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Kenya’s leader urges peace ahead of vote as tensions rise

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Kenya’s leader urges peace ahead of vote as tensions rise

Author: APMon, 2017-10-23 22:45ID: 1508692952740074500NAIROBI: President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans to remain peaceful ahead of Thursday’s fresh presidential election, while a witness said police shot and wounded at least one person amid a rise in ethnic tensions in the capital, Nairobi. A resident of the low-income Lucky Summer neighborhood said tensions grew after members of Kenyatta’s ethnic […]

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Surrender or die: Filipino troops battling final 30 Daesh-linked gunmen

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Surrender or die: Filipino troops battling final 30 Daesh-linked gunmen

Author: APSun, 2017-10-22 03:00ID: 1508690332839830800MANILA: Philippine troops on Sunday were battling a final group of about 30 pro-Daesh group militants who were surrounded in one building with all their hostages gone as a nearly five-month siege neared its end in southern Marawi city, a military official said. Army Col. Romeo Brawner said troops were aiming to end […]

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Pakistani security forces kill eight militants in Karachi

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Pakistani security forces kill eight militants in Karachi

Author: AFPSun, 2017-10-22 10:57ID: 1508690138869808100KARACHI: Pakistani paramilitary troops have killed eight militants from a group which tried to assassinate an opposition politician in Karachi, officials said Sunday.The Pakistan Rangers staged a joint raid with counter-terrorism officers in the Raees Goth neighborhood overnight after intelligence information about the presence of militants there, the Rangers’ spokesman for Sindh province, […]

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UN chief visits C. Africa tomorrow amid tense security situation

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on UN chief visits C. Africa tomorrow amid tense security situation

Author: AFPSun, 2017-10-22 06:03ID: 1508686746349401400BAGUI: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to arrive in the Central African Republic on Tuesday, as violence between Muslim and Christian militias has intensified in the past few months. “This is a gesture of solidarity with the peacekeepers working in one of the most dangerous environments,” Guterres said in an interview with […]

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Italy regions vote on autonomy bid

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Italy regions vote on autonomy bid

Author: AFPSun, 2017-10-22 15:24ID: 1508686687049389600MILAN: Voters in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto were voting Sunday in referendums on autonomy, against the backdrop of Catalonia’s push for independence from Spain. The consultative votes are only the beginning of a process which could over time lead to powers being devolved from Rome. Secessionist sentiment in the […]

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Russia frees opposition leader as Kremlin race heats up

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Russia frees opposition leader as Kremlin race heats up

Author: AFPSun, 2017-10-22 12:53ID: 1508686299109336200MOSCOW: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walked free on Sunday after a 20-day jail term for organizing protests against President Vladimir Putin. Navalny, who has declared his intention to stand for president in 2018, was released in a secret location in Moscow early Sunday to evade media attention. “Hi. I’m out,” Navalny wrote […]

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WHO chief reverses Mugabe ambassador appointment

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on WHO chief reverses Mugabe ambassador appointment

Author: AFPSun, 2017-10-22 15:47ID: 1508676947998421200GENEVA: The head of the World Health Organization on Sunday reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, following the widespread uproar. “Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for (Non-communicable diseases) in Africa. As […]

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2 dead as typhoon brings heavy rain, wind to election-day Japan

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on 2 dead as typhoon brings heavy rain, wind to election-day Japan

Author: AFPSun, 2017-10-22 13:49ID: 1508670052937647400TOKYO: A powerful typhoon barrelled toward Japan on Sunday, leaving two dead and more than 10 injured, as millions struggled to the polls for a national election. Authorities advised thousands living in coastal areas or near rivers to evacuate to shelters as Typhoon Lan, described as “very large and very strong,” dumped torrential […]

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Saudi players could head to Europe’s big leagues

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Saudi players could head to Europe’s big leagues

Author: Arab NewsMon, 2017-10-23 03:00ID: 1508704021861191000LONDON: The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) is planning to boost its preparations for next year’s World Cup by loaning out as many members of the national team as possible to European clubs in the January transfer window to gain top-level experience, according to reports.The General Sports Authority and the Football Federation […]

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‘We’ve had some very special horses’

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on ‘We’ve had some very special horses’

Author: Geoffrey RiddleMon, 2017-10-23 03:00ID: 1508704021801190400ASCOT: Aidan O’Brien equaled Bobby Frankel’s record of 25 Group One victories at Ascot on Saturday, and the Irish trainer is planning a full-scale assault on the rest of the top-level races this year. It was Hydrangea’s success in the Filly & Mare that drew him alongside the late, great American trainer […]

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