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Ireland's next prime minister is a conservative, gay 38-year-old

Ireland is to get its youngest prime minister, and the first who is openly gay. 
Leo Varadkar, the 38-year-old Minister for Social Protection, was elected leader of the ruling Fine Gael party on Friday. He will be confirmed as Taoiseach, or prime minister, when the Irish parliament reconvenes on June 13.

The outgoing Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, stepped down as party leader in May, a position he held since 2002.

Varadkar's sole opponent, Housing Minister Simon Coveney, whose roots in the party run deep, won the backing of nearly two-thirds of the party's regular members.

(Photos) Becca sign three years deal with Zylofon Media + New Music Video ‘You And I’

Rebecca Acheampong popularly called Becca has officially joined entertainment company, Zylofon Media.
Management of the company formally announced their new signee today, Friday, June 2 at their East Legon office in Accra. Unlike highlife singer who will be with the record label for the next five years, Becca agreed to work with Zylofon Media for three years.

Man Accused of Stealing Wedding Ring and Backpack From Portland Stabbing Victim Is Captured

Portland police have captured a man who they say stole a backpack and wedding ring from an Army veteran who was killed while defending women on a train from an anti-Muslim tirade last week.
Authorities on Friday said they apprehended the suspect who allegedly stole the personal items from Ricky Best as he lay wounded after being stabbed on the train. Best, 53, was killed along with 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, after they both stepped in to help two young women who were being taunted by a man on the train.

Brandy Reportedly Hospitalized After Losing Consciousness on Flight

Brandy Norwood was reportedly set to fly from Los Angeles to New York City on Friday when she was found unconscious on a Delta flight.
A spokesperson for the L.A. City Fire Department tells ET that that they responded to an incident at 6:17 a.m. at LAX regarding an unspecified medical complaint, and an ambulance did transport someone from the airport to the hospital. Officials could not confirm any patients' names or the hospital where they were taken.

Kathy Griffin: Donald Trump is 'messing with the wrong redhead'

Kathy Griffin and civil-rights lawyer Lisa Bloom came for Donald Trump Friday.

"I’m not afraid of Trump," she said. "He’s a bully. I’ve dealt with older white guys trying to keep me down my whole career."

She spoke to reporters in order to address what they both view as a disproportionate response by the president and his family after she posed with a fake, severed Trump head for photographer Tyler Shields.

12 Year Old Ananya Vinay Wins Scripps Spelling Bee 2017

A 12-year-old speller from Fresno, California, Ananya Vinay was last night declared champion of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, held at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Centre at National Habour Maryland, USA and presented by Kindle.

After many grueling rounds and both remaining contestants spelling their respective words correctly, Vinay earned the title in round 36 when she correctly spelled “marocain,” after Rohan Rajeev misspelled his word.

Dozens dead after gunman storms Manila casino

More than 30 people have died after a gunman burst into a casino in the Philippine capital, Manila, firing shots and setting gaming tables alight, according to officials.
The attack took place shortly after midnight (16:00 GMT) at the Resorts World Manila complex, police said on Friday, adding that all the victims died from suffocation and smoke inhalation.
"Thirty-six deaths, this is due to suffocation," Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde told CNN Philippines.

Mayweather to pay courtesy calls on Akufo-Addo and Otumfuo

Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jnr, the undefeated pound-for-pound American boxing legend, would arrive in Ghana on June 15 for a two-day visit as part of his historic tour of Africa, which he terms as the “Motherland”.
The tour, dubbed: “Undisputed Tour’, would see the Champion paying courtesy calls on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in Accra; and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, in the Garden City of Kumasi.

Kim Kardashian joins husband Kanye West in the Bahamas for his lavish 40th birthday party

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have reportedly flown to the Bahamas with their kids ahead of the rapper's 40th birthday which is on Thursday. Rumour has it that the birthday celebration will be held over the weekend in a huge luxury villa which they rented out.
His wife, children, and some close friends are expected to be present. A source close to the West family told E! that the family will be celebrating in a big way and have already shipped in cases of tequila for the party.

South Sudan vaccination error kills 15 children

At least 15 children have died in South Sudan from a botched attempt to immunise them against measles, officials say.
They were vaccinated with the same unsterilised syringe, and the vaccine was not stored properly, according to an investigation into the deaths.
As a result, the immunisation campaign caused severe infection and sepsis.

Trevor Noah weighs into President Trump's 'Covfefe' drama in hilarious fictitious story (Video)

South African comedian and Daily Show host, Trevor Noah, has weighed into President Donald Trump's 'Covfefe' typo tweet which got the whole World confused and it's hilarious.
Last night on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the comedian took it upon himself to embark on a journey to find the meaning of the non-word 'Covfefe'.

