Showing posts with label world news. Show all posts
Showing posts with label world news. Show all posts

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Shocking!!! As Lady Marries Her Carpet "Mat"

Shocking!!! As Lady Marries Her Carpet "Mat"

A single mother of two identified as Bekki has tied the knot with her favorite rug named Mat and enjoying a relaxing honeymoon at home in Greater Manchester.

Bekki who was well dressed in her wedding dress promised to love, honor and care for Mat ‘till death us do part".

Shocking!!! As Lady Marries Her Carpet "Mat"

According to Bekki, she bought Mat about a year ago and has since been in love with him and willing to express it to anyone who will listen ever since.

Bekki said;

It became a bit of a thing with my friends who used to joke ‘if you love Mat so much why don’t you marry him?’ 
I spend so much time looking after him – cleaning him and vacuuming him a couple of times every day and making sure he always looks his very best – I couldn’t imagine being without him now.

Bekki says she uses stain remover to clear up any mess her two young children may have left on ‘Mat’ during the day.

Shocking!!! As Lady Marries Her Carpet "Mat"

Speaking about combining kids and Her "mat" Bekki said;

When the kids are in bed, I will often just lie down with him and tell him my most private thoughts.  

I’m a single mum, so he’s become a confidant and I always seem to be able to think things through properly when we’ve been together.

The happy couple tied the knot during a special service, hosted by a celebrant at the Independent Fitters carpet store, close to Bekki’s home in Stockport.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

BREAKING!!! Popular Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke Passed Away At 79

BREAKING!!! Popular Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke Passed Away At 79

BREAKING!!! Popular Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke Passed Away At 79

Reinhard Bonnke's death was announced by his wife, Anni Bonnke.

Popular evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, is dead.

His death was announced in a statement signed by his wife, Anni Bonnke and shared on Bonnke’s verified Facebook page on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

In the statement, Anni said:

“Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ. It is with sorrow that the Bonnke Family would like to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke.

“He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 7, 2019. For the past 60 years, he has preached the glorious Gospel of Jesus throughout the entire world.

We want to thank you on behalf of him and our family, for your kind love and unwavering support, which enabled him to preach the matchless message of salvation to countless people. He preached Jesus.”
BREAKING!!! Popular Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke Passed Away At 79

He was 79 years old before he passed to glory.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

 Kenya Floods: Death Toll Hits 132

Kenya Floods: Death Toll Hits 132

 Kenya Floods: Death Toll Hits 132

CITIZENTv reports that the death toll following flooding in several parts of the country is 132, as said by the Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna.

Speaking during a media briefing at his office on Tuesday, Col. (Rtd.) Oguna said a number of people are still missing.

“Approximately 330,000 people have been affected by the rains that continue to pound various parts of the country…17,000 have also been displaced,” he said.

The Government Spokesman further disclosed that an undetermined number of people have been either marooned or cut off by floods with over 11,000 livestock swept away.

He however noted that the government is working with relevant agencies including the Kenya Red Cross and even Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) to alleviate the situation.

“The Government will continue monitoring the situation and undertake appropriate intervention mechanisms,” said Oguna.

According to him, food aid has also been distributed to 32 affected counties. They are Lamu Kwale Mombasa Kilifi TanaRiver Taita Taveta,Mandera, Wajir, Turkana, Garissa, Samburu Isiolo, Marsabit, Makueni, Kitui, Machakos Embu Baringo, West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori, Siaya, Kisii TransNzoia, Busia, Bungoma Meru and Tharaka Nithi.

He further urged Kenyans living in areas that are prone to flooding, landslides and lightning to move to safer ground.
 Kenya Floods: Death Toll Hits 132

High-risk areas include Lake Victoria Basin, Lower Tana Delta, Costal and Central regions among others.

“Additionally, individuals are advised to avoid crossing flooded waters they are unsure of their levels and avoid sheltering under trees and standing close to grilled windows to minimize risks to lightning strikes,” added Oguna.

The current rains are expected to continue until the end of December.
Teenage Girl Dies Trying To Rescue Man In Kenyan Flood

Teenage Girl Dies Trying To Rescue Man In Kenyan Flood

Teenage Girl Dies Trying To Rescue Man In Kenyan Flood

Rescue team have retrieved the body of a Kenyan teenage girl who drowned as she tried to save a man who was drowning in a swollen river in Kenya.

