FLASHES

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

Port-Au-Prince/ Haiti waited overnight for the re­sults of a re-run pres­i­den­tial elec­tion held on Sun­day in the im­pov­er­ished Caribbean coun­try. It has been in po­lit­i­cal limbo for over a year and is still reel­ing from a dev­as­tat­ing hur­ri­cane. South Korea/ The op­po­si­tion Peo­ple’s Party will start col­lect­ing sig­na­tures for an im­peach­ment mo­tion against Pres­i­dent Park Geun-Hye, while the main op­po­si­tion Demo­cratic Party will re­view the con­di­tions for im­peach­ment. Juba/ A con­tin­gent of Ja­panese troops landed in South Su­dan on Mon­day, an of­fi­cial said. Crit­ics say this mis­sion could em­broil them in their coun­try’s first over­seas fight­ing since World War II. Vatican City/ Pope Fran­cis on Mon­day ex­tended in­def­i­nitely to all Ro­man Catholic priests the power to for­give abor­tion, a right pre­vi­ously re­served for bish­ops or spe­cial con­fes­sors.

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