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Fort Lauderdale Shooting: Gunman Opens Fire at Airport, Killing 'Multiple People'

A shooter opened fire Friday afternoon at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, leaving "multiple people dead" and injuring several others as panicked travelers took cover, the Broward County sheriff said. 
A gunman was in custody, local law enforcement sources told NBC News.

The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport, located about 25 miles north of Miami, tweeted the incident occurred at a baggage claim inside Terminal 2. Calls came in around 12:55 p.m. ET.

"At first we thought it was firecrackers," Mark Lea, 53, told MSNBC. "Everyone started screaming and running. The shooter made his way down through baggage claim. He had what looked like a 9 mm and emptied his entire clip. People were trying to run."
Lea said the shooting only stopped because the gunman ran out of bullets.
John Schicher told MSNBC he had just arrived at baggage claim with his wife and mother-in-law when the gunman started firing just feet away from him.
"He w…

“No magic gets you here other than hard work and believing” Michelle Obama says to college students as she drops by in surprise visit (video)

Students of Luke C. Moore High School in Washington D.C. received a pleasant surprise after First Lady, Michelle Obama visited their school. The gobsmacked students can be heard screaming “Oh my God!” as Michelle reassures them saying, “I’m live... I’m with you here.”

She went on to encourage them not to let their background discourage them from going to college or making a difference.
“There is no magic that gets you here other than hard work and just believing.” “There were people who didn’t think I could do what I’m doing now. They told me I shouldn’t apply to the colleges that I applied to. But I want you all to understand that you cannot let that define you.”
First Lady @michelleobama surprised these high school students, telling them that no one is disqualified from going to college because of their background. #WorthYourATTN: A video posted by ATTN: (@attndotcom) on Jan 5, 2017 at 11:55am PST

Trump Calls Storm Over Hacking a ‘Witch Hunt’

President-elect Donald J. Trump said in an interview Friday morning that the storm surrounding Russian hacking during the presidential campaign is a political witch hunt being carried out by his adversaries, who he said were embarrassed by their loss to him in the election last year.
Mr. Trump spoke to The New York Times by telephone three hours before he was set to be briefed by the nation’s top intelligence and law enforcement officials about Russian hacking of American political institutions. In the conversation, he repeatedly criticized the intense focus on the alleged cyber intrusions by Russia.
“China, relatively recently, hacked 20 million government names,” he said, referring to the breach of computers at the Office of Personnel Management in late 2014 and early 2015. “How come nobody even talks about that? This is a political witch hunt.”
He noted that there have been prior successful hacks of the White House and Congress, suggesting that it was unfair because those a…

International leaders arrive ahead of Akufo-Addo's inauguration

Some African heads of state have arrived less than 24 hours to the official inauguration of Ghana's President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Zambia President, Edgar Lungu and Equatorial Guinea Vice President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo have touched down at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Friday.
Also in Ghana are the presidents of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika; Egypt, Abdul Fattah el-Sisi and Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma who have arrived to celebrate with Ghana.
They were received by two officials of the incoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) government namely Hackman Owusu Agyeman and Albert Kan Dapaah.
The Saturday ceremony is expected to be attended by at least 6,000 people including 11 Presidents from Africa and European countries.
Côte d’Ivoire President, Alassane Ouattara is the guest of honor for the programme.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Fires Back at Trump’s ‘Apprentice’ Ratings Diss

Arnold Schwarzenegger responded the Donald Trump’s Friday morning tweets that slammed the ratings of “The New Celebrity Apprentice” and its new host.
“There’s nothing more important than the people’s work, Donald Trump,” Schwarzenegger wrote. “I wish you the best of luck and I hope you’ll work for ALL of the American people as aggressively as you worked for your ratings.”

Earlier Friday morning Trump tweeted about the show — which he used to host and remains an exec producer on — calling himself “the ratings machine” and saying that Schwarzenegger was “destroyed” by comparison.

