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Wenger finally ends Mourinho hoodoo after Arsenal beat Man Utd in the Premier League

Goals from Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck secured a belated victory for the Frenchman to keep his team in the hunt for a top-four finish
After almost 13 years, Arsene Wenger finally got the better of Jose Mourinho in the Premier League after Arsenal beat Manchester United 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger had endured countless frustration in his previous battles with his Portuguese nemesis, but goals from Granit Xhaka and former United striker Danny Welbeck ended his hoodoo against Mourinho.
In 12 previous Premier League games against Mourinho the Arsenal boss had been unable to mastermind a victory, suffering five defeats and picking up seven draws.
The closest Wenger had previously come to beating Mourinho was in December 2006 when Michael Essien scored an 84th minute equaliser for Chelsea in a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho also inflicted a 6-0 mauling on Wenger during his second spell as Chelsea manager in March 2014 before he took over as United boss in the summer…

Breaking: Centrist Emmanuel Macron 39, becomes France's youngest president

Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidency with a decisive victory over the Far-RightMarine Le Pen that his supporters hailed as holding back the tide of populism.
Macron, 39, a former economy minister who ran as a “neither left nor right” independent promising to shake up the French political system, took 65.1% to Le Pen’s 34.9%, according to initial projections from early counts.
Le Pen’s score nonetheless marked a historic high for the French far right. Despite a lacklustre campaign that ended with a calamitous performance in the final TV debate, she was projected to have taken more than 10 million votes, roughly double that of her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, when he reached the presidential run-off in 2002. The anti-immigration, anti-EU Front National’s supporters asserted that the party has a central place as an opposition force in France.
Macron, who has never held elected office and was unknown until three years ago, is France’s youngest president. He w…

Tanzania school bus crash kills dozens

More than 30 people - almost all of them schoolchildren - have been killed in a bus crash in northern Tanzania, officials say.
They say the bus plunged off the road in a steep ravine near the town of Karatu. 
A number of people were hurt. Officials later tried to remove survivors and dead bodies from the vehicle. 
The students from a primary school in Arusha were travelling to another school to sit an exam.
The final year pupils from the Lucky Vincent school - believed to be aged between 12 and 14 - were on their way to take mock exams when the accident happened on Saturday morning. Two teachers and the driver were also killed.
President John Magufuli said the accident was a "national tragedy".
"This accident extinguishes the dreams of these children who were preparing to serve the nation, it is an immense pain for the families involved and for the whole nation," he said.
Regional police commander Charles Mkumbo told Reuters that "the accident happened when the…

20 injured in Weija church building collapse

A church building at Gbawe Borla in the Weija-Gbawe Constituency in the Greater Accra region has collapsed injuring at least 20 congregants.
The injured are mostly babies and women, hospital officials have told Starrfmonline.com.
Three church members of the Christ Life Ministry are in critical condition and have been referred to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment.
The 17 others are being treated at the Ga South Municipal hospital popularly known as Akawe at the McCarthy Hill Junction.
The tragedy occurred Sunday, May 7, 2017 during a heavy rainstorm which swept through Ghana’s capital Accra.
According to an hospital official, the victims are suffering from fractures in various parts of the body while one of them is currently unconscious.
It is still raining in Accra as some parts experience flooding.

North Korea says detains another American citizen, KCNA reports

North Korea said on Sunday it has detained another American citizen on suspicion of acts against the state, which if confirmed would make him the fourth U.S. citizen to be held by the isolated country amid diplomatic tensions.
Kim Hak Song, who was detained on Saturday, worked for the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, the North's KCNA news agency said.
"A relevant institution of the DPRK detained American citizen Kim Hak Song on May 6 under a law of the DPRK on suspension of his hostile acts against it," KCNA said. DPRK is short for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, North Korea's official name.
A third U.S. citizen, Kim Sang Dok, who was associated with the same school, was detained in late April for hostile acts, according to the North's official media.
The reported detention comes as tensions on the Korean peninsula run high, driven by harsh rhetoric from Pyongyang and Washington over the North's pursuit of nuclear weapons …

Annie~Joy writes: Value Your Pain. #BeInspired!

I don't know your pain but the need to write to you to value your pain has arisen​. There are certain things that happen in reality and you just cannot bear it. You got up to go to your work place and to your surprise, the place has burnt down leaving you with nothing. Some things that you used days, weeks and even exceeding years to build were lost in a day within a twinkle of an eye. 
I do not know your pain. It is like you invested in that human being and when he or she was about sitting for the exams, kicked the bucket. It is like you really invested in that person and the person made you proud by fulfilling the project you invested in and when the time was due for that person to also invest in you, the person could not wake to hear the usual noise from a hen. That is really sad. It is like you tried so hard for a job and the job center you wished to be your last stop demanded  you to get access to something you cannot give out.

