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Parents name son ‘Google’ hoping it will give him a leg up in life

A baby in Indonesia has been awarded the title of “world’s strangest name” after it was revealed that his parents legally registered him as “Google”; no surname or middle name, just Google, just like the search engine. The eight-month-old boy’s father, 31-year-old Andi Cahya Saputra, told Indonesian media that he …

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Grace Mugabe slapped with $4m lawsuit

Lebanese businessman Jamal Hamed has approached the High Court demanding $4 million from former First Lady Grace Mugabe in defamation compensation and damages to his three houses that she seized. Jamal was embroiled in a legal saga with Grace over a diamond ring when former President Robert Mugabe was still …

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Pilot falls asleep mid-flight, misses airport

A pilot who fell asleep and missed the airport by 78km had been awake for 24 hours, an investigation has found. The pilot, who was flying from Tasmania to King Island in Australia, was experiencing “acute levels of fatigue” when he passed out during an early morning freight flight. He …

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Former Dep minister’s son found dead in Manhattan

The New York Police investigating the disappearance of YouTuber Etika have confirmed that they have found his body. The gamer, 29, born Desmond Amofah was reported missing six days ago. He is the son of Emmanuel Owuraku Amofah, former Abuakwa Central MP who also served as a Deputy Communication as well as Tourism …

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Foreign Minister leads delegation to Forum on China Africa Cooperation

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has arrived in Beijing, China as head of a Ghanaian delegation to attend this year’s Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), Conference. While here, the Minister who was welcomed on arrival by Ghana’s Ambassador to China, Mr Edward …

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Zimbabwe bans use of foreign currencies

Zimbabwe has banned the use of international currencies such as the US dollar, South African rand and British pound. Zimbabwe has not had its own fully fledged currency since 2009 when authorities abolished the Zimbabwe dollar due to hyperinflation. The ban comes in immediately and has caught locals by surprise. …

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Paris planning flying taxis by 2024

Visitors to Paris may soon be able to arrive in the city centre in style, travelling by flying taxi. Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is working with French transport operator RATP Group to explore the feasibility of “vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles” to operate in the French capital, hoping to bring the air taxis to …

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American defrauds Nigerians seeking Green Card of $565,000

An American, Marco Ramirez, was on Thursday re-arraigned before the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja for allegedly defrauding some Nigerians of $565,000 (about N203.4m) on the pretext of helping them secure the United States Green Card. He was arraigned alongside his companies, USA Now LLC, Eagle Ford Instalodge …

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