Denouncing Beijing-backed dignitaries and continuing their street demonstrations, democracy protesters overshadowed ceremonies in Hong Kong on Wednesday marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of Communist China. “Step down!” a group of youths shouted out as the territory’s top official, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, who appeared at an 8 a.m. flag-raising ceremony alongside Victoria Harbor. [...]

Search and recovery efforts for at least two dozen victims of Japan’s worst volcanic eruption in decades were called off on Tuesday due to worries about rising volcanic activity, including the chance of another steam explosion. Hundreds of military searchers had been preparing to enter Mount Ontake by foot and helicopter to resume recovery of [...]

Police on Monday arrested  Jacob Muriithi, a Kenya native staying in US state of Oklahoma for allegedly threatening to behead a woman days before last week’s decapitation in a nearby city. It is believed to have allegedly made the threat and mentioned the Islamic State group to a woman working at a nursing home in [...]

A CORD rally in Kinango was on Monday interrupted after an elderly man stormed the meeting and attacked former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya. The man walked towards the former premier and started attacking him using a walking stick as the leaders were dancing at the podium. Witnesses said the old [...]

Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi has suspended all licenses issued to 930 employment agencies in the country and stop their operations with immediate effect. The government action comes in the wake of reports of maltreatment of Kenyan domestic workers in the Middle East countries. This is one among many cases that have seen Kenyans working [...]

A doctor in rural Liberia, who has been inundated with Ebola patients, says he has had good results with an HIV drug. Doctor Gobee Logan has given the drug, called lamivudine, to 15 Ebola patients and 13 have survived. Logan says he was left with no choice. “In a situation like this, I have to [...]

More than 500 rescuers in Japan resumed searching on Monday for victims of a volcano that erupted without warning at the weekend, leaving four confirmed dead and 27 presumed to have perished in a sudden rain of ash and stone. “There’s been absolutely no contact at all,” one man waiting for news of a family [...]

Kenyan Dennis Kimetto became the first man to complete a marathon in under two hours and three minutes when smashing the world record in Berlin on Sunday. The 30-year-old won in a time of 2:02:57, breaking the previous record of compatriot Wilson Kipsang – set in Berlin last year – by 26 seconds. Kimetto, the [...]

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