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Wesley Girls alum graduates as medical doctor with record 12 awards

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology School of Medical Sciences graduation saw a young lady sweep 12 out of 15 awards shattering the initial record which was 8 out of 15.

Fathia Ayodele Kareem, an alum of the Wesley Girls High School, was sworn in today [Saturday] as a medical doctor where she picked up the dozen prizes to the adulation of some on social media.

In 2015, the Traffic Avenue on Citi FM welcomed 24-year-old Charles Djugbah who broke the then 40-year old record by raking in 8 out of the 15 available awards at the end of his seven-year- course at the university.

But his record stood for just a year with Fathia setting a new benchmark for future classes.

An understandably overjoyed Fathia spoke to citifmonline and expressed her gratitude to God for seeing her through her seven year journey in medicine.

The future is undoubtedly bright for Fathia and she hopes to focus on pediatrics/child care, a field for which she won the Ben Baffoe-Bonnie prize…

Amissah-Arthur escapes accident; 4 injured

Ghana’s vice president, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has narrowly escaped an accident, which has left four persons, including journalists and presidential bodyguards injured.

A saloon car which failed to heed to the signal of the veep’s motorcade, crashed into one of the black SUV V8 vehicles causing it to summersault about four times before it rolled and landed upside down in a bush, TV3’s Komla Klutse reports The vehicle is the emergency car for the vice president, and is said to contain the guns and ammunitions of his security detail. It directly follows the one in which the veep sits.

The accident happened at Gomoa Adams, near Nsakyire junction on the Winneba – Cape Coast highway.

Two journalists from Radio Gold and the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation together with some security details of the vice president were in that car at the time of the accident, Komla reports. “About four injured but not so severe. They had cuts in the arm. Some are complaining about bodily pains.

T…

Prem: Arsenal Win; Spurs-Liverpool Draw

Arsenal secured their first win of the season as they beat Watford 3-1 at Vicarage Road.
Arsenal seized the lead on nine minutes when Nordin Amrabat knocked Alexis Sanchez over in the penalty area, with Santi Cazorla firing the resulting spot kick straight down the middle.
They doubled their advantage on 40 minutes when Theo Walcott sent a cross to the far post before Sanchez clipped the ball over Heurelho Gomes and into the net.
Watford 1-3 Arsenal FT Sanchez was involved again as Arsenal extended their advantage on the stroke of half-time, sending in a cross for Mesut Ozil to head home.
Watford improved in the second half and reduced the deficit through debutant Roberto Pereyra on 57 minutes after Etienne Capoue had seen his shot blocked, but Arsene Wenger’s side held firm to claim all three points.

Liverpool paid the price for failing to take their chances as they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Tottenham Hotspur.
Philippe Coutinho had a golden chance to open the scoring on five …

Bimbila: Four-day-old missing baby found; two arrested

Police in the Nanumba North district in the Northern region have found the four-day-old baby girl stolen at the Bimbila government hospital Friday dawn.

Two persons have also been picked up to assist with investigation.

The suspects are 42-year-old Nanyim Nakwaja, and Samira, 21, who are natives of Kunkuna, a suburb of Bimbila.

DSP Benjamin Aniah who confirmed to Starr News said the baby was found in the hands of Samira by some community members.

According to Starr News sources, the first suspect Nanyim Nakwaja, a konkomba woman stole the baby from the hospital and handed it over to Samira.

Sources say Samira was tasked to kill the child because the baby had a deformity and it was seen as bad omen in the Konkomba tradition to give birth to a deformed baby.

Police is yet to establish whether parents of the baby have a connection to the suspects but the police commander in an earlier interview with Starr News said the mother of the baby didn't look worried.

The four-day-old baby w…

Maine Governor Paul LePage criticised for 'racist' remarks

The governor of Maine has said that people of colour were enemies of his state, and appeared to suggest they should be shot.
Speaking about Maine's effort to combat drug crime, Paul LePage said that "the enemy right now... are people of colour or people of Hispanic origin".
"When you go to war... and the enemy dresses in red and you dress in blue, then you shoot at red," he said. Leading Democrats have urged him to resign.
Mr LePage made the comments while seeking to clarify remarks he made earlier in the week which were criticised as racist.

The press conference capped a controversial 72 hours for the Republican governor. WEDNESDAYMr LePage was asked about a statement he made in January, in which he blamed the state's heroin problem on "guys by the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty" who "come from Connecticut and New York". 
"They come up here, they sell their heroin, then they go back home. Incidentally, half the time they impregnate…

I'll consider giving Sarkodie 50% shares in UT Bank - Kofi Amoabeng

The founder and chief executive officer of UT Bank and the president of its parent, UT Holdings, Prince Kofi Amoabeng says rapper Sarkodie is his very good friend.

The 64-year-old on Accra FM’s entertainment show with DJ Premiere said he likes the “Adonai” rapper for his good works.

He said he has a strong feeling of affection for most of his songs but cannot mention the title of any. Mr Amoabeng, however, managed to mention Sarkodie “Choices” as one of his favourites among Obidi’s tall list of songs.

On the rumour that Sarkodie has shares in his business, he disclosed that “Its never true. I think it because they see me hanging out with him that’s why but its never true”.

He admitted hearing the rumour but laughed it off when it came to his notice.

The CEO concluded that he is ready to give Sarkodie shares if he is interested.

“If he wants 50%, I will probably consider giving it to him because he stands well and he is my idol.” the old boy of Adisadel College told DJ Premiere on…

Man Spent 30 Years With Corpses

Philip Mensah, a 40-year-old man in the New Juaben Municipality of the Eastern Region, revealed that he spent 30 years with the dead in their damaged tombs to gain spiritual powers.
Mr. Mensah told Brty Fm, a Koforidua-based radio station in an interview that in his quest to become spiritually powerful, he ended up under the tutelage of Togbe Azakli, a spiritualist at Anum Boso in the region, who ordered him to vacate his original place of abode to the broken tomb.

