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Kardashian drama is the gift that keeps on giving on 'Rob & Chyna'

Kongratulations are in order for Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna, who revealed the sex of the next kid-ashian in the season premiere of their new E! reality series, "Rob & Chyna."
Their first child is going to be a girl.

To Rob, this meant his dreams of having a boy to carry out the family name were dashed -- for now. For Chyna, this meant joy and, later, another reason to unleash anger upon Rob after he prematurely revealed the baby's sex to his mother after the couple had agreed to keep it a secret. 
It was the kind of spat viewers of any and all installments from the Kardashian TV Kollection know well: A small argument becomes a bigger argument. A bigger argument turns into angry phone calls and FaceTimes. The phone calls then go unanswered. If such a thing were possible, you bet Apple's iPhone would have a cast credit on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."

The broadcast disputes always end the same: slight resolution, a confessional and a mini…

David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o talk Oscars diversity and 'Queen of Katwe'

Much was made of the Oscar David Oyelowo didn't win for his role as Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2014's acclaimed "Selma." Yet Oyelowo, now the star of Disney's upcoming "Queen of Katwe," says the snub didn't bother him because the role was about more than just accolades.
"Why I do what I do is to share a story with an audience," Oyelowo told CNN at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. "Any perception of what I should or shouldn't have got just made people more aware of the film, so you could argue that regardless of what anyone thinks, the ultimate thing you hope is that more people get to see your film. At the end of the day, that's why you do it." Following two years of controversy over a lack of nominations for people of color in the Oscars' acting categories, the Academy has taken measures to include more diversity in its ranks. Oyelowo's "Queen of Katwe" co-star Lupita Nyong…

UK: Former PM David Cameron resigns from parliament

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his resignation from his seat in parliament "with immediate effect".
The news on Monday came nearly three months after he stepped down from his job as the country's leader in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
Cameron, who first came to power in 2010, said he had told his succesor, Prime Minister Theresa May of his decision to stop representing his constituency in Oxfordshire to make way for someone who could concentrate on the area in central England.
"In my view with modern politics, with the circumstances of my resignation, it isn't really possible to be a proper back bench MP as a former prime minister. I think everything you do will become a big distraction and a big diversion from what the government needs to do for our country," he told Britain's BBC.

The ruling Conservative Party elected May to lead the country after Cameron resigned following his failed cam…

Australian woman captures scary footage of 2 huge pythons fighting outside her dining room window

Australian homeowner Cheryl Judd, captured footage of two huge male pythons battling each other for the right to mate with a female just outside her dining room window. She wrote on Facebook:
"We had a great view outside my dining room window. One snake kept falling and would climb the trees and back onto to roof to have another go. He did this three times."
         One commenter, David Cranswick said they were not really fighting:
"These carpet pythons are not fighting, this is their mating courtship ceremony. I've looked after carpet pythons for many years, these movements are typical of courtship. Male pythons don't fight with each other over territory or females unlike humans

Donald Trump to release health details

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has pledged to release details about his health after his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia.
Mr Trump said health had now become "an issue" in the election campaign.
Mrs Clinton was taken ill on Sunday at a 9/11 memorial ceremony and cancelled a campaign trip to California.
Mrs Clinton had "overheated" but was now re-hydrated and was "recovering nicely", her doctor said.

Mr Trump wished her a speedy recovery and said he would release the results of a medical examination he took over the past week, with "very, very specific numbers".
"Hopefully they're going to be good. I think they're going to be good. I feel great," he told Fox News.
So far Mr Trump has only released a note, in which his doctor declared that he would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".
Mr Trump, 70, and Mrs Clinton, 68, are among the oldest US presid…

Game of Thrones sweeps creative Emmys

Game of Thrones has dominated this year's creative Emmy Awards with nine prizes for technical achievement.
The ceremony was split over Saturday and Sunday evenings and featured categories such as best casting, sound and visual effects.
Thrones' success was followed by The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, which took five awards.

