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Justin Bieber deletes Instagram account after fans abused his girlfriend

The Canadian singer and his ex, Selena Gomez, spent last weekend trading insults on the photo and video sharing app.

It all started after Justin Bieber posted a series of photos of him and his new girlfriend, Sofia Richie.

After getting abuse from some fans, he threatened to make his Instagram account private.

"I'm gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don't stop the hate this is getting out of hand," he wrote on the final picture that he posted.

"If you guys are really fans you wouldn't be so mean to people that I like."

But it appears Justin Bieber's gone one step further than making his account private.

This is what you see when you search for Justin Bieber's account now.

But Selena Gomez commented below the picture telling him to stop posting photos of his girlfriend if he didn't want a backlash.

She wrote: "If you can't handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol - it should be special between you two on…

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard settle divorce

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have settled their divorce, saying neither of them intended to cause the other any physical or emotional harm.
In a joint statement, the pair acknowledged their relationship had been volatile.
"Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love," it read. 
Lawyers for Heard filed a motion on Tuesday to dismiss a temporary restraining order against Depp.

'Charity donation'News of the divorce settlement comes just a day before a hearing regarding the restraining order was due to begin.
The temporary order had ordered Depp not to contact Heard, and stay 100 yards away from her, after she accused him of striking her and throwing a mobile phone during a fight earlier this year.
The Hollywood star, 53, had always denied abuse allegations made by his former wife.
Heard, 30, filed for divorce in May and obtained the temporary restraining order against Depp a few days later.
The couple, who were married for just …

Vlisco launches celebration to mark 170th anniversary

Famous for its bold and beautiful designs, the launch was rolled out in an equally striking manner, with the unveiling of Ghanaian TV icon Anita Erskine as the face of the campaign amongst an audience of Ghana's fashion elite.
Due to its strong connection with Africa, the brand is marking this major milestone by honouring African women, since they have played an indispensable role in their success.

Speaking at the launch ceremony, Managing Director of Vlisco, Erik Van Der Staaij grateful for how far the company has come, paid tribute to Vlisco’s various partners.

He said, "We could not have come this far without you," he added.

As a result of Vlisco’s strong connection with Africa, and African women especially, he said the company will mark the celebrations by honouring African women.

“They have played indispensable roles in the success of the brand."

He also reiterated Vlisco's commitment to empowering African women economically, socially and culturally.

As p…

Ban Ki-moon: 'My replacement should be a woman'

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said a woman should lead the United Nations for the first time since it was set up more than 70 years ago.
As he nears the end of his second five-year term, Ban said it was "high time" for a female secretary-general after eight men in a row have led the organisation.
There are 11 candidates vying to succeed Ban: six men and five women.
Ban stressed that the decision was not up to him, but to the 15-member security council, which must recommend a candidate to the 193-member general assembly for an approval usually seen as rubber-stamping.
"We have many distinguished and eminent women leaders in national governments or other organisations or even business communities, political communities, and cultural and every aspect of our life," Ban said.

"There's no reason why not in the United Nations."
Without giving any names, he said there were "many distinguished, motivated women leaders who can really change thi…

Robbers ambush GCB bullion van, one killed

Armed robbers on Monday attacked a Ghana Commercial Bank bullion van at Maame krobo in the Affram Plains South district of the Eastern region, killing the driver of the van has gathered.

Also, a police Officer escorting the van, according to Starr News’ Eastern regional correspondent Kojo Ansah, was shot and is now receiving treatment at a hospital in Maame Krobo.

The heinous incident reportedly occurred on Monday morning at about 10:30am. The Police are yet to make any arrest as the robbers fled into the bush.


Rio 2016: Emmanuel Dasor bows out of 200 metres

Sprinter Emmanuel Dasor on Tuesday became the ninth Ghanaian to exit the 2016 Olympic Games when he placed a disappointing sixth in the 200 metre heats.

The 20-year-old Western Kentucky University student crossed the Heat 2 finish line in 20.65 seconds. The heat was won by Spaniard Bruno Hortelano (20.12s) while Jamaican former world champion Yohan Blake ( 20.13s) placed second to progress to the semi-finals of the competition.

He joins a legion of Ghanaian debutantes at the Games who also made first round exits.

Other Ghanaian athletes who are out of the running for medals are Janet Amponsah, swimmers Abeiku Jackson and Kaya forson as well as judoka Sandra Szogedi, weightlifter Christian Amoah, Flings Owusu-Agyapong, Sean Safo-Antwi and Alex Amankwah.

