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August 16, 2017 2:10 PM Duterte lauds bloody drug raids in Bulacan state

Philippine president showers praise on police, who killed 32 suspects in the bloodiest drug raids near capital Manila. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has showered praise on police officers, who carried out a series of raids that killed at least 32 suspected drug offenders - the bloodiest night in the ongoing drug war - calling it "beautiful" 1

August 16, 2017 8:23 AM In his own words: President Trump on Charlottesville protest

TRUMP: Hello, everybody. Great to be back in New York with all of our friends, and some great friends outside the building, I must tell you. I want to thank all of our distinguished guests who are with us today, including members of our Cabinet, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, and of course our Transportation Secretary 3

August 16, 2017 8:16 AM Cincinnati Open: Garbine Muguruza powers into round of 16

Garbine Muguruza defeated Brazilian qualifier Beatriz Haddas Maia 6-2, 6-0 to reach the third round of the Cincinnati Open. Garbine Muguruza got her final U.S. Open tune-up event off to a flying start as the Wimbledon champion stormed by Brazilian qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-2, 6-0 to reach the third round of the Cincinnati Open on Tuesday 3

August 16, 2017 6:50 AM 4th Ghana Poetry Festival calls for volunteers

Ghana Poetry Festival, an annual event for poets and spoken word artistes will be held in November 2017. The organizers, therefore, invite people to take part in the activities marking the event. By volunteering for the festival, one gets to participate in an educative and exciting event that showcases established and emerging poets and performers in terms 3

August 16, 2017 6:10 AM Samsung releases official video teaser of Galaxy Note 8, hints at massive display, S Pen

Samsung is set to announce the Note 7 successor aka Galaxy Note 8 on August 23. The South Korean smartphone maker has been teasing the phablet for quite some time now. In some teasers the company reveals that Note 8 is going to be 'massive' device, while in some it shows the dual cameras that will sit at the rear panel of the device. After revealing 1

August 15, 2017 7:47 PM Falling tree kills 13 on Portuguese island of Madeira

A falling tree has killed at least 13 people and injured 49 at a religious ceremony on the Portuguese island of Madeira. A video shows the tree crashing down on a crowded square in a suburb of the main town, Funchal, spreading panic among people enjoying the festivities. Two children are reported to have been killed, and some of the injured are said to be foreign 1

August 15, 2017 6:11 PM Grace Mugabe back in Zimbabwe after being accused of assault in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG/HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, returned home on Tuesday from South Africa after failing to turn herself in to police in Johannesburg to face charges of assaulting a model in a hotel room. There was no immediate public comment on the case from Grace, 52, a possible successor to her husband President Robert Mugabe 1

August 14, 2017 9:49 PM Charlottesville car attack suspect denied bail; police chief defends performance of his officers

A Virginia judge on Monday declined to set bail for James Alex Fields Jr., the 20-year-old Ohio man accused of second-degree murder and other charges after authorities said he plowed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters near the scene of a white supremacist rally that erupted into violence. Meanwhile, the police chief in Charlottesville — under 1

August 14, 2017 6:02 PM As Pakistan Marks 70 Years Of Independence, Its Minorities Struggle For Space

As Pakistan Marks 70 Years Of Independence, Its Minorities Struggle For Space People pose in front of Pakistan Independence Day signs in Lahore. The country, created in 1947 as a homeland for South Asia's Muslims, celebrated 70 years of independence on Aug. 14. The children pile into the stadium in shiny clothes, clutching green-and-white Pakistani flags 2

August 14, 2017 3:46 PM The rise and fall of UT, Capital Bank

The news that two indigenous banks, UT and Capital banks have been taken over by GCB bank has come as a shock to many Ghanaians, as just a year ago, Capital Bank was adjudged the Best Growing Bank, Best Bank in Deposits & Savings at the Ghana Banking Awards. The central bank on Monday announced that it has revoked the licenses of UT and Capital Bank to operate 2