“Wow, the ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got “swamped” (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT,” Trump tweeted. “So much for being a movie star — and that was season 1 compared to season 14. Now compare him to my season 1.”
According to Nielsen’s preliminary ratings — released Tuesday, the morning after Schwarzenegger’s version of the show debuted — the program’s ratings had d…

Check out the luxurious lifestyle of the son of Equatorial Guinea president. He rides one of 3 £44,000 futuristic 'Tron' bikes (photos)

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, who was made Equatorial Guinea’s Vice President and security chief by his father, the President of Equatorial Guinea, is on trial in Paris for living lavishly off public funds.
The 47-year-old son of Africa’s longest serving dictator displays his life of luxury on his Instagram account using the hashtag #LuxuryLiving.

Posting with the name Teddy Nguema, he shares photos of himself with semi-naked women, skiing, scuba-diving, driving super cars, motor bikes, submersibles and speed boats, holidaying in various exotic spots, dressed in expensive outfits and accessories. His lifestyle of luxury is in sharp contrast to the reality for most citizens of Equatorial Guinea where three-quarters of the population live in poverty. 
Comments on his lavish posts reveal the fury felt by some of his countrymen.  One post of Obiang riding one of three £44,000 futuristic 'Tron' bikes parked in his drive, led to someone asking in a comment: 'You put up…

The 10 most generous billionaires in the world

Mark Zuckerberg: Mark Zuckerberg is one of the youngest self-made billionaires in the world. The Facebook founder signed the Giving Pledge. He promised to share at least half of his wealth in his lifetime. He has already donated $1.6 billion. Last year, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla disbursed $25 million to help fight Ebola.
Micheal Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg is the founder and CEO of Bloomberg Media, the former Mayor of New York City and the founder of the Bloomberg Foundation. His foundation provided donations to the John Hopkins University, the World Lung Foundation, the World Health Organization, the Sierra Club Foundation, and the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He’s donated in total $3 billion to charities.

Carlos Slim
Carlos Slim is one of the richest self-made billionaires in the world. He is one of the three richest men in the world. Through the different foundations he is involved in, he has donated $4 billion to charities so far.

Gordon Moore
Gordon Moore is …

Intimate Princess Diana letters sell for £15,000 in London

Letters handwritten by the late Princess Diana, including one describing how her son Prince Harry was "constantly in trouble"(read here), sold for £15,100 ($18,600, 17,500 euros) at a London auction on Thursday.
According to AFP, among the six letters sent to royal butler Cyril Dickman in the 1980s and 1990s was a note describing how her eldest son Prince William showered Harry with "an endless supply of hugs and kisses" when he was a newborn.
The notes, described as "the private letters between a trusted butler and the royal family", went on sale at Cheffins auction house in central London.
In a letter written five days after Harry's 1984 birth, Diana wrote it was a "particularly happy time".
"William adores his little brother and spends the entire time swamping Harry with an endless supply of hugs and kisses, hardly letting the parents near!" she wrote.
Diana, who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997, told Dickman of Harry'…

Kenyan lady bites off lover's wife's ear and swallows it during a fight

A Kenyan lady, has been arrested by the police for biting and swallowing the ear of her lover's wife during a fight. According to the victim, Grace Washeko who shared the story on Facebook, the lady who is her husband's mistress came to her workplace and engaged her in a fight. In the process, she bit off a part of her ear lobe and swallowed it.
Speaking to Star news on the incident, the lady said the mistress laughed at her and said she was going to take her husband from her. This got her angry and made them to fight.

"She laughed at me saying she had taken my husband away. I got angry and we began fighting. She bit my ear and swallowed the piece. I don't know what is wrong with my husband because whenever he comes back, he complains that he is sexually starved and hungry. He acts very abnormally. His parents have asked him to end the relationship with the 40-year old woman but my 27-year old husband has refused to heed their call," she said.

