Euro heartache and vegan lifestyle fuel Defoe

Fuelled by the pain of past rejections and revitalised after turning vegan, Jermain Defoe insists he can defy father time by firing England to the World Cup. "Never once did I think 'I'm going to retire from international football'. "Last season I was scoring goals, but I wasn't selected for the Euros even though I finished the season strong. I love the feeling of scoring goals," he said. I'm 34 and still scoring goals for my country."

March 28, 2017 12:11 UTC

'Human waste' found in Coca Cola cans at UK factory

HUMAN faeces has been found in cans delivered to a Coca Cola factory in Northern Ireland, it has been claimed. Factory workers on the night shift at Lisburn's Coca Cola plant in Northern Ireland were left horrified when they made the discovery inside a number of cans on the production line. What fizzy drinks do to your body Thursday, 10th November 2016 Click through our gallery to see what fizzy drinks are really doing to your body. A Coca Cola spokesperson told Daily Star Online: "We are aware of an incident involving empty cans at our plant in Knockmore Hill, Lisburn. Highlighting just how much sugar is in our favourite fizzy drinks, they named and shamed the sweetest soft drinks and Lucozade was the worst offender.

March 28, 2017 12:00 UTC

Let's make roads in urban centres safer

Pedestrians within Kenyan urban centres face the ever present danger of getting hit by vehicles and motorcycles. As a result, urgent measures need to be taken to make towns safer for pedestrians and also make vehicular movement easier. Using speed policy to reduce kinetic energy released in a road traffic collision is central to enabling a forgiving road environment. In urban areas where vehicles move in close proximity to pedestrians, cyclists and other road users, this is particularly important. All parts of the system must also be strengthened to multiply their effects, and road users are still protected if one part fails.

March 28, 2017 11:48 UTC

Trump to sweep away Obama climate change policies

The move will undo the Clean Power Plan which required states to slash carbon emissions. During the campaign, he vowed to pull the US out of the Paris climate deal agreed in December 2015. President Trump takes a very different approach to the environment from Obama. Trump has in the past said climate change had been "created by and for the Chinese". But at the end of last year, he acknowledged that there was "some connectivity" between human activity and climate change.

March 28, 2017 11:48 UTC

Calm at Kenya-Tanzania Border after a day of chaos over repatriation

| Updated Tue, March 28th 2017 at 14:45 GMT +3NAMANGA, KENYA: Normalcy has returned in Namanga at the Kenya-Tanzania Border after a day protest against move by President John Magufuli’s administration to repatriate Kenyans. Led by the Kajiado County Governor Dr David Nkedianye, the leaders urged Kenyans leaving at the border to be calm as the two countries are solving the matter. Nkedianye urged other leaders not to incite Kenyans against the Tanzanians, saying both countries should use diplomacy to save the situation. I know other leaders are trying to incite Kenyans to fight back Tanzanians who are leaving with us here, they are our brothers and we should not return fire with fire'' said Nkedianye. "Those are routine checks carried out by any country and our people should respect the law and ensure they have valid immigration documents while on foreign countries," said Kello.

March 28, 2017 11:37 UTC

Ronaldo nicknamed "cry baby" by childhood team mates

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was nicknamed "cry baby" by his childhood team mates due to the temper tantrums he threw when the team lost or if he did not receive the ball,Ricardo Santos played alongside the four-times world player of the year for amateur team CF Andorinha in Madeira, where Ronaldo's father worked as a kit man. "Cry-baby, yes, because Ronaldo already loved to win like he loves today and when he lost and when other kids didn't pass the ball to him he used to cry," Santos told Reuters. Ronaldo's desire to win has propelled him to four domestic league titles and three Champions League trophies during his stellar career with Manchester United and Real. The 32-year-old, who is the Champions League's all-time record goal scorer, captained the Portugal team who won last year's European Championship in France. ALSO READ: Manchester United and Chelsea suffer blow in the race to sign Antoine Griezmann

March 28, 2017 11:26 UTC

Wanyama optimistic for AFCON 2019

Harambee Stars and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Victor Wanyama has said Kenya has the capability to qualify for the AFCON tournament set to be held in Cameroon in 2019. Kenya last participated in this continental showpiece in 2004, where they were eliminated in the group stages. The skipper has, however, cautioned on hard work and resilience among his teammates. Kenya is in group F which comprises of Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, and Ghana. Stars start their campaign against Sierra Leone in June 2017.

March 28, 2017 11:15 UTC

President Trump appoints Son-in-law under probe on Russia's interference in 2016 poll to top White House Job

US President Donald Trump has put his 36-year-old son-in-law Jared Kushner as the head of the new White House office of American Innovation. Kushner who is married to President Trump's daughter Ivanka is a second-generation real estate investor and was on Monday announced to take up the new task as Voice Of America(VOA) reports indicated after a Monday White House press address. Ivanka Trump with her husband Jared Kushner at a presser. Photo (Courtesy )According to the reports, Kushner will also lead the Middle East peace process and shall be Trump's key advisor of China and Mexico state matters.White House press secretary Sean Spicer evaded media inquests as to whether the newcomer into Trump's government was qualified and capable of the tasks awaiting him to help run the federal government effectively as an advisor and innovations lead.He is however on the spot by the Select Senate Intelligence Committee who are set to question his links with Russia and will be a close man to the president to be investigated on issues related to the December 2016 elections as confirmed by the intelligence committee members.VOA reports that Kushner has agreed to be interviewed as part of the investigations that intelligence officials say had interference by Russia intended to boost Trump and undermine Hillary Clinton.

