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video--Scores killed in Kenya pipeline fire

At least 100 people have been killed by an explosion at a leaking petrol pipeline in the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi.

Entire families were wiped out in the mid-morning incident, which took place in in a densely populated slum.

Medical personnel at Nairobi's Kenyatta Nation Hospital are struggling to treat the stream of injured being rushed in.

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Court frees boy prisoner

The Namibian Newspaper: "THE High Court yesterday ordered the immediate release of a 12-year-old boy who became Namibia's youngest sentenced prison inmate after receiving a six-month jail term for housebreaking and theft at Karasburg in October.

In a review judgement handed down by Judge Elton Hoff, Acting Judge Claus Hinrichsen set aside the boy's conviction and sentence and ordered his immediate release from detention.

Judge Hoff agreed with Acting Judge Hinrichsen's decision, which was based on the principle that a child as young as the boy is presumed not to be criminally liable, especially where he had been involved in a crime while under the influence and instructions of a much older person.
The boy was sentenced to six months' imprisonment on October 19, after he had been convicted in the Karasburg Magistrate's Court on a charge of housebreaking with intent to steal and theft."