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Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95

John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.
Glenn died at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where he was hospitalized for more than a week, said Hank Wilson, communications director for the John Glenn School of Public Affairs.

John Herschel Glenn Jr. had two major career paths that often intersected: flying and politics, and he soared in both of them.
Before he gained fame orbiting the world, he was a fighter pilot in two wars, and as a test pilot, he set a transcontinental speed record. He later served 24 years in the Senate from Ohio. A rare setback was a failed 1984 run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
His long political career enabled him to return to space in the shuttle Discovery at age 77 in 1998, a cosmic victory lap that he relished and turned into a teachable momen…

Footage filmed in UK shows policeman punching suspect multiple times while 3 other officers hold him down (video)

If you think it's only in the third world that civilians suffer assaults at the hands of law enforcement, think again. Disturbing footage believed to have been taken earlier this year in West London has emerged of a policeman repeatedly punching a suspect in the back as other officers hold him down.

The video shows the shirtless suspect pinned to the ground by three policemen and yelling in pain as a fourth rains blows on him.

The man, who calls out in a foreign language at one point in the footage, shouts 'please, please, please' as the officers hold him down.

An officer is heard shouting; 'You spit and I'll f****** hurt you', as the man is pinned to the ground.

Police officers in the UK are allowed to use force in carrying out their duties, as long as it is 'absolutely necessary' and 'reasonable and proportionate' in the circumstances.

The witness who filmed the incident said:
 'It looked like he wasn't going anywhere, they alread…

Stay calm – Akufo-Addo to supporters

The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo is optimistic he has won the 2016 elections, but has cautioned his supporters to stay calm.

Results trickling in place the three-time presidential candidate in a pole position, but the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) believe their candidate John Mahama is remaining at the Flagstaff House.

“Remain calm and focused,” Nana Addo told teeming supporters of the NPP who besieged his house to celebrate ahead of the official declaration.

He cautioned: “It’s important that we behave as Ghanaians. We have been through this before and we are likely to go through it again… very soon new policies are going to be introduced to change the economy. We are going to work tirelessly to bring about prosperity for all. We have to bring about everybody no matter their political persuasion.”

“I'll take the opportunity to thank majority of our competitors and there is going to come a time for me to thank so many people,” N…

Man whose wife wouldn’t sleep with him chops off his penis (Photos)

Ghasi Ram, 37, who lives with his wife, Manjhri Devi, 34, has cut off his penis after his wife refused his sexual advances when he came home drunk.
In a fit of rage, the father of three got a knife from the kitchen and cut off his male member before collapsing on the floor. A doctor was summoned after his panicked wife screamed for help.

  Mr Ram has blamed his wife for his action, saying;
“We have not had sex for the last ten or twelve years. She would never make love to me. She will not sit close to me and always refuses my demands."Manjhri denied her husband’s claim, stating that he came home most nights drunk and never cared about her.
“'I just simply said no to him as he was drunk and I was very angry with him. Now he is blaming me for all this when I have done nothing.” The couple who live in a village in Uttar Pradesh in northern India, have been married for 18 years and have two children - a girl and two boys.  

NPP supporters attack Ben Ephson

The residence of pollster and Managing Editor of the Daily Dispatch newspaper, Ben Ephson is under siege by persons suspected to be supporters of the New Patriotic Party.

A team of policemen from the rapid deployment unit, (Formed ) are keeping the guard at the Kanda residence of the pollster who shortly before the general elections predicted a win for President Mahama and a poor performance by the other minority parties apart from the NPP.

Over the phone Ben Ephson told Graphic Online that he had just returned home from a programme on GHOne TV at about 2:30am when he received a call over his phone congratulating him for an accurate prediction particularly about the smaller parties.

