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A senior member of Kenya’s electoral commission (IEBC) has resigned a week before a presidential re-run saying the country is unable to hold credible elections. Roselyn Akombe said the IEBC was under political “siege”. In a statement released from the US, she told the BBC that she had feared for her safety in Kenya after receiving numerous threats. […]

At least six people have died and eight others injured after an explosion ripped through a police truck in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday morning. According to reports, four of the victims were police recruits and two were civilians.  The area has been cordoned off and the injured transferred to the nearby Civil Hospital. […]

The son of a prominent journalist, who was killed in a car bomb attack on Monday, has said his mother was killed because she stood up for the rule of law in Malta. Matthew Caruana Galizia, a data journalist, denounced the country’s “mafia state” and accused Prime Minister Joseph Muscat of being complicit in his […]

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday opened a landmark Communist party congress with a pledge to build a “modern socialist country”. He said the nation will remain open to the world but “not mechanically copy the political systems of other countries”. “China stands tall and firm in the east,” Xi said at the party’s 19th congress, […]

Two aviation officers involved in dragging a man off a flight in Chicago have been fired. The bloody ordeal on a United Airlines plane in April was captured on video by another passenger and spread worldwide on social media. Our US correspondent Kate Fisher reports


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