Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Photographs capture the reactions of new fathers minutes after their wives give birth


Photographer Dave Young was present through the nights of 23-26th April at London's Chelsea and Westminster hospital documenting the special moments.

Five people killed EVERY DAY by assisted suicide in Belgium

There have been a surge in the number of euthanasia deaths in Belgium since it was legalised in 2003. Earlier this year there were protests to stop the law being extended to children

The statistics published in the Sudpresse newspaper will fuel fears that the practice is out of control. Protests began earlier this year in a bid to stop the policy being extended to children.


BREAKING NEWS: Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer dies aged 86

Malcolm Glazer, the owner of Manchester United and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL team has died, it has been announced

Malcolm Glazer, the man who lead the controversial takeover of Manchester United, has died, according to a statement from his NFL franchise the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The American businessman, 86, leaves behind his wife, Linda, six children and 14 grandchildren.

Gunmen Invade Benue State University in Nigeria, Rape At Least 20 Girls

On Sunday, the 25th of May 2014, youths suspected to be cult members,  invaded the female hostel of Benue State University, Makurdi, raped and robbed the students of their valuables.

Nigerian Teenager Shoots 5 Over Girl Quarrel


An 18-year-old Nigerian-American teenager, Solomon Onwukaife, is being held by the police in Houston, Texas USA for shooting five people in an earlier dispute over a girl at Walmart Store.Onwukaife and those shot agreed to meet at the Walmart store for a fight after the dispute at a different location. “This stemmed from a party that occurred possibly somewhere either in..

Polythechnics and Colleges of Education students protest in Lagos Nigeria

Students from Polytechnics and Colleges of Education this morning took to the streets of Lagos to protest the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic, ASUP, strike which has been on for over 9 months now. The strike has grounded academic activities in all Polytechnics and also halted the students' academic pursuits.

Also heard that police shot at the students protesting in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos this afternoon.

Female soldiers join Somalia's army ranks

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — With an AK47 automatic rifle slung over her shoulder, Naeemo Abdi frisks people coming into a Mogadishu police station.
When she holds back a man who tried to enter unchecked, he scowls at her and barks: "Woman and soldier?"
She did not respond but directed the man to the security checkpoint.

First arrest for blocking water meter installation in Ireland

First arrest for blocking water meter installation

Despite facing two public offence charges, Tony Rochford has deemed his protest against Irish Water yesterday a success.
The Trim resident, who became well-known last year for holding a hunger strike outside the Dáil, was arrested for obstructing traffic with his vehicle.

Hutchison wins EU approval for $1 billion O2 Ireland deal

Logo of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd is displayed at one of the company's office towers in Hong Kong

Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa got the approval of the European Union's competition authority on Wednesday for its $1 billion bid for Telefonica's Irish mobile business in a case that could set the regulatory tone for Telefonica's bigger pending German merger deal.

‘You are not regarded as competent. Have you got that message Taoiseach?’

McDonald: ‘You are not regarded as competent. Have you got that message Taoiseach?’

Sinn fÉin deputy leader hit out at Taoiseach Enda Kenny today during leader’s questions in the Dáil today saying the electorate had delivered a message loud and clear to the government in recent elections.
“You are not regarded as competent. Have you got that message Taoiseach?” said McDonald in a heated discussion.

Multi Million Naira Mansion Of Suspected Kidnapper Getting Demolished In Anambra State, Nigeria

Governor Willie Obiano’s deter­mination to rid Anambra State of all criminal elements has continued to yield impres­sive results, as a suspected kidnap kingpin, Okechuk­wu Nnaegbo, was recently nabbed aboard a South Af­rican Airways flight at the Murtala Muhammed In­ternational Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

Mother Burns 11-Year Old Son’s Face In Ghana For Stealing

An 11-year-old boy at New Takoradi Lower Town has had his face and parts of the body burnt with an electric iron allegedly by his own biological mother, for purportedly stealing GH¢5.00 belonging to the little boy’s friend.

Emir of Gombe, Alh (Dr) Shehu Abubakar passes on

The Emir of Gombe, Alhaji (Dr.) Usman Shehu Abubakar, has passed on. He died this evening, May 27th after a long battle with cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road, London. 

National Conference delegates vote to tax churches, mosques in Nigeria

Delegates at the ongoing National Conference yesterday May 27th voted unanimously for churches & mosques to pay taxes. The delegates arrived at the decision after deliberating on recommendations made by the Committee on Religion.

Renowned poet and author Maya Angelou dies at 86

One of America's most famous poets and writers, Maya Angelou, has died. She died last night with her family by her side in a Winston-Salem, North Carolina hospital while recovering from a mystery sickness, TMZ reports. She was 86 years old.

'So within four minutes, I gave birth to four babies' - Mum of new Irish quadruplets

The parents of quadruplets have taken to Facebook to share their joy with family and friends. The couple of ten years had been trying for a baby and Grace suffered four miscarriages in recent years. Miraculously, the quadruplets were conceived naturally without IVF.

Nurse’s body is POSTED across Japan in six-foot box labelled 'doll'

The nurse had been missing since late 21 March and the package was delivered 24 March

A nurse’s corpse was posted across Japan in a six-foot box labelled 'doll'. 
The body of Rika Okada, 29, was sent 230 miles to a storage warehouse in Hachioji city, west of Tokyo.

Defending champion Williams sent packing

Serena gives it her all against her young French opponent, Alizé Lim, who got a wildcard into the main draw.

Serena Williams has ensured Roland Garros is without its top two seeds in only the second round with the defending champion crashing out in a straight-sets boilover to Spaniard Garbine Muguruza under heavy clouds on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Mother flew to Spain on her daughter's passport...even though they have different skin colour

Mother flew to Spain on her daughter's passport...even though they have different colour skin

Sally Nayler, 47, from Benfleet, Essex, was able to catch an Easyjet flight from Southend (inset) to Alicante, despite having accidentally picked up her 17-year-old daughter's passport.