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Businesswoman drags Mungatana into Sh51 million Kilifi county scam

Former Garsen MP Danson Mungatana has been dragged into the alleged theft of Sh51 million from Kilifi county's accounts at the CBK. The county led by Amason KIngi dismissed claims that more than Sh1.18 billion was lost, saying only Sh51 million was wired irregularly, leading to the suspension of 10 county officials.

Ivory Coast rebel soldiers reach deal amid fears of renewed revolt

Disgruntled soldiers in Ivory Coast reached an agreement with the government late on Friday resolving a dispute over bonus payments that had threatened to reignite a nationwide army mutiny, negotiators for the mutineers said. There was no confirmation of the deal from the government, and it was not....

US Congress takes big step to repeal Obamacare

The US House of Representatives has taken the first step toward demolishing President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, known as Obamacare. Republicans passed a budget measure to introduce a bill - which Democrats cannot block - to roll back the law.

Abu Sayyaf militants free S. Korean captain, Filipino crew

JOLO, Philippines (AP) — Ransom-seeking Muslim militants in the southern Philippines freed Saturday a South Korean captain and his Filipino crewman who were abducted three months ago from their cargo ship amid a wave of offshore kidnappings, officials said.

Will Trump Lift Sanctions On Russia?

President-elect Donald Trump said he would keep the latest sanctions on Russia “at least for a period of time” but added that he might drop them if Moscow helps Washington in its fight against terrorism, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. In an interview with the Journal, Trump said that if....

Report says Chicago police violated civil rights for years

Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks during a news conference Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Chicago. The U.S. Justice Department issued a scathing report on civil rights abuses by Chicago's police department over the years. The report released Friday alleges that institutional Chicago Police Department....

We’ll fulfil campaign promises, Obaseki assures Edo people

Benin – Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Friday assured people of the state that his government would fulfil promises made during his electioneering campaigns. Obaseki, who stated this at the End of Year Ceremony of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Edo Council, noted that over 50 people had been....

A look back at Michelle Obama’s 8 years in the White House

(CNN) – Michelle Obama has been a unique First Lady, using her star power to support her causes, and becoming one of the most powerful women in her party. Michelle Obama’s first steps onto that enormous, exhilarating, terrifying national political stage were reluctant and cautious.

Possible Alliance between Ghwell, al-Thani against Libya’s U.N.-Backed Government

Cairo- Libya’s National Salvation government of Khalifa Ghwell is mulling to form an alliance with the government of Abdullah al-Thani that is allied with the parliament. Such an alliance is aimed at confronting Libya’s U.N.-backed government of Fayez al-Sarraj.

US Congress takes big step to Obamacare repeal

Jan 14, 2017- The US House of Representatives has taken the first step toward demolishing President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, known as Obamacare. Republicans passed a budget measure to introduce a bill - which Democrats cannot block - to roll back the law.

Politics | New Committee Chairs & Majority Leaders Appointed: This Week at the State House

New committee chairs announced, majority leaders are appointed and more. This week at the State House. House of Representatives announces new committee chairs, speaker pro tempore. Speaker of the House Nicholas A. Mattiello (D-Dist. 15, Cranston) has appointed committee chairs for the 2017-18 legislative session.

News | Single Mothers Wreaking Havoc on Rhode Island, Says Leading Liberal

The panel Tuesday will be held at Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership at Bryant University and include Founder and Director Gary Sasse, as well as national speakers from the American Enterprise Institute, and the Family Prosperity Initiative. Also on the roster is the Director for ACUF....

Lifestyle | Leonard Moorehead, The Urban Gardener: Winter Blooms

Many urban gardeners endure winter’s snow and slush. Our fortitude is strong. Polar gales push wind chill factors through warm coats. Mittens, scarves and ticking furnaces defend us. All is not stiff. As ever, our Eden remains. Dormant outdoors, comfortable under thick mulches, our carefully nurtured plant beds hibernate.

Investment-grade bonds blast into 2017 despite long-term fears

New York: The market for US investment grade debt is charging into the New Year after a sluggish end to 2016, but the trend could prove to be short-lived. Issuance of US investment-grade corporate debt reached nearly $60 billion last week alone, rebounding from a lacklustre fourth quarter where just....

Worse than 1994 ‘Bond Massacre’ predicted

New York: If you thought you had already read the gloomiest possible prognosis for bonds, wait until you read this one. Paul Schmelzing, a PhD candidate at Harvard University and a visiting scholar at the Bank of England, said if the latest bond market bubble bursts, it will be worse than in 1994....

WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption has a security vulnerability? Company says no

WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption has a security vulnerability, says report. Company says there is no such flaw. WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption has a security flaw, which could allow backdoor entry and let third-parties read messages, claims a report in The Guardian.

