What can 40 goats and 20 cows buy a Kenyan man? Chelsea Clinton’s love, if you ask Godwin Kipkemoi Chepkurgor. The Kenyan man first offered the dowry nine years ago to then-President Bill Clinton in asking for the hand of his only child
England were heading for victory in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s after reducing Australia to 178 for five wickets at tea on the fourth day. The 2007 Tour de France winner launched a devastating attack on the slopes of the final ascent of the day, leaving his rivals standing to finally cross the line 43 seconds ahead of Luxembourg’s Andy Schleck, with Italian Vincenzo Nibali third another 20 seconds behind. The Spaniard’s success moves him one minute 37 seconds ahead of Astana teammate Lance Armstrong, after the American seven-time champion was left behind by Contador’s attack – eventually finishing down in ninth position
It didn’t have to come to this. He could have died in that motorcycle crash or been shot by a crazed fan or sky-walked out a 10th-story window during a bad trip. But Bob Dylan–the great American artist of the past 50 years, I believe–survived, which is perhaps the only prosaic thing he’s done in his life
An online map showing where swine flu — or H1N1 virus– is spreading has gone viral, so to speak. Created as a side project by Henry Niman, a Pittsburgh-based biochemist, it’s attracting considerable attention despite being imperfect and not being backed by an official agency. Niman created the map on April 21
By now you know the problems with President Obama’s media strategy. He’s too somber
Two human-rights activists were shot and killed in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, on Thursday evening, leading a U.N.
David Beckham will have to return to the Los Angeles Galaxy next month unless AC Milan raise their bid for the England midfielder — the LA Times have reported. Speaking for the first time on Beckham’s wish for a permanent move to Milan, Tim Leiweke — chief executive of Galaxy owners AEG — told the newspaper that an offer received by the club had been too low and time was running out to meet the Major League Soccer outfit’s valuation. On Wednesday, Beckham expressed his desire to convert his current short-term loan with Milan into a permanent move and walk out on a five-year contract he signed with the Galaxy in 2007.