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August 31, 2017 7:11 AM Europe's transfer window set for frantic finale

There's various high-profile and long-running sagas still to be finalised, including: Can Arsenal keep hold of Alexis Sanchez? Is Monaco about to lose three more of their star players? Will Barcelona buy another forward to replace Neymar? Here's a country-by-country look at the major talking points heading into the final hours of Europe's transfer window 87

August 31, 2017 6:34 AM Full text: IMF's recent statement on Ghana's Extended Credit Facility

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) confirmed in a statement recently the extension of Ghana’s program by one more year. "The Board also approved Ghana’s request for waivers of non-observance of performance criteria, and modification of one performance criterion; and the extension of the arrangement by one year," the IMF statement said. The three-year 83

August 31, 2017 3:11 AM The Latest: Death toll 31 as 6 more fatalities confirmed

Authorities say they have confirmed six more deaths from Harvey, bringing the toll to at least 31. Harris County — which is home to flood-ravaged Houston — confirmed the additional deaths Wednesday night and said they still needed to do autopsies on another eight people to see if their deaths were storm-related. The deaths announced Wednesday included 114

August 31, 2017 3:04 AM US Open 2017: Venus Williams, Elina Svitolina & Svetlana Kuznetsova win

Venus Williams moved into the third round of the US Open by overcoming France's Oceane Dodin 7-5 6-4. The 37-year-old hit 33 winners in the first match of day's three night session at Flushing Meadows. Fourth seed Elina Svitolina saw off Katerina Siniakova 6-0 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 and next plays Evgeniya Rodina who beat Eugenie Bouchard 7-6 (7-2) 6-1. Sloane 78

August 31, 2017 2:40 AM Houston sees glimmer of hope after Harvey but threats loom

Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area and the storm weakened slightly Wednesday but major dangers remained for the U.S. Gulf Coast area, including the threat of an explosion at a stricken Texas chemical plant and major flooding further east near the Texas-Louisiana line. The scope of the devastation caused by the hurricane 77

August 31, 2017 1:04 AM As Houston Looks to Recover, Small Towns Now Bear the Brunt

NEWTON, Tex. — For the streets of Newton, a small town on the Texas side of the Louisiana state line, to become impassable, “the flood would have to be biblical,” Kristen Rogers was told when she peeked into the sheriff’s office looking for guidance. “That’s what they said about Houston,” replied Ms. Rogers, who was looking for a dry way out of rural 83

August 31, 2017 12:03 AM Presidential rats and Nigeria’s greatness

When the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed, last week, that rodents had wrought plenty damage in President Muhammadu Buhari’s Aso Rock office, he was just unconsciously reflecting the inbuilt culture of “beggarlism” among the Nigerian ruling class; a syndrome not easily discerned, unless it comes 73

August 30, 2017 8:15 PM Selfies Could Help Screen for Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer patients have a five-year survival rate of just 9 percent, one of the worst prognoses for any type of cancer due to the lack of symptoms and non-invasive screening tools. One of the earliest symptoms of pancreatic cancer and other diseases is jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and eyes caused by an increase in bilirubin in the blood 125

August 30, 2017 7:49 PM ANALYSIS: Amid Harvey, Trump eschews typical presidential optics for Trumpism

Squint and it almost seemed like a traditional president doing what’s typically done after disaster strikes. President Trump was meeting with those grappling with a storm’s impact, praising the efforts and coordination of local officials, and promising quick rebuilding for the people of the afflicted region. But open your eyes wide and the Trump-style 53

August 30, 2017 5:54 PM Minority’s loud silence on SSNIT scandal surprising – Majority leader

Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has expressed shock at the loud silence of the Minority in Parliament about the scandal that has rocked the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT). According to him, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of the Parliament who are quick to organize press conferences o topical issues 43