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Thursday 24 July 2014

Three die in bus blasts

Press Association

Published 05/05/2014|02:30

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Three people were killed and at least 60 wounded when two homemade bombs exploded on buses in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

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The blasts were on two buses packed with commuters along Thika Highway, said Moses Ombati, the deputy police chief in Nairobi. Eliud Lagat, the deputy head of the bomb disposal unit, said the blasts were caused by improvised explosive devices. The explosions come a day after two blasts at the Kenyan coast killed four people.

MUDSLIDE TOLL UNKNOWN

The United Nations has put the death toll from last Friday's massive landslide in Afghanistan at up to 500 but local officials say the number killed could be as high as 2,700.

It is unlikely the final figure will ever be known, as officials say it is impossible to retrieve the bodies buried in up to 50 metres of mud and debris.

GUNMAN SHOOTS SIX

A gunman shot six people at a US home, killing a man and a teenager and critically wounding two boys, before fatally shooting a worker at a nearby business.

The suspected gunman was later found dead of a gunshot wound in the driver's seat of a stopped car. Sgt Doug Formon said a man and a 13-year-old girl were killed inside the home in Jonesboro, Arkansas, where it appeared a family was having a party or gathering. Four other people were injured and were taken to hospitals

A 'RECKLESS' REUNION

A family whose dog escaped from their garden during Superstorm Sandy went to an animal shelter this week to adopt a new pet and came home with their old hound.

Chuck James from New Jersey said that his family searched for the brown-and-white terrier-pit bull mix named Reckless for months after the October 2012 storm before finally giving up hope. "He was a little bigger than I remembered because they had fed him well," Mr James joked.

MOUNTAIN FOR SALE

A Lake District mountain in the UK has been put up for sale as its owner attempts to pay off a hefty tax bill. Blencathra, a 868-metre high peak has been placed on the market for £1.75m (€2m).

The Earl of Lonsdale, Hugh Lowther, has been forced to try and sell the 2,676-acre plot to help pay off the reported £9m (€11m) tax he owes from his father's inheritance. The buyer will obtain grazing rights for 5,471 ewes, 732 hoggs, 200 lambs and also be entitled to use the title Lord of the Manor of Threlkeld.

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