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January 15, 2019

High-end complex in Nairobi under ‘attack,’ police say

MarkRubens/iStock(LONDON) -- Gunfire and an explosion have been reported at a high-end complex in Kenya's capital Tuesday afternoon in what authorities are calling an "attack incident." Video from the scene in Nairobi's affluent Westlands neighborhood showed vehicles ablaze and people being carried away. A popular, upscale hotel called the DusitD2 is located in the modern complex that police say was under attack. "We wish to confirm that there has been an attack incident along 14 Rive..
January 15, 2019

Brexit: Vote to take place in parliament as Britain’s future hangs in balance

MicroStockHub/iStock(LONDON) -- After two years of protracted negotiations, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal to take Britain out of the European Union is set to go before Parliament for a vote on Tuesday. The vote was originally intended to take place in December, but as it became increasingly clear that members of parliament were opposed to the deal, May delayed the vote. After the initial delayed vote, May survived a vote of no confidence in her premiership when members within her..
January 15, 2019

World’s second-deadliest Ebola outbreak reaches 600 confirmed cases

omersukrugoksu/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has reached 600 confirmed cases in five months, health officials said. Since the outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Aug. 1, a total of 649 people have reported symptoms of hemorrhagic fever in the country's northeastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri. Among those cases, 600 have tested positive for Ebola virus disease, which causes an often-fatal type of hemorrh..
January 15, 2019

Trump tweets on Syria leave Pompeo guessing during Saudi Arabia visit

Jordan Pix/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- As the Trump administration struggles to clarify confusion over its Syria policy and the impending withdrawal of U.S. troops, the latest tweets from President Donald Trump have even his top diplomat guessing at what they might mean. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday attempted to clarify an especially provocative Trump tweet that the U.S. would "devastate Turkey economically" if the Turks attacked Kurdish partners of the U.S. in Syria. Speaking to rep..