Congratulations! Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are engaged

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are said to be ‘engaged’ following a three-year on-off romance.

Fan accounts were going wild on Friday after a Facebook account claiming to belong to Katy’s mother shared screenshots of the reported proposal from Valentine’s Day.

In the snaps, which were captioned: ‘look who got engaged last night’, Katy can be seen crying as she stands under a heart-shaped arch, while posing in the actor’s arms.

Another shot shows the pair looking emotional while standing on stage, as Orlando takes to the microphone.

Katy looks incredible wearing a pink Alessandra Rich dress as she cosies up to the handsome star who appears to have presented her with a pink vintage ring.

Her nails were painted pink to match the ring and she had diamantés stuck on one talon.

Clearly in the mood for Valentine’s, she wears giant heart-shaped earrings, with a sparkling heart belt around her waist.

Katy Perry

Spokespersons for Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are yet to comment so it’s unclear if the engagement is genuine.

In an interview with Paper Magazine just days ago, Katy said: ‘I’m very pragmatic and logistical and I am less fantastical about things… I mean, I was married when I was 25…

‘I’m 34. It was almost 10 years ago. I was like, ‘One person for the rest of my life,’ and I’m not so sure that that idea is for me. I’m just such a different person than I was.’

On her ill-fated marriage to Russell Brand she told W Magazine: ‘I really loved it. It was a new, fun, exciting journey.

‘I like how I am now, and I think all things happen for a reason.’

Katy and Orlando made their first red carpet appearance since reuniting in September 2018.

They broke up in March 2017, issuing a joint statement saying they were ‘taking respectful, loving space at this time.’

The couple couldn’t stay apart for long though and were spotted back together on holiday in Japan in December that year.

They told the world they were officially back on in February 2018.

More to follow…

-DAILY MAIL

Mystery deepens as a Kenyan woman found dead in Nertherlands is cremated against her family’s wishes

The family of a Kenyan woman who died in Netherlands is still in agony after her husband cremated her even after they warned him  against it.

The family of Mercy Wanjiku Muthui who died on January 12 demanded that her body be brought home but Mercy’s husband would hear none of it.

She was cremated and the family is distressed, suspecting foul play. Her widower says she committed suicide by drowning.

Wanjiku was 32 years old. Her moniker was Shiquio Muthui, the name she used in two music reality shows, Tusker Project Fame and Coke Studio Africa.

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Mercy’s husband Daniel Erhardt

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She also recorded a popular Christmas song, Mary, did you know?

Wanjiku’s body was found lying in a ditch outside her house in the Spijkenisse, the Netherlands a few metres away while her husband and six-month-old son lay asleep.

This information has been brought to light by Wanjiku’s husband Daniel Erhardt, who spoke exclusively to the Star yesterday from the his home in the western Netherlands province of South Holland.

He had been arrested, questioned and released.

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The late Mercy Muthui

“Like the preliminary forensic report says, there is no sign of a struggle and there was a lot of water in her body.

The final report is not yet finished, some tests will take a bit more time, My lawyer said it can take up to three months,” Erhardt said.

The toxicology report is supposed to be released in a month.

Wanjiku’s family in Nairobi is suspicious and wants further investigation into her sudden death. Too late.

Bilha’s sister told the Star that

“We sent our friend to view the body at the mortuary and take pictures for us. Those pictures indicate her left eye was injured and she had a patch on her left eye,”

According to Bilha, on January 12, 2019, they were notified of her death through a call from the Foreign ministry. They were told her German husband Daniel Erhardt had told police Wanjiku had committed suicide by drowning herself into a ditch.

“We read from the newspaper that she was found in a ditch,” Bilha said.

The late Mercy

According to the preliminary forensic report in the Star’s possession, “There is accumulation of clear fluid in the chest cavities (together approximately 130ml).

There was an end of the lungs in the chest … There was a vague red skin on the right cheek with slight subcutaneous redness on the cut.

There were no punctiform [point/puncture/dot] hemorrhages in the conjunctiva of the eyelids or elsewhere. With larynx and tongue bone were intact.”

The cremation has angered Wanjiku’s family. Bilha said, “He [Erhardt] was here during our dad’s burial and he knows how we do things.”

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The widower defended the cremation, saying the cost of preserving the body and transportation costs to take it home for burial were astronomical.

“The focus now is on taking care of my six-month-old son,” he said, adding if the family wants her ashes, “they have my number.”

The baby is in the custody of the Netherlands Children’s Department.