It is like you passed the exams whic…

Nicki Minaj says she'll pay college tuition fees for fans

Nicki Minaj says she'll pay college tuition fees for fans if they can prove they got straight A's. Responding to dozens of requests on Twitter asking for help with money, she said she'll do it again in the future.

People sent her screengrabs of report cards and stories of their financial troubles.
Show me straight A's that I can verify w/ur school and I'll pay it. Who wants to join THAT contest?!?!🤷🏽‍♀️ Dead serious. Shld I set it up? https://t.co/czH715u64a — NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017The majority of the pleas were for less than $1,000 (£770) but she seemed to agree to pay $6,000 (£4600) to one student if he could be prove what it was for.

The fan, called Josh, said it was for tuition fees, accommodation, food and books.
Ok. I'll pay it. If u have proof. 👍🏽 https://t.co/cWnNGHk3Oe — NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017She joked that if she didn't stop with the donations she wouldn't have "any money left". Around 30 fans were chosen…

DJ Vyrusky Crowned Best DJ At 2017 Ghana DJ Awards

The 2017 edition of the Rush Ghana DJ Awards which was held at the Silver Star Tower Airport City saw a huge turn out a great number of showbiz personalities.

Starr FM’s DJ, Kofi Amoako, known widely as DJ Vyrusky, Saturday ended the four-year reign of DJ Black at the annual Ghana DJ Awards.

Vyrusky won the award for Overall Best DJ, ending the 4-year back-to-back wins of veteran Ghanaian Jockey, DJ Black of JOY FM.

The young Vyrusky also won the award for Best DJ (Greater Accra) as well as for Best Artiste DJ for his works for Shatta Wale. He also took home Best Event DJ for his appearance on last year’s Ghana Rocks.
Other winners below

REGIONAL AWARDS

Brong Ahafo – DJ Shaker (Gifts FM)

Eastern Region – DJ Police

Western Region – DJ Bibini

Greater Accra – DJ Vyrusky

Volta Region – DJ Cyril – JD 99.9FM

Northern Region – DJ Kofi (123FM)

Ashanti Region – Mr. Kaxtro

Upper West Region – DJ Tobile (W FM)

Central Region – DJ Poppa

HONARARY AWARD

Lifetime Achievement Award – Azigiza Jnr

OTHER CATEGORIES

Nigeria Chibok girls: Eighty-two freed by Boko Haram

Islamist militants of the Boko Haram group have released 82 schoolgirls from a group of 276 they abducted in north-eastern Nigeria three years ago, the president's office says.
They were handed over in exchange for Boko Haram suspects after negotiations.
The girls will be received by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Sunday, a statement said.
The abduction of the so-called "Chibok girls" triggered a global outcry and sparked a huge social media campaign.
Before the latest release, about 195 of the girls were still missing.
The number of Boko Haram suspects released by authorities remains undisclosed.
The 82 schoolgirls are now in the custody of the Nigerian army and were brought by road convoy from a remote area to a military base in Banki near the border with Cameroon, reports the BBC's Stephanie Hegarty from Lagos.
Our reporter says that many families in Chibok will be rejoicing at this latest news, but more than 100 of the girls taken have yet to be returned…

Rich List 2017: UK's super-rich carry on making billions

The UK's richest 1,000 people "kept calm and carried on making billions" amid the Brexit vote of 2016, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.
Their wealth rose by 14% over the past year to a record £658bn, it shows.
Brothers Sri and Gopi Hinduja, who invest in property, healthcare and oil and gas, top this year's list with £16.2bn - up £3.2bn on 2016.
The list includes a record number of British billionaires - 134 - with 14 new ones emerging over the last year.
List compiler Robert Watts said: "While many of us worried about the outcome of the EU referendum, many of Britain's richest people just kept calm and carried on making billions."
He said a revived stock market had been behind the surge in wealth for the super-rich.
'Equities soared'
"We expected to see a chilling effect in the run-up to the EU referendum, but that simply did not materialise," Mr Watts said.
"A buoyant stock market usually drives the wealth of rich-listers h…

Former reality TV star, Ashley McNeely found dead in his apartment

Ashley McNeely, a former reality TV star who starred on MTV’s ‘A Shot at Love’ with Tila Tequila, was found dead on Thursday at his apartment in his hometown, Beckley, West Virginia.
Police responded to a 911 call from a woman, believed to be an acquaintance or girlfriend who alerted them of his dead body. ‘She had found him, which is my understanding,’ police lieutenant, David Allard told ET.The authorities reportedly found drug paraphernalia, prescription medication and other substances close to his body.
According to Allard, 'There was no indication of foul play,' adding that 'there were signs of illegal drug use' when they found the lifeless body of the former reality TV star.
McNeely's body has been transported to the West Virginia Medical Examiner for an autopsy to determine the cause of his death.
Ashley McNeely who became famous for his 2007 appearance on Shot at Love With Tila Tequila,  also appeared in 2008's That's Amore.