These are links to some of the stories making headlines today.
We’re counting down to Tuesday and what seemed so far is now just a matter of days. Kenya goes to the ballot next week in what has been termed ‘Raila’s last bullet’. Technically, Raila Odinga can still vie in 2022, but by then he will be 77 years, which is not exactly a prime age in politics.
On the day of Jubilee nominations, Kiambu Governor William Kabogo called a press conference to concede defeat.. somehow. Only about 10% of the votes had been counted, and here was Kabogo telling us that Ferdinand Waititu would carry the day. Even this early, it was a foregone conclusion. Results
Tuesday marking exactly one week to the election saw the release of the final batch of opinion polls. Infotrak was first followed by Ipsos and later The Star newspaper which has gotten into this polling game during this election cycle.
The woman whose body was found next to that of slain IEBC ICT manager Chris Musando has been identified as ‘Caroline’ Ngumbu.
One of Chris Musando’s bosses was on Monday confronted and told to leave by mourners at the City Mortuary. According to the Standard, the mourners accused James Muhati, the electoral commission’s ICT director, of betraying Musando. Muhati had arrived at the morgue in the company of Independent
According to the release, the test — of an unarmed Minuteman III equipped with a single test entry — is not meant to be a response to the recent North Korean test on Friday of a missile that appears to have the range to hit major US cities.
On Friday, North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which it says is capable of hitting the continental United States. The missile may have posed a much more immediate threat too, flying within miles of the flight path a passenger jet had just completed.
Barcelona confirmed that coach Ernesto Valverde gave Neymar permission to miss training Tuesday, fueling speculation the Brazilian is set to join PSG in a world-record $256M deal. “Neymar confirmed to his teammates at practice today that he wishes to leave the club,” the source said. “He said goodbye to them.
MixBin Electronics sold the cases designed for iPhone 6, 6s and 7 through Amazon, Henri Bendel, Nordstrom Rack, Tory Burch, Victoria’s Secret and GetMixBin.com. The company announced the recall after 24 reports worldwide of skin irritation or chemical burns. Nineteen of the reports came from the United States, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
You can buy gloves like those that grace the Royal wave, dine on sausages that she particularly favors or dream of being a monarch as you sleep in luxury bed linen, just like hers. The British monarch’s favored goods and services are recognized with a Royal Warrant, the ultimate mark of quality.
Like thousands of other graduates in Kenya, Kihara’s dream was to kick off his career in computer science soon after graduation. Instead, a year later, he is still struggling to find work. “I imagined things would not be this tough,” he says.
The charity said it was sending more health experts to the worst-affected areas as it tries to ease the crisis. A ravaged health care system, devastated infrastructure and near famine — the results of a bloody civil war that began in March 2015 — have all contributed to the spread of the disease.
During his conversation with Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker and other staffers, Trump lied about the reaction to his Boy Scouts speech, referred to his 36-year-old son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, as a “good boy,” and answered a question about infrastructure by railing against Hillary Clinton.
A decade ago, while sailing across a rarely traversed area between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland, oceanographer Captain Charles Moore stumbled upon the now-infamous North Pacific garbage patch, an enormous swathe of plastic pollution floating in the sea. Now, Moore has confirmed the discovery of a second garbage patch in the same ocean, located in the South Pacific.
WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump’s choice to lead a key bank regulation agency spent the first half of this decade running a bank that illegally foreclosed on hundreds of thousands of Americans, often using forged and fraudulent documents.
Critics slammed the president after he reportedly called the residence a “dump.” President Donald Trump is coming under verbal fire after reportedly insulting the White House. ” That White House is a real dump,” the president reportedly told members of his Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey, according to Golf Magazine.
Authorities are investigating reports that a 17-year-old boy opened a plane’s emergency exit and “slid down the wing” moments after it landed. The Copa Airlines flight from Panama City was taxiing to its gate at San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday afternoon when the teen “unexpectedly” left via the exit door, the airline company said in a statement.
Sam Shepard has indeed moved on. News of the beloved actor, director and playwright’s death reached his former co-star Matthew McConaughey on Monday, while the “Dark Tower” lead was making red carpet rounds for his upcoming film. Asked by an Associated Press reporter for his reaction to Shepard’s passing, a shocked McConaughey responded candidly.
Members of a Norwegian Facebook group reportedly mistook a photograph of empty bus seats for a group of six burqa-wearing Muslim women – and responded with a slew of racist comments. Prankster Johan Slattavik shared the snap to the ” Fedrelandet viktigst ” group ―which translates roughly as ” Fatherland first.”
The Tesla Model 3 is finally here. It ships in August and costs $35,000. Only it doesn’t, and it doesn’t. Tesla didn’t exactly lie to us outright. The company kept its promises, but it has also masterfully obfuscated the fact that you can’t really go out and buy a $35,000 Tesla right now, or even soon.
James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke Youtube series took off in a major way. It was so popular that it got picked up as an Apple Music series and, from the looks of this new trailer, it’s going to be epic.
Warning: Contains many Game of Thrones spoilers. In the world of ice and fire, nothing beats a good prophecy or two. They literally can’t get enough of it. Princes that were promised, Azor Ahai – all that fun, mystical stuff. Well you may not know it if you haven’t read George R.R.
Why text your crush the same boring date ideas when you can make them an informative presentation instead? London Twitter user, Ben Velzian, posted screenshots of a very elaborate PowerPoint he made for a guy he was supposed to go on a date with.
The New York Post is getting royally dragged after it tweeted an article declaring “boobs are back,” leaving women everywhere rolling their eyes collectively. The article, which was originally published by The Sun said “bountiful boobs” are back in style, welcoming the “return of the out-and-proud cleavage”.
Sometimes the data just falls into place. Data from Google shows that people around the United States are increasingly searching for information about the upcoming total solar eclipse. But more than that, the people who are doing the most searching are actually the ones in the path of the eclipse, set to take place on August 21.
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Neymar arrived back for Barcelona training early on Wednesday morning, amid widespread speculation of a £196million move to Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian touched down in Spain on Tuesday evening following a trip to the Middle East, and he was straight back in action just hours later.
Lionel Messi has penned an emotional goodbye to his friend and Barcelona team-mate Neymar ahead of his impending world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar spent 43 minutes at Barcelona’s training ground on Wednesday saying his goodbyes, and he will soon complete a £198million move to Ligue 1.
Barcelona are ready to make another bid for Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho Neymar has said his goodbyes to team-mates as he nears £196m PSG move La Liga giants want to make Coutinho their big-name capture of the summer Barcelona will step up their chase for Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho by making a new bid of €120million – over £100million – with the departure of Neymar moving ever closer.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reiterated to Barcelona that his star player Philippe Coutinho is not for sale this summer. The Catalan giants have earmarked Coutinho as one of their top transfer targets, but the Reds boss has insisted he will be at Anfield next season.