Miss World ditches swimsuit section
Miss World organisers have cancelled the pageant's swimsuit section saying it does not have a "purpose" because the contest is more about outreach....

In Spanish city saved by museum, foundation digs in
Locals in Bilbao say an art museum helped save their Spanish city from decline. Now they are glad to know their saviour, the Guggenheim, will be staying for some time....

Seeing the doctor, overseas: medical tourism booms in Asia
The lines snaking into Bangladesh's overwhelmed hospitals are often so long, says Nusrat Hussein Kiwan, that they extend into the street outside ? too many patients seeking too few quality doctors....

Egerton University students ordered to pay Sh5,000 riot damages
The students have until January 5 to pay before they report back to sit their examinations....

Maasai milk and blood drink among 11 ?bizarre? delicacies in the world
Maasai milk and blood drink, fried frogs and duck foetus listed as bizarre delicacies....

How we can improve on our irresponsibility
The Scottish referendum threatened to tear down Britain after 300 years, but it was civilised....

Madonna speaks of 'crazy times' after songs leaked
Madonna and Sony Pictures both were separately torpedoed by major hacks this month, in what the pop icon called "crazy times."...

Obama says Sony hack was not 'an act of war'
North Korea's alleged hack of Sony Pictures was not an act of war, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday, as Pyongyang threatened reprisals if targeted with sanctions....

Kenya: Best way to put smile on your in-law's faces this festive season
First, if your father-in-law entertains a bit of a drink after consuming mbavu za mbuzi, it might be a good idea that you land there with a nicely packaged whiskey or brandy....

Kenya: Chinese school builds track on top of roof
The unique design has won the school recognition and several awards, including at the recent 14th Venice Architectural Exhibition....

Kenya: When crooks ruin your Christmas and gift you with kicks and blows
When they descended upon him, he tried to put a fight. He kicked, stood guard for his property, typical of campus students. They never go down without putting up a decent fight....

Kenya: Why women easily fall for liars!
“Women love liars, no woman wants to hear the truth.” That was what my father told me last weekend while having a chat with him....

Kenya: Players below-the-belt collision causes stir
In the incident, one of the players was pictured “jabbing his finger up an opponent's bum”, reports the Mirror.co.uk....

Kenya: Christmas gifts for our top teams
For this performance, the team gets a full bull that they are free to share amongst themselves depending on how each one has performed....

Kenya: Agony of having politician, trade unionist and activist as students
The senator may claim when the lecturer demands his assignment. A wad of rubber band bound currency notes could be tossed his way. “Hiyo ni ya ngata mtu nguyas (that is for fuel my friend)” the prot...

Kenya: Spare a thought, penny for poor souls
Nairobi crawls with more than 60,000 street children, apparently. There's another 300,000 around the country....