He disclosed that “my desire is to gain powers that will enable me to discover hidden secrets like how to tell when one will die, one’s future, how to retrieve stolen items, how to make spiritual money, among many others, made me pay heed to the advice of Togbe Azakli who directed me to spend time with the dead in their broken tombs to gain the spiritual powers that I have been wishing for over the past years.”
According to him, he successfully completed his stay with the dead in the tombs but landed into trouble a…

Facebook overhauls trending feature after bias claims

Social media giant Facebook has overhauled the Trending feature on its site to make posts more automated after claims of left-wing bias.
Facebook's 1.7 billion users see news stories and topics picked using a mixture of AI and human input.
Under the changes, descriptions of stories are no longer written by editorial staff, the company said.

Earlier this year Facebook was accused of suppressing conservative views, prompting complaints from Republicans.
A former journalist who worked for the company had alleged that Facebook workers "routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers".
In a blog post, the company said an internal investigation found no evidence of systematic bias.
But Facebook said it was making the changes to allow "our team to make fewer individual decisions about topics".
 Users will still see personalised news, but the wording will be simplified and entries will focus on how many people are talking about them.
Staff will remain…

Donald Trump doctor admits writing health note in five minutes

Donald Trump's doctor has said he spent just five minutes on a letter endorsing the Republican candidate's health, while Mr Trump's car waited outside.
"In the rush I think some of those words didn't come out exactly the way they were meant," Dr Harold Bornstein told NBC News . Dr Bornstein's letter said Mr Trump, 70, would be the "healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".

He said he "picked up" the candidate's own "kind of language" when writing it.
 Two weeks before the note was written, Mr Trump tweeted to say he had "instructed my long-time doctor to issue, within two weeks, a full medical report", adding that it would "show perfection".

Mr Trump later highlighted the endorsement from Dr Bornstein, who faced questions about its exaggerated tone.
The doctor, of York's Lenox Hill Hospital, says he may have overstated the case "so that they [the Trump campaign] would be happy"…

Mercy Johnson Tells Hubby "The Mention Of Your Name Is My Worship"

Actress Mercy Johnson-Okojie and her husband, Prince, are celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary today August 27th. An excited Mercy took to her IG page to express her love to the father of her three children.
She wrote;
"Fate and time have stood as a witness to our love You are in my heart like a prayer and the mention of ur name is my worship
With you thorns feel like flowers in my hands
The biggest risk in my life is spending a moment without u
Love bows to no one and needs no permission hence ur name is in my heart like a prayer
I love u babes,everyone is intoxicated by something but I am intoxicated by u,
Ur my fantasy and my every imagination
I love u so much,my quarreling partner,my gossip pal,my trusted friend,my secret keeper and lover.
5yrs down,forever to go.Please Pray for me my friends cus I adore him and with him is where I want to be.
HWA My Hope
#thankujesus#myGodisnotamanthatheshouldlie#mama3andreadytogoagain#

Abraham Attah was paid well for 'Spiderman' role - Manager

Mawuko Kuadzi, manager of award-winning actor, Abraham Attah has disclosed that the financial reward for the latter playing in a role in the upcoming Spider-Man movie: Homecoming was a good one.

Kuadzi made the revelation during a press conference at the Gold Coast Restaurant in Accra on Thursday. He refused to reveal specific figure except to say “he was paid very well.”

It is believed that Attah might play young Miles Morales in the movie set for release in July 2017. He will play alongside Robert Downey Jr, Micheal Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tom Holland and many others.
Read our earlier report about the press conference

A total of 10, 000 shoes will be donated to orphans across the country, manager of young actor Abraham Attah has announced at a press conference Thursday morning.

Mawuko Kuadzi told the media the Toms shoes are in Ghana, and ready for donation. He added that some of the shoes will be given out to students of Attah’s former school, Ashiaman Primary and JSS…

Bangladesh 'cafe attack planner killed' in police raid

Bangladeshi police say they have stormed a hideout near Dhaka and killed the suspected planner of a cafe attack last month that left 22 people dead.
"Tamim Chowdhury is dead," said senior police officer Sanwar Hossain, referring to the Bangladeshi-Canadian suspected mastermind. 
Three other suspected militants were killed by police during the raid.

The cafe attack began on 1 July when the militants entered the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka. 
They held hostages for 12 hours before police stormed the cafe, rescuing 13, killing six gunmen and arresting another.
Twenty hostages and two police officers were killed in the attack, the worst in the country's history.
The so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, but the government dismissed the group's claim, saying it was the work of domestic militants from a banned Islamist group, Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).
"Tamim Chowdhury is dead," Mr Hossain said. "He is the... attack mas…

Italy earthquake: Day of national mourning for victims

A day of national mourning has begun in Italy for the almost 300 people who died when a powerful earthquake hit mountainous central regions.
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is due to attend state funerals for victims from Arquata, one of the worst-hit towns.
 A state of emergency has been declared in affected areas and €50m (£42m) in funds pledged for rebuilding.
The official death toll stands at 278 and no survivors have been found since Wednesday evening.
Despite this, the authorities say they will continue the search until they are certain everyone is accounted for.

Most victims were Italian, but several foreigners were among those killed, including three Britons.
Rescue efforts have been hampered by hundreds of aftershocks, with one severely damaging a key bridge into Amatrice.
"Let's hope it doesn't collapse or the town will be cut off from both sides," said Mayor Sergio Pirozzi.
Flags are due to fly at half mast across the country on Saturday as the country remembers vic…