Let’s catch up with what’s making headlines in the world by going through links from select sources.
So there is a new scam involving Uber drivers. It’s not necessarily new but seems to be picking pace. It involves the Sh150 cancellation fee that the taxi hailing app charges users.
Whether for entertainment, holidays, or charitable activities, Kenya has for the last couple of years established itself as the destination of choice for quite a number of A-list international celebrities. Barely a fortnight after British pop princess Rita Ora graced Kenya with her presence, anot
It appears there are forces working hard to bring down Kenya’s music comeback king Nyashinski. Months after his highly publicised return to the scene, the former Kleptomaniax rapper has been a victim of malicious allegations. It became apparent that there are indeed forces who don’t want the ‘Ami
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the strength of Israel-US ties on Wednesday, as leading world figures voiced concern over US President Donald Trump’s expected announcement that his country will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy there.
His announcement Wednesday that he will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and begin to relocate the US embassy there from Tel Aviv is sparking debate over what the President personally, and the United States, will gain given that the decision marks a sharp foreign policy turn and comes with such high risks.
One of the world’s major winter sports powers, Russia was on Tuesday banned from taking part in February’s Winter Olympics after the IOC found the country had engaged in “systemic manipulation” of anti-doping rules. However, Russian athletes who can prove that they are clean will be “invited” to compete under the name “Olympic Athlete from Russia” (OAR).
London based Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, who described himself in court as Pakistani British, was arrested last week and charged on Tuesday. A second man, Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, from Birmingham, appeared in court at the same time, also charged with “the intention of committing acts of terrorism.”
But theirs is no ordinary love story. Love has blossomed in the most unusual but uplifting circumstances for Nigerian migrants Mabel Emmanuel, 27, and Henry Stevens, 28, who met after she was kidnapped in Libya during an attempt to enter Europe.
The virtual currency leaped above $12,000 for the first time on Wednesday, taking its spectacular gains since the start of this year to over 1,100%. Bitcoin has crashed through a series of milestones in recent weeks despite warnings of a potential bubble.
Saudi Arabia’s attorney general, Sheikh Saud Al-Mujib, said in a statement late Tuesday that he expected to conclude settlements with most of the detainees — who include billionaire businessman and global investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal — within a few weeks. “The necessary arrangements are being finalized to conclude such agreements,” Sheikh Al-Mujib said.
An expected announcement by President Donald Trump that the US will become the first state to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has prompted global reaction ranging from concern to alarm. Palestinians said it would be a “kiss of death” for the Middle East peace process, but an Israeli minister urged other countries to follow the US lead.
Russia’s Vladimir Putin has said he will seek another term as president, in next year’s election. He made the announcement in a speech to workers at a car factory in the Volga city of Nizhny Novgorod. “I will put forward my candidacy for the post of president of the Russian federation,” he said.
A woman taken from her mother as a newborn in Argentina has been reunited with her relatives by campaign group Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo. Adriana, 40, who asked not to have her surname released, was identified after she took a DNA test.
US President Donald Trump’s expected decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is meeting with a wave of disapproval – even before he formally makes the announcement. Leaders from within the Muslim world and from the wider international community were swift to criticise the move, and warned of violence and bloodshed as a result.
Over the course of six weeks TIME magazine interviewed dozens of people from different industries who had come forward to share their experience of sexual harassment at work. Some are famous actors, pop stars, news anchors. Others are housekeepers, cooks, cleaners.
Vladimir Putin has declared his intention to seek re-election as Russian president in 2018. More follows…
Chinese state media has issued advice to citizens on how to survive a nuclear attack or explosion. A state-run newspaper in northeastern China’s Jilin city, which is near the border with North Korea, published a full page of “common sense” advice that was intended to keep its readers alive in the case of attack.
A man has appeared in court accused of helping would-be terrorists prepare attacks, including by sharing a photo of Prince George and his school address on social media. More follows… Reuse content
German pilots have grounded more than 220 flights because they were being used to deport failed asylum seekers. Many of the pilots involved said they wanted no part in sending people back to Afghanistan, where violence is still rife following years of war and occupation by Western forces.
A little-known planet 111 light years away could be a ‘scaled-up version of Earth’ which is able to host alien life, according to new research. The distant exoplanet is known as K2-18b and has been described as being a potential ‘Super-Earth’ – a large rocky planet with the potential to support life.
So that new Star Wars flick is coming out soon, which means plenty of cross-promotion. But we have a hunch the marketing types behind the franchise would’ve approved Star Toys, a series of sex toys that will leave you feeling a different kind of force, we guess.
The #MeToo campaign is TIME’s “Person of the Year” for 2017, beating U.S. President Donald Trump. The magazine cover, with the headline “The Silence Breakers,” pays tribute to the “voices that launched a movement.”
Give you three guesses as to how they met… Selena Gomez was interviewed by the UK radio station Kiss FM and she was asked about her friendship with Taylor Swift. Gomez described Swift as “a fighter, a warrior and a friend through all of this,” alluding to her recent health issues.
Honestly we were shocked he didn’t already have one. It’s been announced that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be receiving a star on the Hollywood walk of fame on 13 December. Johnson’s responded to the news on Twitter and it was 100% pure Johnson.
President Donald Trump sparked an uproar among leaders across the world after he signaled that he would be recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving the U.S. embassy there, upending decades of American foreign policy and potentially thwarting any hope for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Trump called Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and the leaders of several U.S.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is finally getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and his fans couldn’t be happier for him. The professional wrestler-turned-actor confirmed the news on Twitter early Wednesday: Johnson called the accolade a “true true honor” and said he was “so grateful” and had “so many people to thank.”
It’s a hair-raising tribute to President Donald Trump. For reasons unknown, a man in Changhua, Taiwan, had the U.S. president’s face sculpted into his hair. XB Hair’s stylist Allen Chen shaved Trump’s distinctive features into the back of the unidentified man’s head. Chen completed the cut by dyeing the tuft above blond.