Cassini readies for Saturn 'goodbye kiss'

2017-09-14 10:45

Nasa's Cassini probe is counting its final hours before one last plunge into Saturn that will cap a fruitful 13-year mission that greatly expanded knowledge about the gaseous giant.

Kenya opposition launches cash appeal for election re-run

2017-09-08 20:23

Kenya's opposition coalition has urged supporters to donate money to its election campaign for next month's presidential vote re-run in which its candidate Raila Odinga will bid for power once again.

WATCH: Record-breaking woman astronaut back on Earth

Peggy Whitson, 57, the oldest female astronaut in the history of space exploration, is back on Earth after spending a whopping 288 consecutive days in the ISS. Watch.

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Trump names former Navy aviator to head NASA

2017-09-02 11:27

US President Donald Trump has announced he plans to appoint James Bridenstine, a former navy pilot and Republican congressman, to head the US space agency NASA.

ICYMI: Watch footage of the rare total eclipse that stunned America

The USA experienced a rare sighting of a total solar eclipse. The next eclipse is set to take place in 2019.

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Kenya's ruling party makes gubernatorial gains

2017-08-15 06:43

Kenya's general elections on August 8 saw President Uhuru Kenyatta re-elected, while his Jubilee Party and its allies also made big gains at the county level, resetting the political balance.

Kenya opposition vows 'will not relent' amid poll dispute

2017-08-13 08:24

Kenya's opposition coalition has vowed that they would not halt their bid to overturn a "sham" election result that handed President Uhuru Kenyatta a second term in office.

Kenya on edge as final results due in disputed election

2017-08-11 13:21

Kenya's election commission is preparing to release final results from a hotly-contested vote in which the opposition has already claimed victory, fanning tensions in the east African nation.

PICTURES: Tensions spike as Kenya opposition cries foul over election result

2017-08-09 13:53

President Uhuru Kenyatta has appeared headed for re-election but his rival Raila Odinga claimed a massive hacking attack had manipulated results, ratcheting up tensions in opposition strongholds.

Kenya court overturns ruling on presidential ballot contract

2017-07-20 18:01

Kenya's appeals court has quashed a ruling cancelling a contract to print presidential ballot papers, a victory for the electoral commission less than three weeks before general elections.


Riots in Kenya city after rumor about alleged election fraud

2017-09-13 17:15

Riots broke out in Kenya's opposition stronghold of Kisumu city after a rumor spread about alleged efforts to rig next month's presidential election, a police official has said.

Weight of Harvey rains caused Houston to sink

2017-09-07 22:02

A California geophysicist says the sheer weight of the torrential rains brought by Harvey has caused Houston to sink by two centimetres.

Record-breaking astronaut comes back to Earth

2017-09-03 16:39

A record-shattering NASA astronaut touched down to Earth on Sunday, finishing a 288-day mission that put her over the top as the American who has spent the most cumulative amount of time in space.

Largest asteroid in a century to whizz past Earth

2017-08-30 21:27

The largest asteroid in more than a century will whizz safely past Earth on September 1 at a safe but unusually close distance of about 7 million kilometres, Nasa says.

Kenya's Odinga delays decision on poll dispute

2017-08-15 17:19

Kenya's Raila Odinga has pushed back plans to announce his next move on a disputed election, leaving Kenyans in suspense over a political crisis that has already sparked deadly protests.

Kenya's Odinga mulls next move on disputed election

2017-08-14 18:53

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga was weighing his next move to contest an election he claims was rigged after defying pressure at home and from abroad to take his complaints to the courts.

Kenya opposition slams polls 'charade', results process

2017-08-11 20:50

Kenya's opposition has coalition refused to take part in the announcement of election results, slamming the process as a "charade" and accusing the election commission of ignoring their concerns.

The Latest: Hyena sets off bomb meant to disrupt Kenya vote

2017-08-09 17:55

A Kenya security official says a homemade bomb planted by extremists to disrupt elections blew up after a hyena set it off.

Raila Odinga: Kenya's veteran opposition leader

2017-08-08 20:21

Raila Odinga, Kenya's veteran opposition leader and one-time prime minister, is hoping to go one better than his father in Tuesday's presidential election.

Nasa releases new images of raging storm on Jupiter

2017-07-13 17:31

Nasa has released a series of stunning images of a raging storm on Jupiter, known as the Great Red Spot, snapped as an unmanned probe zipped by.

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