A look at some of the biggest stories today.
It was an eventful day on Tuesday when Nasa leader Raila Odinga officially withdrew from the October 26th presidential election. His withdrawal did not come as a big surprise, and was anticipated by none other than the president just one day prior.
It was probably Kenya’s most publicized marriage proposal. Blogger and media personality Sharon Mundia, best known as This is Ess, posted photos from her epic proposal, which ended up crashing her blog. Read: After Epic Proposal, Sharon Mundia Holds Ruracio (PHOTOS) Her boyfriend Lonina Let
Nairobi governor Mike Sonko is keeping up with his laudable efforts to clean up Kidero’s mess across the city. This time, Sonko has moved to reorganize hawkers in the CBD with the aim of streamlining business operations in the capital.
Paltrow and Jolie made their allegations in a New York Times article published Tuesday. A representative for Paltrow confirmed the account she shared with the Times to CNN. Paltrow said she was 22 years old when Weinstein hired her to play the lead in his adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel “Emma.”
“We know this stuff goes on in the world. I did five or six movies with Harvey. I never saw this,” Damon told Deadline in an interview published Tuesday. He added later in the interview: “This morning, I just feel absolutely sick to my stomach.” Damon’s representative confirmed the interview’s accuracy to CNN.
One of the accusers, Asia Argento, confirmed her account to CNN. She also commented on the mountain of allegations against Weinstein by various actresses, saying, “This is our truth.” Argento told Ronan Farrow that Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her, and she’s been haunted by the encounter ever since.
Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman told People magazine in a statement on Tuesday that she was separating from Weinstein with whom she shares two young children. “My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions,” the statement read. “I have chosen to leave my husband.
Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan President, declared that the region had “earned the right” to independence from Madrid. But he told the Catalan Parliament in Barcelona that he wanted to take the heat out of the political standoff that has roiled Spain since a disputed referendum on October 1.
A further 213 million children and adolescents were overweight in 2016, finds a new study published Tuesday in the Lancet. Looking at the broader picture,this equated to roughly 5.6% of girls and 7.8% of boys being obese last year.
Through his avatar, Zuckerberg said the company is using artificial intelligence to build population maps as part of an effort with the Red Cross. He said it’s possible to look at satellite imagery of an area to understand where people live and how infrastructure is working within those communities.
The United States has missed out on the 2018 FIFA World Cup, following a stunning loss to Trinidad and Tobago Tuesday evening. It will be the first time the U.S. team will be excluded from the event since 1986. Trinidad and Tobago beat Team USA 2-1.
Since news broke of the multiple sexual harassment allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, all kinds of disturbing headlines have surfaced, including some claiming that Matt Damon and Russell Crowe “helped kill” a story about the producer in 2004.
The real Slim Shady is standing up to President Donald Trump. Eminem slammed the president as a “kamikaze that will probably cause a nuclear holocaust” in a cypher recorded for Tuesday night’s 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards. The brutal 4½-minute takedown, called “The Storm,” features the Detroit rapper taking on Trump and his supporters over racism, gun control, immigration, Twitter feuds and more.
WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out an appeals court ruling that struck down President Donald Trump’s previous temporary travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority nations countries that has now expired.
Discussion on sexual abuse by powerful men has focused on women this week as the number of Harvey Weinstein ‘s accusers keeps growing. Showing that it can happen to anyone, Terry Crews shared his own unwanted experience over Twitter on Tuesday in response to revelations about the Hollywood super-producer.
The Spanish government has rejected a statement of independence signed by Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and dismissed calls for mediation. Spain’s deputy prime minister described Mr Puigdemont as someone “who does not know where he is, where he’s going”. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is due to hold an emergency cabinet meeting to discuss the government’s next steps.
Paul Pugh was in the most critical meeting of his life. He was being told what his future would be like after receiving a brain injury in a brutal assault. He laughed the whole way through the discussion but, to him, it felt like he was sobbing.
Question: How often does President Trump talk about IQ? Answer: All the time. When Mr Trump recently boasted that his IQ was higher than Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s, it fit a pattern. In 2013, he tweeted that his IQ was “much higher” than Barack Obama and George W Bush.
More than 150 people are missing in wildfires that have ravaged northern California’s wine region, police say. At least 15 people are confirmed dead and more than 1,500 homes have been destroyed by the fires which broke out on Sunday. Nine of the deaths have been in Sonoma County.
India’s Supreme Court has struck down a legal clause that permits men to have sex with their underage wives. The clause, which was part of India’s law on rape, said intercourse between a man and his wife was permissible as long as she was over 15 years of age.