Capt. Mahama was to graduate with MSc – Leicester university

University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, has said it has learnt with regret the death of Ghanaian soldier, Captain Maxwell Mahama, who was lynched by a community that mistook him for a robber.

The school in a post on its website said “we have learnt, with great regret, of the death of Maxwell Mahama, a Captain in the Ghanaian Army.”
The school said Capt. Mahama was a “distance learning student in the Department of Criminology reading for the degree of Master of Science (MSc) in Security and Risk Management.”

Man accused of being wizard nearly lynched

A man accused of being a wizard escaped death on his farmland on Thursday at Duusi in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region.

The man, Kugre Moses aged 36, called on the police to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to book.

He was allegedly accused by some parents of the area of being a wizard who tries to enchant their children in the area to produce money for him.

Stop sharing videos of Captain Mahama's lynching - family pleads

The Jaana-Yigantu, the family of the late Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama and the Sissala community of the Upper West Region have appealed to Ghanaians, especially media houses to be responsible and respect the sensibilities of family members by not sharing and showing the photos and videos of the gruesome murder of their son.
“As we grieve, it is our expectation that the authorities will find all the people involved and bring them to justice. That is the least the state of Ghana, which Adam served diligently, can do”.

Khloe Kardashian Calls Out Friend for 'Stealing' From Her in Cryptic Tweets: 'I See a Few Snakes'

Khloe Kardashian is calling out one "shady" friend. The 32-year-old reality star took to Twitter on Thursday to ask for fans' advice about what to do "if you found out a friend was stealing from you."
"Would you cut off the friendship and let God handle it? Or would you go the legal route?" Khloe asked.

Busy Launches 2nd Phase Of Jump Portal With ‘Jump Academy’

Busy has launched the second phase of its e-learning and social portal, JUMP. Branded JUMP Academy, the addition to the already exciting online educational portal sees the inclusion of audio-visual materials covering various academic and professional courses put together by experienced professionals and lecturers tailored to the local curriculum. JUMP academy has been added to the Education category of the portal www.jump.com.gh.

Kathy Griffin Comedy Tour Shows Canceled Over Donald Trump Photo

Several shows on Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-In Tour have been canceled after the release of a photo depicting the comedienne holding up a fake decapitated head of President Donald Trump. Many venues around the country are now cutting ties with Griffin over the controversy.

Mama Zimbi Foundation to host thousands of widows at 9th NAWAC 2017

Multiple international award winner and cultural icon, Akumaa Mama Zimbi, known in private life as Dr. Joyce Akumaa Dongotey-Padi will once again host thousands of widows on Saturday 17th June to mark the 9th National Widows Alliance Conference (NAWAC-2017) at Ghana International Trade Fair Centre in Accra. The theme for this special event which is also to celebrate the United Nations International Widows Day is ‘Empowering Women for Greater Achievements’.

Heart Patient Endorses Vodafone Healthline

Ghana’s most decorated health programme, Vodafone Healthline has once again received a glowing tribute from one of its heart surgery beneficiaries, Eunice Quansah.
The programme took care of all the expenses for a lifesaving surgery to correct a heart defect which had left the 30-year-old seamstress in excruciating pain and unable to fend for herself.

Like many others, Eunice acknowledged that Vodafone Healthline has offered practical relief, hope and assistance to the under privileged in society. She recounted that due to her illness, she was unable to work, walk or cook and had to rely on her mother to provide for her.

Horny criminals: Thieves steal 30,000 condoms & sex toys from a warehouse in US

A Sin City warehouse of a Swedish sex toy company in Las Vegas, US was hit by thieves in two separate attacks. According to CNN, over the Memorial Day weekend on Friday night, the bandits broke in and stole boxes containing 30,000 condoms in the first attack.
On Saturday morning, they returned and rammed a vehicle through a delivery door. This time they grabbed boxes containing $15,000 worth of sex toys.

I’m still at post – sacked Denkyira DCE

The District Chief Executive for Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central region, Daniel Appianing has laughed off reports that he has been dismissed by President Akufo-Addo.
According to him, he is still at post saying he has never been a happy man until the news of his suspension hit the media.
“I have never been happy in my life than today. I’m still in my office. I have not received official notification. I have heard it on social media and radio,” he stated in an interview with Starr News’ Elvis Adjetey.

Bob Marley's Son Damian becomes Co-owner of marijuana publication in US

Damian Marley, the youngest son of late Jamaican legend Bob Marley has become a co-owner of the US famous marijuana publication, High Times.

TMZ reports that Damian is 1 of 20 new investors in the ownership group that bought a controlling interest in the media company behind HT, which is valued around $70 million.

Legendary Argentine Golfer, De Vicenzo Dies At 94

On Thursday June 1, 2017 Roberto De Vicenzo, considered to be the best Argentine golfer in history, died at the age of 94 after falling at his home. De Vicenzo rose to fame after winning the British Open in 1967.