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Landslides kill 134 people in Bangladesh with families buried alive as they slept in their homes

Landslides following heavy monsoon rains in southeastern Bangladesh have killed at least 134 people.

AFP reports that the remote Rangamati region was hardest hit by the pre-dawn landslides, with at least 98 deaths. Many of the victims in the hilly district lived in poor tribal communities, and were buried in their homes while sleeping.

Reported rumors of Beyoncé going into labor swirl as Twitter goes crazy in anticipation of twins’ possible arrival

Have Jay Z and Beyoncé dropped their latest project? A seismic ripple tore through the entertainment world late Tuesday night as reports surfaced that Jay and Beyoncé had welcomed twins to their family, which already includes their 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy. 
Sources at Melba's restaurant in Harlem told us that DJ Khaled, whose new track "Shining" features performances by Jay Z and Beyoncé, was spreading word on Tuesday evening that he'd heard that it was a done deal. He could not immediately be reached for comment.

Divorce Saga: Odartey Lamptey Wins; ‘Cheating’ Wife Ordered To Vacate East Legon Property

The former wife of Nii Odartey Lamptey has lost a claim for a 50% share of the fortunes of the former Ghana and Anderlecht star in a heart-wrenching infidelity drama which rocked the West African nation four years ago.
An Accra High Court has ruled on Wednesday Gloria Appiah committed 'adultery' when she gave birth to three children out of wedlock and subsequently quashed her motion to be awarded half of the property of the former footballer.

Parliament passes bill to remove taxes on Spare parts

Parliament has passed the Customs Amendment bill, despite protests from the minority arguing that the bill breaches the constitution.
The law seeks to scrap duties on both old and new spare parts brought into the country.
During the consideration of the bill Tuesday June 13, 2017, Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu argued that the bill flouts the constitution and disrespects ECOWAS leaders.

Asamoah Gyan celebrates 50-goal milestone with live band session this Friday

Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan celebrates his 50th international goal for Ghana this Friday, June 16, at the Gold Coast Restaurant & Cocktail Bar in Airport City -Accra.
The feat was recorded last Sunday, when the Stars thumped Ethiopia 5-0 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. 
It makes him Ghana’s all-time top scorer, as well as African greatest scorer in the FIFA World Cup with six goals.

Daffodils introduce fun way to learn Mathematics with Bonanza Card Game

When last did you spend some time to play a game with your family especially with the children? What if I can introduce you to a game that is both fun and can help improve your arithmetic skills and that of your children.
We are very much aware that any kind of learning be it word or calculations is more likely to be effective through the medium of play

2017 BET Awards to air live on DStv, June 27

BET Africa announced that music heavyweights Chris BrownLil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Big SeanPost Malone, Roman Gian Arthur and Jessie Reyez will perform at the 2017 “BET Awards” as well as Lifetime Achievement Award recipients New Edition.
The iconic annual show will also have performances from previously announced hit makers including Bruno MarsFuture, Migos, Trey Songz and Tamar Braxton. The 2017 “BET Awards” has set the standard for one of the most intently unconventional, news-provoking broadcasts. Hosted by stand-up comedian Leslie Jones, the 2017 “BET Awards” is sure to include unforgettable moments, appearances and performances you won’t want to miss! The 2017 “BET Awards” will air across Africa on BET (DStv channel 129) on Tuesday 27 June at 7pm

Top US politician Steve Scalise, aides shot in Virginia

A gunman opened fire on Republican members of congress during a baseball practice near Washington early on Wednesday, wounding several people including senior Republican leader Steve Scalise, before being taken into custody, police and witnesses said.
The gunman died later of his injuries, President Donald Trump announced at the White House.
Lawmakers said the shooter, who was armed with a rifle, had exchanged fire with Capitol Hill police who were at the scene and was shot before being taken into custody.

Video: Peace Hyde Talks about New Inspirational Forbes Woman Africa Show “Against The Odds” on Arise TV

Following the success ofForbes Africa’s flagship show “My Worst Day with Peace Hyde”, which has seen the media personality interview some of the leading business moguls on the continent including Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote and oil billionaires Folorunsho Alakija, Forbes Woman Africa, the sister brand of the prestigious business magazine is set to launch a women empowerment show called “AgainstThe Odds” to profile inspirational African women who have overcome insurmountable challenges and are making an impact on the continent.

Grammys switching to online voting, changes top album rule

The Grammys Awards are transitioning to online voting and have updated rules for its top category, album of the year.
The Recording Academy announced new changes Wednesday, including its official switch to online voting for its 13,000 members. Voting for the 2018 Grammy Awards will take place in the fall and will include songs and albums released between Oct. 1, 2016, and Sept. 30, 2017.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi case: ICC calls for arrest of ex-Libya leader's son

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has called for the arrest and surrender of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who was released by a militia in Libya last week after six years in jail.
The son of late leader Col Muammar Gaddafi is wanted for alleged crimes against humanity during the rebellion that ousted his father in 2011.

63 Ghanaians deported from USA

Sixty-three Ghanaians deported from the United States of America have arrived at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.
Starr News gathers that, the Ghanaians were evicted from US because they did not have the required documents to continue living in that country where they had gone to seek greener pastures.

Photos: Taxi driver stabbed to death at Pentecost University College Park at Sowutuom

The lifeless body of a taxi driver suspected to have been killed by carjackers was on Monday morning retrieved by the police at the Pentecost University College Park at Sowutuom in Accra.

The deceased appeared to have been stabbed severally by the unknown attackers and left in a pool of blood.

