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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres suffers stroke

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres has been rushed to a hospital outside Tel Aviv after suffering a stroke.
The 93 year old has been sedated and is breathing with the help of a respirator, his office said. He is now expected to undergo a CT scan.
He had been described as conscious and stable when he arrived at the Sheba Medical Centre in Tel Hashomer.
In January, he underwent successful minor surgery at the same hospital after suffering a small heart attack.

"Shimon, we love you and the entire nation is wishing for your recovery," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted.

The veteran politician has held almost every major political office since Israel was founded in 1948, and was the architect of Israel's secret nuclear programme.
He twice served as prime minister and was president from 2007 to 2014.
He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 for his role negotiating the Oslo peace accords with the Palestinians a year earlier, a prize he shared with Prime Minister Yitzhak…

Bird is lodged in plane's nose cone after colliding with it as it came in to land

Bird strikes are a constant threat to fliers and that danger was brought into sharp focus by an image which shows a bird lodged in the nose cone of a passenger plane after colliding with it. The bird crashed into the plane at El Fasher airport in Sudan. No one was injured in the incident.

Usamah Mohamed, who posted the image on Twitter, said: 'Sudanese aircraft with 108 passengers on board makes emergency landing after being hit by this... eagle!'

X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne reveals 'secret' breakdown

X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne has revealed that she went into hospital in Los Angeles after suffering from a secret "breakdown" last year.
Osbourne told US TV show The Talk, which she co-hosts, that her family "put me into a facility".
"It's very weird when you suffer from a bad depression... I had a complete and utter breakdown," the star said.
"I woke up in Cedars-Sinai hospital and for probably three days I knew nothing. I couldn't think."

'Help is out there'She added: "I couldn't talk. I could do nothing. My brain just shut down on me.
"It's hard enough surviving in this world anyway... I was doing too much of everything, thinking I'm a superwoman, 'I'm so strong. I can handle this, I can handle that'. My brain just totally fused.
"I found, for me, that group therapy was the best thing that I could do. People out there, I want you to realise there is so much help out there. 

George Forest died of pneumonia – Wife

Wife of late legendary sound engineer,George Forest, Maame Adomaa, has disclosed that her late husband died of Pneumonia.

Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli. Typical signs and symptoms include dry cough, chest pain, fever, and trouble breathing, depending on the underlying cause and severity.

The late George Forest during his last interview had revealed that he was battling malaria and that its was almost 37 years since he felt sick. This tempted many people to presume that the ace veteran sound engineer died of malaria.

But speaking to Ebenezer Anderson aka Dr. Who host of ‘Hot and classic Showbiz review’ on Accra-based Hot Fm, Maame Adomaa revealed that the postmortem shows that her late husband died of Pneumonia.

“We just commemorated his one-week celebrations and postmortem reveals that my husband died of Pneumonia.It’s very sad but God giveth and he also taketh..there is nothing we can do”,She…

Viral video sensation, Emmanuella and 2face to attend African- Australian Entertainment Awards

AAMMA AWARDS is the largest gatherings of African- Australian entertainment stakeholders in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia pacific region. AAMMA celebrates all music and arts of African origin, while also giving special recognition to community leaders and friends of Africa.
The very best of colourful Africa will be on display at the 2016 edition termed ‘PHENOMENAL”. Over the years African Australians have slowly introduced their energetic and rhythmic sounds , fashion, films and arts into the Australian  landscape, further enriching the already culturally diverse continent.
Some of the international guests expected at AAMMA 2016 includes Nigerian International superstar 2FACE IDIBIA, child comedienne EMMANUELLA, comedian MARK ANGEL, Liberian movie star FRANK ARTUS, American based motivational speaker CHAZ OGBU and British based film director BIYI BANDELE.

Others to be honoured are
Former Australian Prime ministerKEVIN RUDD
Television personality DORINDA HAFNER
Television persona…

Rio Paralympics: Nigeria's Onye Lauritta Wins Gold (Photos)

Lauritta Onye secured Nigeria's seventh gold medal at the ongoing Rio games after winning Gold in the shot put F-40. Onye's first throw of 7.83m saw her break her world record of 7.72m. Her second and third throw landed at 7.54m and 7.64m respectively.

However, her fourth throw of 8.40m secured the Gold Medal. Congrats to her.

Oscars diversity won't change overnight, says Amma Asante

British film director Amma Asante says the organisers of the Oscars need to keep up the momentum on its actions to improve diversity. 
Asante was one of the 683 industry figures invited this summer to become Oscar voters. 
Almost half were women and almost as many were people of colour.
"It's up to us to vote now," Asante said. "I don't know the change happens overnight."