BSF jawan's wife wants CBI inquiry into complaint about poor quality food

Sharmilla, wife of BSF constable Tej Bahadur Yadav. (Source; Twitter/@ANI_news) A day after the Home Ministry submitted a report to the Prime Minister’s Office insisting that Border Security Force (BSF) constable Tej Bahadur Yadav’s complaint about poor quality food given to paramilitary forces....

Donald Trump suggests he may do away with Russia sanctions if Moscow helpful

US President-elect Donald Trump. (File Photo) President-elect Donald Trump has hinted that he may lift sanctions on Russia and won’t stand by the “One China” policy unless Beijing improves its currency and trade practices. Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Friday that he....

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PM Narendra Modi (File Photo) The seers will support BJP in the upcoming UP elections only if Prime Minister Narendra Modi promises to get the Ram temple constructed in Ayodhya during his tenure, the chief priest of the makeshift temple at the Ram Janm Bhumi-Babri Masjid disputed site said here.

Microsoft acquires deep learning AI startup Maluuba

Maluuba believes that human language is the holy grail in the field of AI. has acquired a Canadian startup called Maluuba, which focuses on deep learning for natural language understanding. Maluuba was founded by Sam Pasupalak and Kaheer Suleman from University of Waterloo.

PSB Academy to offer greater access to quality higher education for self-help group members / PSB Academy has signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with the Eurasian Association, MENDAKI and SINDA to enable members to tap on over S$2.5 million

SINGAPORE -- (Marketwired) -- 01/14/17 -- Over 200 members of Eurasian Association, Yayasan MENDAKI, and SINDA will be able to choose from a variety of diploma and undergraduate degree programmes offered at PSB Academy by tapping on scholarships valued at S$2.7 million.

Devyani Sultania

Articles by Devyani Sultania. Devyani Sultania is a Junior Reporter with the International Business Times, India Edition. Besides being a journalist, she enjoys travelling and is a passionate photographer and wildlife lover. Follow : Email : Khattak also cited UNHCR data to say that about 5 lakh....

Greeshma M

Articles by Greeshma M. Greeshma Sukumaran oversees IBTimes' automobile portfolio. She joined IB Times right after finishing her education in Bangalore, a city she continues to be based at. She has a passion for automobiles, especially cars, their performance, culture and development, and the overall industry.

FAQs: What you need to know about the public protector and Absa's 'apartheid bailout'

1.Whose report is it anyway? In 2012, Advocate Paul Hoffman convinced former public protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate the alleged failure of the democratic government to recover the funds borrowed by Bankorp (now Absa) from the apartheid regime.

The Bush sisters' touching letter to Sasha and Malia Obama Evening Standard

"You travelled to Liberia and Morocco with your mom to talk with girls about the importance of education - girls who saw themselves in you, saw themselves in your parents, saw who they could become if they continued to study and learn. "You attended state dinners, hiked in national parks, met....

Meet Venezuela's new VP, fan of Iran and Hezbollah The Hill

© Provided by The Hill Meet Venezuela's new VP, fan of Iran and Hezbollah Facing a parliamentary vote to oust him and a call for new elections, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Jan. 4 replaced Vice President Arist bulo Ist riz with regime loyalist Tareck El Aissami, the governor of Aragua State.

WhatsApp denies 'security flaw allowing snooping on messages' Evening Standard

has denied claims a serious flaw in its encryption could allow messages to be intercepted without user knowledge. Research from the University of California shown to the Guardian had claimed WhatsApp owners Facebook and others could read messages using a security back door in the system.

Nissan starts testing autonomous cars in London next month

PanARMENIAN.Net - Japanese carmaker Nissan (7201.T) said it will conduct its first European real-world trials of self-driving cars in London , choosing Britain just months after it said it would build two new models in the country despite concerns over Brexit, Reuters reports.

Region should follow Oman example for peaceful coexistence

Raja Zafarul Haq hosts reception for visiting Omani delegation. Zubair Qureshi. All the regional countries should follow the Oman example for seeking peaceful coexistence in the region without any religious prejudices. This was said by the Leader of the House in Senate Raja Muhammad Zafarul Haq....

Govt to help promote baseball: Pirzada

Islamabad. Federal Minister for IPC Riaz Hussain Pirzada on Friday said that the government would extend all out cooperation to Pakistan Federation Baseball (PFB) for holding international baseball events in the country. “It is a heartening sign that baseball is on a constant rise in the country....

Ivory Coast announces deal to end standoff with soldiers

BOUAKE, Ivory Coast Ivory Coast announced a deal Friday night to end a standoff with soldiers who staged a mutiny last week, though the terms were not confirmed and it was unclear whether security would be fully restored in Africa’s fastest-growing economy.
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