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Ex-teacher Horn shocks champion Pacquiao to win WBO title

Former schoolteacher Jeff Horn stunned champion Manny Pacquiao to win the WBO world welterweight title with a unanimous points decision in Brisbane. The three judges scored the fight 117-111, 115-113, 115-113 to the 29-year-old Australian at Lang Park. “That’s the decision of the judges. I respect that,” said 38-year-old Pacquiao. The Filipino, an eight-weight world champion, has now lost four of his past nine fights. Horn, 29, was aggressive from the opening bell, although Pacquiao’s left jabs scored points in the early stages. Horn, who has now won 17 and…

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Prostitution is a decent profession – Counselor Lutterodt

Controversial Ghanaian marriage counsellor, George Lutterodt, has stated that prostitution is a decent profession and that many prostitutes will surely go to heaven. He made the statement on Atinka TV’s morning show, ‘Ghana Nie’ hosted by Ama Gyenfa Ofosu Darkwah. According to him, our daily life activities will not take us to heaven rather, our last moment before we depart from this earth will determine whether we will go to heaven or not. He added that there will be three surprises in heaven; the surprise to see yourself in heaven,…

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New York hospital: Ex-employee opens fire in Bronx

A gunman has opened fire with an assault rifle inside a hospital in the Bronx borough of New York, killing one doctor and injuring six other people, five of them seriously. The gunman, a former doctor at the hospital, killed himself in the attack. The shooting began at about 14:55 local time (18:55 GMT) at the 1,000-bed Bronx-Lebanon Hospital. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the shooting was not an act of terrorism, but rather workplace-related. He said the attack had been a “horrific situation in the middle of a place…

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Nigeria: Man accused of kidnap notoriety sues over ‘long detention’

LAGOS — Kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, has for the second day, sued the Inspector General of Police, and three others before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, claiming N300 million as damages over his alleged illegal detention. This came as Police authorities re-emphasised that they had obtained an order from a Federal High Court in Abuja to hold onto him for three months, to allow them conclude investigations into several cases of kidnapping, robberies and murder against the suspect. Meanwhile, Evans in the new motion filed yesterday, is…

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White House ‘in smear threat to TV hosts’

Two TV presenters attacked on Twitter by President Donald Trump have accused him of lying and suggested the White House tried to blackmail them. The hosts of MSNBC Morning Joe said they were warned a tabloid would run a negative story on them unless they said sorry for their coverage of Mr Trump. Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough said Mr Trump’s tweets were “vicious” and “frightening”. The president called them “low IQ crazy Mika” and “Psycho Joe” on Thursday. He also referred to Ms Brzezinski as “bleeding badly from a…

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