Sunday , 4 December 2016

World news

Fake US Embassy In Ghana Shut Down After Issuing Visas For 10 Years

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A fake US embassy in Accra run by a criminal network has been busted by authorities in Ghana. According to the US State Department, the sham embassy has been in operation for a decade issuing illegally obtained authentic visas. Until it was shut down, it was housed in a run-down, pink two-story …

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University Student Hanged Publicly In Afghanistan

A member of the Taliban insurgent and other people stand at the site during the execution of three men in Ghazni Province

The Taliban have publicly hanged a University student after accusing him of killing a senior Taliban official. The student was identified as Faizul Rehman, a fourth-year student at the Kabul University Polytechnic. “They hanged him on Friday in front of [the] public. Local elders tried to mediate to release him, but …

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Just Like GEJ, Gambia’s President Jammeh ‘concede defeat’ to Opposition

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The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has conceded defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow, the chairman of the independent electoral commission said Friday Mr Jammeh, who has been in power for 22 years, faced estate agent Adama Barrow in Thursday’s presidential election. Electoral commission chief Alieu Momar Njie said it was …

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Two Football Legends Offer To Play For Chapecoense Following Plane Crash Tragedy


Following the tragic plane crash in Columbia which killed 19 of first team players, staff and management of Chapecoense, two legendary footballers have offered to play for the club. Brazil football legend Ronaldinho and ex-Argentine midfield maestro Juan Roman Riquelme have reportedly offered their services to the Brazilian side. Reports have …

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Gambia Blocks Internet For Presidential Election

Al Hadji Yahya Jammeh, President of the Republic of the Gambia, addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York

The Gambia has banned the internet and international phone calls as presidential elections are held in the West African state. Officials have also banned demonstrations to prevent unrest after the elections. Estate agent Adama Barrow is challenging President Yahya Jammeh, who says divine intervention will give him a fifth term. …

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Thailand Names Crown Prince Maha New King


50 days after the death King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thailand has named Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn as their King after he accepted a formal invitation from the Parliament. 64-year-old King Vajiralongkorn becomes the 10th monarch of the Chakri dynasty. His father, King Bhumibol, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, died on 13 October and the Crown …

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Kevin De Bruyne, Pep Guardiola lead Manchester City stars in Christmas jumper photoshoot


Christmas came early at the Etihad as Kevin De Bruyne and Vincent Kompany joined their manager to take part in a special festive season jumper photoshoot. The City’s stars, were joined by Toni Duggan from the Women’s side, for the shoot. See photos below.

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Basketmouth to Headline Europe’s Biggest Comedy Festival


Nigerian comediam, Basketmouth will be heading to Switzerland this weekend to perform at the Montreux Comedy Festival. The show is the biggest comedy festival in Europe and will be headlined by top comedians including Adrien Arnoux, Jason Goliath, Mike Ward, Ronny Chieng and our very own Basketmouth.  

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Donald Trump Announces He Is Leaving Business To Focus On Presidency

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President-elect of the USA, Donald Trump, will be leaving his business to focus on the presidency. The 70-year-old announced this in a series of tweets he made on Wednesday morning. “I will be holding a major news conference in New York City with my children on December 15 to discuss the …

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ANC Rejects Calls For Jacob Zuma’s Resignation


South Africa’s ruling party, African National Congress (ANC) said on Tuesday that it does not support the call for President Jacob Zuma to step down. This came after a meeting of the ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) in Irene, south of Pretoria, which took place on November 26 to 28 in …

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Last Survivor Of 19th Century and World’s Oldest Person, Emma Morano, Turns 117.


Emma Morano, humanity’s last known survivor of the 19th century, turned 117 in style on Tuesday, dressing up for the occasion and demanding to know “does my hair look all right?” before having her photograph taken. The oldest known person alive can hardly see, is very hard of hearing, has …

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Delta Airline Bans Trump Supporter For Life After Disrupting Flight

Trump supporter gets ban for life by delta airlines

A passenger who disrupted a flight to Pennsylvania, USA, by rudely professing his support for the country’s president-elect Donald Trump, has been banned for life by Delta Airlines. Few days ago, a video showing the male passenger involved in an argument with others on the flight to Atlanta went viral. …

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European Clubs Pay Tribute to Brazilian Team Involved in Plane Crash


Top European football clubs have continued to pay tribute and prayers for the Brazilian football team Chapecoense who were involved in a plane crash in Cerro Gordo, Colombia earlier today. The plane, which was carrying 81 people including 22 players from the team, lost contact with ground controllers around midnight …

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Barcelona and Real Madrid players hold a minute of silence for Chapecoense players


Spanish giants, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid players have paid their respects to the victims of the plane crash that involved Brazilian football team Chapecoense by holding a minute’s silence in their training today. Chapecoense were involved in a plane crash in Cerro Gordo, Colombia earlier today. The plane, which …

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Catholic Cardinals Accuse Pope Francis Of ‘Liberalizing’ The Church


Four Catholic cardinals, Carlo Caffarra, archbishop emeritus of Bologna; Raymond Burke, patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta; Walter Brandmüller, president emeritus of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences; and Joachim Meisner, archbishop emeritus of Cologne have gone on record to ask if Pope Francis is liberalizing the church. The cardinals sent five questions, called dubia (Latin …

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Colombian Authorities Blame Fuel Shortage for Tuesday’s Crash Carrying Brazilian Team Chapecoense


A plane carrying Brazilian football team Chapecoense has crashed in Colombia. According to reports, the flight was transporting the Brazilian side to Medellin airport for their match against Atletico Nacional when it disappeared off radar. There were 72 passengers and 9 crew on board the charter plane. Officials from Jose …

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Thailand Begins The Process Of Naming A New King


Thailand has begun the formal process for naming a new King following the death of the long-reigning monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej in October. King Bhumibol was deeply revered by his people and was seen as a unifying factor in Thailand’s volatile political climate. Before his death, Bhumibol has endorsed his eldest son, Prince …

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Eight Injured As Active Shooter Reported In US Varsity


At least eight people were injured Monday following an apparent shooting at Ohio State University, media reported, with the Columbus campus still on lockdown and on alert. One person was in critical condition, CNN reported, citing the Columbus Fire Department. NBC earlier reported that two were in stable condition and …

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Remember Japan’s Giant Sinkhole? It Has Started To Sink Again!

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Over the weekend, Japanese authorities closed down part of the road that was rebuilt after a massive sinkhole because they noticed the pavement had slightly sunk. They said the road had sunk by nearly 3 inches. The area was closed for a few hours for a safety check to be conducted. No injuries or …

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Football Coach At The Centre Of Child Sex Abuse Scandal Found Unconscious

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The football coach who was at the center of a child sex abuse scandal has been hospitalized after reportedly being found unconscious. According to Birmingham Mail, Barry Bennell has been taken to hospital after police responded to a “fear for welfare incident” at an address in Stevenage, England on Friday night. …

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