Making a Murderer and Grease Live! each landed four wins.
Thrones won in categories including prosthetic make-up, period/fantasy costumes and production design.
The drama based on the real-life murder trial of American football star OJ Simpson counted casting and picture editing awards among its haul.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler shared a best guest actress in a comedy Emmy, for hosting last year's Saturday Night Live Christmas episode. 
It was a ninth Emmy for Poehler but a first for Fey, and also the first time two women had shared the prize.

British star James Corden was honoured for The Late, Late Show with James Corden (interactive programm…

Football Fan Stabbed To Death

An argument on football between two friends turned bloody as one of them allegedly stabbed the other to death Saturday afternoon.
The suspect, who was identified only as Sadique, reportedly stabbed Mustapha in the left side of the chest, killing him instantly.
That was when Manchester United and Manchester City clashed in a titanic derby in the English Premier League, far away in the United Kingdom (UK).
The heart-breaking incident occurred at the KTI area, a suburb of Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital.
Sadique was said to have vanished into thin air after he had purportedly committed the heinous crime, people at the crime scene claimed.
A group of young men, including the deceased and the suspect, as usually done during weekends, were said to be debating the Manchester match.
The ordinary debate then reportedly generated into heated verbal assaults between the two men and in the process, Sadique allegedly stabbed Mustapha.
Mustapha reportedly bled profusely, became unconscious …

Baby born on Mediterranean rescue ship

A Nigerian woman has given birth to a boy on board a rescue ship in the Mediterranean after being plucked from an overcrowded rubber dinghy.
Medical charity MSF said because the baby was born in international waters, his nationality was still under debate.
A midwife on board the ship MV Aquarius described the birth as "normal... in dangerously abnormal conditions".

Thousands of refugees and migrants risk the dangerous crossing from Libya to Europe in search of a better life.
Last year, more than 3,700 people are believed to have died attempting the journey.
MSF said that the baby's parents, Otas and Faith Oqunbor, had named him Newman Otas. They had been making the perilous crossing with their two other children, aged seven and five, and were rescued just 24 hours before the baby was born.
MSF communications officer Alva White reported the baby's birth in a series of tweets on Monday from the Aquarius - a search and rescue vessel run by the group SOS Mediterranee in …

Burkina Faso's Ben Idrissa Derme dies during French Cup tie

Former Burkina Faso international Ben Idrissa Derme has died during a French Cup tie for amateur side AJ Biguglia.
The 34-year-old suffered a heart attack early in the second half of the third-round tie while playing for the French sixth-division side.
The medical services treated him on the pitch but were unable to revive him.

Derme had been capped four times by Burkina Faso and had played in the French lower leagues and in Moldova, as well as in Burkina Faso.
Source: BBC

Listen: After 9/11, Donald Trump bragged about his building now being the tallest in Lower Manhattan

"Amazing!" That is the word Donald Trump used to describe the greatest tragedy to ever befall America. Yesterday, US commemorated the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack. Amost 3,000 people died after four passenger planes were hijacked by Al Qaeda militants.

The first targets hit were the World Trade Centre's twin towers in New York. Both collapsed to the ground in a matter of seconds. Another commercial aircraft was flown into Pentagon near Washington, while passengers brought the fourth one down over Pennsylvania. 
In an audio from 9/11 posted by Senior Entertainment Editor for the Daily Beast and Columbia Journal alum, Marlow Stern, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump managed to make the national tragedy as usual, all about him.

