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Kenya presidential election cancelled by Supreme Court

Kenya’s Supreme Court has annulled the result of last month’s presidential election and ordered a new one within 60 days. The ruling, citing irregularities, makes Kenya the first African country to invalidate a presidential poll. The election commission had declared incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta the winner by a margin of 1.4 …

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Australian woman ‘shot and killed by police after she called 911 to report assault’

An Australian woman was shot and killed by a police officer in the US after she called 911 to report an assault near her home, family members have said. Justine Ruszczyk, also known as Justine Damond, 40, had already taken the last name of Don Damond, the man she had …

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Woman sues Disneyland Paris over crème brûlée ‘fireball’ burns

A woman who was burned when her clothes caught fire in a Disneyland Paris restaurant says she was told it was “no different to falling off a bike”. Erica Osbourne, 37, claims it happened when a chef used a blow torch on a dessert. She lost part of her hair …

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Nepali ‘menstruation hut’ ritual claims life of teenage girl

A teenage girl in Nepal has died after she was bitten by a snake while banished to a cowshed during a menstruation ritual that sees young women separated from their families and made to sleep alone. The victim, 19-year-old Tulasi Shahi, from western Nepal’s Dailekh district, was taking part in …

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Woman does her maternity photoshoot underwater and the internet absolutely loves it

A woman and her fiancé in Texas, US, recently did their maternity photoshoot underwater. Jasmine, 26, and her fiancé Marcus are expecting their child in August and decided to take up the brilliant idea. The result was an adorable photo that looked almost like a painting, which their niece Keshona …

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North Korea hails ‘ICBM test’ success

North Korea says it has successfully tested its first “intercontinental ballistic missile” (ICBM). A state television announcement said the missile, which landed in the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, could hit targets anywhere in the world. But the US and Russia said the missile had a medium range and presented …

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Man stabbed to death on his penis and chest in Somanya

25-YEAR-OLD man, Ernest Koranteng has been stabbed to death at Somanya in the Eastern region. The deceased was stabbed twice on the chest and around his penis in a revenge attack. The Somanya District Police Commander, ASP Isaac Otsin, explained that, information gathered indicates that the deceased and his friend …

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Helicopter attacks Venezuelan Supreme Court

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has been attacked by grenades dropped from a helicopter in what President Nicolás Maduro called a “terrorist attack”. Footage on social media shows a police helicopter circling over the city before shots and a loud bang are heard. The police officer said to have piloted the stolen …

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Trump’s first foreign trip starts as home troubles mount

  The US says it has signed deals worth more than $350bn (£270bn) with Saudi Arabia as Donald Trump begins his first foreign trip as president. The agreements included an $110bn arms deal, which the White House described as the single biggest in US history. Mr Trump and his wife …

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Boy, 12, drives himself 1,300km across Australia

The boy would have driven along roads like this one, outside Broken Hil

A 12-YEAR-OLD boy who was apparently trying to drive across Australia has been stopped by police 1,300km (800 miles) into his journey. The boy was pulled over in Broken Hill in the New South Wales (NSW) outback on Saturday. April 22, 2017, after a patrol noticed the car’s bumper dragging …

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