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Russia's U.N. envoy Churkin dies suddenly in New York

The Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin, died suddenly in New York on Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. 
He died at age 64, one day before his 65th birthday. 
Churkin suffered from cardiac arrest while at the Russian Mission on East 67th Street, a law enforcement official said. He was taken to New York's Presbyterian Hospital, where he died.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said "the outstanding Russian diplomat died while he was in his current working role."

"We offer our condolences to the relatives of Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin," the ministry said.

Samantha Power, former US ambassador to the UN, said she was heartbroken by Churkin's death and credited him with trying to help Russian-US relations.

"Devastated by passing of UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin," Power tweeted. "Diplomatic maestro & deeply caring man who did all he cld to bridge US-RUS differences."

Devastated by passing of Russian UN Am…

Cristiano (@Cristiano) Ronaldo to star alongside Angelina Jolie in a Turkish TV Drama

The reigning World Player of the year, Cristiano Ronaldowill make a sensational debut TV show role alongside Hollywood star Angelina Jolie.
The announcement was made just a year after the footballer made his intentions about acting known publicly.
The Real Madrid forward has now been signed up to star in Hayat Koprusu, a Turkish television series which will focus around a Syrian family escaping from civil war as refugees and will be shown in Turkey, the Middle East and Latin America in April.
“We will begin filming in the first week of April, the series is about the plight of a refugee family and what they go through,” director Eyup Dirlik told Turkish Football.
“There will be appearances from actors and actresses from all over the world including Cristiano Ronaldo, Angelina Jolie and Nancy Ajram.” He said.
Last year, the former Manchester United favourite admitted he would like to learn more about acting after his days as a player come to an end.
The 32-year-old said while promoting …

AKA gifts Bonang Matheba a Gorgeous Gucci Bag days after their Twitter Breakup & Reconcilation

South African TV Personality Bonang Matheba took to her twitter to show off the new bag her that her boyfriendAKA bought for her…and it’s so gorgeous.
So we are wondering if this is an I’m sorry for wilding out on twitter Gift?
Bonang took to twitter to share her new arm candy saying:
 “Pressies at work. Thank you @akaworldwide… This is ALOT!! Dang. Obsessed. Love.”

Akufo-Addo, Buhari divine intervention to fight corruption - Rawlings

Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, has described the emergence of Presidents Buhari of Nigeria and Akufo-Addo of Ghana as a divine intervention because of their respected anti-corruption credentials.
The former President said Ghana is fortunate to have somebody like Nana Akufo-Addo because of his principles and values.
President Rawlings spoke on Friday during a courtesy call on him by a group of actors including renowned Nigerian actor Pete Edochie, who is working on a film production based on corruption.
“People think I like that man to high heavens. No, but I respect him for certain principles and values and I will continue to pray and I sincerely hope that he stays the track and devote possibly over 30 per cent of his time to fight corruption and corruptible tendencies,” Rawlings said.
The former president however, expressed misgivings over the removal and subsequent reinstatement of the head of a government department who has been involved in questionab…

Robert Mugabe: Give Donald Trump a chance

President Donald Trump should be given a chance to prove himself, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe says.
He went on to express his support for Mr Trump's America-first policy, saying "America for Americans" and "Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans". 
It is unusual for the veteran head of state to publicly back any US president. 
The US imposed sanctions such as travel bans and an assets freeze on Mr Mugabe and his allies in 2001.
The sanctions were imposed over allegations of human rights abuses and election rigging.
Zimbabwe's government says they caused the country's economic collapse. 
Most experts however blame Mr Mugabe's seizure of white-owned farms, which used to be Zimbabwe's economic backbone.
President Trump has caused global uproar over his policies, including his ban on people from seven mainly Muslim countries entering the US, although this has been overturned by the courts, and his pledge to rebuild the US economy on "America-first" principl…

Annie~Joy writes: What Did Life Give You And Are You Pleased With It. Be Inspired!

As young ladies who were born in poverty and are going through struggles as each day pass by, our appetite to make our poor a "NOBLE” with good standard of living rises up each with a strong intimacy.  A lot of questions keeps running through our mind. Such as; is it that, the various presidents haven't noted there is a poor village in the country and no attention is giving to us? Or is it that, my poor town is missing on the country's map? Or is it that, the attention try coming but the obstacles don't allow its arrival? We are in the same country whereby series of projects are done each day yet still some don't benefit from it.  All these projects are to improve upon our modern system of the country's economy but still some live in an uncompleted mud house in this highly-respected nation. People do show love to the poor and needy especially on seasons like Christmas and valentine’s day by going to the children's home and others. It has also b…

Angelina Jolie on Her ‘Difficult’ Split from Brad Pitt: ‘We Will Always Be a Family’