A 19 year-old girl identified as Ann Nduku fell into a River Kandisi in Ongata Rongai, on the outskirts of the capital Nairobi on Tuesday.

The girl, Nduku was trying to give an helping hand to the cries of help of a man who was clinging to one of the bridge structures under construction.

FreshReporters News gathered that the man survived but as she tried to save him she fell into the river.

Her mother, Elizabeth Mutuku, told me about the moment she learnt her daughter had fallen into the river and her desperate attempts to help her:

I saw her struggling in the water and I tried to save her. I called out to her Anna, Anna! I wanted to throw her a stick to try and pull her out. But the river was swollen and she was being tossed and tossed around and then it swept her away.”
The river is swollen after huge amount of rain which started on Monday and have been seen across East Africa.

However, residents say more than seven people have been swept away over the last two years.

An old bridge was removed two years ago and the construction of the new bridge is incomplete so residents have been using stepping stones to get to the other side of the river.

Maryam Zenneth, the elder sister of the deceased in her words blamed local authorities for failing to finish a crucial bridge that links the village to the main market town of Rongai.

Two good years many people are dying and they are sitting and watching people die. They come and grieve with you but do nothing else is happening.

Today it is my sister, who will be next? This bridge is the main Highway for kids who are going to school up here.

Why did they remove the bridge here to start building another one and they aren’t finishing it?”

Her mother is left heartbroken.

I am really sad. She would have been a future leader or a future teacher. To lose a life like this because of a bridge is just painful.”: her mother says.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

White House Says It Will Not Participate In Wednesday’s Trump Impeachment Hearing

White House Says It Will Not Participate In Wednesday’s Trump Impeachment Hearing

The White House told Democratic lawmakers on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump and his lawyers would not participate in a congressional impeachment hearing this week, citing a lack of “fundamental fairness.” 

White House Says It Will Not Participate In Wednesday’s Trump Impeachment Hearing

White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, according to a copy of a letter.

Trump’s aides responded defiantly to the first of two crucial deadlines he faces in Congress this week as Democrats prepare to shift the focus of their impeachment inquiry from fact-finding to the consideration of possible charges of misconduct over his dealings with Ukraine.

The Democratic-led House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, tasked with considering charges known as articles of impeachment, had given Trump until 6 p.m. (2300 GMT) on Sunday to say whether he would dispatch a lawyer to take part in the judiciary panel’s proceedings on Wednesday.

“We cannot fairly be expected to participate in a hearing while the witnesses are yet to be named and while it remains unclear whether the Judiciary Committee will afford the President a fair process through additional hearings,” Cipollone said.

Cipollone – while citing a “complete lack of due process and fundamental fairness afforded the president” in the impeachment process – did not rule out participation in further proceedings. But he signaled that Democrats would first have to make major procedural concessions.

Nadler has given the White House a Friday deadline to say whether Trump will mount a defense in broader impeachment proceedings. The Judiciary Committee’s Democratic staff did not immediately reply to a request for comment on the White House’s refusal to participate in the hearing, which would have been the first direct involvement by the Trump camp in a process he has condemned as a partisan “witch hunt.”

Democratic U.S. Representative Don Beyer said on Twitter in response to the White House letter: “Not one process complaint made by the President and his Republican allies in Congress so far has turned out to be genuine.”

Congressional investigators have been looking into whether Trump abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to launch investigations of former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden is running to unseat him in the 2020 presidential election, and a discredited conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The first in a series of expected Judiciary proceedings will hear testimony on the impeachment process established under the U.S. Constitution from a panel of legal experts that has yet to be named. Hearings before the committee, which has responsibility for crafting any formal charges against Trump, are a major step toward possible charges.

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who will make the final decision, has not yet said whether the Republican president should be impeached. But in a letter to supporters last week, she called for him to be held accountable for his actions. Trump has denied any wrongdoing, calling the impeachment inquiry a sham. (Reuters/NAN)

Monday, December 2, 2019

Teacher Found Dead Week After ‘Pupil Threw Chair At Him’

Teacher Found Dead Week After ‘Pupil Threw Chair At Him’

According to MetroUk; A teaching assistant has died a week after an incident involving a pupil at a school in south Wales.

