By Katharine Houreld. NAIROBI (Reuters) – Veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga led Kenya’s presidential race, official election results showed on Saturday, pushing Deputy PresidentWilliam Ruto into second place ...East Africa’s wealthiest nation and most vibrant democracy held presidential, parliamentary and local elections on Tuesday ... Advertisement.
Taliban fighters beat female protesters and fired into the air on Saturday to dispersed a rare rally in the Afghan capital, Kabul, days before the first anniversary of the group’s return to power. About 40 women marched on the education ministry in Kabul, chanting “bread, work and freedom” ... — Oliver Marsden (@OliverGMarsden) August 13, 2022 ... .
CETINJE, MONTENGRO. Eleven people, including two children and a gunman, were killed in a mass shooting in Montenegro on Friday, and six others were injured, a state prosecutor told Vijesti TV after an initial investigation of the crime scene ... "The family was staying at the house of the shooter as tenants," Brdjanin said ... .
That’s the steepest decline since the government began tracking figures in 1961 ... The group’s CEO, George Leung, added that Hong Kong’s border closures were “stifling any prospect of economic recovery” and urged authorities to come up with a “concrete timetable to reopen Hong Kong.” ... The political crackdown ... .
The United States is wrapping up tests of its new Long-Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) as part of a significant upgrade of its missile defense systems amid renewed great power competition and a renewed nuclear arms race, defense website Breaking News reports ... A Ground-Based Interceptor is lowered into its missile silo in Alaska ... Image ... Image ... ....
WASHINGTON, United States — The United States will boost trade with Taiwan in response to China’s “provocative” behaviour, the White House said Friday, as it insisted on the right of air and sea passage through the tense strait ... Sam Yeh / AFP ... China views Taiwan as its own territory to be seized one day, by force if necessary.
Accidente Muere Anne Heche Anne Heche Accidente de coche fatal. Los peores pronósticos se han cumplido. La actriz norteamericana Anne Heche falleció ayer a los 53 años tras pasar una semana en el hospital a raíz del impacto de su coche contra una casa en el barrio angelino de Mar Vista... Su vida estuvo plagada de tragedias ... Acababa de cumplir 18 años ... .
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York. A bloodied Rushdie, 75, was flown to a hospital and underwent surgery ... Dr ... Rushdie ... U.N ... ___ ... .
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Dhaka. Nearly 150,000 workers at more than 200 Bangladeshi tea plantations went on strike Saturday to demand a 150 per cent rise to their dollar-a-day wages, which researchers say are among the lowest in the world. Most tea workers in the country are descendants of labourers brought to the plantations by colonial-era British planters ... .