ODINGA SUPPORTERS WARNED

Kenya's electoral commission has warned the opposition that its claims of victory for its presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, could be deemed illegal. The opposition has published its own figures, putting Mr Odinga ahead of incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta. This contrasts with provisional electronic results giving Mr Kenyatta a clear lead in Tuesday's

Kenya election 2017: Commission denies system was hacked

BBC-Kenya's electoral commission has denied opposition claims its IT system was hacked in order to manipulate Tuesday's election results. Chief electoral officer Ezra Chiloba told reporters the systems were not compromised at any point. He spoke out after presidential candidate Raila Odinga rejected provisional results indicating a strong lead for President Uhuru

North Korea Guam missile strike plan ‘ready by mid-August’

BBC-North Korea says its plan to fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam will soon be ready, as a war of words with Washington intensifies. State media said Hwasong-12 rockets would pass over Japan and land in the sea about 30km (17 miles) from Guam, if the plan was

KENYATTA IN THE LEAD

Kenya's incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken a strong lead as votes are counted after Tuesday's election. With 80% of results in he has 55% of the vote against 44% for his rival, Raila Odinga. However, the opposition coalition has rejected the partial results, saying election officials have not produced documents to

ZUMA SURVIVES NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has survived an eighth vote of no confidence - despite the ballot being held in secret. Opposition parties had hoped the secret vote would mean MPs from the governing African National Congress (ANC) might side with them against the president. But the motion, called amid repeated allegations

KENYA GOES TO THE POLLS IN CONTESTED ELECTION

AlJazeera Nairobi, Kenya - Kenyans are casting their votes to elect a president and a new parliament following weeks of campaigning and claims of a plot to rig the results. Polling takes place between 6.00am (3:00 GMT) and 5.00pm (14:00 GMT) local time with results expected to be announced within seven

NORTH KOREA WARNS U.S. OVER SANCTIONS

North Korea has vowed to retaliate and make "the US pay a price" for drafting fresh UN sanctions over its banned nuclear weapons programme. The sanctions, which were unanimously passed by the UN on Saturday, were a "violent violation of our sovereignty," the official KCNA news agency said. Separately, South Korea says

India media storm over 10-year-old pregnant rape victim

A 10-year-old girl who is pregnant and has been refused an abortion is at the centre of a media storm in India. The BBC's Geeta Pandey travelled to the northern city of Chandigarh to piece together her story. "We have seen lots of cases of teenage pregnancies involving 14 to 15-year-olds,

Paul Kagame wins third term

    President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has won a third term in office with a landslide, the country's electoral commission has announced. A final tally of votes gave him 98.63% of the votes, it said. Mr Kagame's supporters, who say that he has brought stability and economic development after the horrors of the

EUROPE HEATS UP

Parts of Europe are experiencing their most extreme heat in more than a decade as temperatures hit 44C (111F). Several countries have issued health warnings as this week's record-breaking weather conditions continue to affect swathes of the continent. Sweltering temperatures in Italy have sparked wildfires, and dozens of towns and cities are