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After giraffe, Danish Children to Watch Lion Dissection

NDTV - ‎2 hours ago‎
Copenhagen: A Danish zoo said today it would dissect a lion in front of children, undeterred by the international outrage that hit a Copenhagen zoo that last year did the same thing to a giraffe.

Michel Platini, Sepp Blatter and Jerome Valcke bans mean Fifa has ceased to ... - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Gold, silver, bronze. With world football's three most powerful administrators now on the podium of alleged infamy, Fifa has ceased to exist in any moral or bureaucratic sense and needs to be taken over by the Swiss government like a corrupt bank ...

Rwanda court backs scrapping presidential term limits

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Rwanda's highest court has ruled in favour of changing the constitution to allow President Paul Kagame to stand for a third seven-year term in 2017.

These are the emojis Facebook might use to change how you 'like' posts

Washington Post - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Move over, long-rumored dislike button: We now have more details on how Facebook is thinking about expanding its “likes,” and it looks as if the service is considering allowing users to express a range of emotional responses to posts on the site ...

Three bridegrooms among 25 killed in Yemen rocket strike: residents

Reuters - ‎33 minutes ago‎
SANAA/ADEN Three brothers preparing to get married were killed in a rocket attack alongside at least 22 other people in southwest Yemen on Thursday, residents reported, saying Saudi-led coalition jets were probably to blame.

Russian cruise missile strikes fired without advanced notice: US

Reuters - ‎31 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON Russia fired cruise missiles at Syrian targets this week without giving any advanced notice, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday, describing a trend of unpredictable military action that has put the United States and its ...

Museveni wants Ruto ICC case dismissed, says Jubilee has united Kenyans after PEV

The Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
DP William Ruto and President Yoweri Museveni at State House in Entebbe, Uganda, where the DP attended the country's 17th annual prayer day, themed 'The joy of serving others', on Thursday.

Muthama fails to stop his arrest over hate speech

The Star - ‎2 hours ago‎
Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama during a Cord rally at Uhuru Park on September 24. Photo/MONICAH MWANGI. BY WILLIAM MWANGI. October 8, 2015.

President signs key bills to enhance security cooperation with other countries

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation - ‎5 hours ago‎
President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday at State House Nairobi assented to three key bills, two of which are aimed at enhancing Kenya's security cooperation with other countries.

Relief for Moi University law students as High Court suspends closure - ‎4 hours ago‎
Moi University School of Law. The law students will now embark to classes until the case is heard and determined on October 30 this year.

SERAP Opposes Immunity Clause For Lawmakers

Immunity clause The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has warned the National Assembly not to contemplate its proposed immunity clause for its leadership.

No 'bouncers' for Parliament joint sittings... yet

News24 - ‎4 hours ago‎
Cape Town - Parliament's full joint rules committee will have to decide if so-called 'bouncers' can be called in to deal with unruly members during joint sittings.

Burundi's economy to shrink by 7.2 pct in 2015: IMF

Reuters Africa - ‎3 hours ago‎
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Burundi's economic output is expected to shrink by 7.2 percent this year after 4.7 percent growth in 2014, but expand again by 5.2 percent in 2016, the International Monetary Fund said.

Lack of policing resources, drug abuse fuels criminal activity in Western Cape

BDlive - ‎8 minutes ago‎
CRIMINAL activity is escalating in the Western Cape largely because of the proliferation of illegal liquor outlets and an alcohol and drug abuse scourge, the provincial government says.

CORD leader Raila Odinga calls for unification of South and North Korea

The Standard Digital News (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎5 hours ago‎
CORD leader Raila Odinga has called on the international community to work towards the unification of South and North Korea to create one nation.

General Expects Results of Probe into Afghanistan Hospital Strike in 30 Days

Wall Street Journal - ‎36 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON—Gen. John Campbell, commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, said he expects to have preliminary results from a Pentagon investigation into an Oct. 3 strike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in about 30 days.

Indonesia Asks for Foreign Help to Extinguish Forest Fires

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said Thursday the government has asked other countries for help in extinguishing forest fires that have caused widespread haze in Southeast Asia.

'Hostage of his entourage': Putin is 'no superman' and his position may not be ...

National Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
PARIS, Oct 8 - Vladimir Putin turned 63 this week with his now traditional display of sporting prowess, and an announcement that Russian naval vessels had launched a wave of missiles against Islamic State in Syria.

Over 1000 Kenya Ports Authority staff hold imaginary academic papers, audit ...

The Standard Digital News (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Workers leave the Mombasa Industrial Court after a ruling on their case on Tuesday 22nd September. The court ruled out Mungatana from representing the workers in the case and asked KPA to go on with their activity of sacking ...

Feature: Kenyans brace for worst El Nino rains in 18 years

GlobalPost - ‎4 hours ago‎
by Bedah Mengo. NAIROBI, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Roads' drainage systems and roofs in Kenya are being repaired hurriedly before the El Nino rains start.

