Blast in Kenya refugee camp kills at least three police

Blast in Kenya refugee camp kills at least three police GARISSA, Kenya (Reuters) – An explosion on Monday in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee complex near the border with Somalia killed three police officers and destroyed their vehicle, two witnesses said.

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Photographing The Limboo People

Our last blog post on our trip to Sikkim ends with a photo-montage of the Limboo people. As you read in our last post we spent some time with out guide, Perna, and his family. They reside in the village of Darap in an old house passed down through the generations. Perna lives in relative luxury with a TV in his room, but the main house is like something out the dark ages. We were privileged to be allowed to spend a morning with these gentle people, even more so that they patiently allowed us to snoop around their house and photograph them going about their daily chores, which was mainly drinking salted tea and cooking pop-corn.

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We Meet The President: A Darap Village Homestay In Sikkim

Ever been to Shangri-la? We have. It’s alive and kicking in Sikkim. Almost anywhere in Sikkim, outside a large town or tourist area, will do. We found our lost horizon in Darap, near Pelling. Two hundred year old houses growing out of the side of the mountain in which tiny people and chickens share their home with you is not something that happens every day. An afternoon getting high on hooch in the Himalayas is something to remember.

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Royal Marines capture suspected Somali pirates after high-speed chase

Royal Marines capture suspected Somali pirates after high-speed chase Seven Somali men face prosecution in Seychelles after Royal Navy helps Spanish fishing vessel under attack Seven Somalis have been captured in an anti-piracy operation involving a high-speed chase across the Indian Ocean. The pursuit ended when a sniper on a Royal Navy helicopter started firing at the fleeing vessels. A … Read More

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Kechopari Lake Almost Gave Me A Heart Attack

Liz has very kindly omitted the tale of our 17km trek to Kechopari Lake. In a nutshell it is the story of a 40 year old man realising his limitations. Realising them in a way that involves clutching the left arm, breathing like a 100 year old, having to walk backwards up hairpin tracks to avoid the constantly seizing leg muscles, all the while watching his girlfriend skip gaily by, light as a feather, hopping from leaf to cobweb like a woodland fairy.

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