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Site of Jesus' tomb re-opens following painstaking restoration in Jerusalem

It's one of Christianity's holiest sites -- the burial chamber where Jesus Christ is believed to have been entombed. Now following nine months of meticulous restoration, it's reopened to the devoted.
Situated in the heart of the Christian quarter in Jerusalem's Old City, much-needed repairs were conducted to the Edicule, a small limestone and marble structure built on the site identified in the 4th century as Jesus' final resting place following his crucifixion. The ambitious project was overseen by the World Monuments Fund (WMF) while Antonia Moropoulou of the National Technical University of Athens led an interdisciplinary team of specialists and masons who carried out the work. It was unveiled to the public on Wednesday. The conservators, who worked mostly at night so as not to impact the Christian faithful from praying at the holy site, fixed underlying masonry before returning displaced stone blocks to their original positions, securing them with tita…

Annie~Joy writes: Did She Marry Her Enemy? Be Inspired!

One cloudy evening, I was sitting in front of my father's house and I saw one of our neighbor sitting in front of the house helpless. I mastered the courage and approached her if she can share what could be the problem. She began by saying: " Anna, am I not a nice woman. I didn't have the privilege to enjoy education because of financial issues. I just have to forget about school and find something doing with my life with the thoughts that, I will get a man who can take good care of me.

Hmmm, I first met a man who promised marriage and in the cause of it, I got pregnant and gave birth to my first born. The gentleman left without fulfilling his promise. Life was still going on and I knew as a beautiful woman, I will definitely get another man which came to pass. I met this man who married me and the same incident has happened. I had a child with him before the marriage. He doesn't allow me in his house but he has rather rented an apartment for me and my chi…

Suge Knight Back in Hospital Battling Blood Clots: Report

According to Billboard, Marion "Suge" Knight was hospitalized on Wednesday (March 22) with blood clots as he awaits trial on murder charges, according to multiple reports. 
The Death Row Records co-founder was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for treatment to a condition he's apparently been dealing with for two years. 
Knight, who remains in custody as he fights a murder rap, has been a regular hospital visitor in recent years and is currently in a stable condition, according to reports. He is understood to have struggled with the condition since he was shot seven times in a West Hollywood nightclub in 2014.
The former rap mogul pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder to charges filed in 2015 after he allegedly ran over two men outside a burger stand in Compton, California during the shooting of a Straight Outta Compton trailer. He faces up to life in prison if convicted.

Ghana to host Miss World pageant

As part of the 60th Independence Day anniversary celebrations, there is the possibility Ghana might play host to the Miss World Beauty pageant this year.
This was disclosed by the Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr Abu Jinapor, at the official launch of Miss Ghana @ 6O pageant held at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture in Accra yesterday.
Speaking at the event, Mr Jinapor who also serves as the Vice Chairperson of the Planning Committee of Ghana@ 60 celebrations said the government is loyal in projecting a positive image of the country through the celebrations and the Miss Ghana brand is one of the suitable platforms to use to achieve the purpose.
Since the maiden Miss Ghana pageant in 1957 which was officially launched by the first president of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the beauty pageant has been used to groom and train young ladies who have engaged in various developmental projects which have been beneficial to the country.
“The President has endorsed this venture and is comm…

Street named after Stonebwoy at Ashaiman

Barely a week after a street in the Wa East District of the Upper West region was named after Noella Wiyaala, Ghanaian Afro pop singer-songwriter who sings in her native Sissala and Waale dialects, residents of Ashaiman have replicated a similar thing for another musician .

Elders of the community in honour of the award-winning musician Stonebwoy named one of its streets after him.

"Just as I touched down..I represent for the hood!! And the hood represent for me!!", Stonebwoy wrote on Facebook.

Watch the viral video of a South African woman standing up to a bulling white man

This video which has gone viral, shows a South African woman standing up to a white man who tried to bully her. The incident happened at Texamo Spur in South Africa on Tuesday March 21st.

According to the woman who shared the video online, she was out having lunch with her children when the white man asked her to warn one of them from touching his daughter.