Police arrested Erhardt over the suspicious circumstances surrounding Wanjiku’s death, but released him.

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Ouma Oluga elected President of all health workers in the world

KMPDU secretary general Ouma Oluga has been elected president of all health workers in the world,a role he is to start undertaking beginning this week.

Ouga who is the secretary general of Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union( KMPDU) will now lead the global coalition of medical workers for two years.

The Health Workers 4 All Coalition is a global coalition of health workers formed during the 71st World Health Assembly last year.

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Ouma Oluga

The coalition advocates for universal access to skilled health workers everywhere in the world.

“Everyone deserves the right to access a skilled, motivated and supported health worker,” he told the Star on Wednesday.

Oluga will co-chair the global body alongside Amanda Banda from Amsterdam.

The coalition draws membership from the International Council of Nurses, World Medical Association, Public Service International, Médecins Sans Frontières, Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network, Amref Health Africa and 30 working in human resources for health.

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He is the current secretary general of the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union.

Oluga said the development grants Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union the opportunity to advocate for the employment of more skilled health workers in Kenya to support the Universal Health Coverage.

He graduated from Moi University’s School of Medicine in 2010.

Oluga was jailed in February 2017 for leading a 100-day nationwide strike over a labour dispute between doctors and the government.

In the days prior to incarceration, he rallied doctors and the public to champion for more employment of health workers.

He later signed the first-ever public health sector agreements between KMPDU and the 47 devolved governments and the National Government.

Currently, Oluga attends to patients at the Kenyatta National Hospital as a frontline health worker,He will graduate with a Masters of Medicine in Internal Medicine from the University of Nairobi this year.

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There will be no host for the Oscars 2019 for the first time in 30 years

There will be no official host at the Oscars for the first time in 30 years after Kevin Hart was forced to quit following the resurfacing of a series of homophobic tweets.

A publicist for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences told Fox News Monday night that the show would go on without a central host for only the second time in its history.

Instead, presenting duties at the 91st Academy Awards show will be shared among 13 stars including Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Brie Larson, Daniel Craig and Jennifer Lopez.

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart was forced to step down in December amid a slew of backlash over a series of tweets dating back to 2009, including one in which he said he wouldn’t let his son play with dolls because ‘that’s gay’.

The 39-year-old initially said he wouldn’t stand down from his role and refused to say sorry, because people were ‘looking for reasons to be negative’ and ‘angry’.

But just two hours later, Hart issued an apology to the LGBTQ community and resigned as Oscars host.

‘I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists,’ the comedian tweeted on December 6, just two days after being named host. ‘I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.’

This year’s ceremony will be the first since the 61st Academy Awards show to air without a main presenter.

The host-less show in 1989 started with an 11-minute musical segment. It was branded an ’embarrassment’ by 17 big names in Hollywood, including Dame Julie Andrews and actor Paul Newman, who wrote a letter slamming Oscar bosses.

‘The 61st Academy Awards show was an embarrassment to both the Academy and the entire motion picture industry,’ the letter stated, according to History.com.

‘It is neither fitting nor acceptable that the best work in motion pictures be acknowledged in such a demeaning fashion.’

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Chris Evans, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Charlize Theron, Awkwafina, Amandla Stenberg, Tessa Thompson and Constance Wu will also share the stage to present gongs.

After initially being announced as presenter, Kevin Hart shared a heartfelt post revealing it was a dream come true to host the Oscars.

But  a series of tweets dating from 2009 to 2011 surfaced in which the comedian spewed blatant anti-gay rhetoric.

In 2011, he wrote in a since-deleted tweet: ‘Yo if my son comes home & try’s 2 play with my daughters doll house I’m going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice ”stop that’s gay.”

The comedian has since deleted the tweets, but that wasn’t before screen captures began circulating online, gaining widespread criticism.

Earlier in the day, Hart responded to criticism in a way that further inflamed backlash just two days after he was named host of the upcoming Academy Awards.

He wrote on Instagram that critics should ‘stop being negative’. In an accompanying video, a shirtless Hart lounging in bed warily said he wasn’t going to ‘let the craziness frustrate me.’

‘I’m almost 40 years old. If you don’t believe that people change, grow, evolve? I don’t know what to tell you,’ said Hart, who added, in all-caps: ‘I love everybody.’

His refusal to admit fault and apologize for the tweets sparked public outcry for the removal of his hosting gig.

