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46 Turkish and 3 Iraqi hostages abducted by ISIS in Iraq released

RT - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Without paying a ransom, Turkey secured the release of dozens of Turkish consulate workers who were kidnapped in the northern city of Mosul after rebels from the Islamic State (IS) advanced on the city in June.

France Joins US in anti-IS Airstrikes and at UN Meeting

Rudaw - ‎45 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK– Global efforts against the Islamic State (IS) gained momentum on Friday with France joining the US in launching airstrikes against the Sunni Muslim militia while UN Security Council members condemned their brutality.

Catalonia Will Defy Spanish Government, Hold (Non-Binding) Independence Vote

Slate Magazine (blog) - ‎12 hours ago‎
The regional government of Catalan will hold a November 9 referendum a la Scotland on the question of whether the area should declare independence from Spain—but the results will be non-binding, seemingly making the vote something of an elaborate ...

Ebola crisis: Life... and death in the 'high-risk' zone in Sierra Leone

Irish Independent - ‎33 minutes ago‎
THE ambulances racing through the rutted streets of Kenema no longer turn on their sirens. It is one of the underwhelming attempts by authorities to improve the psychology of weary and wary locals, for whom any medical emergency registers as another ...

Kenya's representative in the BBA un-masked

The Standard Digital News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Kenya's Melvin Alusa has landed the coveted spot of Kenya's representative in the ninth season of the reality TV show 'Big Brother Hotshots'.

Ghanaian president in Worcester Sept. 27

Worcester Telegram - ‎1 hour ago‎
From left, Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama, Secretary of State John Kerry, Dana Hyde, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and Ghana's Finance Minister Seth Terkper, participate in a ceremony to extend a grant to Ghana from the U.S.

Kabila To CHRAJ Boss: How Can You Work For So Many Years And Not Own ...

Peace FM Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
A former National Youth Organiser of the Convention People's Party (CPP), James Kwabena Bomfeh says it is 'extremely unbelievable' for the Commissioner for the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Ms Lauretta Lamptey, ...

Veep Eulogises Late Ekow Nyamekye Awoonor

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - ‎17 hours ago‎
Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur Friday morning joined people from all walks of life for the memorial and burial service for a late renowned lawyer, lecturer and consultant, Ekow Nyamekye Awoonor at the Christ the King Parish in Accra.

Ugandan president sacks PM in power struggle for top job

Herald Scotland - ‎7 hours ago‎
UGANDAN President Yoweri Museveni has replaced his prime minister, removing a former ally some analysts had seen as a potential contender for the top job.

2015: Back Deal Between President Jonathan,PDP Governors

Nigerian Bulletin - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP only supported an automatic ticket for President Goodluck Jonathan's re-election after he promised that they would not be harassed by the agents of the Economic and Financial Crime ...

Sata orders Chikwanda to stop inconsistencies - ‎2 hours ago‎
PRESIDENT Michael Sata has directed finance minister Alexander Chikwanda and his mines counterpart Christopher Yaluma to come up with consistent policies that will guarantee transparency and accountability in the mining sector.

Eastleigh residents mark anniversary of tragic Westgate attacks.

The Standard Digital News - ‎1 hour ago‎
NAIROBI, KENYA: Eastleigh residents in Nairobi have joined the national mourning and remembrance of the people who tragically lost their lives or were terribly injured during the brutal attack on the Westgate Mall a year ago by Al Shabaab militants.

Murder Rate In South Africa Increased By 5% - ‎7 minutes ago‎
The murder rate in South Africa increased by 5 per cent, to 17,068 murders, in the 2013-14 financial year, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said Friday.

Iran's FM: West, US Unable to Curb Terrorism

Fars News Agency - ‎2 hours ago‎
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif strongly criticized the West, specially the US, for supporting terrorism in different parts of the world.

Malaysia confident of securing UNSC non-permanent member seat: Anifah

Sin Chew Jit Poh - ‎12 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Malaysia has expressed confidence in securing a non-permanent member seat on the United Nations Security Council for the 2015-2016 term.

