HT Image
HT Image

Obama's grandma injured after car rolls in Kenya

A relative of Barack Obama says the president's step-grandmother suffered minor injuries after a car she was traveling in rolled over.
By HT Correspondent | AP, Nairobi
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2012 06:56 PM IST

A relative of Barack Obama says the president's step-grandmother suffered minor injuries after a car she was traveling in rolled over.

The relative today said that Sarah Obama was traveling to her home in the village of Kogelo, in western Kenya, when the accident happened on Saturday night.

He said the vehicle lost control and rolled as the driver attempted to overtake a truck near the Kisumu airport. The relative asked not to be named because he is not authorised to speak for the family.

Sarah Obama is the second wife of Obama's paternal grandfather. Obama referred to her as "Granny" in his memoir, "Dreams from My Father," and described meeting her during his 1988 trip to his father's homeland and their awkwardness as they struggled to communicate.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
A screengrab of video shared media company CGTN on Twitter, from the Chinese foreign ministry, which shows spokespersons using the “fist and palm” salute to extend season’s greetings ahead of the Chinese New Year in February, 2021. (SCREENGRAB/ TWITTER)
A screengrab of video shared media company CGTN on Twitter, from the Chinese foreign ministry, which shows spokespersons using the “fist and palm” salute to extend season’s greetings ahead of the Chinese New Year in February, 2021. (SCREENGRAB/ TWITTER)

Adviser urges China govt to use ‘fist and palm’ salute in times of pandemic

By Sutirtho Patranobis
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 10:12 PM IST
Han Fangming, vice chairperson of the foreign affairs committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, argued that the greeting fits the changing lifestyles.
Close
Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.(File Photo / REUTERS)
Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.(File Photo / REUTERS)

Trudeau names task force on women in the economy ahead of Budget

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 09:58 PM IST
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Minister of Middle Class Prosperity Mona Fortier said Monday the group will harness expert voices across the country to help the government with a plan to address gender equality issues laid bare by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Close
Britain has so far taken a light-touch approach to imports from the EU since Brexit, waiving customs requirements and allowing goods to enter freely. (Representative Image)(AP)
Britain has so far taken a light-touch approach to imports from the EU since Brexit, waiving customs requirements and allowing goods to enter freely. (Representative Image)(AP)

UK mulls postponing Brexit border checks on food

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 08:48 PM IST
David Frost, the minister who negotiated the Brexit trade deal with the EU and is now leading the UK’s relations with the bloc, has asked officials to review the timetable of the new border paperwork requirements, which are due to start from April 1, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Close
A man holds a baby at the Klong Toey fresh market after it was temporarily shut down amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand. (Reuters)
A man holds a baby at the Klong Toey fresh market after it was temporarily shut down amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand. (Reuters)

Thailand to cut quarantine for vaccinated foreigners to 7 days from April

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 08:48 PM IST
  • Vaccinations must be administered within three months of the travel period and travellers will be required to show negative Covid-19 test results.
Close
People gather in a demonstration to mark International Women's Day, despite of being banned by local authorities due to COVID-19 restrictions, at Puerta del Sol square in Madrid, Spain, March 8, 2021. The sign reads: "We do not fight together, they will kill us separately". REUTERS/Sergio Perez(REUTERS)
People gather in a demonstration to mark International Women's Day, despite of being banned by local authorities due to COVID-19 restrictions, at Puerta del Sol square in Madrid, Spain, March 8, 2021. The sign reads: "We do not fight together, they will kill us separately". REUTERS/Sergio Perez(REUTERS)

Defying pandemic, feminists in Spain decry far-right attacks

AP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 08:47 PM IST
  • Spain’s Constitutional Court on Monday rejected last-minute appeals by unions and women’s rights groups to hold any kind of street protest in the Spanish capital, following similar recent rulings by lower-level courts.
Close
Detroit police monitor the scene of a shooting at the Rivertown Inn and Suites on East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit.(AP)
Detroit police monitor the scene of a shooting at the Rivertown Inn and Suites on East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit.(AP)

Man linked to 3 Ohio homicides dies after Detroit shooting

AP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 08:46 PM IST
  • Chandra Moore, 55, died Friday, Detroit police Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood said.
Close
A healthcare worker pick up a Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine as she prepares to administers a dose to a health staff member at a vaccination center at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto, South Africa,(AP)
A healthcare worker pick up a Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine as she prepares to administers a dose to a health staff member at a vaccination center at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto, South Africa,(AP)

