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by September 21, 2017 General

Obamacare vote

SENATE Republicans announced plans to vote next week on their latest bid to scuttle Obamacare, even as a popular comedian who has become part of the US healthcare debate denounced the Bill and former president Barack Obama on Wednesday warned of “real human suffering”.

Trapped girl

MEXICAN rescuers on Wednesday laboured for a second night amid the rubble to save possible survivors of the country’s most lethal earthquake in a generation, including a girl trapped under a school in Mexico City, as the death toll exceeded 230.

Deaf man shot

A DEAF man holding a metal pipe was fatally shot by Oklahoma City police who yelled for him to drop his weapon and get on the ground but did not know he could not hear, a police spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Lost luggage

A BAGGAGE handler at Singapore’s Changi Airport swapped tags on hundreds of bags, sending the luggage to the wrong destinations, the Straits Times reported. Tay Boon Keh, a 63-year-old working for a sub-contractor of the Changi Airport Group, was charged with 286 counts of mischief.

Poll verdict

KENYA’S Supreme Court criticised the election board for failing to verify official results of last month’s presidential election before announcing them.

The court was offering a detailed ruling as to why it annulled the August 8 election and ordered a fresh presidential vote within 60 days. The September 1 decision was the first of its kind in Africa.

Peackeeping offer

Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko dismissed a Russian proposal to deploy UN peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine as an effort to legalise its proxies and freeze the conflict. Relations between Kiev and Moscow have never been worse since Russia annexed Crimea more than three years ago.

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