For as long as anyone cares to remember, the pastoralists of Kenya’s Rift Valley have fled with their herds to the fertile slopes of Mount Kenya when times are tough. When the rains failed this year they set off once again in search of water and pasture — but they found only despair
Japan’s July exports fell more sharply on a year-on-year basis than in June, highlighting concerns that the world’s second-largest economy faces a slow recovery.
Actress Angelina Jolie walked through a makeshift settlement on the outskirts of Baghdad on Thursday, where 20,000 Iraqis live, unable to return to their homes because of sectarian violence. “It is lacking in all of the basic things that you would need, they don’t have,” Jolie said.
Rafael Nadal has not given up on defending his Wimbledon crown and will travel to London next week as he battles persistent knee problems. The world number one has undergone two days of medical tests in Barcelona amid fears he would be forced to miss the grass court grand slam.
Usain Bolt, who was involved in a high speed car smash in his native Jamaica last month, will be fit to run in a special street race in Manchester this weekend. Bolt had surgery to remove thorns from his left foot after crashing his BMW sports car on April 29 and missed an international meeting in Kingston the following weekend. There had been doubt that the world’s fastest man would be able to take part in a special 150 meter race in the city center of the north-west of England city on Sunday
A team of medical experts successfully separated Egyptian twin boys Hassan and Mahmoud on Saturday — the 21st procedure of this type to be performed in the kingdom, the nation’s leading surgeon said. “The twins, almost an hour ago, have been separated for the first time in their lives,” said Dr.