Indonesia police: US couple confesses to death of woman found in suitcase

CNN - ‎4 hours ago‎
Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) -- A Chicago man confessed to killing his girlfriend's mother, whose body was found last month in a suitcase outside a hotel in Indonesia, police in Bali tell CNN.

Yemen: Clashes Unsettle the Capital

New York Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen clashed in Sana, the capital, for a second day on Friday in battles that have killed at least 120 people and forced thousands to flee their homes.

UPDATE 1-Ghana inflation to ease to roughly 9.5 pct in 2015 -central bank

Reuters Africa - ‎17 hours ago‎
(Adds quotes, background). ACCRA, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Ghana expects inflation to ease to 9.5 percent, plus or minus two percentage points, by the second half of 2015 from a four-year high of 15.9 percent in August, central bank governor Henry Kofi ...

Oteng Gyasi's resignation 'a big blow' – Tarzan

GhanaWeb - ‎20 hours ago‎
A former CEO of the Volta River Authority (VRA) Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobby has said Tony Oteng Gyasi's resignation as board chair of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is a “big blow to Ghana.

Vodafone Icons to award 3 finalists with recording contracts

GhanaWeb - ‎50 minutes ago‎
The organisers of music talent hunt, Vodafone Icons, have announced that all three finalists for this year's competition will enjoy recording contracts.

Apple iOS 8 Update Frustrates Users

Beauty World News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple's latest operating system, the iOS 8, forces users to delete files from their devices due to its large storage size. (Photo : Getty Images).

MUSIGA Reacts: "Ambolley needs re-education on the Union"

GhanaWeb - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) wishes categorically to deny the contents of a news report published by a section of the media, on Wednesday September 17, 2014, in which a senior musician, Blay Ambolley, was quoted to have accused the Union ...

Kylie Jenner Shuts Down Gossip With Just A Few Words - ‎13 hours ago‎
In the words of the great Lindsay Lohan, “I'm sick of rumors starting.” And much like Lohan sang in her debut 2004 single, Kylie Jenner feels the same way.

Daniel Kenu withdraws assault case against Gyan

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - ‎12 hours ago‎
The Ashanti Regional Editor of Daily Graphic, Daniel Kenu on Friday disappointed the journalism fraternity by his decision to discontinue the assault case involving him and Baffour Gyan at a Kumasi Circuit Court.

Kwesi Appiah/GFA to appear before C'mssion

GhanaWeb - ‎6 hours ago‎
Former coach of the Black Stars James Kwesi Appiah and leading members of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) are expected to take their turn at the Justice Senyo Dzamefe Presidential Commission of Inquiry from Tuesday, September 23.

Arsene Wenger: Don't use Mesut Ozil as 'scapegoat' for Dortmund defeat - ‎19 hours ago‎
Mesut Ozil must not be used as a "scapegoat" for Arsenal's shortcomings, manager Arsene Wenger has insisted. The German World Cup winner, who is Arsenal's record £42million signing, has come under fire following a couple of uninspiring displays, ...

Saturday's Scottish gossip

BBC Sport - ‎2 hours ago‎
Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk insists he did not ask to leave the club during the summer transfer window. (Daily Express). Meanwhile, Leigh Griffiths has been warned by Celtic manager Ronny Deila that he must become a "24-hour athlete" in order to have a ...

First Phase Of Polio Vaccination Underway - ‎17 hours ago‎
The first phase of the two annual mass polio vaccination campaign commenced on Thursday September 18, and would end on Saturday September 20, 2014.

Seven arrested over Ebola on C/d'Ivoire-Guinea border - ‎15 hours ago‎
Seven people attempting to enter Cote d'Ivoire through the bush from Guinea have been arrested by the national gendarmerie in Madinani, about 709km northwest, APA can report, quoting security sources in Abidjan.

villagers murder ebola aid workers

The Australian - ‎7 hours ago‎
A TEAM of health workers, journalists and officials were murdered in Guinea by villagers who believed they were spreading ebola. They had been on a mission to educate people about the virus.