The move by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences came in response to criticism of a lack of diversity at this year's awards ceremony. 
"I think it's making headway," said Asante. "It's got to keep up the momentum. I'm interested to see what will happen in two Oscars' time. 
"I definitely want to see change with this first one and then I want to see that we've fully turned a corner by the time we get to the second one."
Asante was speaking to BBC News at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) where her film A United King…

Simone Biles and Aly Raisman on friendship and life after Rio

Simone Biles and Aly Raisman brought home more than just gold from Rio, they developed a lifelong friendship. 
"I think that we are just so close and comfortable around each other," Raisman told CNN at the Sherri Hill fashion show Monday night. "We can tell each other anything ... if we're annoyed with each other or we just need a break. It's kind of like that's why we're so close because there's not anything that we can't tell each other, which is really important in a friendship." Biles, 19 and Raisman, 22, celebrated their respective accomplishments at the 2016 Olympic games. Pictures of the two gold medal winning gymnasts circulated with the hashtag #friendshipgoals.  "Aly was one of my biggest role models I looked up to her in 2012," Biles told CNN. "I wanted to be just like her and Alicia Sacramone, so it's crazy how I got to compete in 2016 with her." The two both said they're adjusting to life afte…

South Africa bars anti-gay US pastor Steven Anderson

South Africa has barred controversial US pastor Steven Anderson from visiting the county because of his critical remarks about homosexuality.
The home affairs minister said he was refused a visa as the constitution prohibits hate speech.
Mr Anderson runs the Faithful Word Baptist Church, which says that homosexuality is an abomination punishable by the death penalty.
He said that religious freedom no longer existed in South Africa.

"I feel sorry for people who live in South Africa, but thank God we still have a wide open door in Botswana," Mr Anderson posted on his Facebook page after the decision to refuse him a visa.
South Africa has one of the most liberal constitutions in the world which protects gay rights.
The BBC's Milton Nkosi in Johannesburg says Mr Anderson was invited by a local church to visit this month.
Two petitions with more than 60,000 signatures, organised by gay and human rights activists in South Africa, had called for the trip to be stopped.
"I …

Canada To Provide 1.4 Million Dollars For Elections In Ghana

The Canadian government would contribute USD 1.4 million to help pave the way for free, fair and peaceful elections in Ghana.

    A statement issued and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said  the High Commissioner of Canada to Ghana announced his country’s support to a joint initiative led by the United Nations Development Programme to strengthen the 2016 electoral process.
      The Ghana’s Electoral Process Strengthening initiative would work with the Electoral Commission to strengthen the electoral administration mechanisms to improve election results transmission and dispute resolution.

      It would provide professional and technical training to national, regional and local media, civil society and independent observers to provide objective, balanced and gender sensitive media coverage of election-related issues and events.

      The statement said Canadian assistance would largely focus on supporting the political participation of women and activities to promo…

The 45-Yr-Old Woman Who Had S3x With Her 25-Yr-Old Son (Photos)

A North Carolina woman, Melissa Nell Kitchens, 45, has been arrested by Buncombe County police for allegedly having sex with her 25 year old son Shaun Thomas Pfeiffer. The mother and son, both of Ashville, who face felony incest charges, were arrested last week and could both face up to three years in jail. They allegedly had a sexual relationship last month.
Melissa is being held on $5000 bail while her son Pfeiffer was being held on $70,500 bail, according to the Buncombe Sheriff's office. In addition to incest charges, he's facing charges of indecent liberties with a child and is expected in court on Sept. 30.

Melissa hinted at some shady relationship between her and her son who on Facebook is listed as 'married' in a Facebook post last year.

“Can’t get over How Handsome You Are and I’m about to Cry, Things are Very Stressful and I Love You and I respect Any Decision --- As Long as your Happy and Safe...I miss you & wish I had more time with you.”she …

Lionel Messi, Neymar & their blonde hair join teammates to train (photos)

Ahead of their champions league clash with Celtic today, Barcelona stars Neymar and Lionel Messi were pictured training with their blonde hairstyles the focus of attention by the papparazi. More photos after the cut.

Yvonne Nelson claims she doesn't care after exposing goodies

During the premiere of the movie, In April at the Silver Birds Cinema, one of the cast, Yvonne Nelson wore a simple black dress without a bra hence showing her nipples.

Many of her fans and movie enthusiasts were not happy that their role model who was known to be very fashionable stepped out in that outfit but the actress who obviously had heard and read some of the comments took to her Instagram page to reply.

She posted a photo in which she had the same dress on and captioned it;

Heard my dress was too simple for some. Lol…. Errrm my goal is to be rich and not to look rich.. I can rock a forever21 dress and not care what you think. Thank you.


