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Julian Assange arrested by London police

Julian Assange, the 47-year-old WikiLeaks founder, has been arrested in London. London's Metropolitan Police confirmed Assange's arrest on Twitter on Thursday morning. Scotland Yard said it was invited into the embassy by the ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government's withdrawal of asylum. Assange had been living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London in 2012 while wanted for questioning over sexual assault allegations...

Indonesia votes in presidential and legislative elections

Voting has ended in Indonesia's presidential and legislative elections, with tens of millions of people casting votes without widespread hitches. Preliminary results based on so-called "quick counts"- votes publicly tallied at polling stations are expected to start rolling in within two hours. The presidential race pits incumbent and his running mate, Indonesian Ulama Council Chairman Ma'ruf Amin, against retired general and...

Sri Lanka’s mourns as the mark mass funerals

Six weeks ago, Jude Fernando threw a party to welcome his sister and her three young children home to Sri Lanka. Now, after the Easter Sunday bombing of the nearby Church of Saint Sebastian, he is holding a wake. His mother lies in a polished wooden coffin, her portrait on display among white chrysanthemums. Next to her, dressed in a...

Brilliant Ajax stun Juventus

Ajax's sensational Champions League run continued as teenage captain Matthijs de Ligt's goal eliminated Juventus and secured their place in the semi-finals. Cristiano Ronaldo, a five-time winner of the tournament, headed the hosts in front from a first-half corner. But Ajax battled level as Donny van de Beek controlled Hakim Ziyech's shot and slotted past Wojciech Szczesny. Ziyech went close after the...

Diplomat robbed at knife point at Golden Tulip

When the Commissioner of Korea Customs, Mr Yung-Moon Kim, applied for a Ghanaian visa, which was granted, bought his ticket and sat in a plane en-route to Ghana, he was in high spirits especially when this was his first time of visiting Ghana, the first country in sub-Sahara Africa to have gained independence from colonial rule. The nice impression he...

Don’t Collect Monies From Public – SEC Orders

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has directed Gold Coast Fund Management Ltd to cease collection or receipts of new funds from the public. In a statement, SEC said, “The Commission has directed Gold Coast Fund Management Ltd to cease collection or receipts of new funds or investments from the investing public until all clients and investors with outstanding matured investments...

Man Utd crushed by Messi-inspired Barca

Manchester United's Champions League run ended in the quarter-finals as Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to a crushing victory in the second leg at the Nou Camp. United, trailing 1-0 from the first leg, started brightly but were then undone by brilliance from Messi and a glaring mistake from goalkeeper David de Gea. Messi put the hosts ahead with a fine curling...

An Accra High Court fines former Member of Parliament for defamation

Former Member of Parliament for Salaga South Ibrahim Dey Alhassan has received a fine of One million, five hundred thousand Ghana cedis (Ghc 1,500.000) for making defamatory statement against former National Security Advisor, Alhaji Baba Kamara. Alhaji Baba Kamara on March, 20, 2017 commenced a Court action against the former MP seeking damages to the sum of Ghc 20,000.000 and...

Magical Messi on target as Barcelona beat Liverpool in Champions League

Lionel Messi scored two goals as Barcelona beat Liverpool 3-0 in the first-leg semi-final to edge closer to the Champions League final. Messi scored his 599th and 600th goals for Barcelona to subdue a Liverpool lineup that had outplayed the hosts for long stretches at Camp Nou on Wednesday but finally succumbed to the Argentine's mastery. His double and Luis Suarez's...

Venezuela Opposition leader Juan Guaidó calls for a series of strikes

A woman was shot dead and dozens injured in the Venezuelan capital Caracas on Wednesday, in clashes between opposition supporters and pro-government forces. Tear gas and water cannon were fired by the military amid rival demonstrations. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for those responsible for the death of a 27-year-old woman to be found. Meanwhile, Mr Guaidó called for a series of...

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