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Suicidal student caused Moi Girls fire that killed eight Suicidal student caused Moi Girls fire that killed eight
- September 06, 2017

The Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i said investigators have established that the fire was not an accident but arson and police are following leads on specific suspects. Zipo.co.ke has now learnt that the fire could have been a suicide mission by a student, at least according to claims by several of her colleagues. "There are 10 cubicles in the dorm and each houses about 8 to 10 girls". (more...)
US defense chief threatens 'massive military response' if North Korea attacks US defense chief threatens 'massive military response' if North Korea attacks
- September 06, 2017

Asked about Mr Turnbull's call for China to do more, a foreign ministry spokesman said, "for a long time China has been working relentlessly for the settlement of this issue. We will work with China. The National Security team met this afternoon, and the U.N. Security Council will meet tomorrow morning as leaders around the world consider how to respond to North Korea's latest provocation. (more...)
Michigan Beats Florida 33-17 Despite Wilton Speight's Struggles at QB Michigan Beats Florida 33-17 Despite Wilton Speight's Struggles at QB
- September 05, 2017

Florida's offense has struggled over the last few years, but they were absolutely putrid in this contest - thanks to the play of Michigan's defense. Speight returned to start the third quarter and the Wolverines responded by taking a 20-17 lead. This could be a letdown game for the Wilverines after beating Florida in a marquee matchup, but that coaching staff should have them ready. (more...)
'US never out of diplomatic solutions on N Korea' 'US never out of diplomatic solutions on N Korea'
- September 05, 2017

It denounced the joint exercises in traditionally robust fashion. Lt. Gen. David H. Berger, the commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, said in a statement that the F-35 contributes to the overall security and stability of the region and embodies a commitment to U.S. (more...)
North Korea: Kim Jong Un watches 'H-Bomb' loaded on new missile North Korea: Kim Jong Un watches 'H-Bomb' loaded on new missile
- September 05, 2017

H-bombs are much more hard to make than atomic bombs. The North said in its statement Sunday that its H-bomb "is a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with a great destructive power which can be detonated even at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack according to strategic goals". (more...)
Here's What You Need to Know About North Korea's Latest Nuclear Test Here's What You Need to Know About North Korea's Latest Nuclear Test
- September 05, 2017

South Korea and the United States are now engaged in discussions about appropriate military actions to respond to North Korea's provocations. Earlier Sunday, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned that any threat to the United States, Guam or US allies would be met with a "massive military response". (more...)
Packers: Chris Odom added to roster, Jayrone Elliott traded to Dallas Packers: Chris Odom added to roster, Jayrone Elliott traded to Dallas
- September 05, 2017

The 6-1, 229-pounder out of Penn State had nine tackles and a sack. The 33-year-old Brooks had 51 1/2 sacks over eight seasons in San Francisco. Defensively, fourth year inside linebacker Jordan Tripp did not make the cut. This summer, Callahan completed 13 of 21 passes for 112 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions during the preseason. Hill was claimed off waivers by the Saints. (more...)
Corker Applauds Trump Administration Action Against Russia Corker Applauds Trump Administration Action Against Russia
- September 04, 2017

The sanctions involved visa restrictions on Russians and Ukrainians and include threats of asset seizures and business bans. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is among the diplomats that Mr Tillerson has spoken with most often during his term, though the two have frequently exchanged sharp words. (more...)
U.S. to prepare new draft sanctions on N. Korea: Treasury chief U.S. to prepare new draft sanctions on N. Korea: Treasury chief
- September 04, 2017

The United States is on track to hit its mandated debt limit by the end of the month unless Congress increases it. "Without raising the debt limit, I'm not comfortable that we will get the money that we need this month to Texas to rebuild". (more...)
Russia's Lavrov Accuses US of 'Solo Breakdancing' Russia's Lavrov Accuses US of 'Solo Breakdancing'
- September 04, 2017

The U.S. on Thursday abruptly ordered Russian Federation to shutter its San Francisco consulate and close offices in Washington and NY within the next 48 hours, intensifying tensions between the former Cold War foes. It closed in 1924 because of a lack of funds but reopened in 1934 after Washington established diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union. Today (Wednesday), Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov warned the United States not to increase sanctions against North ... (more...)
Abbott: Texas will need billions to recover Abbott: Texas will need billions to recover
- September 04, 2017

