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Three sisters die from suspected exhaust fumes

Three out of four sisters, who slept in their mothers drinking spot ‘Golden City Kitchen’ at Akyempim in the Tarkwa Nsueam Municipality have been found dead. Grace Nartey, 15, sister of the deceased, who survived was, however, found unconscious and was taken to the Tarkwa Government Hospital where she is currently responding to treatment.
Chief Inspector George Sarkyi, station officer at Nsuata, told the Ghana News Agency that on December 18, he received a call that three children had died in a drinking spot.
He said he and his officers rushed to the scene but were told that the deceased Abena Amos, 15, Arabi Dadzi, 13 and Akaba Dadzi, 7, have already been deposited at the Tarkwa Government Hospital morgue awaiting autopsy.
Inspector Sarkyi said all the deceased, Grace and their mother lived at Akyempim and during their leisure time they assisted their mother at the drinking bar.
The station officer said on December 17 there was power outage as result of a heavy down that occur…

Queen misses Christmas Day church service 'because of cold

Queen Elizabeth did not attend church on Christmas Day, Buckingham Palace announced Sunday after confirming she is recovering from a "heavy cold."
"The Queen continues to recover from a heavy cold and will stay indoors to assist with her recovery," Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
"Her Majesty will participate in the Royal Family Christmas celebrations during the day."
The Queen's husband Prince Philip, her son Prince Charles, and her grandson Prince Harry all went to church as expected.
The Queen has spent Christmas at the royal couple's country home, Sandringham House in Norfolk, every year since 1988 and has not missed a Christmas Day service during that time. The royal couple abruptly canceled plans to travel to Sandringham on Wednesday.
The Queen, 90, and her husband, 95, had been due to catch a morning train from London King's Cross to King's Lynn for their traditional Christmas holiday, but failed to turn up. Instead, the p…

Trump attends Christmas Eve services

President-elect Donald Trump was slated to attend midnight services at an Episcopal church in Palm Beach, Fla., on Saturday evening.
Trump and his wife Melania arrived at the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea on Saturday night, where they were married in 2005, according to The Associated Press.

Trump and his family attended Christmas Eve services at the church last year and attended Easter services there in March, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
The president-elect is spending the holidays at his nearby Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach. 
He tweeted "Happy Hanukkah" earlier Saturday.

World’s most powerful passports; Ghana ranks 61st

The Ghanaian passport has been ranked 61st on global financial advisory firm Arton Capital’s World Passport Index. Ghana tied in 61st place with fellow African countries Zambia and Tunisia. The passport ranking is based on the Visa-Free Score, the Visa-Free portion and the United Nations Development Programme Human Development Index of all countries.

It also takes into account which passports gives its nationals the most global mobility based on how many countries can be visited without a visa, or by getting one upon arrival.
Ghana's passport was given a Global Mobility Score of 61 because it provides visa-free/visa on arrival access to only 61 countries.
The 61 contries include all 16 nations in the ECOWAS bloc as well as Jamaica, Vanuatu, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Mauritius, Samoa and Grenada.
In Africa, the Ghanaian passport is the ninth strongest along with Zambia (61) and Tunisia (61) behind the strongest Seychelles (125), Mauritius…

Chile earthquake tsunami warning lifted

A tsunami alert issued after a powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake off the coast of southern Chile has now been lifted.
The quake struck at 14:22 GMT on the island of Chiloe, about 40km (25 miles) south-west of Quellon, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Its depth was about 34km.
Chile's national emergency office issued an alert and ordered the evacuation of coastal areas of Los Lagos region.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center had warned that hazardous waves of up to 3m (9ft 10in) above tide level were possible on coasts located up to 1,000km from the quake's epicentre.
But it later said: "Based on all available data, the tsunami threat from this earthquake has now passed."
Residents of Quellon were among those who headed to safe areas ahead of the tsunami warning being lifted. "I've lived for 10 years in the south and never felt something like that," a resident who was leaving his house said.
Chile's President Michelle Bachelet tweeted: &qu…