GLAAD, the advocacy group for LGBTQ rights, said it had reached out to Oscars broadcaster ABC, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and Hart’s management to ‘discuss Kevin’s anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and record.’

Hart’s attitudes about homosexuality were also a well-known part of his stand-up act.

In the 2010 special Seriously Funny, he said ‘one of my biggest fears is my son growing up and being gay.’

‘Keep in mind, I’m not homophobic, I have nothing against gay people, do what you want to do, but me, being a heterosexual male, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I will,’ Hart said in the routine.

Though he refused to apologize for his comments twice, he conceded after several hours.

‘I’m sorry that I hurt people. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again,’ Hart tweeted.

-DAILY MAIL

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‘I got to perform at Britain’s Got Talent by sheer chance’ Says Sarah Ikumu

Sarak Ikumu caught the worlds attention in 2017, after appearing in Britain’s got talent and wooing the judges with her performance, at a tender age.

Speaking about her experience on Classic 105, Sarah – who is the last born of two kids – says she was reluctant at firs,t but she is glad she participated.

“My parents have always been supportive. In 2011 I moved to Kenya for three years before moving back to the UK to pursue my music dreams.

I realized I loved music at a tender age because unlike other kids I used to play with karaokes microphones so my parents always knew I would end up doing music.

At age five people always complemented my good voice. My first crowd was a church audience. I was really confident so they were excited given they had never had me sing.”

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On her performance at Britain’s got talent, Sarah Ikumu says

“I used to do gigs in London and there was one gig where I did three songs and a few days later a guy who worked with Britain’s Got Talent asked if I could go for an audition.

I do not like competitions, so I was reluctant about it so was my mum, but I just decided to go for it. I was nervous but I did it though it was very hectic.

I was very happy with the response. Performing before Simon ‘The harsh judge’ I made a point of focusing on my singing, so I was not thinking about Simon at that time.

I never thought I would go that viral because I had also told a few people about it but the number of Kenyans who supported me was over whelming. I am working on producing my own music.”

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Men praised for preventing rape of 17-year-old girl in car park

Detectives have praised a group of men who stopped the attempted rape of a terrified teenager and held the suspect until police arrived.

The men disturbed the attacker as he allegedly tried to rape a 17-year-old girl on Friday night in a car park in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.

They stopped the attack and chased the suspect, holding him until he was arrested by police.

A 23-year-old man is in custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Karl Ward, from Greater Manchester Police (GMP), said: ‘First of all, my thoughts are with the girl who was victim to this terrifying attack, she is getting specialist support and we will continue to help her get through this horrible ordeal.

‘Secondly, I would like to take my hat off to the group of men who intervened, stopped the attack, then gave chase so police were able to make an arrest.

‘This is a great example of the police & public working together to stop crime, and I am extremely thankful to them for their assistance.

‘We are still appealing for further witnesses however, so if anyone saw anything that might help the police investigation we would really like to hear from you.’

Police were first called at 10.35pm on Friday by members of the public who had detained the man at the car park near to Stamford Street in Ashton.

Officers have appealed for anyone else who may have witnessed the attack to get in touch on 0161 856 8915 or alternatively call 101 quoting the reference number 2314 of 01/02/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

-Dailymail

Empire star Jussie Smollett seriously injured in hate crime attack

“Empire” star Jussie Smollett was recently attacked due to a hate crime leaving him hospitalized as he was coming out of his apartment.

According to police reports, Jussie walked out of his Chicago apartment at 2:00 AM, two white men in ski masks brutally attacked him, called him the F-word and N-word,

They also reportedly put a noose around his neck. Thankfully Jussie was released from the hospital and was listed in “good condition” and reportedly suffered a fractured rip.

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Speaking about it Halle Berry expressed her utter shock at how cruel people can be to hurt such a person who has not wronged them.

“I’ve known Jussie since he was 10 years old, and a man of @JussieSmollett’s talent, intellect and kindness should be an undisputed blessing to our community. My heart is hurting knowing that he’s suffering…and for what? Just for being? The fact his presence on this earth would be perceived as a threat to anyone only shows the magnitude of their fear and confusion.

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I pray that our country learns to heal, that we may see each other for WHO we are and nothing more. We gotta find the LOVE yawl! Praying endlessly for Jussie’s quick recovery at Northwestern Memorial. Anyone with information is asked to call Area Central Detectives at 312-747-8382″

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Nelson Mandela voted as the most influential leader of the 20th century

The late Nelson Mandela has beaten Margaret Thatcher to clinch the most inspirational leader in the 20th century according to a BBC show ‘Icons’

The  public has whittled down a list of the ‘greatest’ people of the 20th century to seven finalists – all of whom are men.

