges that he helped hack Pentagon computers in 2010. The arrest marked the end of an era and the […]

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Islamic State’s Somalia’s number 2 killed in air strike

April 16, 2019

Airstrike. The United States said Wednesday that it had resumed air strikes against al-Shabaab and has previously targeted both groups. AFP PHOTO By AFP Amnesty International has criticised US drone attacks and air strikes in Somalia, last month reporting that 14 civilians had been killed from only five air strikes they had examined, of a […]

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Men with beards carry more germs than dogs -studyIn Summary

April 16, 2019

  • The researchers found a significantly higher bacterial load in specimens taken from the men’s beards • Seven men were even found to harbour microbes that posed a threat to human health It’s bad news for hipsters but men with beards harbour more germs in their whiskers than dogs carry in their fur, scientists […]

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France:Huge Fire Breaks Out in Paris’ Famous Notre Dame Cathedral

April 15, 2019

  A huge fire has broken out in Paris’ Notre Dame, the world-famous, 850-year-old cathedral on Monday, destroying the frame and toppling the structure’s storied spire. A Paris fire department spokesperson told Reuters News Agency the area was being cleared and a large-scale operation was underway to address the blaze. The Associated Press is reporting […]

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Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono, Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa win 2019 Boston Marathon in debuts

April 15, 2019

Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the 2019 Boston Marathon Lawrence Cherono of Kenya won the men’s 2019 Boston Marathon in his debut, with a time of 2:07:59 on a day that started off with rainy conditions similar to last year but eventually brightened as the race went on. Two-time winner […]

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Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono wins Bolton Marathon men’s title

April 15, 2019

APRIL 15, 2019 – BOSTON: Men’s elite field during the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon. Herald Photo. Lawrence Cherono won the Boston Marathon men’s race Monday by the slimmest of margins. A three-person race down the stretch on Boylston Street turned into a two-man, all-out sprint, and Cherono, of Kenya, emerged in front of […]

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