Kenya university lecturers strike for more pay, joining doctors
By Katharine Houreld NAIROBI (Reuters) - Lecturers at Kenya's public universities started an indefinite strike on Thursday over poor pay, joining doctors who have been striking for more than five weeks and deepening a crisis in public services as the country heads towards elections. Two unions, the University Academic Staff Union (UASU) and the Kenya University Staff Union (KASU), say their members will refuse to work at Kenya's 33 public universities until their demands are met. UASU mainly represents lecturers and KASU's members are mainly administrative and technical staff.
Shining knight Murray spurs maiden Australian Open title bid
Andy Murray saw off giant-killer Sam Querrey on Friday as he ramped up his bid for a first Australian Open title after the shock departure of six-time champion Novak Djokovic. On a cool day in Melbourne, the men's number one and women's top seed Angelique Kerber both hit a hot patch of form as the final rounds beckoned. Murray will have watched from the sidelines as second seed Djokovic, his conqueror in four Melbourne finals, suffered a stunning defeat to 117th-ranked Denis Istomin on Thursday.
Protesters, Trump supporters clash outside 'DeploraBall'
Protesters and supporters of President-elect Donald Trump clashed outside a pro-Trump event in Washington the night before his inauguration. Police used chemical spray on some protesters in an effort to ...
Las Vegas Sands paying $7M to settle corrupt practices probe
U.S. authorities say billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is paying almost $7 million to settle a foreign corrupt practices investigation of the firm's former relationship with a consultant in ...
NTSB releases preliminary report on Lake Erie plane crashCLEVELAND (AP) ? The pilot of a plane that crashed into Lake Erie last month received his certification to fly that type of aircraft just 21 days before the fatal crash, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report.
Desperate search for trapped Iran firefighters
Rescue workers pressed a desperate search on Friday for around 20 firefighters trapped under the rubble of a Tehran high-rise that collapsed the previous day. One firefighter, who had managed to escape the 15-storey Plasco building before it fell, died in hospital from severe burns, the official IRNA news agency reported. The building, which was Iran's oldest high-rise and contained a shopping centre and hundreds of clothing suppliers, came down after a four-hour blaze.
West African military force enters Gambia to install new president
By Tim Cocks and Emma Farge BANJUL/DAKAR (Reuters) - West African nations launched a military operation in Gambia on Thursday, Senegal's army said, aiming to install its new President Adama Barrow and remove longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh, who refuses to step down despite an election loss. Barrow took the oath of office on Thursday at Gambia's embassy in Senegal, calling for international support from West Africa's ECOWAS bloc, the African Union and the United Nations.
Tough break: Ducks nip Avalanche 2-1 after long glass delay
Johnson to visit Myanmar, says democratic transition not yet complete
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who will visit Myanmar on Friday, said the former British colony's transition to democracy was not yet complete but that Britain would offer its full support as a friend. "Burma?s transition to democracy is not yet complete but it is worth reflecting on just how far Burma has come since Aung San Suu Kyi?s National League for Democracy party took office just nine months ago," Johnson said in a statement.
Murray, Wawrinka advance to 4th round at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) ? Andy Murray showed no signs of trouble with his sore ankle as he advanced to the round of 16 at the Australian Open for the ninth straight year, avoiding an upset against Sam Querrey on a mild Friday afternoon.