Thursday , 18 January 2018

LATEST INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Abraham Attah wins “Best Actor” award at Tacoma Film Festival 2016

Young Atta is the talk of town this week

Abraham Attah has won the “Best Actor” (Narrative) award for his role in the movie “Out of The Village” at the 2016 Tacoma Film Festival (TFF) which took place over the weekend. The movie shot in Ghana explores the social and cultural impact of the Ebola epidemic from the perspective of an orphaned brother and his sister. It won “Best ... Read More »

Infantino: FIFA President proposes 48-team World Cup

Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger raises the trophy after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Germany won the match 1-0. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

FIFA president, Gianni Infantino has made a fresh proposal to expand the World Cup to 48 teams, as part of efforts by world football’s governing body to open up its showpiece tournament to more nations. The World Cup has remained at 32 teams since its 1998 edition in France, but plans to expand it to 40 nations have long been ... Read More »

US Police Officer Betty Shelby charged with first-degree manslaughter in death of Terence Crutcher

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Police Officer Betty Shelby will face first-degree manslaughter charges in the shooting death of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher, reports The Associated Press. Shelby has been on paid leave since the shooting on Sept. 16. Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler announced during a press conference Thursday that Shelby would face the charges after shooting and killing Crutcher on a highway in Tulsa; Crutcher was unarmed. ... Read More »

Sky Sports viewers left baffled after ‘ghost’ appears on live TV

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FOOTIE fans have been left with chills down their spines after a “ghost” appeared behind presenters as they spoke in the Sky Sports studio. The shadowy figure could be clearly seen walking around the pitch at the Stadium of Light after Sunderland’s home game against Everton on Monday night. A figure can clearly be seen walking along behind Phil Neville ... Read More »

IOC sanctions 4 athletes for failing anti-doping tests at Beijing 2008 and London 2012

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The protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOCs strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. To provide a level playing field for all clean athletes at the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the IOC put special measures in place, including ... Read More »

Samsung urges Galaxy Note 7 phone exchange urgently

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was released last month

Samsung have urged owners of its Galaxy Note 7 phones to stop using or exchange the devices as they risk exploding. Samsung recalled 2.5 million phones last week after reports emerged of the device exploding during or after charging and airline passengers were warned by US authorities not to switch on or charge the phones while on board. The South ... Read More »

President Obama appoints Ghanaian to US Cancer Board

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A Ghanaian professor of Surgery and Pathology based in the United States of America (USA) has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the US National Cancer Advisory Board. Dr Francis Ali-Osman was appointed among other members to advise President Obama, the US Secretary of Health and Human Service and the Director of the National Cancer Institute on ... Read More »

German great Beckenbauer faces criminal investigation over 2006 World Cup cash

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Franz Beckenbauer is under criminal investigation by the Swiss authorities over payments allegedly linked to Germany’s success in winning host rights to the 2006 World Cup. Also under investigation, according to the Office of Swiss Attorney-General Michael Lauber, are former German federation presidents Theo Zwanziger and Wolfgang Niersbach as well as ex-DFB general secretary Horst R Schmidt. All four men, ... Read More »

Former Fifa president Havelange dies aged 100

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Joao Havelange, the divisive former president of world football’s governing body Fifa, has died today (Tuesday) at the age of 100. The Brazilian official became the first non-European president of Fifa when elected in 1974 and while he was credited with modernising the organisation, Havelange was also criticised as introducing a culture of corruption that plagued Fifa long after his ... Read More »

2016 Olympics: 4 US athletes robbed at gunpoint in Rio

Ryan Lochte of the United States was robbed at gunpoint with three teammates early Sunday morning

US swimmer and six-time gold medalist Ryan Lochte and US swimming teammates Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen were held at gunpoint in Rio de Janerio on early Sunday morning, as confirmed by the United States Olympic Committee and reported by The New York Times. The athletes are said to have been coming back from an event held at ... Read More »