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United's big spending shows lack of faith in youth - Phelan

Manchester United have "lost the way a little bit" by offloading homegrown Danny Welbeck to Premier League rivals Arsenal and spending extravagantly to bring in players like Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao, former assistant manager Mike Phelan said.

Ronaldo unimpressed by Madrid transfer dealings

World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has said he wouldn't have sanctioned the sales of Angel di Maria and Xabi Alonso if he was in charge of Real Madrid.

Manchester United top deadline-day big spenders

Manchester United dominated Europe's transfer activity as the transfer deadline window slammed shut on Monday, manager Louis van Gaal taking his summer spending spree to more than 150 million pounds.

Change diet to reduce climate change, experts argue

Healthier diets are not only important to ensure food security and people's health, but also to avoid dangerous climate change, according to a new British study published in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change.

Airtel finalises yu buyout plans

Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with 300 million customers across operations in 20 countries in Asia and Africa has announced that it has finalised an agreement with Essar Telecom Kenya Limited (ETKL), which operates as YuMobile telecom service in Kenya, for the acquisition of its part of its business in Kenya.

Blaqy and Risper Faith hit out at each other over controversial 'Money Maker' video

Money Maker is a carefree video that is so x-rated, no television station can dare touch it and as we found out, Risper Faith, the bootylicious ‘star’ of the video is not on talking terms with Blaqy.

New test fast-tracks diagnosis for malaria

A new invention can cheaply and accurately diagnose malaria infection in just a few minutes using only a droplet of blood, researchers have reported in the journal Nature Medicine.

Sudan closes Iranian cultural centres and expels diplomats

Sudan has closed all Iranian cultural centres in the country and expelled the cultural attaché and other diplomats, a government source said on Tuesday, without giving an explanation for the move.

Arizona man arrested for burning, urinating on Bible

A 22-year-old Arizona man calling himself "Dark Lord" has been arrested for allegedly burning a Bible and urinating on it outside a Christian-oriented homeless shelter in northern Arizona, police said on Friday.

British 'jihadist' mum threatens to behead Christians

A middle-aged British mother-of-two and former rock band member has joined jihadists in Syria and wants to behead Christians with a "blunt knife", British media reported.

Death toll from Congo Ebola outbreak rises to 31

The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Djera region of northern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 31, Minister of Health Felix Kabange Numbi told Reuters on Tuesday.

Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town

Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that has killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, several security sources said on Tuesday.

Danny Welbeck transfer: The inside story on how Arsenal's clinched the deal

Arsenal got a terrific deal done on Danny Welbeck because he is young, English, has got pace and power and, at £16m, looks a very good signing.

Classic Pelican Sacco buses banned after tragic Bomet crash

National Transport and Safety Authority has banned 33 buses belonging to Classic Pelican Sacco from transporting passengers after one of the vehicles was involved in an accident in Longisa along Narok-Bomet road, killing six people.

Former President Moi opposes referendum as he marks 90th birthday

Former President Daniel Moi Tuesday opposed calls for referendum, saying the Constitution should not be mutilated.

Ebola threatens food security in West Africa

The world's worst Ebola epidemic has put harvests at risk and sent food prices soaring in West Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Tuesday, warning the problem would intensify in coming months.

British national sentenced to one year imprisonment for being in Kenya unlawfully

A Nairobi court has sentenced a British national to one year imprisonment for being in the country illegally.

Kenyan commandos on frontline of poaching war

wildlife rangers in Kenya's Ol Jogi rhino sanctuary prepare for night patrol in the "war" against poaching

U.S. forces carry out operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia

U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, a U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said.

''Smile a Day Happy Nation initiative'' collects over 10000 signatures at the Prinsloo rugby tournament.

Having launched the Smile a Day Happy Nation initiative a week ago, Smile a Day Happy Nation initiative took Nakuru town by storm with thousands thronging its tent and registered their support.

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