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Philippines Duterte: Martial law extended in Mindanao


Legislators in the Philippines have voted overwhelmingly to extend martial law to deal with an Islamist insurgency in the restive island of Mindanao. Militants linked to so-called Islamic State have been occupying parts of Marawi, a city in the south, since May. President Rodrigo Duterte said the extension was necessary to crush the insurgency, but his critics say it is ...

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John Heard: Home Alone actor dies aged 71


The actor John Heard, best known for his role in the Home Alone films, has died at the age of 71. Heard was found dead on Friday in his hotel room in Palo Alto, California, according to celebrity news website TMZ. The Santa Clara medical examiner’s office confirmed the death. The cause is unknown. Heard had reportedly been staying at ...

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Old Fadama: Parts of Onion Market in flames


Fire has gutted some parts of the Onion Market at Old Fadama in Accra. According to Citi News’ Kojo Agyeman who was at the scene, the fire started around 1pm and is currently raging towards other parts of the market, which is located behind the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC). It is believed that the blaze was started by a scrap dealer who ...

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Donald Trump attacks ‘illegal’ report on Sessions Russian meeting


US President Donald Trump has attacked “illegal leaks” following reports his attorney general discussed campaign-related matters with a Russian envoy. The Washington Post gave an account of meetings Attorney General Jeff Sessions held with the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak. Mr Sessions has previously denied discussing the election campaign. US authorities are investigating possible collusion between Russia and the ...

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Charlotte Osei responds to ‘fraud’ allegations

EC Chair, Charlotte Osei

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission , Charlotte Osei has responded to allegations of financial malfeasance leveled against her by employees of the Commission. Mrs Osei in her response, pointed out among others that the allegations were unfounded, saying; “There is clearly, no established case of fraud or abuse of office made against the Chairperson. The public purse, should be, ...

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Ken Ofori Atta replacing MoF officials with Data Bank staff – Haruna Iddrisu

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu has alleged that top officials at the Finance Ministry have been replaced with workers of Data Bank. The Minority Leader says persons who worked with the Finance Minister while he was at Data Bank have been employed at the Finance Ministry. Speaking to journalists at the NDC Headquarters, the Tamale South MP said the removal of ...

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Benjamin Mendy: Man City agree £52m deal for Monaco left-back


Manchester City have agreed a £52m deal for Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy. The 23-year-old France left-back, who joined Monaco from Marseille last summer, played 34 times for the club last season and helped them to their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years. His fee would eclipse the initial £45m paid by City for right-back Kyle Walker earlier this month ...

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Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk – Study


One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine key risk factors including lack of education, hearing loss, smoking and physical inactivity. The study is being presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London. By 2050, 131 million people could ...

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Charlotte Osei caused our defeat – PPP

Operations Director of the Progressive People’s Party, Nana Ofori Owusu

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei is responsible for the party’s underwhelming performance in the 2016 general elections, Director of Operation for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Nana Ofori Owusu has said. According to him, Charlotte Osei’s decision to disqualify PPP’s presidential candidate, Papa Kwesi Nduom ahead of the 2016 polls negatively affected the party . Papa Kwesi Nduom ...

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YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos


YouTube says it will redirect people searching for “violent extremist propaganda” and offer them videos that denounce terrorism. People searching for certain terms relating to the so-called Islamic State group will be offered playlists of videos “debunking its mythology”. YouTube said it wanted to help prevent people being radicalised. The company told the BBC that uploading IS propaganda was already against ...

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