97276249 6e41ebc7 a811 4d14 a459 6219325b270a - Kenya election 2017: Commission denies system was hacked
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Kenya election 2017: Commission denies system was hacked

Image copyright EPA Image caption The votes are still being counted in the Kenyan election Kenya’s electoral commission has denied opposition claims its IT system had been hacked in order to manipulate Tuesday’s election results. Chief electoral officer Ezra Chiloba told reporters the systems were not compromised at any point. He spoke out after presidential […]

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Teenage migrants 'deliberately drowned' by smugglers in Yemen

Image copyright IOM Image caption The survivors were found by IOM staff on a beach in Shabwa, Yemen At least 29 teenage migrants were deliberately drowned by a people smuggler in Yemen, the UN’s migration agency says. They were among 120 people who were deliberately pushed from a boat into the sea by the smuggler […]

97272639 p05bz6db - Texas shopkeepers fight armed robbers with bare hands
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Texas shopkeepers fight armed robbers with bare hands

A mobile phone shop owner and his son fought two armed men in Texas with nothing but their bare fists. Police in Arlington released the footage but with a warning that people should never confront people who are armed. The shop owner thought the guns were replicas but they were real. Source link

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Rafael Marquez: Mexico footballer accused of cartel link

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rafael Marquez has played for European clubs Monaco and Barcelona The captain of Mexico’s national football team has been sanctioned by the US for allegedly being a “front person” for a major drug-trafficking cartel. Rafael Marquez was one of 21 people and 42 organisations singled out by the US treasury […]

97272172 a2a0a83d d07a 4d73 83d7 e7918fc5c73f - North Korea warned by Mattis not to invite 'destruction'
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North Korea warned by Mattis not to invite 'destruction'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Despite reported threat to Guam, Americans can “sleep soundly”, says Rex Tillerson US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has told North Korea to avoid actions that could usher in the “end of its regime and the destruction of its people”. The Pentagon chief also said Pyongyang would be “grossly overmatched” in […]

97272227 gettyimages 826339876 - Canada military builds refugee camp for refugees from US
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Canada military builds refugee camp for refugees from US

Image copyright AFP The Canadian military is building a camp to house the growing number of refugees crossing the US border, officials have said. The camp would house up to 500 asylum seekers in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, near Plattsburgh, New York. The construction begins about a week after Montreal turned its Olympic Stadium into a shelter […]

97271831 1da5b44f 4e29 4ff7 b71e 467827516c57 - Paul Manafort: FBI raided home of former Trump chairman
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Paul Manafort: FBI raided home of former Trump chairman

Image copyright Reuters The FBI has conducted a pre-dawn raid on the Virginia home of Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, his spokesman confirmed. Federal agents are said to have seized files and other material on 26 July, a day after Mr Manafort voluntarily met the Senate Intelligence Committee. Mr Manafort left the Trump […]

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'Dangerous time'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKenya’s day of tension after polls It’s a dangerous time in Kenya. From the preliminary presidential election results posted online, it appears that President Uhuru Kenyatta has won a convincing victory. But opposition leader Raila Odinga has cried foul, and presented documents he says are evidence the […]

97273224 gettyimages 618745062 - Iran arrests six for Zumba dancing
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Iran arrests six for Zumba dancing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The dance fitness craze is effectively banned in Iran Iranian officials have arrested six people accused of teaching Zumba dancing and trying to “change lifestyles”, media reports say. The group of four men and two women were charged over their dancing and not adhering to the hijab dress code. […]

97261700 capturfa3e - Trump's NYC childhood home rented for $777 a night on Airbnb
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Trump's NYC childhood home rented for $777 a night on Airbnb

Image copyright Airbnb Image caption Trump lived in the home until he was four years old The boyhood home of US President Donald Trump is available to rent on Airbnb – and it’s furnished with a life-size cardboard cut-out of the man himself. For a cost of $777 (£615) a night, the “opulent” home in […]