On this Friday the 13th, these are the stories making headlines.
The constitution confusion that characterized Tuesday finally received some clarity yesterday. On Tuesday, Nasa leader Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka called a press conference to announce their withdrawal from the 26th October fresh election. Raila revealed that they had withdr
Wednesday was another day of looting and destruction, or as it is fondly referred to, peaceful demonstrations. Nasa pulled its biggest crowd yet in its extended weekly demos. Principals Raila and Kalonzo were still a no-show, but there were some heavy-hitters in the likes of Mombasa governor Hass
Civil rights activist Reverend Timothy Njoya has netizens talking once again, this time over marijuana. In August, the clergyman caused a stir after announcing that he had finished a book titled “Divinity of The Clitoris”. The announcement set off an uproar that went on for weeks and placed Rev N
President Donald Trump on Thursday plans to sign an order that could rattle the Affordable Care Act ‘s private insurance markets by allowing a proliferation of cheaper, less comprehensive plans that would undermine rules about who and what insurers must cover.
Annamarie Tendler wants an apology from Ben Affleck after he allegedly groped her at a Hollywood party. The makeup artist, author and wife of comedian John Mulaney opened up about an alleged incident involving Affleck in a series of tweets Wednesday, claiming the actor touched her inappropriately at a Golden Globes party in 2014.
Jimmy Kimmel conducted an amusing experiment with Donald Trump’s tweets on Wednesday night. The late-night host swapped the word “fake” for “true” and the word “dishonest” for “honest” in several of Trump’s recent posts ― and he ended up giving the president’s feed a totally different feel.
Photographs of Vladimir Putin cuddling and kissing his cute new puppy sent internet users into overdrive. The Russian president received the adorable alabai dog as a belated 65th birthday gift from his Turkmenistan counterpart, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, on Wednesday, Reuters reported.
The wave of women coming forward accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault has prompted some men to speak out with their own stories of sexual misconduct in Hollywood. In a series of tweets, “Dawson’s Creek” star James Van Der Beek said that he “had my ass grabbed by older, powerful men.”
Celebrity journalism just got more dangerous. Mexican soap star Eduardo Yáñez slapped a reporter on the face after the 57-year-old actor was asked about his son during a red carpet interview in Hollywood, CBS Los Angeles reported.
Inmates in Texas donated more than $53,000 from their commissary funds towards Hurricane Harvey relief efforts last month, state officials said this week. The donations, which went to the American Red Cross, poured in from more than 6,600 inmates, The Dallas Morning News reports, making the average individual donation about $8.
The initial word came from a Pakistani Army statement and was confirmed by US officials. The couple, American Caitlan Coleman, 31, and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, 33, were kidnapped by the Taliban in 2012 while they were traveling as tourists in Afghanistan and were held in captivity since.
Explosive stories published in the last week reveal the extent to which Weinstein reportedly intimidated his victims into silence, and used his clout to keep negative stories out of the headlines. Ronan Farrow, the author a bombshell New Yorker story on Tuesday that included rape allegations against Weinstein, said that he was threatened personally with a lawsuit during the course of his reporting.
In Nambia’s unchartered backwaters, a political crisis is brewing. The nation’s erratic, septuagenarian president, who is known for non-sequitur outbursts on his Twitter account, has recently threatened to revoke the licenses of critical media outlets.
The proceedings relate to Qatari-owned beIN Media Group, of which Al-Khelaifi is chief executive, being awarded the TV rights for the 2026 and 2030 World Cups. Federal prosecutors say the new proceedings are connected with an ongoing investigation which the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) opened last year against former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke in relation to “various acts of criminal mismanagement.”
It has a ring around it. Until now, such rings had only been found around the four giant, outer planets — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
The alternative currency spiked more than 6% on Thursday, surging above the $5,000 barrier. It traded as high as $5,168, according to price tracking website CoinDesk. The virtual currency has been on a very real tear, gaining 70% over just the past month. A year ago it was trading at less than $650.
I never thought that it would happen. And then it did. On a recent two-week vacation to Japan (my first time, and, yes, it was amazing if you must know), I finally ditched my “real” camera, a Sony A6300 interchangeable lens camera I bought about two years ago, a replaced it with the iPhone 8 Plus.
It has happened: A single Bitcoin, the same digital cryptocoin that you could’ve bought for a couple of cents less than a decade ago, is now worth more than $5,000. This isn’t the first time Bitcoin crossed this milestone – at some exchanges, it was briefly over $5,000 on Sept.
Who run the world? Come on, you know who. Almighty monarch of surprise social media storms, Beyonce, has dropped an almighty special video in honor of the International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11.
A medical cannabis dispensary is opening its doors and donating medicine to those displaced by the wildfires that have ravaged northern California over the last few days. CannaCraft’s AbsoluteXtracts and Be Kind Flower will donate $40,000 of medical cannabis to patients that have been evacuated or displaced by the wildfires, which has since claimed the lives of 21 people, and destroyed over 160,000 acres.
Mark Ruffalo: Actor, activist, accidental audio pirate. As the Hollywood Reporter explains, despite studio efforts to prevent leaks from the Tuesday night premiere of Thor: Ragnarok, more than 2,600 people got an illegal sneak peek thanks to Ruffalo’s limitations with Instagram Live.