A shouting match ensued between them and at some point, the white man made an attempt to slap the woman. The restaturant has issued a statement saying the white man has been banned from entering its restaurant nationwide “The man in the video is not welcome at any Spur restaurant nationally. We do not condone any forms of violence against women or children, irrespective of the circumstances,”the statement readWatch the video below...

London terror attack suspect identified as Khalid Masood

The attacker who murdered three people and injured many others before he was shot dead by the police in yesterday's London attack has been identified as Khalid Masood. It has been confirmed that he was born in the UK and was in his mid 50s. It is strongly believed that he is inspired by Islamic extremism.  Yesterday, Mr Masood drove along Westminster Bridge yesterday afternoon killing a mother-of-two and a man in his mid-50s and injuring another 29 people, some of them critically. He then got out of the vehicle and ran round the corner to get into the grounds of the Palace of Westminster where he stabbed a police officer before he was gunned down.
Describing the terrorist, Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Theresa May told MPs that he was a ‘peripheral’ figure, adding that he was not part of their current intelligence picture.

"What I can confirm is that the man was British-born and that some years ago he was once investigated by MI5 in relation to concerns about vi…

Hawaii Republican resigns from party after criticizing Trump

According to Associated Press, a Hawaii lawmaker who says she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump resigned Wednesday from the Republican Party.
Rep. Beth Fukumoto said members of the GOP refused to oppose racism and sexism including a suggestion by Trump to create a Muslim registry during his campaign.

"As a Japanese-American whose grandparents had to destroy all of their Japanese artifacts and items and bury them in the backyard to avoid getting taken and interned, how could I not have said anything?" Fukumoto asked. "And how could my party have not said anything?"
Fukumoto was voted out of her post as House Minority Leader in February after calling Trump a bully in a speech at the Women's March in Honolulu, saying many of his remarks were racist and sexist and had no place in the Republican Party.
Since then, she sought feedback from her constituents about leaving the GOP and said thr…

#Wogbejeke To Feature 2017 Music Of Ghana Origin #MOGO2017

The cast and crew of Ghana’s very own epic, WogbeJeke, which has thrilled Ghanaians over the past couple of years, will perform at this year’s Music of Ghana Origin (#MOGO2017).

Wogbejeke, a delightfully overwhelming experience, captures over two thousand years of history in two hours.

Over the past couple of years, the production has been staged at various venues for thousands of Ghanaians and makes a big entry onto the MOGO stage with a performance based on the changing times in the Ghanaian music industry.

At MOGO, the Wogbejeke crew will tell the story of highlife and hiplife music over the years employing through drama, music, dance and poetry. The producers have promised a night to remember when they mount the stage at the plush Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel come Saturday March 25.

The main acts billed to perform on the night include A.B. Crentsil, Amandzeba, Nana Kwame Ampadu, Adane Best, Paapa Yankson, Kwabena Kwabena, Okyeame Kwame and some other surprise appearances.


Donald Trump Jr criticises London mayor after terror attack

President Donald Trump's son has criticised London's mayor, shortly after a terror attack on the UK capital that killed four people.
Donald Trump Jr tweeted an article written last year, in which Sadiq Khan said terror vigilance had become "part and parcel" of life in a global city.
"You have to be kidding me?!" said Mr Trump, immediately sparking accusations that he was exploiting the tragedy and misrepresenting the mayor's point.
Dozens were hurt in the London attack.
The assailant drove a car through pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and then fatally knifed a police officer who tried to stop him entering the Houses of Parliament. He was then shot dead.
Two hours later, Mr Trump tweeted an article from the Independent newspaper in September 2016.
The tweet added: "Terror attacks are part of living in a big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan."
In it, Mr Khan was speaking shortly before a meeting with New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, on the da…

Beyoncé Makes Houston Teenage Cancer Patient's Dream Come True with FaceTime Call

High school student Ebony Banks, who has stage four cancer, had her dream came true Wednesday when she received a FaceTime call from her hero, Beyoncé.
I love you, the 22-time Grammy winner and mother-to-be told Banks during their conversation.