The BBC show Icons initially picked seven categories with four inspirational characters included in each field.

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The categories were leaders, explorers, scientists, entertainers, activists, sports stars, and artists/writers.

The public has been voting for which individual in each field most deserved to reach the programme finale next Tuesday.

But despite 12 women being included on the longlist of 28 ‘greats’ of the last century, selected by a ‘panel of experts’, none won in their category.

The BBC offered the public a choice of four 20th Century ‘Icons’ in each of seven categories. In the ‘Leader’ category, above, Mrs Thatcher, FDR, and Sir winston Churchill all lost out to Nelson Mandela

Pablo Picasso beat Alfred Hitchcock, Andy Warhol and Virginia Woolf to be named the best artist in the X-factor style history show, completing the line-up of finalists.

Margaret Thatcher had lost out to Nelson Mandela in the leader category, while physicist Marie Curie and pharmaceutical chemist Tu Youyou – who developed medicine to treat malaria – were beaten by Alan Turing for the best scientist.

The late David Bowie pipped Billie Holiday and Marilyn Monroe to be named the greatest entertainer. They will be pitted against Ernest Shackleton, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali in the live hour-long final.

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The programme, hosted by Claudia Winkleman and Nick Robinson, will see seven celebrity advocates give a speech to convince viewers to vote for the icon in their category.

The late David Bowie pipped Billie Holiday and Marilyn Monroe to be named the greatest entertainer

Model Lily Cole, during her episode on artists and writers, said: ‘Pablo Picasso was a pioneer of modern art. He wasn’t afraid to use his status to shout loudly about the horror of war, and his iconic work is as relevant today as it was then.’

In his episode, naturalist Chris Packham praised Turing – who is thought to have had Asperger’s – for being an example of why it is ‘worth putting up with’ people who have Autism.

Packham, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s in 2005, said: ‘We know that as a child he was ostracised by his peers, again this is something which I experienced, we find it difficult to integrate and to understand the social norms of that group of people.’

The other advocates set to go head-to-head in the final include actress Kathleen Turner (for entertainers), comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar (for activists), Clare Balding (for sports stars), Sir Trevor McDonald (for leaders) and Dermot O’Leary (for explorers).

The Corporation has billed the show as ‘the most ambitious BBC history series in a decade’ which ‘has told the definitive story of the 20th century through the people who had the most impact on it.’

The Icons final airs on Tuesday at 9pm on BBC Two.

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Breaking News: Music legend Oliver Mtukudzi is dead

Legendary jazz musician Oliver Mtukudzi’s  is dead,His death was on Wednesday 23rd Jan ,2018  confirmed to TshisaLIVE leaving many in shock.

Mtukudzi’s record label Gallo Records confirmed the news but said there were no other details available.

The musician’s family is set to release a statement later this afternoon.

An outpouring of tributes has already flooded social media.

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During an interview with TshisaLIVE a year ago, Mtukudzi spoke about his excitement of releasing his 67th album.

He said the most significant thing about his upcoming album, Hanya’Ga (Concern) was the message.

“My 67th album is meant to share a message of introspecting and I’m hoping people learn a thing or two from it. It’s an album I wrote last year after I realised that the world keeps getting tangled up in ‘unnecessary’ problems.

“All because we are focused on competing and being better than the next person. In so doing we keep stepping on each other’s toes but that is not how God created us. God meant for us to compliment each other, that’s why he didn’t duplicate talent,” he said at the time.

Among his most celebrated songs include Todii,Neria among others.

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‘I select my team on manhood length,’ First female to coach a men’s team jokes

The first woman to coach a men’s football team in one of Germany‘s top five leagues hit back at a sexist question by sarcastically suggesting her selections are based on penis length.

Imke Wuebbenhorst, a former Under-20 midfielder, was appointed head coach of the men’s side at BV Cloppenburg, who currently sit bottom of the Lower Saxony Oberliga in the fifth tier of German football.

During a press conference a reporter asked her whether she had to wear a siren so that players knew when she was about to walk into their dressing room.

The 30-year-old immediately replied: ‘Of course not, I am a professional – I base my selections on penis length.’

As a player, Wuebbenhorst twice won the European title with Germany’s Under-19 team and played in the women’s Bundesliga for Hamburg.

