Here are the stories making headlines today.
“I Was Beaten in the Propaganda Game..” Kabogo Admits as He Announces Independent Candidature
Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has announced that he is back in the Kiambu gubernatorial race. In a press briefing yesterday, Kabogo announced that he will vie for the same seat as an independent candidate, joining a long list of politicians who have taken this route after defeat in the recently
PHOTOS – Here’s How Sh221 Million Jackpot Winner Spent his Weekend
Sportpesa mega jackpot winner Samuel Abisai who won Sh221 million is already putting his newfound wealth to good use. The 28-Year-Old multimillionaire last Friday did what most of us would have done: catch the next flight to a place far away from Kenya and it’s Unga/Maziwa misery. Abisai’s des
People Think She’s His Girlfriend, But She’s His 50 Year Old Mother (PHOTOS)
A Chinese mother of one is making global headlines after pictures of her son and her found their way online. Liu Yelin is just a few months shy of her 50th birthday, but she can easily be confused for someone half that age.
North Korea tests missile
A missile launched near the city of Kusong, in western North Korea, flew across the country and into the Sea of Japan/East Sea, hitting the water about 60 miles from Vladivostok in eastern Russia, according to US officials. Japan’s Defense Ministry said the missile reached an altitude of 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) and flew for 30 minutes.
North Korea blights China’s One Belt, One Road party with missile launch
As Chinese President Xi Jinping prepared to inaugurate the Belt and Road Forum, Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile from a base in the country’s northwest, near the border with China. The forum is China’s answer to Davos or the G20, centered around the colossal One Belt, One Road (OBOR) trade initiative.
Powers Boothe, actor in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” dies at 68
The Emmy-winning actor passed away Sunday of natural causes in his sleep at his Los Angeles home. A private service will be held in his home state of Texas, Samfilippo said. His family is also considering a memorial celebration in his honor for a future date.
Shockingly lifelike dinosaur fossil makes public debut
No, it’s not the plotline of a summer blockbuster. It’s science: breathtaking, take-you-back-in-time science. Meet nodosaur, the crown jewel of a newly opened dinosaur exhibit at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Alberta, Canada. What makes the nodosaur staggeringly unique isn’t its size (we get it; dinosaurs were big), but its almost unprecedented state of preservation.
Putin performs unexpected piano recital in Beijing
The controversial Russian president was at a Chinese state guesthouse in Beijing on Sunday, waiting for a meeting with President Xi Jinping. There, Putin spotted a shiny black grand piano and couldn’t resist. Putin sat down and spontaneously played two Russian songs, “Moscow Windows” and “The City on the Free Neva River,” Russia’s Sputnik news agency reported.
Ebola kills 3 in DRC, WHO says; scores more linked to deaths
Last week, WHO reported one Ebola-related death and the possibility of two others. On Saturday, the organization confirmed the other two deaths were also Ebola-related. The first case, which came April 22, involved a 45-year-old man. The taxi driver who took the man to the hospital and a person who cared for the man both became sick and later died, WHO said.
The World: a floating city of millionaires
Sitting majestically in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor, this gleaming 644 feet-long white vessel is the largest, and probably most exclusive, “residential yacht” on earth. Home to the world’s only full-sized at-sea tennis court, a 7,000-square foot spa and fitness center, and 12,000-bottle wine collection, this ship has visited 1,213 ports and sailed 641,000 nautical miles.
Prankster who streaked on Eurovision could face 5 years in jail
The dude who crashed the Eurovision stage – who everyone thought was Australian because he was wearing the country’s flag as a cape, but isn’t – appears to be in a lot of trouble. Ukrainian prankster VitaliiSediuk mooned the crowd and millions of television viewers on stage during the performance of reigning winner Jamala at the final in Kiev on Saturday night.
Stunning drone video shows the evolution of the new Apple Park campus
Apple’s stunning new campus in Cupertino, called Apple Park, was scheduled to open to employees in April 2017, but no announcements have been made during that month and we’re already deep into May.
Kendall Jenner’s first modelling spread since the Pepsi ad was upstaged by the photographer
Kendall Jenner hasn’t exactly been in hiding since her appearance in Pepsi’s disastrous and excruciatingly tone-deaf advert. But Jenner’s first modelling spread since the ad wasn’t quite the comeback she had in mind because her photographer kind of stole her thunder.
Microsoft says WannaCry ransomware attack is a wake-up call for governments
A global ransomware attack hit thousands of Windows-based computers late last week, locking users’ files and demanding Bitcoin payment to unlock them. The attack, called WannaCry (or WannaCrypt), is a lesson to both the IT industry and consumers, Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith argued in a blog post Sunday.
Woman unknowingly wore her engagement ring for over a year
An Australian woman named Anna unknowingly wore her engagement ring around her neck for over a year, thanks to her boyfriend Terry’s crafty plan. Terry explains on YouTube that he made Anna a necklace for their one year anniversary. Anna wore the necklace every day, but little did she know that there was something very special hidden inside the necklace.
Family gets kicked off of a JetBlue flight for a birthday cake
Footage of a family getting kicked off of a JetBlue flight over the placement of a birthday cake surfaced on Saturday.
Arsene Wenger slams teams who are ‘on holiday’
Arsenal trail Manchester City and Liverpool in race for the Champions League The Gunners are on a good run, but need their rivals to drop points in final games Liverpool thrashed an under-par West Ham on Sunday afternoon And Arsene Wenger says some Premier League teams are not giving their all ‘What is not excusable is not to do your best,’ says the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hit out at Premier League teams who have switched off towards the end of the season, accusing them of ‘going on holiday’.
Mourinho says United ‘don’t want to play’ Premier League games
Jose Mourinho’s labelled Manchester United’s Premier League run-in as ‘just matches we don’t want to play’ in a tetchy post-match interview after their defeat at Tottenham on Sunday. Mourinho, who leads his team into the Europa League final against Ajax later this month, made eight changes to his starting XI at White Hart Lane having admitted domestic matter are now low on his priority list.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic relaxes by the pool in Miami after knee surgery
Zlatan Ibrahimovic looked the picture of relaxation as he reclined in a sun lounger by a swimming pool in Miami resting his swollen knee following season-ending surgery. The Manchester United star was seen without the leg brace that he was pictured in just last week after he underwent a successful operation in America.