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August 16, 2017 8:20 AM Obama's response to Charlottesville violence is the most liked tweet in Twitter's history

Unlike some former presidents, Barack Obama is showing no signs of completely abandoning public life. Since leaving office, Obama has commented on major events or controversies, including the terrorist attack in Manchester, England, and Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis. He did so again on Saturday, after the deadly violence in Charlottesville 48

August 16, 2017 2:37 AM Obama’s response to Charlottesville violence is the most liked tweet in Twitter’s history

Unlike some former presidents, Barack Obama is showing no signs of completely abandoning public life. Since leaving office, Obama has commented on major events or controversies, including the terrorist attack in Manchester, England, and Sen. John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis. He did so again on Saturday, after the deadly violence in Charlottesville 53

August 15, 2017 9:09 AM Nine dead after gunmen launch twin attacks at UN’s ‘deadliest base’ in Mali

Gunmen attacked two UN bases in Mali on Monday, killing a peacekeeper, a contractor and seven Malians, in the latest attacks on its presence in the country. The peacekeeper and one Malian soldier were killed in an early-morning attack in Douentza, according to the UN mission in the country. Hours later, six men toting guns and grenades drove up to the entrance 39

August 14, 2017 11:20 PM Kenya may have had its fairest election yet. The winner shouldn’t tarnish it

IF LOCAL and international observers are right, Kenya has just staged one of the fairest and most transparent elections in its history, as well as in the recent history of Africa. On Aug. 8, some 15 million voters went to the polls to elect 1,882 officials, including the president; on Friday, the independent electoral commission announced that incumbent 24

August 14, 2017 7:42 AM As India marks 70 years of partition, memories fresh of border bloodshed

AMRITSAR, India (Reuters) - India's independence from British colonial rule coincided with the partition of the subcontinent into two separate countries, setting off unprecedented communal carnage on both sides of the hastily created border. A mass migration followed, marred by violence and bloodshed, as about 15 million Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs, fearing 23

August 14, 2017 7:07 AM Nokia 5 offline-only sales to begin on Independence Day, phone to seel at price of Rs 12,899

Back in February, Nokia announced four phones at MWC 2017 -- the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and a re-incarnation of the Nokia 3310. The Nokia 3 and Nokia 3310 have already gone on sale in India. Now the Nokia 5 is set to hit retail stores on Independence Day, August 15. Offline pre-bookings for the Nokia 5 had already begun a few weeks ago on July 7. A few days later 75

August 11, 2017 10:31 PM Kenyatta is declared the winner of Kenyan presidential race in disputed finish

NAIROBI – Kenya’s electoral commission announced Friday that the current president, Uhuru Kenyatta, has been re-elected, putting an official end to a fierce electoral contest that many fear could be clouded by a dispute over the results. Opposition candidate Raila Odinga, 72, has alleged that the results of Tuesday’s balloting were rigged and pledged 32

August 10, 2017 8:33 AM 50,000 Tourists Evacuated After China Earthquake

Beijing: Over 50,000 tourists, including 126 foreigners, were evacuated following Tuesday's deadly earthquake in China's Sichuan province that killed 19 persons, the authorities announced on Thursday. The tourists were taken to safer areas including the cities of Mianyang and Chengdu. More than 9,000 local residents have been evacuated as well, reports 42

August 5, 2017 6:22 AM Canada issues imminent terror attack on Ghana

The minority in parliament is demanding immediate action from government to assure the safety of the public after a number of travel warnings issued by the US, UK and Canada to their citizens visiting Ghana. The countries are pointing to an increase in pick pocketing, extortion from police officers at checkpoints and fraud in the West African country 61

August 5, 2017 6:10 AM Kenyan politicians struggle to break ethnic voting patterns

KITUI, Kenya: Kenya's president and opposition leader both held election rallies outside their ethnic strongholds this week, as the candidates push harder to win votes in areas dominated by their rivals. Many Kenyans still vote along ethnic rather than policy lines, but President Uhuru Kenyatta and his chief opponent, Raila Odinga, have both signalled 30