Kenya's president warns judiciary not to help opposition

Kenya's president warns judiciary not to help opposition

Image copyrightEPA Image caption Uhuru Kenyatta became president in 2013Kenya’s president has warned the country’s judiciary not to help the opposition throw the next election into disarray. The presidential poll will take place next month and Uhuru Kenyatta is seeking re-election. On Friday, after a case brought by the opposition, the High Court ordered the electoral commission not to print ballot papers. Mr Kenyatta insisted the election would go ahead as planned. “This kind of intimidation will not be allowed and the election date will not change,” he said. He…

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Cancer diagnosis 'more common than marriage'

Cancer diagnosis 'more common than marriage'

Image copyrightThinkstock Image caption There were 31,467 cancers diagnosed in Scotland in 2015A cancer diagnosis is one of the most common life-changing events in Scottish life, with more cases than marriages or first births, the latest figures show. Macmillan Cancer Support said there were 31,467 cancers diagnosed in 2015 compared with 29,691 marriages and 23,695 first births. Cancer was also named as the disease people in Scotland most feared, ahead of conditions such as Alzheimer’s. The research is part of a campaign to remove the fear of a cancer diagnosis….

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Theresa May to launch fight-back with 'fairer Britain' vow

Theresa May to launch fight-back with 'fairer Britain' vow

Image copyrightEPA Theresa May is to say she has an “unshakeable sense of purpose” to build a “fairer Britain” in her first big speech since losing her majority. The prime minister will say her commitment to changing the country is “undimmed” a year after taking office. But she will acknowledge her reduced voting power in the Commons after her election gamble backfired. And in the speech, on Tuesday, she will urge other parties to work with her on ideas to tackle “unfairness”. Ministers loyal to Mrs May have dismissed reports…

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East London acid attack: John Tomlin arrested

East London acid attack: John Tomlin arrested

Image copyrightMetropolitan Police Image caption John Tomlin handed himself in at an east London police stationA man named as the chief suspect in an acid attack in east London has handed himself in to police. Two people suffered “life-changing” injuries when a corrosive substance was thrown on to them through their car windows. Cousins Resham Khan and Jameel Muhktar, 37, had been celebrating Ms Khan’s 21st birthday before the attack. John Tomlin, 24, has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent, the Metropolitan Police said. He walked…

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