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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The Indonesian woman who is one of the suspects in the killing of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un’s half brother said she was paid $90 for what she believed was a prank, an Indonesian official said Saturday.

Ghana international forward Jordan Ayew is expected to lead the attacking lines of Swansea City as they face Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge in the English Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Smartphones are typically for applications like games and messaging, but for cybersecurity experts, your actual phone is the latest area where security companies and hackers are facing off.

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Ask a guy to sniff a perfume and the reactions will almost always be the same. He's more likely to crinkle his nose up, sneeze, or groan than he is to rip off your clothes and take you to pound town right there by the food court.

A Swedish politician has proposed what may be the most unique benefit heard of after he argued workers should be allotted a paid hour-long break so they could have sex with their partners.

Living with a cat during childhood does not cause mental illness later in life, a new study from University College London suggests, disputing earlier studies that caused alarm by linking cats to human mental illness.

I've struggled with my weight since fourth grade. It's a familiar story, but I tried every diet. I even enrolled in a supervised weight-loss program when I was in my 30s, only to be told that I was a slow loser. The counselor asked me if I was filling out the forms correctly because my numbers hardly moved!

Women aren't the only ones who may feel depressed when welcoming a newborn: a new study from New Zealand says some men also experience depression during and after their female partners' pregnancies.

In the study of almost 4,000 men, about 6 percent had elevated depression symptoms at some point during their partners' pregnancies or the nine months after the birth, researchers found.

"I think it's important for couples to be aware that either of them can be depressed and they should be seeking help and seeking support," said the study's lead author Lisa Underwood, who is affiliated with the University of Auckland.

Underwood and colleagues write in JAMA Psychiatry that 9 percent of men report depression at some point during their lives. About 3 percent report a depressive episode in the past year.

Pregnancy and childbirth may put men at an increased risk of depression, they add, though research typically focuses on women, who are at an increased risk of depression during pregnancy and after childbirth.

Still, past research also links depressed fathers to emotional and behavioral problems among children, the researchers write.

For the new study, the team analyzed data collected from the partners of women who took part in the Growing Up in New Zealand study and were due to deliver between April 2009 and March 2010.

The researchers conducted in-home interviews with 3,826 fathers during their female partners' pregnancies. Another round of interviews were conducted with 3,549 of the fathers about nine months after their children's birth.

Underwood and her colleagues found that 2.3 percent of fathers had elevated symptoms of depression while their female partners were pregnant. During the postnatal period, 4.3 percent of fathers had elevated depression symptoms after childbirth.

Our planet racks up an estimate $6 billion a year in spending on urinary tract infections, according to the American Urological Association. Now, for as little as $10, a potential way to prevent new infections.

Solar eclipses have been recorded as important events by humans for millennia. References have been found in some of our earliest texts, including ancient Chinese academic documents and even a line from Homer's Odyssey that declares, "The sun is blotted from the heavens."

Watchers of the solar space in Ghana have notified the public of a partial solar eclipse that will occur today, Sunday, February 26, 2017. According to them, the partial eclipse will take place between 3:45pm and 5:30pm today.

Researchers in Japan suggest there's a surprising neurological reason why people avert their gaze occasionally during conversation. Reporting in the journal Cognition, they write that eye contact actually "disrupts resources available to cognitive control processes during verb generation.

Even after someone is declared dead, life continues in the body, suggests a surprising new study with important implications. Gene expression — when information stored in DNA is converted into instructions for making proteins or other molecules — actually increases in some cases after death, according to the new paper, which tracked postmortem activity and is published in the journal Open Biology.

An Iron Age tomb brimming with treasures fashioned out of gold, bronze and amber was recently uncovered after lying undisturbed by the Danube River for nearly 2,600 years, archaeologists report.

For years planetary scientists have chalked up the moon’s origin to an impact between Earth and a Mars- or larger-sized body called Theia. According to this theory about 4.5 billion years ago a newly-coalesced Earth was hit by another protoplanet.

Ghanaian popular actress, Ahuofe Patri, has revealed that one thing that agitates her mind is the fact that it’s very difficult for new artistes to get discovered easily in Ghana – no matter how good the person is.

From 2015 until late last year, Tonto Dikeh took to instagram to show off a lot of expensive gifts she claimed her husband gave to her, praising him to high waters. Among the gifts was a bold canary yellow ring, a Toyota Prado SUV, a diamond studded chopard necklace and wristwatch which was her push gift, iPhone 7 rose gold, and a Lexus LX 570 SUV...

Ghanaian actress-Lydia Forson seems to be tired of how bad a lot of Ghanaian men are–when it comes to the art of “wooing” a woman.

TMZ is reporting that Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran has filed a domestic-violence restraining order against the singer. The legal order requires Brown to stay 100 yards away from Karrueche, her mom and her brother.

Nollywood actress, Bolaji Ogunmola, certainly has ideas about what she wants and how she wants it.

The day of romance, Valentine’s Day was celebrated worldwide yesterday as millions sent/exchanged messages with family friends and loved ones. Many celebrities in Ghana took to various social media platforms to show appreciation to their fans and loved ones.

MoveHub, an international relocation company has rated Ghana as the most expensive country to live in on the African continent.

MoveHub based its assessment on a range of costs, such as the price of groceries, transport, bills, restaurants and rents.

These figures are then compiled into an index, using the notoriously expensive city of New York as a benchmark.

According to the report published by the Independent.co.uk website, Ghana is ranked among 20 other nations that are deemed expensive to reside in world over.

It said: “Ghana is one of Africa’s more prosperous nations, and this is reflected in the cost of living, which is higher than any other African nation”.

New York was given an index score of 100, and countries were then ranked based on this. So a country with a score higher than 100 is more expensive than New York, while below signals that it is cheaper.

Below is the list of the 21 most expensive countries in the world

21. Ghana — 53.89: Ghana is one of Africa’s more prosperous nations, and this is reflected in the cost of living, which is higher than any other African nation, according to MoveHub.

Kumasi is the Garden City of Ghana as well as being the Ghana’s second most prominent city. Not a city of gardens, but a well-groomed city where anything at all can sell on a large scale provided one has the heart to commit to it. It is here that some of the oldest buildings in Ghana are.

Airlines may be charging more to check luggage today, but one flier allegedly resorted to extreme measures to avoid paying an excess fee.

Pack your bags, travelers: We’re going to Europe for cheap. Budget airline Wow Air is offering $69 one-way flights to a handful of European cities from San Francisco, Miami and Boston. And we’re clicking fast, because there’s no telling how long this deal will last.

Valentine is that one season of the year where every secret is an open one. I mean, you have to show your love to the one you love. It rhymes but it is real too. Otherwise, you know better than I do that for the rest of the over 300 days in 2017, a memory bank of you flop will be inscribed in both the heart and mind. Whoever opined that love does not come cheap was so right.

The City of Lights is bracing for darker times. In a Feb. 9 press conference, Paris’s deputy mayor Jean-François Martins unveiled a proposal to build a permanent bulletproof glass wall around the base of the Eiffel Tower to protect France’s most popular tourist attraction from terrorist attacks.

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