Scale up efforts to eliminate aflatoxin, govt urged

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation - ‎8 hours ago‎
Scientists and food experts are calling on the government to scale up efforts in response to the aflatoxin problem in the country in the post-harvest period especially during the expected El Nino period so as to ensure safe food for Kenyans.

Volkswagen US CEO Says He Didn't Know in 2014 of Emissions Defeat Devices

Wall Street Journal - ‎12 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON— Volkswagen AG VLKAY -1.15 % 's top U.S. executive told Capitol Hill lawmakers he didn't know or suspect in 2014 that the German auto maker was using defeat-device software to evade emissions tests on nearly a half million ...

Kenyan developers set to benefit from program to accelerate fintech innovation

The Standard Digital News (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Africa's innovators and start-ups will have the ability to scale their ideas in new markets following the launch of Rise, a physical and virtual community that facilitates collaboration and fintech innovation.
Barclays To Open Tel Aviv Accelerator

Nobel Prize for literature to be awarded Thursday

CNN International - ‎7 hours ago‎
(CNN) The Nobel Prize for literature, the most prestigious award that can be won by any writer, will be awarded Thursday in Stockholm.

Microsoft launches Surface Book, its first laptop, debuts Surface Pro 4, Lumia ...

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Microsoft didn't disappoint on Tuesday at its highly-anticipated hardware event, announcing its first ever laptop and also unveiled its next Surface tablet and new flagship phones.

VIDEO: Twitter Moments among a line up of attempts to break into news business

Irish Examiner - ‎4 hours ago‎
Twitter made its long-awaited move into the news business this week with the launch of Twitter Moments, a new tab in Twitter's mobile apps that let you see semi-curated summaries of the biggest news stories, as represented by things people are tweeting.

The Hulk Star Endorses Kenyan Safari - ‎7 hours ago‎
Hollywood actor Edward Norton who is known for his role in The Hulk recently spoke to Telegraph about his love for safari in Kenya.

Kenyan Musicians Should Flood the Market - ‎7 hours ago‎
Here is the reality. The rest of sub-Saharan Africa is in real danger of being swamped by one form of pop music and it comes from the production houses of Lagos, Nigeria.

Actors Prepare for Puma the Musical - ‎6 hours ago‎
Theatre enthusiasts should prepare to watch a new musical dubbed Puma (Swahili for pause) that is currently under production. A TicTocMind production, the musicals is a story about innocence and treachery, rejection and redemption, destruction and ...

Marian Creations - Where Art is a Form of Prayer - ‎6 hours ago‎
Participating in both the physical birth and spiritual union with Jesus made the Virgin Mary to be 'the truth about Jesus, Church, and man', and so we venerate her not only in prayer but also in art.

Nigeria icon Enyeama retires from international football - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nigeria icon Vincent Enyeama has announced his retirement from international football after a career that saw him win 101 caps. The 33-year-old Lille shot stopper has had a fractured relationship with new head coach Sunday Oliseh, a feud which came to ...

Jurgen Klopp is Liverpool's biggest coup for more than a decade and owners ... - ‎50 minutes ago‎
In the midst of Liverpool's last managerial search in 2012, chief executive Ian Ayre faced a question loaded with cynicism. “With the greatest respect, shouldn't Liverpool be aiming higher than the Wigan and Swansea manager?

Arsenal legend Adams to visit Kenya in Dec

Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog) - ‎6 hours ago‎
Former Arsenal captain and legend, Tony Adams. He runs Sporting Chance clinic in the UK. PHOTO/File. NAIROBI, October 8 - Arsenal legend and former England captain, Tony Adams will visit Kenya in December where one lucky family will host him.

Mauritius arrive in Kenya for Sunday return leg - ‎3 hours ago‎
Mauritius have landed in the country ahead of Sunday's return leg match of World Cup qualifier against Kenya to be played at Kasarani Stadium.

Counties spent Sh9.15 billion on foreign trips last year - Report

The Star - ‎7 hours ago‎
Counties have spent Sh9.15 billion on domestic and foreign travel in the last one year alone. This is against an annual budgetary allocation of Sh10.05 billion, which represents an absorption rate of 91.0 per cent of the budget.

Janet Kanini Ikua recounts her ordeal with lung cancer in emotional Facebook post

The Star - ‎3 hours ago‎
4 weeks ago I came to India seeking a medical answer - well I found it, and it was not what I expected. At all. Before I write more, let me explain that my case of Deep Vein Thrombosis is not the typical case.

Australian Toddler's Head Reattached After Internal Decapitation

TIME - ‎22 hours ago‎
A toddler in Australia is smiling and learning to walk again after surgeons reattached his spine to his head following a high-speed car accident.

Countries at Heart of Ebola Outbreak See First Virus-Free Week

Scientific American - ‎1 hour ago‎
DAKAR (Reuters) - The three West African countries at the heart of an Ebola epidemic recorded their first week with no new cases since the outbreak was declared in March 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.