On this 11th day of October, these are the stories making headlines.

BREAKING: Raila Officially Withdraws from October 26th Fresh Election

Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga has today finally withdrawn from the October 26th election. This comes just one day after President Uhuru dared Raila to go ahead and withdraw. The consequence of his decision to pull out of the race will probably get a Supreme Court touch, when the Maraga

Moha Jicho Pevu: I Have Not Defected To Jubilee… Yet

There was excitement in Jubilee circles yesterday when Nyali MP and former investigative journalist Mohammed Ali Jicho Pevu joined Uhuru and Ruto at a campaign rally. Jubilee was campaigning at Kongowea Market, which is in Moha’s constituency. The MP has been on a war path with Mombasa governor H

Boni Khalwale: “Uhuru and Raila Must Sit Down and Talk”

The country is divided politically. One side believes they won clean and their victory stolen by the Supreme Court. The other side says that the thieves were caught in the act and stopped. When the Supreme Court made its ruling, it ordered IEBC to conduct a fresh election within 60 days.

Kenya’s opposition figure Odinga quits election rerun

Kenya’s Supreme Court invalidated the results of the contentious August 8 vote, which showed victory for the incumbent, Kenyatta, and ordered a new election within 60 days. It claimed the vote was fraudulent. Odinga announced he was quitting the October 26 election, telling reporters in Nairobi that he felt the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission had refused to reform.

Catalonia’s future on the line as Puigdemont prepares to address parliament

Carles Puigdemont, the region’s elected president, had been expected to make the declaration to unilaterally split from Spain at the meeting, but a huge weekend show of opposition to Catalan independence had cast doubt on whether he would go ahead with such a provocative move.

At least 10 dead as fires rage in Northern California

The fires burned into the night Monday in California’s wine country destinations — Napa, Mendocino and Sonoma counties — with flames ripping through the lush, picturesque landscape. Here’s what we know so far, according to California authorities. * Ten people have died and the number is expected to grow.

Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, more react to Weinstein firing

After days of relative silence, Hollywood’s A-listers have started to speak about the controversy. Their full statements, given after Weinstein’s firing, are below. This post will be updated as more statements are made available. Meryl Streep “The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported.

Trump boasts of a higher IQ than Tillerson

The comment underscores the volatility between the two men after multiple reports that their relationship has frayed over the secretary of state’s comment. Trump and Tillerson, along with Secretary of Defense James Mattis, will have lunch together at the White House on Tuesday afternoon.

Ivana Trump calls herself ‘first lady,’ first lady fires back

President Donald Trump’s first wife, Ivana Trump, called herself “first lady” in an interview Monday ahead of the release of her memoir, “Raising Trump.” Now his current wife, first lady Melania Trump, is firing back, slamming her comments as “attention-seeking and self-serving noise.”

Donald Trump really, really likes when people clap for him

“Trump also made it known to several people that he wished to have a rally in North Carolina over the weekend and not just a fundraiser — but he ultimately flew down for only the fundraiser, spending just two hours on the ground in Greensboro.

Raila Odinga quits Kenya election re-run

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga pulls out of the 26 October poll re-run, urging a “credible election”.

Trump challenges Rex Tillerson to IQ test

US President Donald Trump has challenged his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, to an IQ test, in the latest sign of discord between the two. He made the remark in a magazine interview when asked about reports that Mr Tillerson had called him a moron.

N Korea ‘hacks US-S Korea war plan’

Hackers from North Korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from South Korea, including a plan to assassinate North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker, said the information was from his country’s defence ministry.

Clooney joins Weinstein condemnation

From the section Entertainment & Arts George Clooney and Jennifer Lawrence have joined the list of Hollywood stars condemning Harvey Weinstein. The co-founder of The Weinstein Company faces sexual harassment claims dating back nearly three decades, which came to light in the New York Times.

Jimmy Kimmel Brings Down The House With Some Advice For Donald Trump Jr.

Jimmy Kimmel isn’t letting Donald Trump Jr. off the hook. The son of President Donald Trump went after Kimmel on Twitter over the weekend, with some pretty disastrous results. Trump Jr. suggested that Kimmel use his monologue to attack film producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment, instead of poking fun at his father.

Madea Is Finally In Charge As White House Communications Director

The turnstile parade that has been the White House staff under President Donald Trump should stop here for some grandmotherly wisdom ― and attitude. On “The Tonight Show” Monday, Tyler Perry showed us what it would be like if his cantankerous granny character Madea served as White House communications director.

Steve Bannon Tells Sen. Bob Corker To Resign For Insulting Trump

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon called on Sen. Bob Corker to “resign immediately” after the Tennessee Republican’s blistering attack against President Donald Trump. “Sen. Corker is an absolute disgrace,” Bannon, who left the White House in August, told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “If Bob Corker has any honor, any decency, he should resign immediately.

Model From Tone-Deaf Dove Ad Speaks Out: ‘I Am Not A Victim’

One of the women featured in a Dove campaign criticized for racist imagery is speaking out in defense of the advertisement. Lola Ogunyemi, a Nigerian woman born in London and raised in Atlanta, penned an op-ed for The Guardian on Tuesday in response to the controversy surrounding a Dove soap ad on Facebook showing her removing a brown T-shirt to transform into a white woman wearing an ivory T-shirt.

Why Frankie Muniz Can’t Remember Much About ‘Malcolm In The Middle’

Fans know Frankie Muniz best from the beloved sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle.” But it turns out the actor can barely remember starring on the series at all. Muniz is currently competing on ” Dancing with the Stars,” which asked contestants this week to recall their most memorable year, prompting the actor to open up about his health battle.

Jackie Chan wants a chance to show off his musical as well as his fighting talents

Jackie Chan went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote his new film The Foreigner. He discussed his extraordinary career, and also shared stories from his equally extraordinary childhood. From age 7 Chan was enrolled at the incredibly rigorous China Drama Academy, part of the Peking Opera School.

LeBron James pretends not to be scared of autonomous cars

LeBron James isn’t scared of the formidable Golden State Warriors, but like most of us, he probably has a healthy distrust of fully autonomous vehicles. In a new Intel advertisement, however, the innovative microchip company wants us to believe that the NBA’s top player isn’t daunted by self-driving cars.

Chance The Rapper gets pulled over by police and livestreamed the whole thing on Instagram

Chance The Rapper didn’t want to take a chance on things going “sideways.” The Chicago rapper launched a livestream on Instagram during a police traffic stop on Sunday. He was in the passenger seat when the car was pulled over, expressing to his fans, “Just want y’all to be here in case it gets out of hand.”

Microsoft just buried Windows Phone… on Twitter

Windows Phone is dead. You know this. Microsoft has told you in not so many words that they wouldn’t be updating the platform, but some factions held out hope for a reprieve.