An explosion on a bus in Kenya’s capital has killed at least five people and injured 13, a police official said.
Nairobi police chief Moses Ombati said at least five people were killed on Sunday after an explosion on a 25-seater public transportation vehicle, and that there are likely to be more casualties.
He said 10 men and three women were injured in the blast. He did not give details on the cause of the blast.
Kenya has been hit by a string of grenade attacks that are blamed on sympathisers of al-Shabab, Somalia’s Islamist extremist rebels who are linked to al Qaida.
Al-Shabab has vowed to carry out attacks on Kenya because it sent troops into Somalia last year to fight the rebels, who are considered a threat to Kenya’s security because they have been blamed for kidnapping foreign tourists and aid workers in Kenya.
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Astronaut Chris Hadfield's ability to make his adventures in space accessible to a wider audience has been credited by a minister for a large increase in the number of Leaving Certificate students choosing physics and other science subjects.
A 6ft shark from the Great White family has washed up on a Kerry beach. The female porbeagle shark was discovered by local photographer Bernard Fitzgerald at the weekend as he was walking on the Aughacasla beach in Castlegregory.
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Former Irish Nationwide chairman Michael Walsh wrote to the late minister for finance, Brian Lenihan, warning him against bank mergers as the financial crisis escalated, according to a letter obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
One of the most senior doctors in the Department of Health, Colette Bonner, has responded to assertions from the wind lobby that her review on the health effects of turbines was "extremely limited and incomplete".