Katrina, as I recall, caused a (loss - ed.) to $ 120 billion, but if you look at the number of homes and businesses that is ("Harvey" - ed.) have caught on, I think it would cost substantially more than $ 120 billion, probably from 150 to 180 billion... (more...)
Hurricane Harvey recovery will be 'multiyear project,' Texas governor says Hurricane Harvey recovery will be 'multiyear project,' Texas governor says
- September 04, 2017

He said Texas lawmakers had smartly left enough funds in the state's so-called Rainy Day Fund to deal with the catastrophe. The White House requested an initial package of $7.85 billion to assist with recovery, which Congress is expected to vote on when it returns to Washington after Labor Day. (more...)
President Trump Looks To Withdraw From Trade Deal With South Korea President Trump Looks To Withdraw From Trade Deal With South Korea
- September 04, 2017

If the Trump Administration decides to withdraw from deal, the President may look to South Korea to import more USA products without restrictions; something he believes will help US businesses and workers. A statement by Mr. Lighthizer's office after the talks said the US still has concerns about KORUS. "We want something that's going to be good for the American worker". (more...)
Challenger Fails To Take Down Merkel In Only Debate Before Election Challenger Fails To Take Down Merkel In Only Debate Before Election
- September 04, 2017

Tensions between Berlin and Ankara began to deteriorate after Germany sharply criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the crackdown on dissent after a failed coup attempt against his government past year. Telephone polls following Sunday's debate put Merkel ahead of Schulz, though in Germany the chancellor is elected by parliament. Merkel has been chancellor since 2005 and is widely seen as Europe's most influential politician. (more...)
Advanced hydrogen bomb developed by N. Korea: KCNA Advanced hydrogen bomb developed by N. Korea: KCNA
- September 04, 2017

State-controlled media say it was a hydrogen bomb. South Korea's Yonhap news reported the South Korean army's Joint Chief of Staff's statement that a man-made 5.6 magnitude quake was detected in Punggye-ri, North Korea. Last month , North Korea fired a potentially nuclear-capable midrange missile over northern Japan. The Korea Meteorological Administration said Sunday that it had not detected another quake. (more...)
Donald Trump orders Russian Federation to close San Francisco consulate Donald Trump orders Russian Federation to close San Francisco consulate
- September 04, 2017

The order affects the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco and diplomatic annex buildings in both New York City and Washington, D.C. The State Department wants them closed by September 2. The closures were part of a broader response, including the expulsion of 35 suspected Russian spies, to what U.S. officials have called cyber interference by Moscow in the 2016 elections. (more...)
USA sends bombers, stealth fighters over Korean Peninsula in show of force USA sends bombers, stealth fighters over Korean Peninsula in show of force
- September 04, 2017

According to the statement , the two also agreed "in principle on the revision of the missile guidelines". First , it conducted a drill in the Gangwon province, which borders North Korea, that consisted of dropping 15,000 pounds of bombs created to blow apart the kind of fortifications Pyongyang leadership might hole up in. (more...)
Look Texas Longhorns produce same-old disappointing result under Tom Herman Look Texas Longhorns produce same-old disappointing result under Tom Herman
- September 03, 2017

The sophomore turned a Buechele interception into a five-play scoring drive, and his touchdown pass capped a three-play, 74-yard drive. "There was a lot of back and forth", Maryland coach DJ Durkin said. Special teams gaffes and a defense unable to seize momentum were crippling for Texas ( Maryland recovered a kickoff fumble and returned a blocked field goal for a score - although, so did Texas ), but the offense was the most disappointing part of the Texas effort on Saturday. (more...)
Afghanistan proposes dialogue with Pakistan on Eid Afghanistan proposes dialogue with Pakistan on Eid
- September 03, 2017

A furious Pakistani mob burned an effigy of Donald Trump during a rally against the U.S. a week after he slammed Islamabad for harbouring terrorists. "We want peace that is based on unanimous political views", the Afghan president said, adding that the world now knows that it is not possible to pressurise Afghanistan into doing anything. (more...)
Renewed tensions in Kenya after Supreme Court annuls election result Renewed tensions in Kenya after Supreme Court annuls election result
- September 03, 2017

The opposition leader, Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (Nasa), would, however, be pleased with the court's decision having earlier accused the electoral commission of rigging the election in Kenyatta's favour. "Millions of Kenyans queued, made their choice, and six people have decided that they will go against the will of the people", he said. But while the opposition supporters were celebrating, those who voted for President Uhuru were counting their losses, perhaps bothered ... (more...)