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20 Aug
Russian investigators on Friday said they are probing a Moscow couple who were members of a satanist sect over their involvement in at least two ritual murders. The Investigative Committee said in a statement they are pursuing charges of murder and drug trafficking against Olga Bolshakova and Andrei Tregubenko. It said the two met over…
12 Aug
A Dutch tourist choked to death after swallowing his car keys while in Spain because locals could not understand him as he begged for help. The unnamed 37-year-old swallowed his car keys by accident while on holiday in Barcelona with his family, Daily Mail reported. He entered a shopping centre in the district of Sarria-Sant…
12 Aug
A 24-year-old man was shot dead by a masked gunman who barged into his home in Puerto Rico while he was streaming live on Facebook. Julio César Castillo was singing and drinking from a bottle in the living room of his residence in the Carolina housing development Eduardo J. Saldaña in Puerto Rico on Monday…
10 Aug
A 41-year-old secondary school teacher identified in the German media simply as Stefan R under the nation’s strict privacy laws, went on trial on Tuesday accused of sado-cannibalism for sexual gratification. The maths and chemistry teacher is alleged to have killed a 43-year-old powerline technician in his apartment shortly after meeting him on a dating…
6 Aug
A Russian woman is suing fast food giant McDonald's after an advert showing their cheeseburgers allegedly made her break her fast during Lent. Ksenia Ovchinnikova, an Orthodox Christian from Omsk, Russia, claims that seeing McDonald's adverts made her break her fast for Lent in 2019. At the time, she was attempting to stay away from…
4 Aug
Several lightning bolts hit a Bangladesh wedding party within a few seconds Wednesday, killing 16 people and injuring the groom, officials said. The group had just left a boat at the riverside town of Shibganj to take shelter from the thunderstorm when the lightning struck, a government administrator for the town said. The bride was…
2 Aug
A groom still wearing his tuxedo was arrested on his wedding night after he shot a man he suspected of having an affair with his new wife. Devin Jose Jones, 30, was in a car with his bride, Zenada Williams, and her friend on the Bonnet Carre Spillway after the newlyweds said their vows when…
29 Jul
Growing up, we all had to help out in the house with a chore or two but a 14-year-0ld boy felt his parents were making him do 'child labour by forcing him to do house chores. The Chinese boy is reported to have gone to the police station to file a complaint against his father…
26 Jul
A man in Germany has been forced to remove a tribute sculpture to his late father after people complained that it looked like Adolf Hitler. The dispute broke out in Weil im Schönbuch in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, after a new sculpture was put on the grave of Edwald E., who died in 2013, Daily Mail reported.…
22 Jul
A US couple whose gender reveal party sparked a wildfire that killed a firefighter and burned more than 22,000 acres has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Refugio Manuel Jimenez Jr. and Angela Renee Jimenez pleaded not guilty Monday to charges involving the El Dorado Fire, San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson announced at a…
22 Jul
A group of teenage boys wore skirts to school in protest at their school’s ban on shorts amidst heatwave throughout the UK. Adrian Copp, 15, led a dozen of his fellow Year 10 pupils at Poltair School in St Austell, Cornwall to make a stand against the school's 'outdated uniform policy' by wearing skirts to…
21 Jul
Paulo Eduardo Scravonatto, aged 19, was taken in by police after his dad, whose identity was not released, thought he killed Joana Fabris Deon, also 19, in the city of Bento Goncalves located in the Brasilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. According to a report by Daily Mail, the grim crime happened on Saturday…

