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US unwilling to give up Mideast peace process yet

SFGate - ‎14 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. isn't ready to write off Mideast peace negotiations as failed, even after Israel broke off talks with Palestinian leaders who are trying to create a coalition government with the Hamas terror group.

Russia begins military drills near Ukraine

euronews - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Moscow said the exercises were in response to Ukraine's escalating operations against pro-Russian separatists, as well as NATO exercises in eastern Europe.

NASA astronaut shares spacewalk selfiePublish Date: Apr 24, 2014

New Vision - ‎1 hour ago‎
NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio takes a selfie outside the International Space Station during Wednesdays spacewalk. Rick Mastracchio/NASA.

South Sudan President Fires Army Chief

Voice of America - ‎48 minutes ago‎
JUBA - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has fired his army chief and the head of military intelligence, days after key towns in oil-producing Unity state were captured by opposition forces and fresh fighting flared up in the flashpoint states of Jonglei and ...

Apple Posts Record Q1 On Strong iPhone Sales, Margin Gains

Forbes - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple announced a strong set of Q2 FY2014 results on Wednesday, beating guidance on both revenues and gross margins. The company saw its revenues grow 5% year-over-year to$45.6 billion in the second quarter, which turned out to be its best ...

Reforms will not produce credible elections

The Observer (blog) - ‎31 minutes ago‎
The opposition parties are adamant that electoral reforms are a prerequisite for the 2016 elections. The civil society, European Union and of late the Uganda Joint Christian Council, have all called for these reforms.

UNEB hikes registration fees

New Vision - ‎22 hours ago‎
The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has increased its registration fees, according to the institution's spokesman, Hamis Kaheru.

Last-name politics light up Kenyan Twitter - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Kenyan politician's stonewalling of a journalist has made waves online over his refusal to answer the reporter's questions, apparently because of his last name.

Angry Muslims in Central African Republic call for partition

Chicago Tribune - ‎23 minutes ago‎
BAMBARI, Central African Republic (Reuters) - In this dusty town at the heart of the Central African Republic, many angry Muslims advocate a simple solution to the threat of religious violence from Christian militias terrorizing the country's south: partition.

Mali coup leader faces possible death penalty (subscription) - ‎20 minutes ago‎
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - Officials say the leader of Mali's 2012 coup could face the death penalty after a revision of charges filed against him over the deaths of soldiers who opposed his rise to power.

Cops allowed to become brutal: DA lawyer

Independent Online - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Screen grabs from a video show police officers assaulting a naked man in Riebeeck Street, Cape Town. The officers have appeared in court.

Millions of Syrians desperately need aid, UN says

Fox News - ‎17 hours ago‎
UNITED NATIONS - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says almost 3.5 million civilians in Syria have virtually no access to desperately needed humanitarian aid and people are dying needlessly every day as violence and extremism escalate.

Envoy calls for resumption of Indo-Pak dialogue

Business Standard - ‎4 hours ago‎
Addressing a group of women journalists from the Indian Women Press Corps (IWPC), Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit pitched for the resumption of the dialogue process.

Car with explosives found in Nairobi after 4 killed

Capital FM Kenya - ‎2 hours ago‎
NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24 - Police on Thursday recovered explosive materials from a car impounded in Pangani, the same suburb rocked by an explosion on Wednesday night, killing four people.

Makerere University Business School (MUBS)

New Vision - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Makerere University Business School has allocated funds to be used for the acquisition of text books for the Library. Read more.. The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors ...

Facebook: Targets, Estimates Rise as Street Cheers Accelerated Growth; Can It ...

Barron's (blog) - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Shares of Facebook (FB) have been up and down today, opening higher at $63.60, dipping into the red, and now back in gains, up 81 cents, or 1.3%, at $62.17, after the company yesterday afternoon beat Q1 revenue and profit expectations on a 15% rise in ...

Fiddling on the edges

Business Standard - ‎2 hours ago‎
Apple needs more iPhone and less iCahn. Once again, financial developments overshadowed technological ones in the company's quarterly results.

7 ways to best use the new Twitter

The Australian Financial Review - ‎14 hours ago‎
In the Twitter redesign the background photo is much bigger and more prominent. Now there's a background image with your profile photo centred inside near the top.

India becomes largest market for WhatsApp with 48mln monthly active users

Business Standard - ‎11 hours ago‎
India is the largest market for the WhatsApp with 48 million monthly active users, the mobile messaging app spokesperson Neeraj Arora said.

Google's stake in Samsung trial revealed - ‎16 hours ago‎
COPY THAT: A courtroom sketch shows Apple attorney Harold McElhinny questioning Professor Andrew Cockburn, an expert on patents. Google's stake in the outcome of a US$2 billion trial over smartphones using its Android operating system was revealed ...

Watch a Bunch of News Anchors Struggle to Pronounce "Lupita Nyong'o"

Gawker - ‎1 hour ago‎
People's Most Beautiful Person of 2014 is Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, unfortunately for news anchors around the U.S., who have no idea how to pronounce her last name.

What does the resurrection mean?

Wetumpka Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
You know, I've always known that Easter and the Resurrection was important. But, as crazy it sounds, for a long time, I was never able to crystallize, at least in my mind and in my words, exactly why the Resurrection was important.

Uganda's table tennis team detained in Kenya...

New Vision - ‎5 hours ago‎
UGANDA'S U-12 table tennis team has been detained in Nairobi for failure to clear a $1800 (sh4.5m) hotel bill. The bill accumulated after a team of four children and two officials failed to pay for a week's accommodation at the Nairobi Parklands Hotel.

Kenya takes charge at CANA Zone III and IV swimming championships

Kawowo Sports - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Kenya has made Uganda it's playground for success and it will not relent as they took charge at the CANA Zone III and IV swimming championships this evening at Kampala Parents School at Lugogo by pass.

Pool Championships boosted by Nile BreweriesPublish Date: Apr 24, 2014

New Vision - ‎33 minutes ago‎
THE Nile Special Open Pool championship has received a huge boost sponsored with Nile Breweries injecting sh1.1b up from sh570m. The offer that was unveiled by Nile Special brand manager Timothy Kayondo in a press conference on Thursday will ...

Death-by-asteroid odds jump - ‎19 hours ago‎
A group of space explorers say the chance of a city-obliterating asteroid striking Earth is higher than scientists previously believed.

Video: Check out this iceberg that's six times the size of Manhattan

State Column - ‎4 hours ago‎
This iceberg, one of the largest currently in existence, is roughly six times the size of the island of Manhattan. The iceberg, which covers 255 square miles, broke off from Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier last November and is making its way off to sea.

Bio-Duck Sound In Southern Ocean Revealed To Be Whales

American Live Wire
4 hours ago
Written by
Seth Barr
The mystery bio-duck sound in Southern Ocean has been baffling scientists for years, until now as it has been revealed to be minke whales.

BATU backs tobacco advertising restrictions

The Observer (blog) - ‎38 minutes ago‎
British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU) says it supports regulation of tobacco advertising in Uganda, but it is cagey about restricting passing on key information to its customers and shareholders.

Uganda Police: HIV/AIDS Research Organization Recruited Youths into ...

Frontiers LA (blog) - ‎5 hours ago‎
A leaked Ugandan police report claims that a U.S.-funded HIV/AIDS organization was recruiting teenage and young adult men into “homosexual practices.