When he was asked about potential damage to 40 Wall Street, his 71-story building that was positioned blocks away from the towers, he took the opportunity to share how "amazing" the news was:

"40 Wa…

Judging panel for 2016 Africa Youth Awards announced

The judging panel has been announced for the Africa Youth Award, which is the continents most coveted award for young achievers and change makers. The judging panel comprises of Young Africans from across Africa and the diaspora. They will be responsible for screening the hundreds of nominations that have been submitted for the 2016 Awards.
The Jury Includes Dr. Ahmed Adamu, Aya Chebbi, Ngunan Adamu, Janerose Gatobu, Divine Kpe, Damola Morenikeji, Alvin Nyika, Ngo Bibaa Lundi Anne, Rosina Akourkor Teye, Uche Ogwu, Kelvin Macharia, and Boubakar Yougbare and they represent an esteemed collection of young Africans who have inspired other young people across the continent. The judges bring a wealth of industry knowledge and category specific skill sets to assess the 2016 Awards on behalf of the Africa Youth Awards.
More information on the jury can be accessed on

Launched in 2014, the awards has become a recognised platform for you…

Prez Mahama Presents HIGHLIGHTS Of NDC's 2016 Manifesto

President John Dramani Mahama will Tuesday evening present to a cross section of Ghanaians, the highlights of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Manifesto for 2016.  The event, arranged as a prelude to the main launch of the Manifesto on Saturday September 17, in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region will also be attended by representatives of International Organisations, the Diplomatic Corps, Business Associations and Youth Groups.  The presentation of the highlights is intended to give the public an insight into the focus areas of the 2016 NDC Manifesto. With the 'Green Book' effectively outlining the key policies we have implemented and the projects arising out of these policies, President Mahama will use the occasion to explain his vision for the next four years, and provide details of the key interventions he will be implementing in his second term.
 Joyce Bawah Mogtari (Mrs.) Spokesperson
John Mahama 2016 campaign Monday, September 12, 2016.

Michael C Hall to perform Bowie tribute at Mercury Prize

Actor Michael C Hall is to perform a tribute to David Bowie at this week's Mercury Music Prize ceremony.
The star of TV series Dexter and Six Feet Under, Hall played the lead role in Bowie's musical Lazarus, which premiered shortly before his death.
He will perform the title song, which opens with the line: "Look up here, I'm in heaven", and was widely interpreted as Bowie's personal epitaph.

The song also appears on Bowie's Mercury-nominated Blackstar album.
Other nominees include Laura Mvula, The 1975, Kano and Bat For Lashes.
Radiohead are also shortlisted for their album A Moon Shaped Pool. It is their fifth nomination - but they have yet to win the £25,000 prize.
The band, who are on a brief break from their world tour, are not expected to perform at the ceremony, but most of the other acts will appear.
On the night, the 12 nominated albums will be cut down to six finalists, one of whom will be chosen by a public vote.

A panel of judges, including J…

Sarah Jessica Parker to play singer in next movie

Sarah Jessica Parker is to play a singer battling a serious health issue in her next big-screen role.
The Sex and City star will play a New York performer named Vivienne in the as-yet-untitled film, according to the Hollywood Reporter. 
The screenplay is the work of Laura Eason, who also wrote the script for hit US TV drama House of Cards. French film-maker Fabien Constant will direct, with filming due to begin in the winter in New York.
Constant is known for his work on several documentaries about fashion and popular culture.

One of his best-known works is the documentary Mademoiselle C, which chronicles the life and work of global fashion inspiration Carine Roitfeld. 
Parker's previous experience as a singer is limited but does include starring in the Broadway musical Annie as a teenager.
Marriage dilemma As well as starring in the movie, Parker will work alongside Constant as producer and has also worked on the overall development of the drama. She is well-known for taking a lead…

Hillary Clinton may drop out of election as Democrats meet to 'line up candidates amid health scare'

Following Hillary Clinton's collapse on Sunday during the 9/11 anniversary and the subsequent confirmation by her doctor that she's got Pneumonia, top Democratic party members are set to meet and line up other viable candidates amid Clinton's health scare.
on Sunday of Clinton, showing the dramatic moment when her "knees buckled" and she nearly crumpled to the pavement while waiting for her official car to collect her. Now top sources in the Democratic party circle are thinking of lining up a replacement. Could this be the 'October surprise' American political analysts take about during elections?

A video emerged
Top Democrats are reportedly scared that Clinton might die before the election or after the election and do not want their party's chances to be put in jeopardy.