The teacher, who has not been identified, was found dead at a house in Bridgend yesterday morning. Sources from the local area said that he was teaching at Ysgol Bryn Castell when he was struck with the chair last week.
Teacher Found Dead Week After ‘Pupil Threw Chair At Him’  \
The school was closed today following the teaching member of staff’s death (Picture: Google Street View)

The special school, which caters for 147 children aged seven to 19, was closed this morning. Headteacher Helen Ridout said on Twitter:
‘Apologies, due to unforeseen circumstances, YBC is closed for all pupils on Monday 2nd December 2019. Mrs Ridout.’ 
The pupil referral unit on the same site remained open.

A parent of a child who attends the school campus, said:
‘I am devastated at the news a member of staff has died.

‘They are an amazing staff who make our children a part of their family. ‘My thoughts are with the family of the member of staff who has died and all the staff at Ysgol Bryn Castell at this time of immense devastation.’ 

Police said in a statement:
‘Police in Bridgend are investigating the unexplained death of a 31-year-old man who was found dead at a property in the Brackla area on Sunday morning.

‘A post-mortem examination is due to take place later today to try and establish the cause of death.’ 

Councillor Charles Smith said: 
‘There was an incident with a pupil earlier in the week and the teacher has died later.

‘The school is closed today while investigations are made and police are involved. Our first concern is the welfare of the teacher’s family. Pupils are getting support.’ 

Bridgend Council said in a statement:
‘Bridgend County Borough Council is aware of the death of a member of staff from Ysgol Bryn Castell over the weekend.

‘Our thoughts are with the family of the member of staff at this difficult time. Ysgol Bryn Castell School is currently closed and we’re unable to provide any further information at this time.’

Sunday, December 1, 2019

4 Policemen, 7 Drug Traffickers Dies As The Engage In Gun Battle

4 Policemen, 7 Drug Traffickers Dies As The Engage In Gun Battle

A shootout in a Mexican town near the US border between suspected drug traffickers and police left at least 14 dead, including four officers, officials said Saturday, Punch News reports.

4 Policemen, 7 Drug Traffickers Dies As The Engage In Gun Battle
The confrontation broke out shortly before noon in Villa Union in the northern state of Coahuila when officers detected several vehicles and heavily armed passengers touring the small community, which is roughly 60 kilometres (40 miles) from the US border.

Four of those killed were police, seven were suspected criminals and another three unidentified bodies were found nearby on a rural road, Coahuila governor Miguel Angel Riquelme told reporters.

Six officers were also wounded but their injuries were not serious and they had already been discharged from hospital, Riquelme said.

An unspecified number of people — including a child — were also missing, government officials added.

Local authorities said twelve trucks were seized in the operation, as well as several high-calibre weapons and an unspecified load of ammunition.

Video shared on Riquelme’s official Facebook page showed the bullet-ridden mayor’s office, while images showed some of the chaos left after the confrontation.

The attack comes after Mexico’s leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador warned he would not allow the US to conduct cross-border armed operations against drug cartels in the country, after President Donald Trump said he planned to designate Mexican drug hangs as terrorist organizations.

The US president has been talking tough on the powerful drug cartels since one was allegedly responsible for the massacre of nine women and children from a US-Mexican Mormon community in northern Mexico on November 4.

Trump has said he would help Mexico tackle the drug gangs, and the two countries have cooperated closely in the fight against drug cartels.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

 Police Shoot Suspected Terrorist After London Bridge Stabbing

Police Shoot Suspected Terrorist After London Bridge Stabbing

 Police Shoot Suspected Terrorist After London Bridge Stabbing

Armed police shot a man on London Bridge after several people were stabbed on Friday, reviving memories of a terror attack two years ago that killed eight.

Scotland Yard said they were treating the situation as “terror-related” as a precautionary measure while the ambulance services declared a “major incident”.

One man was being detained.

Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel, the interior minister, said she was “very concerned” at events while Prime Minister Boris Johnson cut short a visit to his constituency in northwest London.

Footage filmed by eyewitnesses circulating on Twitter showed a scrum of people surrounding a man on the ground.

One man wearing a coat and tie, retreating from the scene, appeared to be holding a knife in his right hand.