Guardian Life

1 day ago
Temi Ami-Williams, star of the award-winning Nigerian feature film EYIMOFE (This Is My Desire), has made history by becoming the second Nigerian actor to win a prize at Africa's biggest and most prestigious film festival, the Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou. Miss Ami-Williams won the FESPACO Prize for the Best Young Actor…
1 day ago
As always, Netflix is set to have you on the edge of your seat throughout November with movies that'll leave you giddy with excitement. Here's a list of the top 10 movies to look out for on Netflix in November:  Amina ( Air Date: 11/4/2021):  Amina is a historical narrative of the 16th-century Zazzau (now Zaria,…
1 day ago
US Actor James Michael Tyler popularly known for his role in the sitcom Friends has passed away at age 59.  His manager Toni Benson in a statement to TMZ confirming his death revealed that the actor had died of prostate cancer in his home. Tyler had been diagnosed in September 2018 and, after his diagnosis, shared…
2 days ago
Glenfiddich, the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Whisky, earlier this year unveiled Grande Couronne, the newest addition to its Grand Series. The maverick whisky brand continues to challenge conventions with the unexpected marriage of two luxury worlds. The bottle and packaging are adorned with ornamental gold filigree, whilst exquisite artwork reminiscent of great renaissance paintings…
2 days ago
If you ignore the poor audio quality of Gulder Ultimate Search: The Age of Craftsmanship, the latest instalment of the once most-watched reality show on Nigerian television, long before BBNaija established itself as a cultural staple, what viewers are treated to is a desperate, off-brand, wonky production, from a team that has lost touch with the…

Music

3 days ago
He sat relaxed, gazing into the thin air as he spoke. On his tee shirt lay the inscription ‘Confident’, neatly stretched across his chest. And for this 26-year-old,...
3 days ago
Foremost continental award platform, All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), has partnered with the English conglomerate, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), to boost the credibility and accuracy...
4 days ago
Not relenting on the chart-topping success of "Feeling," Ladipoe is back with a new song titled "Running" on which he features Fireboy DML. "Running" is Ladipoe's second single this year. The rapper revealed that it is also the first single off his forthcoming EP "Providence," set to drop next month. Fireboy, who delivered the chorus,…
21 Oct
Kelvyn Boy, widely known as Kelvyn Boy is an Afrobeatscrusader and a household name in the Ghanaian Afro-Pop /Highlife space. The young musician and songwriter gained waves of interest both home and away with his urban sound and distinct approach to his preferred genre. This sets him apart from his peers, with numerous awards, chart-topping…
16 Oct
When you blend silky vocals, soothing Afro-fusion melodies and stellar sound engineering, the record is likely to sound like ‘Follow You’, the just-released single from Nigeria’s acclaimed guitarist, Ifiok Effianga. On this record, Effianga, who is acclaimed as Fiokee, collaborates with Afro-RnB sensations, Gyakie and Chike, to create a mesmerizing love melody that is all…

Film

4 days ago
Ghana Jollof is served! Ghana Jollof, the first Showmax Original comedy-drama in West Africa, is now streaming exclusively on Showmax. The show tells the story of two young Nigerians, Jasper (AMVCA winner Funnybone) and Romanus (AMAA nominee Akah Nnani), who move to Ghana to “jollof”. In the first episode, Jasper and Romanus meet at the…
4 days ago
In the backdrop of concerns on the outright ban and state-sponsored surveillance of digital platforms and telecommunications service providers in Africa, Paradigm Initiative’s short film, FOCUS tells a story of civil rights, liberty and justice in the digital ecosystem. Directed by Award-winning Creative Director and Nigerian Poet, Tolu Ajayi, Focus spotlights the fundamental challenges of…
4 days ago
With a cinematographer Halyna Hutchins killed and a movie director wounded after US actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun during filming, we look at other deadly movie accidents. 'The Captive' Gun related deaths go back to the dawn of cinema with extra Charles Chandler shot in the head in 1915 while filming the Cecil…
4 days ago
Streaming giant Netflix  has released the official trailer for the movie 'Red Notice' When Interpol issues Red Notice; the highest level warrant to hunt and capture the world's most wanted, the FBI's top profiler John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson) is on the case. His global pursuit finds him smack dab in the middle of a daring…
4 days ago
US actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed a cinematographer and wounded the director on a film set in New Mexico, US law enforcement officers said Thursday. The incident happened on the set of "Rust" in the southwestern US state, where Baldwin is playing the lead in a 19th-century western. Halyna Hutchins and…