Genevieve Nnaji & Ramsey Nouah Take Cute Selfie

The Nollywood star actors look really good! They featured in a lot of movies together back in the day.

Oil cash projects 'missing'

The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) has discovered that oil revenue allocated to three projects in Upper West and Northern regions might have gone into private pockets as a visit to the project sites reveal that no such projects exist.

The missing oil-funded projects are: rehabilitation of irrigation dam at Douri in the Jirapa District of the Upper West Region, rehabilitation of irrigation dam at Nakori in Wa Municipality, also in the Upper West Region, as well as the construction of 6-unit classroom block at Farikiya Islamic Institute in the Tamale Metropolis of the Northern Region.

A total amount of GH?99,196.70 was allocated to the three projects that PIAC could locate at the project sites.

The projects in question are funded with proceeds from the Annual Budget Funding Amount (ABFA) in the Upper West and Northern Regions.

The exposé followed visits by PIAC to monitor the existence of ABFA-funded projects and progress of work done as well as state of …

Olympics medallists accuse former USA Gymnastics doctor of sexually abusing her & other female athletes

Two USA Olympic medalists have alleged in court they were sexually abused by a longtime team physician for USA Gymnastics, Dr. Larry Nassar .
According to one of the athletes identified as Jane J.D. Doe in court papers Dr Larry sexually abused her from 1994 to 2000 while the other gymnast, Rachael Denhollander, filed a report against Nassar last month at Michigan State University.

The law suit also alleges that USA Gymnastics association knew about the sexual abuse but refused to do anything about it because it feared a sex abuse scandal would damage its fund-raising efforts.
"Unfortunately, they have proven time and again that they are more interested in protecting the reputation of their multi-million-dollar enterprise than the child athletes who are entrusted to their care," said the Olympian's attorney, John Manly. Sadly, I believe that our client is not the only victim and others will soon come forward.

USA Gymnastics said in a statement that the organizatio…

Forget Their Promises; I Already Have 1 Bank In Every District – Dr . Nduom

The Flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party has urged Ghanaians to ignore the empty promises of his opponents and vote for the one who doesn’t promise but delivers.
Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom said whilst some of his opponents are promising one this, one that, he has already established banks in all 216 districts in the country.
He made this declaration while addressing some party faithful at Abura in the Central Region on Tuesday as part of his campaign tour.

With 84 days to the elections, leaders of political parties continue to make promises to the electorate in the hope of winning their votes.
One-liner project promises [one village, one dam; one house, one meter] have however dominated the campaign messages of presidential candidates of this year’s elections.
Kick-starting this trend was the Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo when he promised to build a factory each in all 216 districts in Ghana if he emerges winner of the upcoming elections.
In addition, Na…

Ghanaian model Belinda Asiamah laid to rest in Accra amidst tears

Belinda Asiamah was laid to rest on Saturday, September 10th after the final funeral rites in Madina attended by her fellow models, family and friends as well as some celebrities.  The late model died on August after complaining of stomach pains and rushed to the hospital. A doctor disclosed that Belinda died as a result of ectopic pregnancy. According to the doctor,
"She was on admission at the Legon Hospital, what happened was she had an ectopic pregnancy; basically ectopic pregnancy is where the fetus develops outside the womb, typically in the Fallopian tube so it called for a surgery because ectopic pregnancy was dangerous for her. So after the surgery, she had a cardiac seizure where the doctors at the Legon Hospital successfully dealt with it"

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Making babies without eggs may be possible, say scientists

Scientists say early experiments suggest it may one day be possible to make babies without using eggs.
They have succeeded in creating healthy baby mice by tricking sperm into believing they were fertilising normal eggs.
The findings in Nature Communications, could, in the distant future, mean women can be removed from the baby-making process, say the researchers. 
For now, the work helps to explain some of the details of fertilisation.

End of mum and dad?The University of Bath scientists started with an unfertilised egg in their experiments.  They used chemicals to trick it into becoming a pseudo-embryo. 
These "fake" embryos share much in common with ordinary cells, such as skin cells, in the way they divide and control their DNA.
The researchers reasoned that if injecting sperm into mouse pseudo-embryos could produce healthy babies, then it might one day be possible to achieve a similar result in humans using cells that are not from eggs.
In the mouse experiments, the odds of …

I Hid In A Car Boot The First Time I Saw Genevieve Nnaji - Mercy Johnson

Genevieve Nnaji is a big brand till date in Nigerian movie industry and has being perceived as one of the most expensive actress.

On the other hand is Mercy Johnson who is also a big brand in the movie industry.
In a recent interview, Mercy Johnson revealed an encounter she had with Genevieve Nnaji.