March 28, 2017 11:03 UTC

Mike Sonko pleads with an alleged assassin not to kill a 106-year-old widow

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has pleaded with an alleged assassin whom he claimed has a plan of assassinating a 106-year-old widow over a piece of land not to do that.“Mr. Miree please don't kill this poor widow as you have planned,” said sonkoSpeaking to the residents of Nairobi on Tuesday at the widow's home Sonko said that he was tipped off by a well-known person to him that Mr. Miree had hired goons to assassinate the 106-year-old poor widow on Tuesday morning between 3 am and 5 am.“I have just been tipped off by a person well known to me that Mr. Miree has hired goons to assassinate this 106 year old poor widow Hannah Kasivi,” said Sonko.The widow’s house was demolished two days ago and when Sonko saw it on TV he was touched and vowed to do a follow-up.According to Sonko when he inquired about the land he found out that the window legally owned the land and had all the documents.He further said that the above-named person was taking advantage of the widow’s age and poverty to steal from her. He also said that the person had sued ghost people whom he claimed had been rented houses on his plot.Additionally, Sonko said that this person was doing all this to be given an eviction and demolition order by the court.Meanwhile, Sonko warned Mr. Miree if anything bad happened to the widow between now and next week, he will be answerable.

March 28, 2017 10:41 UTC

Attacks on Nigerian students shock India

India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has promised an "impartial" inquiry into attacks on Nigerian students living in Noida, near Delhi. His parents blame Nigerian students for giving him the drugs. Five Nigerian students were attacked on Monday by crowds, while another was beaten by a mob inside a shopping mall. Alkahba Solomon, a student in Noida, told the BBC that the situation was not "favourable for Nigerian students". Meanwhile, the Association of African Students of India, has asked African students in Noida to stay at home and not attend classes on Tuesday.

March 28, 2017 10:18 UTC

Water PS awards Sh62.3 billion Thwake Dam tender to second lowest bidder

The controversial Sh62.3 billion Thwake Dam project was throw into limbo after Water PS Patrick Mwangi defied advice and awarded the contract to the second lowest bidder. The ministry's Tender Evaluation Committee recommended the contract be awarded to China Gezhouba after its Sh36.9 billion bid. Read: CS Wamalwa to face agriculture team over Sh62bn Thwake DamBut the Ministerial Tender Committee appointed by Mwangi overruled the decision to award Gezhouba citing integrity questions. The multi-purpose water project is set to benefit Makueni and Kitui county residents. Read more: You will pay if Kenyans lose Sh3bn in dam project, PS toldAlso see: Fresh trouble hits Sh62 billion Thwake Dam project

March 28, 2017 10:07 UTC

Joho: Look where my D- grade brought me — VIDEO

Addressing the press in his office, the governor urged the youth, especially those who did not perform well in KCSE exams, to get inspired from his successes. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations is investigating Mr Joho over claims that he forged his KCSE papers to secure admission to university. But asked if he forged his papers, Mr Joho said he did not want to pre-empt his response to the detectives on Wednesday. Mr Joho also said security personnel should not allow themselves to be misused to settle political scores. No one will stop us,” Mr Joho said.

March 28, 2017 10:05 UTC

I’m a proud owner of D minus: Joho speaks out on ‘fake’ papers saga

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho addressing journalists at his office in Mombasa on March 28, 2017. PHOTO | KEVIN ODITMombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho on Tuesday spoke out on the controversy surrounding his academic certificates. Mr Joho acknowledged that he is ” a proud owner of D- (minus)” mean grade the got in his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams. “Yes I am a holder of D- (minus), but I have been able to change that. “I saw this coming, I knew how they were going to do it and I have prepared myself to clear the air,” said Mr Joho.

March 28, 2017 10:01 UTC

Fast-track probe on colonial injustices - Senator Sang

By WYCLIFF KIPSANGMore by this AuthorNandi County Senator Stephen Sang has called for a probe into colonial injustices meted on the Talai clan in Nandi by the British. “We are recommending that the National Land Commission (NLC) and the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights carry out investigation to pave way for the community's compensation once and for all,” Mr Sang told the Daily Nation. Mr Sang faulted the government for not making public the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) report which he noted would have addressed all historical land injustices in the country. People have been forced to seek justice elsewhere including in London,” said Mr Sang. The Senate Legal Affairs and Human Rights committee led by Busia senator Amos Wako toured the North Rift region two weeks ago to get public hearings on historical injustices.

March 28, 2017 09:29 UTC

China gives Kenya Sh2.25 million food grant, rice shipment part of deal

China has given Kenya a Sh2.25 million grant for food to mitigate the effects of drought. Under the deal, China will supply 21,000 metric tonnes of rice, a shipment expected to arrive in three weeks. Treasury CS Henry Rotich said the government has been taking short term measures to address the food crisis. China ambassador to Kenya Liu Xianfa said they were pushing for Kenya to receive the rise as soon as possible. More on this: Kenya declares drought national disaster, asks for helpThe UN has appealed for Sh17 billion from its partners to assist more than three million residents in Northern Kenya facing starvation.

March 28, 2017 09:22 UTC

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