Beyoncé facetiming with Ebony, a fan with a rare cancer disease whose last wish was to see Beyoncé. ❤️️💙 — BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) March 22, 2017Banks - who attends Alief Hastings High School in Houston, Texas - has spent most of her senior year at MD Anderson Cancer Center fighting a rare stage four cancer, according to KIAH, a local news station. Earlier this month, the school district held a special early graduation ceremony for Banks, whose nickname is Ebob, in the hospital.
And as the ultimate graduation present, Banks' friends and classmates created the hashtag #EBOBMEETSBEYONCE on social media so that she could meet with Beyoncé in an effort to help make one of her biggest dreams come true.

Sr @Ali…

Senegal's Touba TV blames 'satanic trick' for porn gaffe

A religious TV channel in Senegal has blamed an unidentified saboteur for the "satanic trick" that led to a hardcore porn film being shown on air. 
Touba TV's viewers were shocked when explicit sexual content appeared on their screens between 13:10 and 13:30 local time on Monday.
The privately run TV station had initially said that a troublesome "network bug" had led to the blunder.
Touba TV is run by Senegal's influential Mouride Islamic sect.
The channel has laid a complaint with the authorities to identify the culprits.
The pornographic material ran during a popular programme, Tarixu Juma for about 15 minutes. 
"As a religious channel, the management of Touba TV and all our audience members are outraged and unreservedly condemn this criminal act which seems to be sabotage and a satanic trick designed to undermine a channel which is known to stand for Islamic values and teachings," Touba TV management said in a statement.
The channel broadcast…

Wiyaala Drops Follow Up To Rock My Body

Today, Wiyaala releases “My Man (Mr Right)” which will premier in Accra on Hitz 103.9 FM today with Kleff Maxwell Justice. According to insiders at Djimba World, the bubbly Upper West songstress says she may have found her “Mr Right”.

The singer, who is usually coy about her personal relationships, joked: “I needed a man to rock my body, and now it looks like I’ve found my man and he is my Mr Right!”

Wiyaala says the song can be seen as a follow up to the ever popular “Rock My Body”, which won her four nominations and two Awards including The Most Promising Artiste on the African Continent at the 2014 edition of the All Africa Music Awards ( and attracts more than 2500 entrants every year from eighty-four countries across the continent.

Known internationally for singing in her local Sissala dialect, Wiyaala says she wrote and recorded “My Man” as an AfroPop song entirely in English after Tema based producer, Kayso brought a beat to her Djimba World Studio in Wa.


5 dead in UK Parliament terror attack as car ploughs victims on Westminster bridge and assailant stabs pedestrians

Violence struck in Britain Wednesday in the form of a terror attack outside the British Parliament, leaving five people dead, including a police man, and many others injured. The attack occurred at about 2:40 p.m. at which time gunshots were heard near the British Parliament.

It began when the driver of a car drove along the Westminster Bridge which leads to the House of Commons, mowing down pedestrians.

Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London after the car plowed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain's parliament.

The dead, in what police called a "marauding terrorist attack," included the assailant and the policeman he stabbed. The other three victims were among those hit by the car as it sped across Westminster Bridge before crashing into railings just outside parliament.

Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the attack as "sick and depraved." "The location of this attack was n…

Four foot python is an employee at German hair salon where it gives neck massages

50 year old German hairdresser, Falk Döhler brings his four-foot long pet Monty into his Haar Mode Team salon in Dresden, Germany, for two days a week to perform specialist massages. For customers willing to brave the therapeutic routine, the reptile wraps her body around the neck while tensing and relaxes its muscles to massage the client
 The service costs 35 euros for 30 minutes. It may appear terrifying to some but the salon owner said the unusual treatment is proving popular. Mr Döhler said he got the idea to offer the massage after being inspired by seeing a similar technique offered while he was on holiday in South Africa.
Clients who have tried out service include 17yr old  Flora Magdalena who said she'll be back and a TV presenter who was left satisfied with the results.