British prime minister to visit Donald Trump in spring

British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Donald Trump this spring, following his inauguration as US president, Downing Street announced on Thursday.
May's joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill travelled to the US last month to meet Trump's team. 
"This was part of a process leading towards the PM's first visit with President-elect Trump," a Downing Street spokesman told AFP.
"During the second phone call with President-elect Trump, the prime minister suggested it would be a good idea for key staff from both teams to meet. President-elect Trump agreed this would be useful."
May had previously spoken to Trump following his election in November, during which he invited her to visit "as soon as possible". 
The prime minister's office said the visit was secured after her aides met with Trump's team.
"We are pleased to have been able to make that happen and the prime minister looks forward to visiting the new preside…

Victoria Lebene explains why she hasn’t married Kofi Adjorlolo yet

Actress, Victoria Lebene Mekpah says she and her reported fiancé, Kofi Adjorlolo still have some things to sort out before their anticipated marriage comes off.  
“We are still preparing. We have a little hitch here and there and that’s what we’re trying to sort out before we boldly come out to say yaay, finally we’re having something,’’ she told Joy News.
She continued: “We can’t just turn up and make news and nothing happens…there was something going on and plans…and that’s how come we came out. So, if it’s not coming off as planned” then the public should know that there’ve been some challenges.

According to the actress, the age difference of about 40 years between her and Kofi Adjorlolo is not an issue because they are compatible.
Victoria, however, admitted that her fiancée had given her an ultimatum of up to the end of January to finally make up her mind and finalise her plans.
Award winning actor Kofi Adjorlolo in an interview with Joy News late last year disclosed that the…

Samsung profit estimate surges despite Note 7 battery fiasco

Samsung Electronics has reported a 50% profit surge in its guidance for the fourth quarter despite the fiasco with its flagship Note 7 phone.
The earnings estimate is higher than analysts' predicted and would mark its highest quarterly profit since 2013. 
In October, the world's largest smartphone maker had to scrap the Note 7 after batteries caught fire and even replacement devices went up in smoke.
The strong results are due to Samsung's semiconductor and display businesses.
The South Korean tech giant said it expected to post 9.2tn won ($7.8bn, £6.2bn) in operating profit for the months from September to December.
"When you look at the headlines over the last couple of months it's always been about exploding batteries and doom for Samsung," Bryan Ma, technology consultant with IDC told the BBC. 
"But we've got to keep in mind that that's not their only business - what's really driving these earnings is strong demand for memory and di…

Full list: Leadership of the 7th Parliament

The Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic would be constituted on January 6, 2017, ahead of the official swearing-in of President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo, on Saturday, January 7.
Below is a full list of the incoming Parliament leadership.

Speaker: Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye
Prof. Oquaye is a distinguished Lawyer and Historian. He served as the Second Deputy Speaker of the House between 2009 and 2013.He was the Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya from 2005 to 2013.He has also served as Ghana's High Commissioner to India from 2001 to 2004, Minister of Energy from 2005 to 2006, and Minister of Communications from 2006 to 2009.
First Deputy Speaker: Mr Joseph Osei Owusu
Mr Joseph Osei Owusu is a Lawyer and Member of Parliament for Bekwai.

Second Deputy Speaker: Mr Alban Bagbin
Mr Alban Bagbin is a Lawyer with vast experience in the Legislature.
Majority Leader: Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu
Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu would be assisted by the Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya, Madam Sara…

#GloCAFAwards2016: Full List of Winners

Yesternight, at the just concluded Glo CAF awards, Riyad Mahrez was crowned the new African Football King. While Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi won the Youth Player of The Year award, Asisat Oshola went home with the Women’s Player of the Year award and the CAF Platinum Award was presented to President Buhari.  Check out the full list of winner.... African Player of the Year Riyad MAHREZ (Algeria & Leicester City) African Player of the Year – Based in Africa Denis ONYANGO (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns) Women’s Player of the Year Asisat OSHOALA (Nigeria & Arsenal Ladies) Most Promising Talent Kelechi IHEANACHO (Nigeria & Manchester City) Youth Player of the Year Alex IWOBI (Nigeria and Arsenal) Coach of the Year Pitso MOSIMANE (Mamelodi Sundowns) Club of the Year Mamelodi Sundowns
National Team of the Year Uganda
Women’s National Team of the Year Nigeria
Referee of the Year Bakary Papa GASSAMA
Football Leader of the Year Manuel LOPES NASCIMENTO, President of Guinea Bissau Football Federation
Legend Award L…

Serena Williams shows off her new massive diamond engagement ring

Serena Williams showed off her new massive diamond engagement ring when she posted a photo on Thursday with her fiancé, Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian. Congratulations to the couple.