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Angry District Best Farmer returns award package to gov’t

The Overall Best Farmer for the Prestea-Huni Valley District of the Western Region has returned all the items he received as part of his award at this year’s Farmers’ Day celebration held at Dumase near Bogoso. Mr. John Enimil, a 35-year-old, who was adjudged as the district’s Overall Best Farmer on Friday, December 1, 2017, went home with four knapsack ...

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India: Bus passenger arrested over smelly socks

Police in India say they have arrested a man whose smelly socks caused a dispute between him and fellow passengers on a bus. They told the BBC they had lodged a complaint against Prakash Kumar, 27, for “causing a public nuisance”. The incident occurred en route to the capital, Delhi, after Mr Kumar removed his shoes and socks. The stench ...

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Man returns stolen Subwoofer after being attacked by bees

There was drama in Masindi town in Uganda on Monday when a swarm of bees attacked a man suspected to have stolen household items from a resident of Kijura north cell in Masindi District. Fred Musiime, a resident of Masindi town who witnessed the incident told the Daily Monitor that the bees had covered the man’s head, neck, part of the ...

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Empty gas cylinder causes confusion in Parliament

There was confusion in Parliament today [Friday], when the Member of Parliament for  Tarkwa-Nsuaem, George Mireku Duker, stormed the legislature with a 6kg gas cylinder in his hand. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP, who’s in his first term in Parliament, was in possession of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder to help his presentation during the debate of the ...

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Thieves dig tunnel under Kenyan bank, make away with over $482,000

Robbers in Kenya took a rather unconventional mode of entering a bank and making away with cash to the tune of 50 million Kenyan shillings (equivalent to $482,000). The police confirmed the incident which happened on Monday at the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) in Thika – an industrial town in Kiambu County, located north east of the capital, Nairobi. The ...

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Anti-LGBT politician resigns after being ‘caught having sex with man in his office’

An Ohio lawmaker who routinely touted his Christian faith and anti-LGBT views has resigned after being caught having sex with a man in his office. Wes Goodman, who is the Republican state legislator for Ohio, is married to a woman who is assistant director of an annual anti-abortion rally known as March for Life. The right-wing legislator, who pushed “family ...

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Man forgets where he parked his car; finds it 20 years later

Back in 1997 in the German city of Frankfurt, a man reported his car as stolen to the police. Twenty years later, the authorities in the city have tracked down the missing vehicle, only to discover that the man who owned it had in fact, just forgotten where he’d parked the car and had assumed it had been stolen. The ...

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Ex-Wrestler, Ric Flair confessess to sleeping with 10,000 women

Ric Flair has revealed that he bedded more than 10,000 women and drank 10 beers every day for 20 years. The WWE Hall of Famer from Minnesota, known to millions as The Nature Boy, gave a moving account of his personal life in ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary on him which aired last night. Bearing scars and bloodshot eyes, he ...

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Burundi orders unmarried couples to wed by end of 2017

Unmarried couples in the East African country of Burundi have until the end of the year to legalise their relationships through church or state registrations. In May, President Pierre Nkurunziza signed a new law which the government says will help protect women and create a more moral society, but some disagree. The government insists a legal document recognising a marriage ...

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Father finally reunited with daughter lost in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide

A 70-year-old father has been reunited with his daughter, 23 years after she was taken from Rwanda to Italy for adoption during the genocide, having been mistaken for an orphan. Jeanette Chiapello flew to Rwanda this month from Italy to meet her father, Leonard Sebarinda, after a brother had spent years tracking her down. Sebarinda last saw Chiapello, originally named ...

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