Here are the stories making headlines in the world today.
It is peak season for Nairobi’s premier mortuary, Lee Funeral Home. Kenyans have been making jokes how their biggest client, Nairobi Hospital, has come through in a big way these past few weeks. But it appears the only person laughing is the owner of Lee Funeral Home.
The queen’s language is not Kenyans’ cup of tea. This is usually quite pronounced among our elite athletes whenever they are holding TV interviews after victories. David Rudisha is one of the few who are actually reasonably good in English.
It is widely accepted that Nicholas Biwott did not acquire his vast wealth genuinely. He was the big man at a time when corruption in government was the norm and on a massive scale.
WASHINGTON – When Russian leader Vladimir Putin meddled in key Rust Belt states to help Donald Trump become president, he also may have exposed an election law loophole big enough to drive busloads of Macedonian internet trolls through.
Jay Sekulow, one of Donald Trump’s personal attorneys, maintained on Sunday that the president did not know about the meeting between his family members and a Russian lawyer until just before The New York Times broke the story earlier this month. “Obviously the president has been very clear on that,” Sekulow said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.
The final installment of the ” Planet of the Apes” trilogy, hailed by critics, has brought fans out to the theater, too. “War for the Planet of the Apes,” released Friday, earned an estimated $56.5 million in ticket sales during its first weekend, unseating “Spider-Man: Homecoming” as No.
Mark Ruffalo just Hulk-smashed our superhero movie dreams – but it’s not his fault, he says. Speaking to Variety at the D23 Expo on Saturday, the “Avengers” actor was quick to shut down the notion that his character Dr. Bruce Banner was getting a starring vehicle of his own.
Uranus is the butt of a lot of jokes. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson posted a snippet of him and “Celebrity Family Feud” host Steve Harvey arguing over the ill-named planet Sunday. The tweet came ahead of the airing of the Tyson family’s appearance on the show.
Over just three days in a single Pennsylvania county this month, more than a hundred people reportedly overdosed on a type of synthetic marijuana known as K2. Between July 7 and July 10, 102 people in Lancaster County were treated for K2 overdoses, according to CNN.
” Game of Thrones ” Season 6 ended over a year ago, and we’ve been waiting for new episodes ever since. We watched blocks of ice melt to learn the premiere date (during a Facebook Live stream which cut out multiple times), but now that’s all in the past.
Donald Trump may be in the White House but in some welcome letters, it’s still Barack Obama who’s commander in chief. An administrative gaffe led to the distribution of some 200 congratulatory letters that identify Obama as the U.S. president to newly minted citizens, The Hill reported.
It’s a tough task for the man who made headlines for helping to free American Otto Warmbier from North Korean detention last month. But the trip, say analysts, is emblematic of a key tactic from the Trump administration: cutting off North Korean revenue, no matter how small or obscure the source.
The Secret Service is pushing back on President Donald Trump’s attorney’s remarks Sunday that there was nothing questionable going on at a meeting last summer between Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., a Russian lawyer and top members of Trump’s campaign.
Landau died at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles following “unexpected complications during a short hospitalization,” Guttman said in a statement. Landau was born June 28, 1928, in Brooklyn and worked as a cartoonist for the New York Daily News before becoming an actor, according to the Internet Movie Database.
Romero has been called the “father of modern horror films.” He died following “a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer,” his longtime production partner Peter Grunwald told CNN. Grunwald said Romero passed away “peacefully in his sleep” while “listening to the score of ‘The Quiet Man,’ one his all-time favorite films, with his wife Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero, at his side.”
That gives Trump the lowest approval rating at the six-month mark of any president in 70 years, ABC News reports. Trump’s overall approval rating has fallen from 42% at the 100-day mark of his presidency in April compared to a Washington Post/ABC poll at that time.
The country’s gross domestic product grew 6.9% in the second quarter, according to government data released Monday, the same figure as the previous quarter and marginally higher than most forecasts. The latest numbers position the economy above Beijing’s statedgrowth target for 2017.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan — delivering feisty and stirring messages on the one-year anniversary of a failed coup aimed at unseating him — lauded the popular resistance that helped stop the coup, and promised to decapitate “traitors,” a sign that his harsh crackdown against his foes over the last 12 months will continue.
HBO Go and HBO Now, the network’s two live streaming services, crashed on Sunday night Scores of outraged Twitter users complained about the glitch online They inundated HBO’s Twitter accounts demanding answers and refunds The glitch was fixed halfway through the season seven premiere The same problem happened last year as millions tried to tune in to the season six premiere Game of Thrones fans erupted in anger on Sunday night when both of HBO’s live streaming services crashed during the series seven premiere.
Miranda Kerr’s backyard wedding to Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel was tasteful and intimate – with just 45 friends and family watching as the couple exchanged their vows. But the pared back guest list didn’t stop Miranda Kerr from creating the day of her dreams – with the Australian model opening up about her May nuptials in the new edition of U.S.
The Washington Post cites US officials who say UAE was behind May 23 hack The hack resulted in a false story being run by Qatar News Agency’s television channel and websites It included false quotes attributed to Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani which praised Iran and Hamas Saudi Arabia and
Record-breaker Roger Federer had even more bad news for his rivals last night – he insisted he could play until he is 40. The 35-year-old became the first man in Wimbledon’s 140-year history to win eight titles yesterday, confirming himself as the King of Centre Court.