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by | September 03, 2017 | 21:53

In a decision hailed as the first of its kind for Africa, Kenya's Supreme Court on Friday annulled the president's August 8 reelection victory, citing irregularities, and ordered a new vote within 60 days. When a week had passed without ballots being made available online, observers of Kenya's electoral commission expressed concern about the legitimacy of the process.

by | September 03, 2017 | 21:41

It was a major jig of Team Modi as four junior ministers were elevated to the Cabinet rank and nine fresh faces were inducted as Ministers of State. Calling the berth an "Onam gift" for Kannanthanam, he said that the new minister must become a voice for Keralites and push for the interests of the state.

by | September 03, 2017 | 20:05

Sen. Ted Cruz , R-Tex., has been forced to defend his 2013 vote in recent days as Harvey wreaks havoc in his home state. Nonetheless, the 2012 Sandy aid package passed without Cruz on-board with a Senate vote of 62-36. Uh, no, said Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler, who walked through the bill line item by line item. Christie also accused Cruz of making up the numbers he'd quoted, and called him "despicable".

by | September 03, 2017 | 19:45

Forecasters on Thursday morning said the hurricane's maximum sustained winds had increased to almost 100 miles per hours, with higher gusts. The storm was about 1,220 miles from the Leeward Islands and moving west at about 15 miles an hour.

by | September 03, 2017 | 19:41

The EU negotiator, Michel Barnier, said at the end of the third round of talks in Brussels that there had been " no decisive progress " on key issues. Prime Minister Theresa May's deputy urged Conservative lawmakers late on Saturday to back the government's European Union repeal bill, warning them not to help the opposition Labour Party, which is planning to seek several changes to the legislation.

by | September 03, 2017 | 19:41

The storm was located 1,220 miles from the Leeward Islands on Saturday and moving west at almost 15 mph, forecasters said . Its exact path, though, is unclear. Hurricane Irma is continuing on its track toward the Lesser Antilles - a string of islands in the Caribbean that includes the U.S. Virgin Island, and Trinidad and Tobago, among others.

by | September 03, 2017 | 19:35

South Korea's Yonhap News Agency, citing Chinese officials, said a second quake with a magnitude of 4.6 was detected near the nuclear test site, raising concern of a possible tunnel collapse. "China, North Korea's only real ally and patron, said its neighbor "disregarded universal opposition of the worldwide community" by conducting the test".

by | September 03, 2017 | 17:31

Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Ren Guoqiang told reporters that all parties should exercise restraint and avoid words and actions that escalate tension. North Korea has been maintaining a rapid pace in weapons tests this year as it openly pursues an arsenal of nuclear-armed, intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching deep into the United States mainland.

by | September 03, 2017 | 16:50

On Tuesday, it fired a missile over Japanese territory. US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to condemn Pyongyang, writing "the US has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years". Downing Street has described the PM's visit to Japan as "highly successful" after Mrs May and counterpart Shinzo Abe agreed to boost defence links.

by | September 03, 2017 | 16:29

Sitharaman was among the four junior ministers who were given cabinet berths at the reshuffle today. Among the nine new faces is India's former Home Secretary Raj Kumar Singh who, as District Collector of Samastipur in eastern state of Bihar, had arrested BJP patriarch Lal Krishna Advani to stop the latter from carrying on his Ram Rath yatra at the height of the party's campaign to build a temple at the disputed site of Babri mosque in Ayodhya in 1990.

by | September 03, 2017 | 16:17

Sunday , temperatures will make it back into the 70s, and the sun will return. Calm wind becoming north around 5 miles per hour after midnight. Northwest winds 5 to 15 miles per hour. In the evening, conditions will be mostly clear, with a low around 51 and winds out of the north from 5-8 miles per hour. Tuesday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.

by | September 03, 2017 | 15:38

The party called for his release and urged the worldwide community to intervene. The government appeared to have based part of its claims against Kem Sokha on a video clip that shows the opposition leader giving a public speech in which he describes a grassroots political strategy to challenge Hun Sen with USA support.