The former Under-20 midfielder gave a sarcastic reply to the question, saying that she bases her team selections on penis length

She then moved to BV Cloppenburg, where she eventually began coaching the women’s team in 2016. She refuses to see herself as a pioneer for other women.

‘The topic bounces off me. I want to be judged on performances, not on whether I’m a woman or a man,’ she told Cloppenburg’s website.

‘I don’t have a problem commanding authority – I’m a teacher.’

The presence of a female head coach in Germany’s lower leagues has attracted plenty of media attention, but Wuebbenhorst is focused solely on the task in hand.

‘We only have 12 games left to stay in the league. It’s going to be a tough job,’ she said.

‘Several of my peers have described my new task as a suicide mission, and asked me why I do such a thing, but other clubs are not exactly lining up for me.

‘The only fear I have is that a relegation would be blamed on the fact that I am a woman.’

-Dailymail

Ali Kiba leads celebrity tributes after Riverside attack

Following the unfortunate 14 Riverside terror attack on January, 16th, 2019, Kenyans from all walks of lives have come together to comfort each other.

They took to social media to pray and comfort those who were trapped in the Dusit D2 hotel as well as the offices located in the premises.

Celebrities among them musicians from across borders who command millions of fans in Kenya, also sent their messages of comfort and support.

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Among them are; Celebrated Tanzanian Bongo superstar, Diamond Platnumz, Ali Kiba, Jamaican artists; Etana, Morgan Heritage, Chronixx and songbirds Cecile and Alaine.

Below are their messages which were warmly received by Kenyans who thanked them for remembering their fans in their time of need.

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Maombi yangu yapo kwenu KENYA…Poleni sana na Inshaallah Mwenyezi Mungu atawasimamia… 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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Bobi Wine (Ugandan MP)

My heart is with our brothers and sisters affected at the 14Riverside Drive in Kenya where there has been a terrorist attack. #Kenya

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Ali Kiba

🇰🇪 May Allah give you strength during this tough times. We are with you ♥️🙏🏽.

 

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Etana (Jamaican singer) Love and strength to Kenya…stronger together. 💛

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Cecile (Jamaican singer)Sending my love and my thoughts to 🇰🇪…. eartharunred

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Morgan Heritage (US Based Jamaican reggae band)

WE SHALL NOT FEAR

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Chronixx (Jamaican reggae artist)

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Alaine (Jamaican songbird)

Praying for my second home Kenya. Praying for the victims and all those affected by the attacks today.

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8-month-old dies after being fed vodka by his mum so she could go party

An eight month old died after his mother refused to take him to hospital after giving him vodka so that he could sleep.

The mother, who is currently being investigated by police, fed him vodka to make him sleep so she could party, leading to his death.

Mother Nadezhda Yarych allegedly gave her baby son Zakhar vodka to drink so he could sleep and not bother her as she partied over the holiday period in the town of Shebekino in western Russia’s Belgorod Oblast region.

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According to reports, Zakhar had fallen ill and his mother then took him to a local hospital.

The doctors reportedly checked the baby, finding he had a viral infection and suggesting hospitalisation but Yarych is said to have refused, saying she preferred to treat the child at home.

TNadezhda reportedly took Zakhar to the hospital four times within a week but refused to hospitalise him every time.

Sources close to the family told local media that Yarych refused to hospitalize her son as she did not want to spend the holiday period celebrations in hospital with her baby.

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On 5th January, the child died and according to a postmortem examination, the child’s death was caused by a viral infection.

Police started investigating the mother and her husband Mikhail Yarych, who is the stepfather of her baby who was reportedly aware of the situation but did nothing to help the child.

Police have not commented on the matter yet. The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been reported.

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Man left bedridden after selling his kidney to buy an iphone and an ipad

A young man who sold one of his kidneys as a teenager on the black market in order to buy a new iPhone and iPad is now disabled.

According to recent reports on Chinese media the young man needs constant care after removing his kidney in an underground clinic.

The 25-year-old man, known by his surname Wang, had his kidney removed before selling it on the black market for 22,000 yuan (£2,528) in 2011 when he was just 17 years old.

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A kidney photo

The teenager wanted an iPhone and iPad desperately in order to prove to his classmates that he was trendy, but his cash-strapped parents could not afford them.

His story shocked the country at the time, leading iPhones to be billed as ‘kidney machines’ by web users.

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In order to raise funds for his gadgets, the high school student found three middlemen on a Chinese online chatting platform QQ, who promised to help him realise his dream – but at the cost of one kidney.

To complete the transaction, Wang travelled from his hometown in the eastern Anhui Province – one of China’s poorest provinces – to the southern Hunan Province in April, 2011.

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He organised his travels secretly and neither of his parents was aware of his plan.

Upon his arrival, the middlemen introduced the boy to two surgeons, one surgeon’s assistant and one nurse, all of who worked at local hospitals and were moonlighting.

An operation soon took place at an uncertified clinic provided by one middleman to remove the right kidney from Wang, according to a report on CCTV.com at the time.

The kidney was then sold to a patient by the middlemen illegally and the recipient paid 150,000 yuan (£17,258) as well as $10,000 (£7,860) for the organ.

Wang was paid 22,000 yuan – 10 per cent of the total profit – while the middlemen kept the majority of the money.

The boy immediately bought an iPhone 4 and an iPad 2 with the money before returning to Anhui Province.

His mother only discovered the situation when she saw him with his new digital products. She wondered where he had got the money and Wang told her he had sold his kidney.

His mother called the police.

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After the operation, Wang’s health quickly deteriorated. He suffered from renal deficiency and later became disabled, according to CCTV.com citing a report from local news site VOC.

In April 2012, nine people involved in the case including the three middlemen and two doctors were charged by public prosecutors in the city of Chenzhou where the operation took place.

The three middlemen were jailed for three to five years and the two doctors were jailed for three years each.

Wang’s family were given 1.47 million yuan (£169,000) as compensation, the court ruled in November 2012 as reported by Xiaoxiang Morning Post.

Seven years later after selling his kidney, Wang’s life has become extremely difficult.

The man, who used to be a good-looking 6ft3in teenager, has to lie in bed day in day out, relying on his family to look after him, reported Chinese website iFeng and Yahoo News in Taiwan.

He had to forsake his studies and was living on social benefits, the article said.

He is also said to suffer from renal failure and need regular dialysis.

Apple products were once the most desirable electronic gadgets in China, but were priced beyond the reach of many people in the country. The price for an iPhone is often the whole month’s salary of an office worker in a big city.

The Apple craze has slowed down significantly after products from several Chinese home-grown tech firms, such as Huawei, became popular. Huawei beat Apple to become the world’s second largest smartphone maker last August.

Most recently, an anti-Apple phenomenon has been spotted in the country after the an executive of Huawei was last December arrested in Canada at the request of the United States.

Many Chinese companies have been reported to punish staff who wish to buy Apple products and reward those who use Huawei handsets.

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Whoopi Golberg unveils wedding invitations of her daughter’s dog

Whoopi Goldberg famously known for her role in ‘Sarafina’  is excited as she and her family prepare to attend the wedding of her daughter’s dog.

Whoopi Goldberg shared a family wedding invitation via Instagram on Friday.

The actress and talk show host announced that her daughter’s dog – Filmore Dean – is getting married to a fellow French Bulldog – Instagram star Izzy Hendrix.

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Whoopi Goldberg

‘Heads up! There’s a wedding in the family!!! My granddog is getting hitched!! What has the world come to? Lol,’ the 63-year-old hilariously captioned the snap.

As Izzy has been featured in Vogue and Paper Magazine, the gorgeous gal has her own stylist ‘that used to work for Dior’.

Izzy’s stylist has designed the wedding dress and Filmore will be ‘getting a tux for the big day from a designer in Ukraine’.

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Whoopi Goldberg’s dog which is set to get married

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The wedding invitation

A celebrity photographer – Timothy White – will be snapping the newlyweds as they chow down on a cake from legendary baker Juanita Lane of Dulce Desserts.

The New York City venue for the exclusive nuptials is top secret, the reception to follow will be ‘at Whoopi’s pad’.

No word yet if there was a pre-nup.

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Gone too soon: Kenyan Man crushed to death by a trailer in Texas, USA

A Kenyan died on Friday morning in the US in a grisly road accident after he was hit by a trailer on a busy highway in Texas.

Allan Onucko died after he was struck by a truck in the middle of the road at around 5am.

The victim was walking to the gas station after running out of fuel, his brother Fredrick Ochieng told the Star on phone on Sunday.

He lived in Madison, Wisconsin, he said.

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The late Allan Onucko

According to Ochieng, the body will be flown back to Kenya for burial at their rural home in Homa Bay once police finalise investigations.

“We are looking at bringing the body in three week’s time. The postmortem was done on Saturday,” he said.

Texas Department of Public Safety said Onucko, 42, was ran over severally by other motorists, scattering his body parts on the road.

Ochieng said Onucko was with Otieno, their youngest brother, at the time he lost his life.

He said Onucko owns a trucking company and was driving to make a delivery when they ran out of fuel.

“Our younger brother, Gilbert Otieno, had visited him and he decided to take him around when this happened,” Ochieng said.

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He said Otieno decided to call 911 after Onucko failed to show up after an hour.

Police went to the petrol station he was walking to but returned saying he had not been seen there. Ochieng said that

“They told him (Otieno) to wait for about an hour and if he doesn’t show up they would file a missing person report.

I was communicating with him (Otieno) via Whatsapp and he told me traffic was building up on the other lane. Police went to check and returned saying there was a body on the road.”

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He said Otieno identified the documents retrieved from the body as those of their brother.

“He was knocked about 300 meters away from where there truck had stalled,” Ochieng said.

He said Onucko had taken the opportunity to deliver goods to show Otieno around.

Otieno had visited him after arriving in the US just ten days back.

Onucko has left behind a two year old daughter and a wife who is due in three weeks with their second child.

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REVEALED: R Kelly ‘plotted to kill ex, 17, who leaked sex tape of singer peeing on victim, 14

The release of the infamous s3x tape that led to R. Kelly’s arrest on charges of child pornography is the focus of the second chapter of the three-part docuseries Surviving R. Kelly airing Friday night.

It includes interviews with a  number of the women who were involved in the scandal, including the person who stole the videotape from Kelly’s library and got it in the hands of a Chicago journalist.

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That was Lisa Van Allen, who was just 17 and believed that she was Kelly’s girlfriend at the time due to the fact that she spent all her time with him and they were having a s3xual relationship.

She was one of the few victims to break free from Kelly on her own terms and says in the episode that she started seeing the singer in a different light after he convinced her to have a threesome with another girl but did not reveal her actual age.

It was that same girl, who was just 14, that Kelly could be seen with on the tape Allen claimed to have lifted from his library.

Allen struggles to maintain her composure while recalling the events, and at one point suddenly shuts down and begins to silently cry.

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She then says: ‘I just didn’t know there was a point in time they were talking about killing me.’

The series premiered Thursday on Lifetime and sheds new light on charges against the artist, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly.

The team behind Surviving R. Kelly held dozens of interviews filmed with members of the singer’s inner circle.

In the documentary, backup singers detailed s3xual relations between R. Kelly and three girls under the age of 16, including 15-year-old star Aaliyah, who died in 2001 in a plane crash.

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Kelly is indicted in a Florida courtroom in 2002

The allegations are subject to criminal prosecution in several US states including Illinois, where R. Kelly lived as a resident of Chicago.

Aaliyah’s mother Diane Haughton called the allegations ‘fabrications’ and accused the witnesses of being “saboteurs of Aaliyah’s legacy.”

In the documentary, women portray R. Kelly as manipulative, violent and focused on young girls, allegedly demanding they call him ‘daddy.’

Lizzette Martinez, who met the artist at age 17 as he was approaching his thirties, says she was a victim of ‘mental and physical abuse’ during their relationship, which lasted several years.

‘He stole my life from me being abused like this,’ she says in the documentary directed by filmmaker Dream Hampton.

‘I don’t think he understands girls that are young how impressionable we are and how traumatic these experiences are.’

She then adds: ‘They change you forever.’

Few celebrities participated in the documentary, despite the willingness of many to record with the artist in the wake of his child pornography trial.

John Legend is the rare exception, stepping up whereas others like Jay Z and Lady Gaga declined to participate.

He addressed the praise he received from many on social media Thursday by tweeting:

It was Stephanie Edwards, better known as Sparkle, who first introduced Kelly to the young victim – who was also her niece.

She reveals how over time she went from surprised to concerned and eventually disgusted at the relationship between the singer and the young teen.

That is why she decided to speak out against the singer and testify during his trial when others remained silent.

She event turned down an offer in the high-six figures to film herself calling a truce with Kelly, saying she cannot be bought.

At the trial, which took place in 2008, Sparkle testified under oath that the video, filmed in 2000, showed Kelly and her niece.

Allen very bravely did the same during the proceedings, which kicked off with jurors watching the tape in its entirety.

In the end, Kelly was acquitted by a jury of his peers.

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And after dodging jail time Kelly’s next move was to bed a 14-year-old high school freshman who had been camping outside the courthouse to see the singer.

She too shares her story on the third and fourth episodes of the docuseries on Friday.

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‘You killed my dad, I’m going to kill you’ Patient shouts before attacking late father’s doctor with a crossbow bolt

A doctor was in his consultation room writing up his notes when a patient came in armed with a crossbow and fired a bolt into his stomach, a court heard today.

Dr Gary Griffith said that before Mark Waterfall fired the metal tipped bolt, he told him: ‘You killed my father and I am going to kill you.’

The GP the pulled the bolt from his abdomen and inspected the wound while sitting in his surgery chair, St Albans Crown Court heard.

He told a jury: ‘Although the wound was gaping it hadn’t gone into the colon.. I had to pull the wound apart to check if it had gone into the bowel. I was still sitting down and I removed the arrow and put it on my desk. I pulled the wound apart to see how far it had gone in.’

As he did so, he said Mr Waterfall looked down at the floor ‘dejected’ and, realising he had failed to kill him, said: ‘I can’t even get that right.’

Waterfall, 46, of South Oxhey, Hertfordshire, is on trial after pleading not guilty to a charge of attempted murder.

The court heard that, five days before the crossbow incident, the doctor had seen Mr Waterfall’s father Terrence at the surgery, who was complaining of ‘breathlessness.’

The doctor had arranged for him to attend Watford General Hospital, where he had died the following day.

Prosecutor Martin Mulgrew told the court that Waterfall drove to Dr Griffith’s Suthergrey House Medical Centre in Watford on July 10 last year.

The doctor told the jury he had been seeing patients since 7.20am but that, at 11am, Waterfall burst in.

‘He stepped into the room and was pointing something at me,’ said the doctor.

He said he couldn’t tell immediately what it was because it was wrapped in two plastic carrier bags, but when Waterfall pulled away the bags he realised it was a loaded crossbow.

Dr Griffith said: ‘He had been my patient for 10 years years. I recognised him immediately. He just seemed furious,’ he said.

He said Waterfall told him: ‘You killed my father and I am going to kill you.’

The GP went on: ‘His fist was clenched, it was like his whole body was clenched.’

The doctor said from a distance of about five feet, Waterfall fired the bolt at him which entered the left side of his abdomen while he was still sitting in his swivel chair.

He believes he was saved because the bolt’s impact was softened by the folds of his shirt, which he had loosened due to the hot weather.

The court was told after firing the bolt and realising he hadn’t killed the doctor, Waterfall dropped the crossbow on the floor and left the consultation room.

After the doctor removed the bolt from his own stomach, he followed him outside and tried to stop him from getting into his car by talking to him.

‘I tried to persuade him to go to the police station round the corner. I said I will come with you. I wasn’t sure if he had anything else on him,’ he said.

Waterfall told him he had ‘murdered’ his father, adding: ‘You have been sending me to a loony bin for 30 years.’

The doctor then went back inside the surgery and called the police. A colleague dress his wound.

-Dailymail

Vera Sidika spotted hanging out with Kendall Jenner

Vera Sidika has set new standards for 2019 after she was captured along side Kendall Jenner who is a member of the Kardashian Family.
For those who might not know the Kardashians are considered among the most famous families in the US.
They have a reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians. where they keep their fans engaged.
Vera Posted a photo of her with Jenner and her fans cant keep still

‘@kendalljenner is so pretty 😍Her boyfriend was playing tonight. LA Clippers vs Philadelphia 76ers.
Postgame VIP lounge.”

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Below are some of their comments

shay_rron@xx_hope_.xx: alexa please play next season of keeping up w/ the kadarsians ft Vera sidika🤣. Let us wait 🤣

william_kafwa: Got no words for u gal u keep going places n doing ur thing mob love

tiffanie.marley__: Wuuuiiiiii huyu amemake it. @briget_josephs

claudyahshyro: You are officially a kaJenner❤️😻

tashaa_barbara: Baby girl making moves in Hollywood 🔥🔥🔥

moniquekim258: Vera you got a beautiful soul and meeting Kendall wow wow💞💞

waridi_racheal: we’ve have officially accepted her as our family friend from Africa😂

alex_mwash: Until she gives you a comment, insta fam this is photoshop 😁

ms_anitah: Awwe i love me some Kendal, she is always simple nd yet classy👌💅❤

__queen.mo: Somebody noticed the way Jenner has dressed ni kama anaenda kwa bafu and she looks just perfect😭😭😭😭 Aki pesa ni sabuni ya kila kitu.💞

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