Former FIFA President Joao Havelange dies at 100

Former FIFA president Joao Havelange has died today, Tuesday 16th August. He was 100 years old.

The sad news of the Brazilian's death follows a series of health problems. This July, he was admitted to the Samaritan Hospital in Rio de Janeiro due to pneumonia.

Prior to that, in June 2014, he was hospitalized because of a respiratory-related infection and was forced to remain at the same hospital in Botafogo for four days until he was eventually discharged.

Meanwhile in 2012, Havelange's health was seriously under-threat because of a bacterial infection, but he was duly treated and managed to recover.

Alas, unable to prevail, his battle with pneumonia was to prove his last.

The former athlete served as the head of FIFA from 1974 to 1998.

His tenure as president is the second longest in FIFA's history, behind only that of Jules Rimet. Havelange was elected honorary president in 1998 but resigned in 2013.

Source: 90min

Guantanamo Bay: US in largest detainee transfer under Obama

The US says it has sent 15 Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United Arab Emirates - the largest single transfer during President Barack Obama's administration.

The Pentagon says the transfer of 12 Yemeni nationals and three Afghans brings the total number of prisoners down to 61 at the US facility in Cuba.

The released inmates had been held without charge, some for over 14 years.
President Obama wants to close the prison before he leaves office.

The White House also wants to transfer the remaining inmates to the US - but has been blocked by Congress.

Mr Obama believes Guantanamo Bay fuels the recruitment of jihadists and creates stronger anti-US feelings.

Trump's pledge

In a statement on Monday, the Pentagon said:

"The United States is grateful to the government of the United Arab Emirates for its humanitarian gesture and willingness to support ongoing US efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility."

In April, nine Yemeni prisoners were sent to Saudi Arabia.


Bizarre Accident Kills 2 In The Western Region

The Kwesimintim Police in the Western Region have mounted a search for a driver who knocked down five persons, killing two instantly.
The driver, identified as Dela Affum reportedly run his Mitsubishi Pick into a stationary taxi, killing two children who had stopped the taxi together with their mother.

The pick-up then somersaulted and rammed into a nearby shop, injuring the occupants of the shop in the process.
The incident, according to Joy FM's Western Region correspondent Kobina Whajah happened close to the Nkroful Appolo bypass, Sunday afternoon.
The deceased persons, Samuel Donkoh, 8, and Kelvin Arthur, 12, have been sent to the Effiankwanta hospital morgue whilst the injured are receiving treatment.
The driver was said to have accompanied the injured persons to the hospital but bolted before the police came to the hospital.
The Kwesimintim Police have promised to track him down.

Diego Costa Wins It For Chelsea

Diego Costa’s late goal helped Chelsea defeat West Ham 2-1 and made Antonio Conte a winner in his debut as manager at Stamford Bridge on Monday.
Eden Hazard’s penalty early in the second half had put Chelsea ahead, and Conte’s side looked to be in full control until James Collins’ equaliser in the 77th minute.
But Costa, who was perhaps fortunate to still be on the pitch after a wild tackle, struck in the 89th minute to give Chelsea all three points.
Chelsea’s first chance to take the lead came in the 12th minute as Branislav Ivanovic got forward into the box and cut inside, only for Adrian to make a diving save at the near post.
Oscar then had a penalty shout waved away after going down in the box, and a minute later Diego Costa was booked for confronting referee Anthony Taylor.
Hazard provided Chelsea’s best opportunity of the first half when he ran into the box and sent a diagonal shot inches past the far post.
West Ham’s Andre Ayew pulled up with an apparent injury on the pla…

Gov’t Sued Over Petition To Free Montie 3

A Ghanaian citizen, Elikplim L. Agbemava, has filed a suit seeking an interlocutory injunction to restrain the President from exercising his prerogative of mercy under Article 72 of the constitution to free the Montie three contemnors.

A petition signed by several government officials and members of the incumbent government in particular, asking the President to pardon the three NDC sympathizers, has been forwarded to Council of State for advice by the Chief of Staff.

The three were incarcerated by the Supreme Court for four months and fined Ghc10,000 each, after they were found guilty of contempt by the apex court.
The three, Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn and Salifu Maase, alias Mugabe, had on a radio programme threatened to eliminate justices of the apex court over their handling of the lawsuit on the credibility of Ghana’s voters’ register.

Those pushing for pardon for the three, have largely described the four-month sentence as harsh.

But Mr. Agbemava in his suit argues…