Emmy Award winning New York Journalist and MSNBC pundit David Shuster tweeted: "Clarification from dem operatives @HillaryClinton pneumonia: Expect emergency DNC meetin…

I masturbated seven times in a day for seven years – Gospel Musician

Everybody has a past life and one of the many gospel musicians who is ready to give a testimony is Eric Jeshurun Okyere.

The gospel minister on Accra FM’s gospel entertainment show, Gospel 360 revealed that he used to stimulate his genitals with his hand for sexual pleasure.

The musician during a long chat with Andy Favored on Sunday disclosed that he engaged in this act not conforming to accepted standards of morality for seven years. Sharing how he was introduced into the act, Mr Okyere said a senior he met back in senior high school ushered him into the deed which later became an addict.

The ‘Healing singer disclosed that he used to masturbate for about seven times in a day. He believes had it not been the rescue of a pastor, he would have lost his life now.

“My second day at senior high school, I met my seniors at the bath house and they asked me to stimulate my genitals. I enjoyed doing it so I continued for about seven to eight years.

I at times left lecture hall just to g…

You cannot win election with lies - Mahama tells NPP

President John Dramani Mahama rounded off his campaign tour of the Central Region last Friday with a message to the New Patriotic Party (NPP): "You cannot win the election with lies."

He said he had a lot of faith in the Ghanaian electorate to decipher truth from lies and re-elect him for a second term.

At a massive rally at Kasoa, the NDC presidential aspirant said the NPP was mischievously claiming that the Kasoa interchange project had been overpriced.

Repeating what he said in February this year when he cut the sod for work on the project to begin, the President said the "political quantity surveyors" were only out to soil his name.

"If God says he will not make you a king, no matter what you do you will not be a king," he told his opponents.

He added, "If you won't praise me don't destroy my name."

President Mahama also stated that some people were claiming that the Kasoa interchange was their baby.

"If anybody tells you …

Chris Brown refuses to stand for national anthem during charity basketball game on 9/11 anniversary (photos)

Chris Brown on Sunday refused to stand for the national anthem during a charity basketball game held to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary in Los Angeles joining NFL player  Colin Kaepernick in his national anthem protest.

The 27-year-old singer became the latest star to support NFL player Colin Kaepernick's protest of racial injustice in the U.S which has stirred up reactions across America.  R&B singer Tank, before singing the anthem, urged the crowd to stand in respect for the men and women who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks 15-years ago. But Chris Brown remained seated and laughed with his friends as those around him stood up.

Pape Souare: Crystal Palace defender airlifted to hospital after M4 crash

Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare was airlifted to hospital after a car crash on the M4 motorway in London - but his injuries are not life threatening.
Souare, 26, injured his thigh and jaw bone in Sunday's crash and will stay in hospital while he receives treatment.
He was not part of the side that beat Middlesbrough 2-1 on Saturday.

"The club are liaising closely with the hospital on his progress," Palace said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with Pape and his family at this time."
The Senegal full-back, who joined the club from French side Lille in January 2015, last played for Palace in the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth at Selhurst Park on 27 August.
Souare's Palace team-mate Yohan Cabaye tweeted: "Be strong! I wish you a very good recovery."

Source: BBC

See the horrific eye injury that kept Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren out of Leicester clash (photos)

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren on Saturday missed Liverpool's spanking of EPL champions Leicester city 4-1 because of a heavily swollen and completely closed eye after an accidental collision during training. Very terrible injury! Wish him safe recovery.

Chris Brown bans his friends from bringing random women to his home

Chris Brown lives in his LA mansion with two of his best friends who until recently can throw parties, bring in women and do whatever they want. But Chris Brown has now put a stop to it following his recent arrest for allegedly pulling a gun on a girl at his home. Read the TMZ report after the cut...
Chris Brown is done hosting frat house parties ... blaming his male friends and thirsty chicks for his recent arrest. Our Chris sources tell us he's now enforcing a strict guest policy at his Calabasas mansion -- and letting everyone in his crew know he's as serious as death ... no more randoms allowed. We told he's pulling back on parties for starters, but there's this problem with his 2 roommates/best friends.

