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A gym advertisement that reads, “Tired of being fat and ugly? Just be ugly!” has struck a nerve with some Alabama residents, but the owner said he’s not backing down.

Kwesi Nyantakyi has been accused of using the names of President Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to extort money from some investors.

South African authorities are investigating an alleged cryptocurrency scam that defrauded investors of 1 billion rand ($80 million) with promises of huge returns that never materialized, police said on Friday.

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Only 15 plastic surgeons are qualified to treat the 29 million Ghanaians living in the country, says Dr. Kwame Darko, a plastic surgeon at Korle Bu Training Hospital’s Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre.

An author and educator has been ridiculed after saying parents should ask babies for consent before a diaper change and watch for a response through body language.

The Executive Director of the Mental Health Authority, Dr. Akwasi Osei, has stated that soon the three Psychiatric Hospitals in Ghana will stop admissions of mental health patients if government fails to attend to their aids.

The Akufo-Adod government has signed series of contracts with 10 companies for the production of organic certified seeds.

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says it has received a health alert from the Democratic Republic of Congo on Ebola outbreak.

A research into domestic violence in Accra has shown that women who are victims of domestic violence are forced to pay for medical treatment and reports in contravention of the Domestic Violence Act, which provides that such medical services should be free.

Champagne bubbles danced in fancy glasses and birthday candles burned atop a cheesecake marking 104 years of a long and accomplished life. David Goodall listened quietly as his loved ones started to sing.

The Bible is more than clear in its theological claim that Jesus Christ will return to Earth at an undisclosed, future time. In fact, that belief is a central hallmark of the Christian faith.

Stephen W. Hawking, the Cambridge University physicist and best-selling author who roamed the cosmos from a wheelchair, pondering the nature of gravity and the origin of the universe and becoming an emblem of human determination and curiosity, died early Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.

It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon because of its red hue.

Hawaii and Alaska had the best seats, along with the Canadian Yukon, Australia and Asia. The western U.S. also had good viewing, along with Russia.

At the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, hundreds gathered on the lawn in the wee hours under clear skies. Traffic was backed up more than a mile around the observatory. Sky-gazers also lined the beach near the Santa Monica Pier, some snapping photos and others reclining in the sand, their faces turned upward.

John Cook joined fellow photography enthusiasts at the pier, using the ferris wheel and roller coaster for his foreground.

"It was incredible," said Cook, a visual effects artist for films. Photographers also gathered at the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, striving to get the famous Coit Tower in their moon shots.

In San Francisco's Marina district, a crowd gathered to watch the super blue blood moon, as NASA calls it, set over the Golden Gate Bridge. Spectators got lucky: There were clear skies and no trace of the city's famous fog.

"It's very cinematic, the way the moon is changing colors and reflecting on the water," said Clara Cambon, who arrived around 5:30 a.m. with her husband.

On the other side of the Pacific, where it was already nightfall, hundreds descended on the Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho complex, where telescopes and binoculars were plentiful. A TV monitor showed zoom-in views of the moon, and a university professor gave a run-down as the eclipse unfolded.

"It's wonderful to be at this precious event and to have been able to see the moon looking so beautiful," said Mayumi Kimura, a visitor.

At the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, hundreds gathered on the lawn in the wee hours under clear skies. Traffic was backed up more than a mile around the observatory. Sky-gazers also lined the beach near the Santa Monica Pier, some snapping photos and others reclining in the sand, their faces turned upward.

John Cook joined fellow photography enthusiasts at the pier, using the ferris wheel and roller coaster for his foreground.

"It was incredible," said Cook, a visual effects artist for films. Photographers also gathered at the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, striving to get the famous Coit Tower in their moon shots.

In San Francisco's Marina district, a crowd gathered to watch the super blue blood moon, as NASA calls it, set over the Golden Gate Bridge. Spectators got lucky: There were clear skies and no trace of the city's famous fog.

"It's very cinematic, the way the moon is changing colors and reflecting on the water," said Clara Cambon, who arrived around 5:30 a.m. with her husband.

On the other side of the Pacific, where it was already nightfall, hundreds descended on the Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho complex, where telescopes and binoculars were plentiful. A TV monitor showed zoom-in views of the moon, and a university professor gave a run-down as the eclipse unfolded.

"It's wonderful to be at this precious event and to have been able to see the moon looking so beautiful," said Mayumi Kimura, a visitor.

 

For the first time, eight planets have been found orbiting a distant star, Kepler-90, 2,545 light-years from Earth in the Draco constellation, NASA announced Thursday. It is the first star known to support as many planets as are orbiting our own sun, and researchers believe that this is the first of many to come.

Every once in awhile, as we Earthlings strive to explore the cosmos, we’re reminded that bits of the cosmos occasionally visit Earth, too.

Morgan Freeman issued a second apology after eight people accused him of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior, and the actor said his actions should not be equated with incidents of sexual assault or abuse in the workplace.

Disgraced R&B singer R Kelly “knowingly” infected a 19-year-old woman with an incurable sexually transmitted disease, a new lawsuit claims.

Why wear one stunning wedding dress when you can wear two? After wowing the world in a Givenchy boatneck gown for her ceremony, Meghan Markle switched into a Stella McCartney halter dress for the evening reception at Frogmore House, a royal residence near Windsor Castle.

Prince Harry made no effort to hide his awe for his bride-to-be Meghan Markle in the moment she stepped up to the altar on Saturday. Gazing at her lovingly, he appears to have whispered “You look amazing” before biting his lip. He then followed up by appearing to say “I’m so lucky,” flashing her a sheepish grin.

Guests - including veterans and celebrities - are arriving at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Among the 600 guests are Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham and Elton John.

Jocelyn Wildenstein has gone from billionaire to broke. The former socialite — nicknamed “Catwoman” for her obsession with plastic surgery to give her feline facial features — has filed for federal Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and astonishingly lists her Citibank account balance as “$0.”

A report analysing the work and job skill among immigrant groups in the United States of America has identified Ghanaians in the US as the most hardworking people.

The Ghanaian university student was roused after midnight by police shouting and pounding on his door in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, where a crackdown on illegal immigration has left many residents of its “Little Africa” neighbourhood feeling scared and angry.

Two individuals chasing their passports since 2017 have now gained access to their travel documents within minutes thanks to the intervention of Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey.

A journey from Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital, to one of the oldest famous tourist sites, Boti Falls, was 30 minutes some years back, but today, it takes close to two and a half hours to embark on the same journey from Koforidua to Boti falls in the Yilo Krobo District.

The Ghana Highway Authority will today, April 30, close portions of the Mallam Junction road for the construction of a storm drain.

Israel announced on Tuesday it had abandoned plans to expel African migrants who entered the Jewish state illegally, after failing to find a country willing to host them.

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