South Africans invested most in 55 years as Covid-19 crisis raged

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 08:45 PM IST
  • The country’s collective investment scheme industry saw net annual inflows of 213 billion rand ($13.8 billion) in 2020, according to statistics released by the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa on Monday. That was the highest figure since 1965.
Close
Von der Leyen said things were improving in the EU, where monthly vaccine production is to be doubled. The commission sees output of 90 million to 100 million doses a month by the end of March. (Representative Image)(AFP)
Von der Leyen said things were improving in the EU, where monthly vaccine production is to be doubled. The commission sees output of 90 million to 100 million doses a month by the end of March. (Representative Image)(AFP)

EU says it’s tired of being a scapegoat for slow vaccines

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 08:40 PM IST
In a blistering counter-attack against criticism over the European Union’s sluggish Covid-19 vaccination program, von der Leyen refocused blame on manufacturers, notably AstraZeneca Plc, which she said hadn’t stockpiled doses as it started producing in Europe.
Close
Some 130 people were killed and 350 wounded in a night of carnage on November 13, 2015.(AP file photo. Representative image)
Some 130 people were killed and 350 wounded in a night of carnage on November 13, 2015.(AP file photo. Representative image)

Italy arrests Algerian national over links to 2015 Paris attack

Posted by Harshit Sabarwal | AFP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 08:38 PM IST
The man, identified by La Repubblica newspaper as Athmane Touami, is alleged to have "guaranteed the availability of forged documents" to the Paris attackers, police said.
Close
General view of vaccine recipients waiting at Messe Wien Congress Center, which has been set up as a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination centre, in Vienna, Austria(AFP)
General view of vaccine recipients waiting at Messe Wien Congress Center, which has been set up as a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination centre, in Vienna, Austria(AFP)

Austria stops using doses of one batch of AstraZeneca vaccine after nurse death

AFP, Vienna
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 08:27 PM IST
  • The decision had been taken as a precaution, the National Office for Health System Safety (BASG) said late on Sunday, adding that there was "no evidence of a causal link" between the jab and the woman's death.
Close
Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh.
Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh.

Treating Pak as 'normal neighbour' won't benefit Afghan peace process: VP Saleh

ANI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 08:08 PM IST
Speaking at the seventh anniversary of the death of Marshall Mohammad Qasim Fahim, Afghanistan First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said without Pakistan, talks with the Taliban is "useless", Sputnik reported.
Close
Hungary has the third-highest Covid-19 fatality rate in the world after Mexico and Peru and is in fourth place in deaths per capita after the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom and Italy, according to Johns Hopkins University data. (Representative Image)(Reuters)
Hungary has the third-highest Covid-19 fatality rate in the world after Mexico and Peru and is in fourth place in deaths per capita after the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom and Italy, according to Johns Hopkins University data. (Representative Image)(Reuters)

Hungary’s Covid-19 mortality rises despite having high vaccination rate

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 07:36 PM IST
Schools and nearly all retail outlets closed on Monday, denting optimism over the nation having jumped to second place in vaccinations per capita in the EU, behind tiny Malta.
Close
Texas flags fly near an electrical substation on February 21, 2021 in Houston, Texas.(AFP)
Texas flags fly near an electrical substation on February 21, 2021 in Houston, Texas.(AFP)

Tesla enters Texas energy market, plugs gigantic battery to faulty grid

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 07:35 PM IST
A Tesla subsidiary registered as Gambit Energy Storage LLC is quietly building a more than 100 megawatt energy storage project in Angleton, Texas, a town roughly 40 miles south of Houston.
Close
Harris's election as the first female US vice president last year was a significant boost for efforts to boost women's political representation and help young women see themselves in top jobs. (Reuters)
Harris's election as the first female US vice president last year was a significant boost for efforts to boost women's political representation and help young women see themselves in top jobs. (Reuters)

Close to 90% of Americans feel a woman could become US president by 2030

Reuters, London
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 07:26 PM IST
  • Monday's poll findings follow a warning last week that despite recent high-profile appointments of women globally, wider progress towards equality in political representation and other key areas is faltering.
Close
The Commission has said excessive limitations imposed recently to contain the spread of new variants of the coronavirus hurt the flow of goods, services and people.(Bloomberg)
The Commission has said excessive limitations imposed recently to contain the spread of new variants of the coronavirus hurt the flow of goods, services and people.(Bloomberg)

EU executive criticises Belgium for Covid-19 travel ban

Reuters, Brussels
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 07:06 PM IST
Germany has equally ignored a call from the Commission in late February to roll back its latest curbs on travel and borders.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP