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October 29, 2017 2:05 AM Mogadishu Hotel Blast Kills at Least 23, Latest in Wave of Violence

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A suicide truck bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital on Saturday, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 30, and gunfire continued as security forces pursued other attackers inside the building, police said. Two more blasts were heard, one when an attacker detonated a suicide vest. Speaking to The Associated 5

October 29, 2017 1:17 AM Mogadishu hotel attack leaves 23 dead, al-Shabab takes responsibility

A suicide truck bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital on Saturday, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 30, and gunfire continued as security forces pursued other attackers inside the building, police said. Two more blasts were heard, one when an attacker detonated a suicide vest. Speaking by telephone from the scene 4

October 25, 2017 11:12 AM Kenya's disputed election still on after delay bid fails

Kenya's repeat presidential election looked set to go ahead after a last-ditch bid to delay the highly contentious vote failed on Wednesday when the Supreme Court was unable to reach a quorum. The dramatic hearing on the eve of Thursday's poll had stoked opposition hopes of delaying the vote boycotted by their leader Raila Odinga. With political tensions 13

October 16, 2017 12:33 AM Rare photos taken by legendary Nasa astronauts being sold to the highest bidder

Many of the photos bear original Nasa marks, captions and identifying numbers. John Glenn was the first person to snap a photograph of Earth from outer space. Neil Armstrong took the first picture from the moon’s surface. The original prints of those are among 445 rare photos taken by American astronauts that are being sold by Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers 6

September 24, 2017 10:50 AM NASA's Juno Spacecraft Swooped Over Jupiter To Snap Swirling Gas Clouds & It's Spectacular!

On its eighth flyby of the gas giant planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured swirling clouds over Jupiter and it's breathtaking! The four-photo series released by NASA shows a head-on look at the planet and its stormy south pole. This series of enhanced-colour images shows Jupiter up close and personal, reports NASA. The Juno spacecraft was launched 8

September 6, 2017 11:16 AM The Daily 202: DACA reaction shows how immigration has become a litmus test for Democrats

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) enjoys a a cigar at his farm this spring. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) THE BIG IDEA: The House passed a Dream Act in 2010 that would have allowed illegal immigrants to apply for citizenship if they entered the United States as children, graduated from high school or got an equivalent degree, and had been in the United States 10

September 3, 2017 1:44 AM Soyuz MS-04 descent module lands in Kazakhstan

The spacecraft carries Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer KOROLEV /Moscow Region/, September 3. /TASS/. The descent module of Russia’s Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft with three people on board landed in Kazakhstan early on Sunday, the Russian Mission Control center said. The three international crew members 13

September 1, 2017 5:09 PM What next for Kenya after cancelled presidential election?

The decision by the Supreme Court of Kenya to annul the results of the presidential election and demand a new poll within 60 days is both good and bad for the country. It shows the independence of the judiciary, and its willingness to take controversial and unprecedented action despite a perilously short time-frame. But it also leaves Kenya in the same nervous 13

September 1, 2017 11:45 AM Shock as Kenya court cancels election result, demands re-run

NAIROBI (AFP) - Kenya's Supreme Court on Friday (Sept 1) ordered a new presidential election within 60 days after cancelling the results of last month's poll in a shock decision in favour of the opposition. Joyous celebrations erupted outside the court and in opposition strongholds after the second term victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared 8

August 30, 2017 11:38 PM For Cassini spacecraft, the end is near

It will become part of Saturn, the planet it studied for over a decade. LOS ANGELES — After 13 years of observing Saturn, its rings and its myriad moons, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is less than three weeks away from a fiery, brutal end. Early in the morning on Sept. 15 the aging spacecraft will hurl itself into Saturn’s atmosphere at speeds of more than 75,000 mph. It’s a deliberate 13 1