Six injured after car rams into soldiers in Paris suburb

Six injured after car rams into soldiers in Paris suburb

At least six people have been left injured, after a car rammed into a group of soldiers leaving their barracks in Levallois-Perret on 9 August. It is unknown whether the incident was accidental or if the soldiers were intentionally targeted, although Mayor Patrick Balkany told local TV it was an odious act of aggression. Aug 9, 2017
What is going on right now is a sham: Kenyan opposition leader rejects election results

What is going on right now is a sham: Kenyan opposition leader rejects election results

On Wednesday Morning (9 August) Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga rejected the results that have been displayed by the election commission from Tuesdays vote, raising fears that his supporters could mount street protests. He said the election board was required by law to display forms signed by party observers from each polling center certifying the results and had not done so. Instead, the election board was displaying a running tally on its website that showed Kenyatta leading with 55% of the vote after nearly three-quarters of polling stations had reported results.Odinga said Kenyattas lead had been suspiciously constant since tallying began and did not correlate with what his own party agents were telling him. Under Kenyan law, results from each polling station should be recorded on a form that is signed by observers from each party in the polling station, then posted by the election board on a public website. The measure is supposed to help ensure the elections are not rigged and parties can cross-check results. Odinga, who lost the last two elections, blamed rigging after the vote was marred by irregularities. In 2007, his call for protests sparked ethnic violence that killed 1,200 people. In 2013, he quelled clashes by taking his concerns to court. Aug 9, 2017
What is going on right now is a sham: Kenyan opposition leader rejects election results

What is going on right now is a sham: Kenyan opposition leader rejects election results

On Wednesday Morning (9 August) Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga rejected the results that have been displayed by the election commission from Tuesdays vote, raising fears that his supporters could mount street protests. He said the election board was required by law to display forms signed by party observers from each polling center certifying the results and had not done so. Instead, the election board was displaying a running tally on its website that showed Kenyatta leading with 55% of the vote after nearly three-quarters of polling stations had reported results.Odinga said Kenyattas lead had been suspiciously constant since tallying began and did not correlate with what his own party agents were telling him. Under Kenyan law, results from each polling station should be recorded on a form that is signed by observers from each party in the polling station, then posted by the election board on a public website. The measure is supposed to help ensure the elections are not rigged and parties can cross-check results. Odinga, who lost the last two elections, blamed rigging after the vote was marred by irregularities. In 2007, his call for protests sparked ethnic violence that killed 1,200 people. In 2013, he quelled clashes by taking his concerns to court. Aug 9, 2017
11 people convicted after the murder of 18-year-old Abdul Hafidah

11 people convicted after the murder of 18-year-old Abdul Hafidah

11 people have been convicted of murder after 18-year-old Abdul Hafidah was killed in Moss Side, Manchester on 12 May 2016. The gang chased Hafidah until he was exhausted and hit with a car by one of the assailants, knocking him on the ground. Once on the floor, Abdul was viciously attacked by the group with punches, kicks and stamps. Aug 9, 2017
13 dead as deadly 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Chinas Sichuan province

13 dead as deadly 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Chinas Sichuan province

At least 13 people have died and 200 others injured after a powerful earthquake, striking at a depth of 20 km, hit Chinas southwestern Sichuan province late on 8 August. The magnitude seven earthquakes epicentre was near Jiuzhaigou National Park, a popular tourist destination in the country.The government of Aba Prefecture, where the park is located, reportedly said there were nearly 38,799 visitors at the park at the time of the quake. Of these, more 31,000 tourists were moved to safe places. The park has temporarily been closed for tourists. Aug 9, 2017