Three armed officers then appeared on the scene and surrounded the scrum. One officer pulled a man away before two shots appeared to be fired

Johnson’s spokesman said the premier was on his way back to his Downing Street office, where he would receive further updates on the incident.

In a brief statement, Johnson thanked the police and all emergency services “for their immediate response”.

Police said they were called at 1:58 pm (1358 GMT) to a stabbing at premises near the bridge, which in June 2017 was hit by a terror attack which killed eight and injured 48.

“At this stage, the circumstances relating to the incident at London Bridge remain unclear,” the Metropolitan Police said.

“However, as a precaution, we are currently responding to this incident as though it is terror-related. One man has been shot by police.”

Police said they were called just before 2 pm to a stabbing at premises near London Bridge.

“A number of people have been stabbed we will provide further details of those injured when possible,” a spokesman said in a statement.

“A man has been shot by police at the location,” the spokesman added.

– Bridge closed off –
An eyewitness told reporters: “He was on the ground with a knife near him, and a bag near him and then they surrounded him and armed police shot him.”

A BBC reporter on the bridge at the time said he saw what appeared to be a fight between a group of men, heard two shots and saw a man “prone” on the ground.

People in the area were quickly ushered away from the scene.

The bridge was closed off, with buses and traffic on London Bridge at a standstill. A white truck appeared to have jacknifed on the bridge.

One eyewitness told the BBC she and other people in the area rushed into a restaurant and were told by staff to take cover.

“They went, ‘Get under the table, shots have been fired. Gunshots’,” said the woman.

The 2017 attack involved Islamist extremists in a van who ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge before attacking people at random in nearby Borough Market.

The three attackers, who were wearing fake suicide vests, were shot dead by police.

Borough Market and nearby London Bridge station were both shut as a precaution, according to the emergency services.

The Metropolitan Police were due to issue a statement outside their Scotland Yard headquarters.

Britain downgraded its terrorism threat level from “severe” to “substantial” on November 4, its lowest rating in more than five years.

British officials consider a terrorist attack “likely” when the threat level is substantial, and “highly likely” when it is severe.


Thursday, November 28, 2019

Queen Elizabeth Set To Hang-up Her Royal Duties

Queen Elizabeth Set To Hang-up Her Royal Duties

The Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms, HRH Queen Elizabeth II will be retiring from her royal duties to give way for prince Charlse to assume the throne.

Queen Elizabeth Set to Hang-up Her Royal Duties

According to reports, the day to day running of the royal duties will be handled by prince Charles but HRH Elizabeth will still be the Queen, in title.

There are all indications that the 93-year-old monarch will be stepping down around her 95th birthday, the same age her husband, Prince Philip, withdrew from his royal duties.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Dog That Chased ISIS Leader, Al-Baghdadi Honoured At The White House

Dog That Chased ISIS Leader, Al-Baghdadi Honoured At The White House

A U.S. military dog that played a starring role in the raid that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi seemed oblivious to the praise that President Donald Trump heaped on it Monday at the White House.
Dog Who Chased ISIS Leader, Al-Baghdadi Honoured At The White House

Conan, a Belgian Malinois dog, seemed much more interested in the head scratches it was getting from Mike Pence, repeatedly looking up at the vice president in search of more attention; not fully knowing he was the nation’s hero!

Trump has used a slew of adjectives to describe Conan, which was injured when it was exposed to electric wires in the late October raid while chasing al-Baghdadi at the terrorist’s compound in northwest Syria. “Incredible.” “Brilliant.” “Smart.” “Ultimate fighter.” “Very special.” “Tough cookie.”

“So this is Conan,” Trump said. “Right now, probably the world’s most famous dog.”

Trump bestowed a medal on Conan and presented the dog with a plaque. First lady Melania Trump stood a few feet away.

The president said initially Conan was going to be muzzled for the appearance, but Trump said he thought that would put the dog in attack mode.

“He’s not in a bad mood today,” Trump told dozens of reporters, cameramen and members of TV crews gathered in the Rose Garden. “So you’re safe.”

Trump said he asked members of the U.S. special forces who met with him Monday if an unarmed man would stand a chance against Conan. He said the special forces, who could not appear in public, told him ‘No.”

“Conan is really a hero,” Pence said, patting the dog on the head.