Bullets Killed Soldier Mobile Phone Retrieved

Contrary to reports that Major Maxwell Adam Mahama was only lynched by angry residents of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region, reports reaching DAILY GUIDE indicate that the army officer was rather struck down by bullets.
According to autopsy conducted on the late army commander, his assailants shot him twice before lynching him.
Two bullets were lodged in his body, a pathologist at the 37 Military Hospital who conducted the autopsy, discovered.
Major Mahama also suffered a fractured skull when the crowd descended upon him with cudgels, clubs, cement blocks and other deadly weapons.
The three people suspected to have fired the gunshots are now at large.

Zambian woman jailed for going naked from the waist up in protest against opposition leader's incarceration

A Zambian woman has been sentenced to 21 days in prison for indecent exposure. Shila Hamukale, who is a supporter of the United Party for National Development (UPND), had staged a lone protest at Monze bus station wearing absolutely nothing on top...

Galamsey kingpin Aisha Huang returns to Bepotenteng mining site

Galamsey kingpin, En Huang also known as Aisha is said to have gone back to the mining concession site at Bepotenteng in the Amansie Central District in the Ashanti Region, a few days after she was granted bail by the Accra High Court.
She is said to have taken away some equipment including batteries that was relevant to the case of the Republic versus En Huang and four others.

Qatar football team faces FIFA sanction for Emir shirt

Qatar's national football team could face disciplinary action from FIFA after its players warmed up for a World Cup qualifier against South Korea wearing t-shirts showing support for the country's Emir.
The show of support for Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani came after several Gulf nations and Egypt cut ties with Qatar and imposed economic sanctions on Doha for allegedly supporting "extremism". Qatar denies the accusations.

Meet Rosalyn Baldwin: The 7-year-old girl on a mission to hug police officers in all 50 US states

Rosalyn Baldwin is a 7 years old girl on a road trip across the US on a mission to hug police officers in all 50 states. Her mother, Angie Baldwin says her daughter's mission came about as a result of the Dallas shooting that led to the deaths of three more officers last summer.

Kim Kardashian discusses fame, missteps at Forbes summit

Kim Kardashian West takes her status as a role model seriously, and says part of that is owning up to her past mistakes and not letting online hatred distract her from her goals.
The reality show star spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday before taking the stage as one of the keynote speakers at the annual Forbes Women's Summit. Her wide-ranging conversations touched on how hurtful comments affect her, her still-growing brand, how the robbery in Paris has changed her life and husband Kanye West's photographic ability, or lack thereof.

Nairobi building collapse: Two children rescued

Two children have been rescued from the rubble of a collapsed seven-storey building in Kenya's capital Nairobi, nearly 24 hours after the incident. Rescue officials say a boy and a girl are now being treated in a hospital. 
A woman who was also pulled alive from the wreckage in the eastern Kware Pipeline Ebakasi area later died.

Sasha Obama Looked Stunning In Red At Her Sweet 16

Sasha Obama was just 8 years old when President Obama took office in 2009 but now, the former First Daughter is all grown up. 
Over the weekend, Sasha turned 16 years old and photos from her Sweet 16 party emerged on Twitter and Instagram. According to the YBF, the birthday party actually took place sometime in May, but photos didn't surface online until this weekend. 

Ghanaian who lost fingers to frostbite in trek to Canada gets refugee status

More than five months after he almost froze to death walking across the Canada-United States border, eventually losing his fingers to frostbite, Razak Iyal was granted refugee status Tuesday.
"If I go back to Ghana, I might lose all my life. But here I am, I just lost my fingers, but I'm still part of the society," Iyal, 35, said after his closed-door Immigration and Refugee board hearing.
"I thank God that I've been accepted to stay in Canada, to be a Canadian. And what I have in me, I'll make sure I share it with the community, with the people." According to, Iyal was among the first in the recent wave of refugee claimants sneaking across the border from the United States out of fear of being deported back to their home country.

Instant National ID Card starts Sept 15

The National Identification Authority (NIA) will issue the first of the proposed Ghana National Identity Card from September 15, 2017.
According to Prof. Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, Executive Secretary of the NIA, persons living in areas with good internet coverage will get their cards within 10 minutes of their filling the appropriate forms, while those with unreliable or non-existent coverage will have the printing of theirs deferred for a short period.

Ariana Grande to get honorary citizenship of Manchester

Ariana Grande is to get honorary citizenship of Manchester under plans put forward by the city council.
The council is proposing a new system to recognise outstanding contributions to the city.
The US singer is in line to be the first recipient for organising the One Love Manchester concert in aid of victims of the bomb attack at her gig, in which 22 people died. An event to mark "selfless acts" after the blast is to be held, too.

Otto Warmbier: North Korea releases jailed US student 'in coma'

US student Otto Warmbier has been freed from jail in North Korea, but his parents say he has been in a coma for a year.
The 22-year-old was flown to the US and landed in Ohio late on Tuesday.
The Warmbier family told US media they had found out only last week that their son has been in a coma since shortly after his trial in March 2016.

CID to 'interrogate' widow of late Major Mahama

The widow of slain Major Maxwell Adam Mahama is to be interrogated by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, Spokesperson for the CID has said.
 ASP Olivia Turkson said this forms part of on-going investigations into the dastardly manner in which the army officer was killed at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region on May 29.

Breaking: Huge fire engulfs 24-story apartment block in West London

Hundreds of rescue personnel were at the scene of a mammoth fire at a residential tower in West London on Wednesday, police said. Authorities said "a number" of people had been injured. 
Police, fire and ambulance crews raced to Grenfell Tower, part of the Lancaster West housing estate about a mile northwest of Kensington Palace.