Here are links to the stories making national and world headlines today.
PHOTOS – President Uhuru Lays Foundation Stone for Africa’s Tallest Skyscraper
President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday lay the foundation stone for Pinnacle Tower (previously Hass Tower). The Pinnacle will comprise of two towers, the shorter one primarily housing Hilton Hotel, and the taller one mixing commercial office, luxury apartments and a 3-storey shopping mall. Standing a
After Jet Skiing in Paris, Sh221 Million Jackpot Winner Visits Exotic Island and Buys New Ride (PHOTOS)
Sh 221 Million Sportpesa mega jackpot winner, Samuel Abisai Abisaki, is still living the dream. Days after the 28-Year-Old multi-millionaire took a trip to France, the globetrotting University of Nairobi graduate was last week on the beautiful island of Zanzibar. Through his Facebook account,
Kayole Man Travels to Kakamega to Place Bets Because of the County’s Lucky Streak
A man recently traveled from Nairobi to Kakamega to try his luck in the weekly SportPesa jackpot, claiming the county has a lucky streak, The Nairobian reports.
Manchester attack: Bomber was known to UK security services
The suspected bomber at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester was known to security services, an official has confirmed, as the country elevated its terror threat.
After day of anguish, missing 15-year-old confirmed dead in Manchester
The mother’s dread and fear gripped parents around the world in less than a day.
Trump tells Pope Francis: ‘I won’t forget what you said’
After a highly anticipated meeting, Pope Francis appears to have left his mark on President Donald Trump.
Wary allies await Trump at NATO summit
When Donald Trump attends his first NATO summit in Brussels Thursday, the Manchester attack will be uppermost in the minds of the 28 leaders around the table.
Trump should be scared, Comey friend says
Benjamin Wittes, a friend of James Comey, said that if he were President Donald Trump he would be scared of the former FBI Director’s pending testimony
Hillary Clinton’s ’email’ problem was bigger than anyone realized
Hillary Clinton’s ongoing struggle to deal with the revelation that she used a private email server dominated the conversation about her candidacy and likely doomed it, according to a new study.
Bieber fans want UK tour cancellation
For once, some Justin Bieber fans don’t want to see him perform.
Melania Trump minds Vatican protocol in veil decision
Melania Trump has dutifully considered every outfit she has worn during her first trip abroad as first lady — her visit with Pope Francis on Wednesday was no exception.
Calculating or naive? Trump caught in cloud of Russia probe revelations
President Donald Trump may have nothing to hide when it comes to alleged links between his campaign and Russia — but he is behaving in a way that makes it look like he does.
The tiny clue in that new ‘Game of Thrones’ dragon photo you may have missed
By now you’ve almost certainly seen the new Game of Thrones Season 7 photos that Entertainment Weekly released on Monday. In all the excitement of seeing just how damn gigantic Drogon has gotten, though, it’s possible you missed one tiny background clue.
Scientists kept mouse sperm in space for 9 months-then tried making babies
Mice sperm can survive the radiation exposure of space, according to a new study, something that could be useful to humans in the future. Back in 2013, mouse sperm was freeze-dried and sent to the International Space Station for nine months. Back on Earth, mice were then artificially inseminated with the preserved space sperm.
Boost your cardio game with this see-through underwater treadmill
The ‘ Water Walker’ is perfect for those recovering from an injury, or for athletes who want to get a little more creative in their workouts. The machine reduces the amount of stress put on the body during cardio.
Nicki Minaj has the best response to Ellen grilling her about Nas dating rumors
Ellen has a magical way of getting her celebrity guests to reveal their deep, dark secrets, especially about who they’re dating. Rumors have been swirling about Nicki Minaj and rapper Nas secretly dating ever since Nicki posted a photo of the two looking cozy on her Instagram a week ago.
Pope Francis just threw some serious shade at Donald Trump
It’s well known that Pope Francis and President Donald Trump don’t exactly see eye-to-eye on global climate change. The pope recognizes the issue as a moral and religious challenge that must be addressed in order to make progress in alleviating poverty and other global goals.