They now have to submit a guest list to Chris IN WRITING, and they must describe who they are with sufficient details so he can decide whether he wants them in his home. We're told he also is imposing another strict policy ... guests are prohibited …

Rawlings, Nana Konadu Celebrate Eid Al-Adha

Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings and his wife Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, have on the occasion of the Eid al-Adha festival issued a message of goodwill to the Muslim community.
Read message below 

On the occasion of the Eid al-Adha festival of sacrifice, Nana and I join our Muslim brothers and sisters in praying for love, peace and happiness for all mankind.

The selfless sacrifice of Ibrahim that led to the annual celebration of Eid al-Adha should not be lost on us. Let the sacrifices of today, the sharing, gift-giving and prayers be our guiding principle every day.

We call on our Muslim brothers and sisters to also offer a word of prayer for honesty, tranquility and peace during the forthcoming elections in December.

May Allah answer our prayers and sacrifices and bless us with honesty, peace, success and happiness.

Happy Eid. Eid Mubarak!

Young boy grows out his hair for two years to donate to kids with cancer

According to a Twitter user Amber Lynne, her young nephew grew out his hair for two years to donate to kids with cancer. What a noble act! So sweet of him...

Jose Mourinho to storm the UEFA Champions League kick-off next week

Manchester United coach, Jose Mourinho is set to stir up a storm as the new UEFA Champions League season first round of matches kick off on Tuesday, September 13.

Mourinho who is known for his passionate display during matches and controversial utterances against opponents, especially his opposite number at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, is expected to do what he is known for - rile up emotions and stir up conversations - in the lead up to the new UCL matches kicking off in 3 days.
While it is not known what form Mourinho's antics will take this time or what his motives are, it may not be unrelated to the fact that his team, Manchester United will be missing this year's top European league.

Arguably the best coach in the world, the Portuguese will be competing for honours in the Europa League while his main rivals; Claudio Ranieri, Pep Guardiola and Arsene Wenger get set to lead their teams to the biggest footballing spectacle in the world after the World Cup. 
 News making …

Vicky Zugah and BBA star, Bolt welcome baby boy

Ghanaian actress Vicky Zugah and her partner, Sierra Leone’s Big Brother Africa (The Chase) star, Bolt have welcomed a baby boy, can confirm.
The actress delivered the boy, named André, on August 31 at exactly 3pm at a private hospital in Accra.

Vicky, who has been off the screens for some time now, has been linked with Big Brother Chase star Bolt, born Adrian Bolt Lewis.
Although she has denied the rumours, the two, gathers, are engaged.
Recently, the actress denied media reports that she was pregnant. Her pregnancy was however confirmed after pictures of her baby bump hit the internet.
André will be outdoored in November this year.


Dame Judi Dench donates £1,000 for Victoria Wood statue

Oscar-winning actor Dame Judi Dench has donated £1,000 towards a fund for a statue of entertainer Victoria Wood.
Ms Wood's brother Chris Foote Wood said the donation from Dame Judi, who played M in the Bond movies, was a "massive boost" to the appeal fund. 
He said it meant the appeal to erect a statue of his sister in Bury, Greater Manchester, where she grew up, was halfway towards its £20,000 target.

The Bafta-winning comedian and writer died aged 62 in April.
Mr Foote Wood said he was delighted by the donation from Dame Judi and hoped it would encourage other stars to make pledges to the appeal.
He said his sister once dismissed the idea of being a national treasure - nominating Dame Judi rather than herself.
Mr Foote Wood, who has the backing of Bury Council, wants to show his sister "in typical pose" seated at a piano in the statue.
Ms Wood was born in Prestwich and lived in Bury until she was 18.

Source: BBC

Kenyan officers kill three veiled attackers in assault on police station

Three veiled women were killed by Kenyan police after they launched an attack Sunday on a police station in the port city of Mombasa, a local commander said.

