At least 120 dead in Kenyan pipeline fire
At least 120 people were burned to death on
Monday when a pipeline burst into flames in a Nairobi slum as local
people were siphoning fuel from it, and more than 100 hospitalised,
‘Aussies still love dumped ex-PM Rudd’
A year after the Labor Party removed Kevin Rudd
as Australia’s prime minister, his popularity is so high he would be
able to reverse the party’s failing fortunes if reinstated, a poll
showed Monday. Rudd was dumped as leader in a surprise Labor Party
coup led by his then deputy Julia Gillard in June 2010 and the
party’s standing in opinion polls has plunged ever since.
Pope warns against influence of power and money
Pope Benedict XVI warned against the influence
of power and money as he celebrated mass Sunday before more than
80,000 people at the Italian naval shipyard of Ancona, where staff
have been out of work for four months.
Taiwan opposition candidate visits US to cement ties
Taiwan’s opposition presidential candidate flew
to the United States on Monday in a trip aimed at paving the way for
further ties with Washington if her party retakes power next year.
“The purpose of the trip is to discuss with the US authorities
bilateral ties and a wide range of other issues and set up
communication channels,” Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of the
pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), told reporters
before jetting off.