Mercy disclosed that she adores Genevieve and was always looking forward in meeting her in person.

According to the actress, her first time meeting Genevieve didn’t go well as she hid herself in the Car boot of her friend who accompanied her for the visit.

In her words: “The first time I met her, my friend took me there. When we got to where she was, I became nervous. I told my friend “no let me hide in your boot.” And I did. I got into her boot. (laughs) Can you imagine I came to see her and when I got there I wanted to run back, I jumped into my friends boot. So, when she came out of the hotel, I could not see her, I could only hear her voice. The 2nd time I saw her was on set. Whe…

No Politician Can Influence Me...I'm Above That - Nana Aba Anamoah

A journalist and political show host has urged media practitioners to desist from accepting gifts from politicians as the December general elections beckons.

Despite a self-confessed love for ‘frebbies’, Nana Aba Anamoah said she does not accept offers from influence-peddlers in the corridors of power.
“I try as much as I can, not to take favours from politicians”, the host of ‘The State of the Affairs’ on Accra-based television station GHOne said on Joy FM Tuesday. While discussing the relationship between politicians and journalists ahead of the 2016 general elections, she said men are more likely to receive gifts from politicians than women.

In a season of compromising offers of goodies including cash and cars, the TV presenter observed that women often get diner dates.

“I don’t think they call the women. I don’t know if it is just me. But they don’t call us. I mean they are just calling because they want to have diner or lunch with you”, she said with a slant of humour.

If You Do Journalism Well, You Should Make Lots Of Money – Adom Otchere

Host of Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana program is convinced that it is possible for journalists to make “a lot of money” contrary to popular perceptions that the profession is economically unattractive.
According to Paul Adom Otchere “if you do journalism well, it pays”, he argued on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Tuesday.

In a discussion that focused on journalists and their relationships with politicians, Adom Otchere argued that a “professional journalist” can make money from advertising revenue.
“I have walked out and picked advertising revenue for myself” he revealed insisting that good ratings for a media practitioner should reflect an increase in his economic worth.
He explained that when a journalist works hard for 15 or two decades, the employee becomes an “important part of business” which the employer must recognize and reward.
Paul Adom Otchere said he sees nothing wrong for a journalist to receive a reward from a client or advertiser just as a lawyer could receive a gift…

Photos: Chris Brown's daughter, Royalty, snags her first modeling gig

Chris Brown's gorgeous 3 year old daughter, Royalty snagged her first print modeling job with luxury brand clothing store, Child's play clothing. Her proud dad shared the photos on his page. More photos after the cut...

Man Utd become first British side to record revenue of more than £500m

Manchester United have announced record revenues of £515.3m for 2016, becoming the first English club to earn over half a billion pounds in a single year.
United's total revenue of £515.3m is up from 395.2m in 2015 and includes a record operating profit of £68.9m.
The club's revenue was boosted by winning the FA Cup for a record equalling 12th time, an increase in Premier League broadcasting rights and the announcement of 14 new sponsorship deals.
Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward commented: "Our record Fiscal 2016 financial performance reflects the continued underlying strength of the business and the club is on target to achieve record revenues in 2017, even without a contribution from the Champions League.

"This strong financial performance has enabled us to invest in our squad, team management and facilities to position us to challenge for, and win, trophies in the coming years."
United paid £8.4m in compensation to fire Louis Van Gaal and members of h…

My Second Term Will Bring Economic Transformation – Mahama

President John Mahama has indicated that Ghana’s economic transformation will take off next year if he is a given a second term.

The President’s comment comes on the heels of a recent lecture by the running mate to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia which questioned the President’s management of Ghana’s economy, especially when he had spoken of an economic take off in previous years.
But According to the President, Ghana’s potential to be a net exporter of food, power, education and healthcare in the West African sub-region will flourish completing what he calls a solid foundation he has laid in his first term.

President Mahama while speaking at the Eid-ul-Adha commemoration on Monday said “across all sectors we are laying a solid foundation for the imminent take off of what I call an economic transformation, God willing in my second term in office.”

“I envision Ghana becoming a net exporter of food, power, education and healthcare to the rest of th…

Malia Obama surrounded by cups and bottles of alcohol at a party

US President Obama's oldest child, 18 year old Malia Obama was seen in new photos playing what seems like beer pong with a group of young people at a party in Maryland last month in a photo obtained exclusively by This photo of her surrounded by alcohol was later uploaded to the social app Snapchat. 
There are also cans of Natural Light, Bud Light and Miller Lite on the table, which is decorated with red, white and blue confetti.

However, Malia was not seen with alcohol or drinking in the photo.

Everyone else in the photo had their faces blurred except Malia's. Her friends are snitches.