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Heart disease has remained the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the U.S. That’s most likely because so many of our common habits are not very heart-healthy. In fact, heart disease accounts for 40% of all U.S. deaths, more than all forms of cancer combined. “Heart disease” is actually an umbrella term that includes conditions like heart attack, cardiac arrest,...
A Houston man is accused of molesting two children, by pretending to be a pediatrician. Authorities say that the victims included a 6-year-old boy. Lee Smith III, 29, was arrested in Boise, Idaho, and charged with sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child in attacks on Aug. 1, 2017. The other victim, authorities said, was a 15...
Nigeria's Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has stated that religious leaders always intervene whenever he wants to fire a corrupt public official. He made the statement at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit plenary on corruption and rule of law, in Abuja. The Vice president, who maintained that the government is doing so much to tackle grand corruption and systemic corruption, added that he has...
Alicia Keys surprised her husband Swizz Beatz with a new Aston Martin for his 40th birthday on Friday which was attended by Jay Z(no Beyonce), Usher, and others. After the birthday party was over, Alicia gave her hubby the keys to the new sports car - which she paid for in full - a 2019 Aston Martin Vantage, worth $200,000. In the video below, Alicia...
A popular Zimbabwean pastor based in South Africa reportedly poisoned his two daughters  and killed himself due to marital problems. 36-year-old Pastor Precocious Mpofu and his daughters Shalom (11) and Panashe (7) were buried at Luveve cemetery in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on Saturday. Mpofu allegedly forced his two daughters to drink a drainage cleaning chemical before also taking it in Yeoville suburb,...
Cameroon's President Paul Biya has won a seventh term as president in polls reportedly marred by low turnout and voter intimidation. The 85-year-old politician emerged winner of the poll on Monday after he won 71.3 per cent of votes, according to official results. Calls by opposition party for a re-run of the presidential election were rejected by the Constitutional Council last...
Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said Nigerians who feel that they have another country outside Nigeria may choose to go. President Buhari enjoined Nigerians to remain faithful and loyal to the country in all their dealings. He added that he and others who do not have another country will stay back and salvage Nigeria together. According to a statement by his...
A suspected rapist has denied using his penis on his victim,insisting he used his finger. 40-year-old man, Aghogho Matthew, was arrested for allegedly defiling a 9-year-old girl in Warri Delta State, Nigeria. He was arrested at midnight by policemen attached to B-Division, while he was preparing to escape. The suspect accused the doctor who tested his victim, of lying, as he only used...
The love of your life just left you and all you want to do is curl up on your bed to think of the good times you shared, get a big bowl of blue bunny ice cream, watch ‘A Walk To Remember’ for the 100th time and cry your eyeballs out. Meanwhile, on the other hand, for some people,...
Russia on Sunday warned the US President Donald Trump that his plan to pull out of the cold war-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia would be a dangerous step. “This would be a very dangerous step, which, I’m sure, won’t be just understood by the international community, but arouse serious condemnation of all members of the world community, who are...
A caravan of thousands of Honduran migrants, many of whom crossed the Mexican border illegally, regrouped within Mexican territory and began walking north from this tropical town bordering Guatemala on Sunday. Most of the migrants are said to be fleeing poverty and violence at home and trying to find their way to the U.S https://twitter.com/mattgutmanABC/status/1053978655980969984 The U.S President Donald Trump has reportedly...
Not all success stories have happy endings. Sometimes the rich and famous have inspiring rags-to-riches stories. Other times, these fallen stars lose their way and end up lost, desperate, or homeless. Blame it on drug abuse, chronic illness, poor financial planning, or just bad luck. Here are the heartbreaking stories of stars who had nowhere else to turn but shelters and...
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Sunday said that he left Nigeria because he could not get the necessary protection from the court. Kanu vowed not to return to the federal high court in Abuja where he was standing trial before he left the country. Kanu is facing several charges, most of which are connected...
Barely two days after Canada legalized the use of Marijuana, Canadian stores are already running out of weed. There are long lines and reports of shortages across different parts of the country as Canadians now smoke 247. According to the Daily Mail, Canadians seeking out legal recreational marijuana on Thursday not only had to contend with long lines, but also supply...
Over half a million people across Britain gathered in London Saturday to demand a new Brexit referendum. The protest, which organizers said drew more than 670,000 people was called by People’s Vote, a group campaigning for the public to have a say on a final Brexit deal to prevent the ruling Conservative government from forcing it through Parliament. London Mayor Sadiq...
The U.S. has accused a Russian woman of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections. The charges allege that Ms Khusyaynova, who lives in St Petersburg - continues to engage in "information warfare against the United States"...
The federal government of Nigeria has urged Nigerians through the Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to accept their proposed new minimum wage of N24,000 ($65) a month, considering the capacity and ability of the government and the private sector to pay. Nigeria’s Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, made the call when he received...
A speeding train on Friday ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a Hindu religious festival in India, killing at least 50 people. Hundreds of people were reportedly watching the burning of an effigy of demon Ravana during the Hindu festival of Dussehra in northern Punjab state when the train struck. The commuter train hit the crowd standing and sitting on...
The biggest topic on Chinese social media at the moment is a tragic story of a man who faked his own death to receive insurance payment. According to Shanghaiist, the man from Hunan province China, faked his own death after falling into debt and taking out a 1 million yuan ($144,000) life insurance policy on himself, hoping to save his family....

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