by | September 03, 2017 | 15:11

The Nittany Lions open the season ranked sixth and are laying a ton of points here against an Akron team that gave up nearly 34 points per game last season. Akron (0-1) dropped its fifth straight game after losing the final four of 2016 en route to a 5-7 record. Thompkins returned punts in 2015 but had some control issues and was replaced by John Reid last season.

by | September 03, 2017 | 14:57

The evacuation area also includes Germany's central bank, where the country's gold reserves worth in the region of €59bn (£54bn) are stored. Emergency crews had earlier evacuated babies and intensive care patients from two hospitals. They were dropped by the RAF and US Air Force during the war. World War II may have ended over 70 years ago, but its legacy still lingers in cities across Germany.

by | September 03, 2017 | 14:46

The storm is leaving behind record-breaking floods, enormous destruction, and heartbreak that has grown hour by hour in Texas and Louisiana. Meanwhile, Irma , the ninth tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, formed near the Cape Verde archipelago on Wednesday, is expected to intensify into a hurricane on Friday while continuing its course towards the Caribbean.

by | September 03, 2017 | 14:36

Stanley Morgan Jr . caught five passes for 102 yards and a touchdown. Nebraska wasted little time charging down the field behind starting running back Tre Bryant , who ended the night with a career-high 192 yards, to push the lead to eight.

by | September 03, 2017 | 14:35

The broadcaster carried images of leader Kim Jong-un, the third generation of the family to rule the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, as the country is officially known, sitting at a circular table with a general and three other officials.

by | September 03, 2017 | 14:25

Harvey was previously known to have left at least three people dead, with six more fatalities potentially tied to the storm . Rahman, a senior defensive end for Rice, said it was stressful knowing his parents had made a decision to remain in their Sugar Land home near the Brazos River despite a mandatory evacuation because of flooding.

by | September 03, 2017 | 14:27

Officer Riley said officials are also monitoring dam B. They encourage residents to call 3-1-1 if they need information and to call Damage Assessment and Damage assessment at 409-785-4700. Elizabeth has begun water conservation care for 256 patients at the hospital, officials announced around lunchtime Thursday. But a week after Hurricane Harvey, boaters still are shuttling people away from a few high-water areas as millions struggle with what the storm has left - tens of thousands of ...

by | September 03, 2017 | 14:23

The move is meant to lower the risk of an unprecedented default as soon as the end of the month. The two leaders also discussed the ongoing NAFTA renegotiation and stressed their hope to reach an agreement by the end of this year, ' the White House said .

by | September 03, 2017 | 14:20

British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to reassure Japanese business leaders about Brexit on Thursday, while also joining Japan in calling on China to use its influence to pressure North Korea to halt its nuclear weapons and missile development.

by | September 03, 2017 | 14:19

North Korea's weapons program has been progressing at a rapid pace under leader Kim Jong Un. Seoul's weather agency and the Joint Chiefs of Staff said an artificial 5.7 magnitude quake occurred at 12:29 p.m. A South Korean trade ministry official said the government has been "thoroughly preparing for all possibilities" and would negotiate with Washington with an open attitude.

by | September 03, 2017 | 14:13

A pause in missile launches by North Korea could point toward possible dialogue with the U.S., Tillerson said, adding, "We need to see more on their part". "Eventually we will make it back to diplomacy, but at least for the time being, I think the reaction of the USA will be to not expect that talks will take place in the near future, and to focus USA energy on increasing sanctions", said Samore, who is now with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University.

by | September 03, 2017 | 14:12

This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 3, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) looking at a metal casing with two bulges at an undisclosed location. That was revised up from an initial report of 5.6. The US and its allies attempt to detect blast material to gauge North Korea's progress, but Pyongyang has become better at containing it as its nuclear program has evolved.

by | September 03, 2017 | 13:34

Nitish Kumar, in fact, said he had no information about the cabinet reshuffle. BJP sources, however, played down the confusion over whether or not the two parties will join the government, saying things will fall into place before the event.