A petrol bomb was thrown and officers were stabbed in the attack on Mombasa's Central Police Station, which Mombasa county police commander Patterson Maelo described as a terrorist incident. The attack began when the women, their faces covered with buibui, a black shawl worn by many Muslim women in east Africa, entered the police station complaining their phones had been stolen, Maelo said. One of the women then threw a petrol bomb, while the other two stabbed police officers. Police responded by shooting the women, killing them, he said. The women were wearing bulletproof vests, he said. Images from the scene showed bomb detector units checking the women's bodies for explosives. Police later said one of the women was wearing a suicide vest that did not detonate. Two police officers were injured in the attack and w…

Montie FM’s Mugabe promises ‘more fire’ from Tuesday

Montie FM presenter Salifu Maase, also known as Mugabe, has promised ‘fireworks’ on air from Tuesday, when he returns to the airwaves after his prison sentence was remitted by the president.

Mugabe was one of the three men incarcerated for threats against the country’s Supreme Court. Speaking at the launch of the campaign of Awutu Senya West Member of Parliament Hannah Tetteh on Sunday, Mugabe said he will stoke the fire come Tuesday, when he takes the sit behind the mic.

“People will hear sounds in Ghana,” he promised the teeming supporters.

He told them how Hannah Tetteh has given a good account of herself since assuming the reins at the Foreign Affairs Ministry. He said unlike Ms Tetteh’s tenure, the Ministry was plagued with malfeasance during the era of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He said Nana Akufo-Addo’s tenure was characterized with missing diplomatic passports, some of which were later found in Brazil.
He announced …

Sales of recorded music continue to fall

The success of acts like Adele and Coldplay was not enough to reverse a fall in revenue from recorded music in 2015, industry figures show. 
One out of every six albums sold around the world was by a British artist, but the money generated for the UK economy dropped from £615m in 2014 to £610m.

The value of live music also fell from £924m to £910m, UK Music said.

However, the total contribution of the UK music business to the British economy remained static, at £4.1bn.

Money earned through publishing and licensing songs to films and advertisements helped make up the shortfall; while the money earned by British producers and recording studios rose from £116m to £119m.

Overall, music industry revenues grew just 0.5% in 2015, falling behind GDP growth.

However, UK Music said the business was "strong" and "resilient", having recorded growth of 17% since 2012, outpacing the economy as a whole.

"There is every sign that the recorded sector will return to growth in …

Miss Arkansas wins Miss America 2016

Miss Arkansas, Savvy Shields won the Miss America pageant Sunday night in Atlantic City. She beat  52 other contestants to win the crown and the title of Miss America 2016, succeeding the outgoing Miss America Betty Cantrell. Shields performed a jazz dance to a song from the TV show "Smash," for which she won a preliminary competition earlier in the week. 
During the onstage interview portion of the competition, she was asked what she thought of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, one of several political questions asked of the contestants. "Both of the contestants have done a good job, but they also need to watch what they're doing," she said. The runners-up were: Fourth runner-up, Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis; third runner-up, Miss Washington Alicia Cooper; second runner-up Miss New York Camille Sims; first runner up Miss South Carolina Rachel Wyatt.  The first openly gay contestant in the Miss America pageant was eliminated Sunday ni…

Hillary Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia

Hillary Clinton has been diagnosed with pneumonia, her personal doctor announced, after the US Democratic presidential candidate fell ill at a 9/11 memorial.
The episode has renewed focus on her health less than two months before an election.
She was diagnosed on Friday, the doctor said, but her condition was not made public until Sunday afternoon. Hours earlier, a video was posted on social media, apparently showing Clinton stumbling and her knees buckling, before being helped by aides into a black van leaving the site of the September 11, 2001 attack in New York.
She was taken to her daughter Chelsea's home in the city and appeared on her own about two hours later, wearing sunglasses and telling reporters that she was "feeling great."

The temperature in New York was about 27 degrees Celsius, combined with high humidity.
Clinton wore a high-collared shirt and a dark suit during the memorial honouring the nearly 3,000 people killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks.