Monthly Archive: July 2018

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Fans rejoice as Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she has ‘at least 5 more years’ on the Supreme Court

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks after a screening of “RBG,” a documentary about her, in Jerusalem on July 5. (Caron Creighton/AP) “Ruth Bader Ginsburg” was trending on Twitter Sunday night, and liberals across the Internet panicked. “My heart stopped for a moment,” tweeted...

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Alene Duerk, Navy’s First Female Rear Admiral, Is Dead at 98

Rear Adm. Alene B. Duerk, director of the Navy Nurse Corps, in her office in 1974. She said of being the Navy’s first female rear admiral, “It was a lot to take on because when you are the first women in any high-profile role everyone...

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Alien life found on Jupiter’s moon Europa

© Getty Traces of alien life might be hiding just a centimetre beneath the surface of one of Jupiter’s moons, according to a new study. The icy world Europa has long been one of scientists best hopes for finding traces of extraterrestrial life in our...

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Activists protest death penalty verdict for Ruth Kamande

The sentencing of 24-year-old Ruth Kamande to death has once again rekindled the debate on capital punishment. On one hand, there are those who have called for the commuting of the sentence to life imprisonment, which allows for the rehabilitation of offender. Others laud the...

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FG, Gates Foundation, Dangote Engage Food Processors on Food Fortification

The Federal Government of Nigeria, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Aliko Dangote Foundation have joined forces to fight acute malnutrition in Nigeria by engaging with the behemoths in food processing sector as well as regulatory agencies on prioritizing food fortification right from the...

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Ozil quits Germany over ‘racism and disrespect’

Mesut Ozil is quitting the German national team citing “racist” criticism after he met Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Arsenal star has hit out at fans, the media and the German football federation (DFB), claiming they have double standards in their treatment of people...

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When Kenya’s beloved ‘son’ visited home

Former US President Barack Obama arrived in the country on Sunday for a two-day visit whose key highlight is the launch of the Sauti Kuu Foundation in Kogelo on Monday. Mr Obama landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) some few minutes before 1pm in...

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Jails teeming with young offenders

Even as the government seeks to implement the “Big Four Agenda” and other long-term development goals for the country such as Vision 2030, a number of individuals and organisations have raised concerns over the growing population of young Kenyans correctional centres. Among the main objectives...

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Footage of sole survivor of Amazon tribe emerges

Remarkable footage has been released of an uncontacted indigenous man who has lived alone in an Amazon forest for at least 22 years. Semi-naked and swinging an axe vigorously as he fells a tree, the man, believed to be in his 50s, has never been...