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Kenya: Death penalty for trio who stripped woman

Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:00

Three Kenyan men who stripped and attacked a woman in a bus have been sentenced to death by a magistrate in the capital, Nairobi.

U.S. asks nations to provide more traveler data or face sanctions

Friday, 14 July 2017 00:00

The U.S. State Department will require all nations to provide extensive data to help it vet visa applicants and determine whether a traveler poses a terrorist threat, according to a cable obtained by Reuters.

Air Zimbabwe lays off half its staff

Friday, 14 July 2017 00:00

Zimbabwe's state-owned airline has laid off 200 workers, roughly half of its staff, with immediate effect.

Somalia: Teachers arrested for 'al-Shabab meetings'

Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:00

Somali authorities have arrested seven head teachers who they accuse of meeting al-Shabab militants. They are said to have discussed changing the curriculum at private schools to favour the Islamist group's ideology.

Marijuana shortage: Nevada considers emergency measures

Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:00

State officials in Nevada are considering emergency measures to deal with a lack of marijuana. Demand has been strong since recreational use was legalised on 1 July.

Giant iceberg breaks off Antarctica

Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:00

One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up.

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Giant iceberg breaks off Antarctica

Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:00

One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up.

U.S. missile defenses hit test target as North Korea tension rises

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 00:00

The United States said on Tuesday it shot down a simulated, incoming intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) similar to the ones being developed by countries like North Korea, in a new test of the nation's THAAD missile defenses.

Canada declares state of emergency as 138 ‘extraordinary’ wildfires spread

Monday, 10 July 2017 00:00

The Canadian state of British Columbia has advised around 3,000 people to evacuate and declared a state of emergency as wildfires sweep through the province.

Trump and Putin to meet face to face

Friday, 07 July 2017 00:00

US President Donald Trump is to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for the first time at a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. They have both said they want to repair ties damaged by the crises in Syria and Ukraine, as well as Russia’s alleged meddling in the US election.