Angelina Jolieis opening up for the first time about filing for divorce from Brad Pitt.
While promoting her new film First They Killed My Father in Cambodia, the 41-year-old actress and filmmaker got candid about the “difficult time” she and her family has been going through.
Angelina said in an interview with BBC World News via People, “I don’t want to say very much about that, except to say it was a very difficult time. We are a family and we will always be a family, and we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it.”
She went on to talk about how she and Brad are focusing on staying as much of a family as possible.
“Many, many people find themselves in this situation,” Angelina said. “My whole, my family…we’ve all being through a difficult time. My focus is my children, our children…and my focus is finding this way through. We are and forever will be a family. I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and…

North Korea Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia recalls Pyongyang envoy

Malaysia has recalled its envoy to Pyongyang in an escalating row over the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.
Kim Jong-nam died in mysterious circumstances last week at a Kuala Lumpur airport - police believe he was poisoned while waiting for a flight.
Malaysian police say they are now looking for four North Koreans.
Pyongyang's envoy to Malaysia was also summoned over earlier comments he made.
Despite widespread speculation that North Korea was behind the killing, there has been no definitive evidence and Pyongyang has not issued an official statement on the issue so far.
South Korea has publically accused the North of orchestrating the incident, saying on Monday that it was evidence of North Korean "terrorism getting bolder".
Meanwhile a video which apparently shows CCTV footage of the attack on Kim Jong-Nam has surfaced and aired on Japanese television.
What has led to the diplomatic spat?
Malaysia was one of very few…

Drake hits back at Kanye West's shade: 'I don't respect it at all'

Last year, Kanye West famously threw shade at Drake. Now Drizzy is responding.
According to Wonderwall, In a Feb. 18 an interview with DJ Semtex on Beats 1's OVO Sound Radio, Drake, 30, finally shared his thoughts about what Kanye said about him during one of Ye's many onstage rants while on his Saint Pablo tour in late 2016.

In this particular tirade, the troubled rapper, 39, made headlines for claiming artists like Drake and DJ Khaled had conspired with radio stations to overplay their music.

"I think everybody has their own little things going on, I'm not really sure what he's referring to half the time, 'cause in the same breath, I went from being... like working on a project with him, to him sort of publicly s------ on me and DJ Khaled for being on the radio too much," Drake said, according to
"But yeah, I'm not really sure, everybody's got their own thing going on," Drake added, possibly alluding to either Ka…

Ahuofe Patri Unveiled As itel Mobile Ghana Brand Ambassador

The world’s fastest growing mobile phone brand, itel Mobile Ghana, has signed a one-year contract with young celebrated actress Priscilla Opoku Agyemang (Ahuofe Patri) as their brand ambassador.

The signing ceremony took place on the 16th of February 2017 at Kofas Media’s ffice, East Legon.

Present at the contract signing was Priscilla herself, her manager Kofi Asamoah, Digital Marketing and communication Manager of itel Ghana, Michael Tuekpe and the country manager of itel Ghana.

According to Ahuofe Patri, she is extremely excited about the whole ambassadorial deal and she believes with her huge fan base and activeness in the industry, she will go a long way to usher the brand into an amazing pedestal.

In an interview with the digital marketing and communication manager of itel Ghana, Michael Tuekpe, below is what he had to say; “We all know about the sleek and quality phones produced by itel Ghana, hence we needed someone who can match up that trend and there was no one other …

Hitler's phone sold for $243,000 at US auction

A telephone used by Adolf Hitler during World War Two has been sold for $243,000 (£195,744) at a US auction. 
The identity of the buyer, who bid by phone, has not been revealed. The bidding in Chesapeake City, Maryland, started at $100,000. The red phone, which has the Nazi leader's name engraved on it, was found in his Berlin bunker in 1945. 
Soviet soldiers gave it to British officer Sir Ralph Rayner as a souvenir shortly after Germany surrendered. 
The phone was sold by auction house Alexander Historical Auctions.
Auction house officials said the phone was a "weapon of mass destruction", as it was used by Hitler to give orders that took many lives during the war.
A porcelain figure of an Alsatian dog, also owned by Hitler, fetched $24,300. It was bought by a different bidder. BBC

Man stabbed over pregnancy in Koforidua

Two men have been put before court in Koforidua for fighting over a pregnancy, leading to a stab. The two accused persons are Mawuli Debrah, 42, a spinner,  and Tahiru Ahmed ,33, a driver .
Presenting the facts of the case before a Koforidua Circuit Court, the Prosecutor, Chief Inspector  Bernard Annor explained that the two accused persons are both residents of Koforidua-Nsukwao in the Eastern region .
He said  Debrah accused Ahmed of  impregnating his sister but failing to accept responsibility causing ” medical implications ” for his sister.
The situation created enmity between the two accused persons which resulted in fierce fighting.
He said later in the evening around 10pm  that fateful day, the accused persons again met and engaged in another fight in which Tahiru Ahmed sustained a deep scissors stab in his chest .
Both reported the case to the  Police and  medical forms were issued to the two to attend hospital for medical treatment,  where Ahmed undergone a surgery at the…