He said no sooner had he responded to the call than a car pulled up in front of his house with its headlight on and the occupants daring him to come out. He said the voices started making frantic calls and soon others joined them to demand that he comes out to face their wrath. At this time he …

Judge refuses Brad Pitt's request to seal custody filings

A judge on Wednesday rejected Brad Pitt's request to seal details about custody arrangements in his divorce from Angelina Jolie Pitt.
Los Angeles Superior Court Richard J. Burdge Jr. denied Pitt's request in a brief written order that states the filing did not meet the requirements for sealing details at this time. Pitt had sought to seal details of his custody dispute with Jolie Pitt at an emergency hearing, but Burdge declined to hear the petition on an expedited basis.
Pitt's motion came two days after the release of a custody agreement that he and his estranged wife reached in late October. The agreement calls for the actor to have visitation with his children under the guidance of a therapist.

Pitt intends to seek temporary custody orders soon, and his filing states that he wanted those documents sealed to protect the children's privacy. He was also seeking the sealing of any custody-related filings.
Jolie Pitt filed for divorce in September and currently has primary …

Oppong-Nkrumah, Jinapor win first time ticket to Parliament

The Former host of Joy FM's Super Morning Show and aspiring New Patriotic Party (NPP) member of parliament (MP) for Ofoase Ayirebi and Deputy Power Minister and aspiring MP for Yapei Kusawgu have won their seats. 
Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah and John Jinapor are both first timers to have won their respective seat to be legislators.

We haven't received any result from constituency collation centers- EC

More than 9hours after close of polls in this years general election, the electoral commission has indicated that it is yet to receive any collated results from the constituency collation centers (CCC) at the National Collation Center(NCC).
In a tweet by the commission on its official twitter handle and using the hashtag #Election2016, it stated "Collation of results is still on going at all CCCs. The Commission has not yet received any collated results at the NCC."

Many ghanaians are anxiously waiting for the EC to declare its certified results.
#Election2016: Collation of results is still ongoing at all CCCs. The Commission has not yet received any collated results at the NCC. — Electoral Commission (@ECGhanaOfficial) December 8, 2016

NDC condemns "treasonable" victory declaration by NPP

The governing National Democratic Congress has described the early declaration by the opposition New Patriotic Party as "irresponsible and treasonable."
Director of Elections of the NDC Samuel Ofosu Ampofo called a press conference at 3:00am urging Ghanaians to disregard the victory declaration by the NPP.

He said their own figures meticulously tabulated indicate their candidate is in a commanding lead but out of respect to the laws of the country they have decided to keep mute.
By law it is the Electoral Commission that declares presidential results.
Samuel Ampofo was responding to the early victory declaration by the Campaign Manager of the NPP Peter Mac Manu.
The NPP leader asked the president to concede defeat because the lead by Nana Akufo-Addo is unassailable. According to him, the NPP has attained an unassailable lead with just 20% of polling station results left.
But the NDC disagrees.
"The act by the NPP is not only irresponsible but treasonable," Samue…

Woman jailed for sending death threats to herself while trying to implicate her ex boyfriend

Stephani Renae Lawson (pictured) has been jailed for posing as her ex-boyfriend, Tyler Parkervest and sending death threats to herself. 

Lawson created Facebook profiles to send eight messages pretending they were from Tyler. The messages she sent to herself included threats to kill herself and beat herself up after the couple broke up.

 She lied to police and they arrested Mr Parkervest. He was treated like a criminal right up to trial until loopholes were found in the case.

 Police realised IP addresses of the messages came from devices belonging to her and decided to investigate more. Tyler was cleared of four charges of stalking, threatening, kidnapping and battering, while Lawson was arrested in Orange County, California.

She was arrested for false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud, or deceit, and one felony count of perjury. Initially she denied the charges but changed her plea at the last moment. Lawson has now been jailed for a year.

Italy PM Renzi resigns, president to consult with parties

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tendered his resignation to the head of state on Wednesday following a weekend referendum in which Italians resoundingly rejected his proposed constitutional reforms.
President Sergio Mattarella asked Renzi to carry on in a caretaker capacity while he holds consultations with the political parties to decide the next steps, a statement from the president's office said.
The consultations will begin on Thursday at 1700 GMT and are due to end on Saturday afternoon.
After the consultations Mattarella is widely expected to ask a member of Renzi's cabinet, or a politician from his Democratic Party to try to form a new government. Elections are due in 2018 but many politicians are calling for them to be held earlier.