Brits react to the high terror level in the most British way possible
Brits can always be relied on for their stoicism and dry wit in the face of adversity. That was apparent on UK Twitter in the aftermath of Monday’s horrible attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.
Ridiculous news cycle leads Jon Stewart and HBO to cancel their show
Despite Jon Stewart’s many talents, he is but a mere mortal. And like the rest of us, he can barely keep up with the world’s rapidly breaking, frequently bizarre news cycle. Because of this, Stewart’s upcoming short-form animation series with HBO, which was announced back in 2016, has been cancelled.
Those movie subtitles you downloaded might open your doors to hackers
If you thought movie subtitles are just benign text files you can download to your computer and use without fear, think again. A report from security company Check Point claims that subtitles can be extremely dangerous, potentially allowing malicious hackers to completely take over your computer.
Inside Amazon’s first New York City Bookstore
Lawrence stood at the front of Amazon’s first New York City bookstore, momentarily startled by the applause. He was the first shopper at Amazon’s newest “Amazon Books” physical retail location – and he wasn’t even shopping for books.
Pope Francis met President Trump and looked insanely psyched about it
Photos from the highly anticipated 28-minute meeting between President Trump and Pope Francis at the Vatican have been released and from the way the Pope is looking, things went about 27 minutes and 55 seconds too long.
Google rolls out a lightning-fast new type of online ad
As clunky, slow-loading ads drive people to ad blockers, some of Google’s search ads are about to get a welcome speed boost. The company said Tuesday that it’s expanding its fast-loading Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) format to brands that advertise among its search results. The product was previously limited to news articles.
Salman Abedi had returned from ISIS hotbed Libya days ago
Salman Abedi had only recently returned from Libya before launching his attack Mancunian of Libyan descent ‘had made regular visits to North African country’ 22-year-old may have taken advantage of Libya conflict to sneak across to Syria There are fears that he underwent terror training in a Middle East conflict zone Abedi killed 22 after detonating suicide bomb at Manchester Arena on Monday Home Secretary has said he was known to intelligence services ‘up to a point’ Manchester bomber Salman Abedi had only just returned from war-torn Libya before launching his horrific attack, it has emerged.
Liverpool schoolgirl is fifth victim of Manchester attack
Olivia Campbell, 15, is the latest confirmed victim of Monday night’s terror attack, her mother said Schoolgirl Megan Hurley died in the attack in Manchester, which claimed 22 lives and injured 59 Saffie Rose Roussos, eight, is the youngest known victim of the atrocity, which followed Ariana Grande show Mothers
Buckingham Palace will be under military armed guard from today
Armed troops will guard key locations in London from today, Scotland Yard says It comes after Theresa May warned that further terror attack may be ‘imminent’ Decision taken at a meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee It follows terror attack on Ariana Grande concert in Manchester which killed 22 British soldiers will be deployed across London this morning less than 24 hours after Theresa May warned that a further terror attack may be ‘imminent’.
EXCLUSIVE PICS: First photos of Ariana Grande since Manchester attack
Ariana Grande was seen for the first time since a suicide bomber set off an improvised device at her concert in Manchester on Monday night The 23-year-old pop star and her mother Joan exited a private plane after arriving in Boca Raton, Florida An emotional Ariana walked into the arms
Trump’s Crazy Comes To Europe
ROME – As Donald Trump makes his Italian debut with meetings with Pope Francis and government leaders Wednesday, many Italians already have a good idea of the new American president, and can express it in a single word: “pazzo.” “People think he’s a little crazy,” said Benedetta Alabardi, a pharmacist whose store sits a few hundred yards from St.
Kim Kardashian Deletes Message About Manchester Attack After Backlash
After a terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people and injured at least 59 others, Kim Kardashian took to social media to express her utter dismay at the horrific event. Like many other celebrities, the 36-year-old shared a tweet that acknowledged the attack and sent love to Grande.
Here’s Why Melania Trump Wore Black To Meet The Pope
President Donald Trump met a sad-looking Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, along with his wife, Melania, daughter Ivanka and others. Melania and Ivanka both wore black dresses with long sleeves and black veils (Melania’s dress was Dolce & Gabbana, a possible nod to the host country).