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April 22, 2017 5:46 PM Thousands rally at Chicago's 'March for Science'

Thousands of people marched downtown for Chicago's "March for Science," Saturday morning, which is being held along with hundreds of rallies around the world. Organizers expected more than 40,000 to attend in Chicago. The goal is to preserve and fight for science and its pivotal role in society. Saturday's march in Chicago began around 10 a.m. with a rally 62

April 22, 2017 12:25 PM Turning Ataturk’s Turkey upside down, Erdogan to visit Delhi

When Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives in New Delhi on April 30, he will find in his host, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, something of a kindred spirit. Both aspire for absolute power. The April 16 referendum has removed constraints Erdogan was uncomfortable with. He will now be an executive President, a position from where he can manipulate 11

April 20, 2017 7:04 PM The 13 MPs who opposed snap general election

Parliament voted for an early general election on Wednesday, with 522 MPs in favour. However, 13 voted no. But who are the 13 and why are they against the poll? What positions has he held? Parliamentary commissioner for administration (June 1987 - March 1997), Health Committee member (October 2005 - November 2007), Public Administration Committee member 22

April 16, 2017 10:33 PM Death returns to the Med: Seven drown as 6,000 migrants are plucked from the sea over the weekend with traffickers raking in billions as hot weather sees crossing surge

Crammed into an overloaded rubber dinghy, frightened migrants plunge into the sea as their journey to a promised new life in Europe turns to terror. At least seven drowned in the Mediterranean as their rickety vessels listed and took on water. An eight-year-old boy was among the dead. More than 6,000 were saved on Friday and Saturday by the Italian coastguard 11

April 3, 2017 10:14 AM President appoints new GIS comptroller

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Kwame Asuah Takyi as the Comptroller-General of the Ghana Immigration Service, appointment which takes effect from 1st March, 2017. A product of the University of Ghana, Legon and the Ghana Law School where he obtained his LLB Honours Degree and his Bachelor of Laws respectively, he was appointed Notary 26

March 31, 2017 9:09 AM Queen’s Baton relay hits TRRS

TRRS pupils enjoyed a very special opportunity to participate in the memorable event and proudly carried the Queen’s Baton into their school. TRRS has been selected to represent Ghana in the Commonwealth Games Schools Connect programme and has been paired with Arundel State School in Queensland (Australia), the site of the upcoming 2018 Games. The Schools 16

March 29, 2017 11:21 AM Latest on Brexit: U.K. may owe $72B for staff pensions, costs

British Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain has not received a multi-billion dollar exit bill from the European Union. EU officials have said Britain will have to pay as much as 50 billion euros (CAD-$72 billion) before it leaves to cover EU staff pensions and other obligations. May said in a BBC interview Wednesday that "there isn't a formal demand 81

March 26, 2017 10:35 AM Dramatic footage shows violent moment armed cop killed crazed Westminster attacker

A BRITISH boxing star visiting the Houses of Parliament captured the moment a heroic armed policeman shot Westminster attacker Khalid Masood. Frazer Clarke, a super-heavyweight bronze medallist at the Commonwealth Games, was visiting the historic building along with his British Lionhearts teammates when he came face-to-face with the sick jihadi at the gates 14

March 25, 2017 11:44 AM Many governors welcome demise of GOP health care bill

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Governors of both parties had warned Congress for weeks that the Republican health care bill threatened to saddle their states with big costs and potentially leave millions of people without coverage, especially because of the cutbacks planned to Medicaid. The bill's withdrawal on Friday left in place the status quo under the Affordable 29

March 20, 2017 8:25 PM Ghana welcome the Queen’s Baton relay

Accra, March 20, GNA - Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, the Vice President of Ghana on Monday, received the Queen’s Barton Relay at the Flagstaff House. The baton was accompanied by the Ghana Olympic Committee, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the Australian High Commissioner and Dr. Zanetor Rawlings. Dr. Bawumia started the relay at the flagstaff house 41