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Russian Officials Say City Survived ‘Space Attack

The governor of Russia’s meteorite-hit Chelyabinsk region wants world leaders to come to his remote region to discuss how the international community can defend against such threats in the future. Chelyabinsk Governor Mikhail Yurevich spoke to reporters in Moscow Monday via a phone link. He said no one country can afford to mount the kind of “space defense” needed to ...

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US Approves Method to Give Blind Limited Vision

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the nation’s health regulator, has approved the first artificial retina, an implantable electronic device that can restore limited vision to people blinded by a rare genetic eye disease. The device, which has been in human clinical trials in the U.S and Europe for several years, offers new hope for people with advanced retinitis pigmentosa, ...

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7 Foreigners Kidnapped in Northern Nigeria

ABUJA, NIGERIA — Police say seven foreign construction workers were kidnapped and one Nigerian guard was killed during an attack on a police station, a prison and an international construction company in Bauchi State in northern Nigeria. They say “hoodlums” kidnapped four Lebanese construction workers along with three Europeans – one Greek, one British and one Italian – after killing ...

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Stinking abattoir, serving ‘poisonous meat’ to uncaring Ghanaian Public!

For many a Ghanaian, a meal without meat is not worth eating. In fact, for many households, it is a sign of living at the lowest rung of the social ladder to cook without meat – beef or mutton. In the capital, Accra, local meat processing outlets   litter every obscure corner where the space is available. Picture lt :Modern Abattoir; ...

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Incriminating evidence found at Oscar Pistorius’ home

A major South African newspaper is reporting that a bloodied cricket bat found at Oscar Pistorius’ home supports the charge he killed his girlfriend of four months.The City Press cites sources close to the investigation who said the skull of 29-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp was “crushed” when police arrived at the scene of the Valentine’s Day murder. The track star’s ...

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Inspite of serious Health issues over half of Northerners support female genital mutilation (FGM)

Over half of Northerners support female genital mutilation (FGM), according to Buwda, a Ghanaian NGO. FGM involves the complete removal or partial removal or alteration of the genitals for non-medical reasons. The coordinator of Buwda in the Bawku municipality, Abubakari Shaibu, in an interview with Radio XYZ’s Upper East regional correspondent, Musah Lansah, said recent research suggested 51% of people ...

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Ghana: Dynamite Importer Acosted!

Officials of Maxam Ghana Limited, the company whose explosive products were used as “bomb” and planted under an Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) transformer at Labone in Accra, have admitted ownership of the deadly dynamites as coming from their company, and disclosed that they were assisting the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to uncover who is behind the “bomb”. Meanwhile, ...

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Cardinal Turkson will not be first African Pope ….by ….Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK…….

The Catholic Church was hit on Monday by shock, disbelief and even sadness with the sudden and unexpected announcement by Pope Benedict XVI that he will resign his Papacy on February 28, 2013 after just five years as head of the 1.2 global worshipers. This unfortunate announcement was preceded immediately by speculation on who will be the next Pope. Within ...

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