Accra: 3 Nigerians Arrested for cloning visa cards

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Nigeria arrestThree Nigerians who allegedly cloned visa cards and unlawfully withdrew money from the bank accounts of several individuals have been arrested by the Cantonments District Police in Accra.

The suspects — Tony Anderson, businessman; Seun Okhon, student, and Kelvin Benedict Aesida, a car dealer — are said to have illegally withdrawn a total of GH¢22,450. 

Cloning of cards means the creation of identical cards.

Illegal immigration status 
Briefing the Daily Graphic, the Cantonments District Police Commander, Superintendent of Police Mr Alex Kumangtani, said the suspects had so far failed to prove their professional status with the requisite documents.

He further stated that the suspects did not have passports or any documents from the Ghana Immigration Service, making their stay in Ghana illegitimate.

According to Mr Kumangtani, the suspects belonged to a complex criminal network that specialised in cloning visa cards for criminal activities.

The modus operandi 
He said…

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Scotland: ‘Three dead’ in Helicopter pub clash

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Plane crashThree people have died after a police helicopter crashed into a busy pub in Glasgow, the BBC understands.

Police Scotland have confirmed one death but said they expected the final number of fatalities would be higher. A rescue operation is continuing.

The crash happened at The Clutha in Stockwell Street at 22:25 on Friday.

There were three people on board the helicopter – two officers and a civilian pilot. Thirty-two people have been taken to local hospitals.

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond told a press conference it was a “black day for Scotland.”

Prime Minister David Cameron paid tribute to the bravery of the “ordinary Glaswegians” who rushed to help.

Chief Constable Sir Stephen House confirmed that one person had died and further fatalities were expected after the helicopter crashed on to the roof of the pub.


Source: BBC

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Tuareg separatist group in Mali ‘ends ceasefire’

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Mali rebelAn ethnic Tuareg separatist group in Mali has said it is ending a ceasefire agreed with the government in June.

It comes a day after clashes between Malian troops and Tuareg protesters who prevented a visit by Prime Minister Oumar Tatam Ly to the town of Kidal.

A National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) leader said: “What happened is a declaration of war.”

June’s ceasefire followed more than 18 months of fighting that prompted an intervention by French troops.

The rebels have in the past threatened to pull out of the peace deal, accusing the government in Bamako of failing to fulfil its promises.

‘Warnings over’

Thursday’s clashes, in which several people were wounded, erupted when a few hundred Tuareg protesters prevented the prime minister’s plane from landing in Kidal.

The central government said soldiers at the airport had been “taken to task by uncontrollable elements” and had…

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Europe announces disaster communication plans for nuclear emergency

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November 30, 2013BRUSSELSA project backed by 43 organizations is preparing Europe to react and communicate effectively in case of a nuclear emergency, drawing on the lessons of the Fukushima accident. The project, known as PREPARE, brings together national nuclear emergency centers, universities and safety authorities from 20 European countries, including Germany, Italy, Belgium, Norway and Ukraine and has €4 million ($5.4 million) in funding from the EU Framework Program for Research (FP7). Project work – expected to be finalized in early 2016 – will focus on what to do in case of long-lasting radiation releases, as seen during the Fukushima accident. Researchers will develop a system to collect and exchange information quickly and reliably during a rapidly-evolving emergency situation, and develop procedures and policies for dealing with potentially contaminated goods. Employees of nuclear emergency centers, safety authorities, agriculture ministries will be trained to use the tools…

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New, aggressive HIV strain causes AIDS faster

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November 30, 2013HEALTHA new and more aggressive strain of HIV discovered in West Africa causes significantly faster progression to AIDS, researchers at Sweden’s Lund University said Thursday. The new strain of the virus that causes AIDS, called A3/02, is a fusion of the two most common HIV strains in Guinea-Bissau. It has so far only been found in West Africa. “Individuals who are infected with the new recombinant form develop AIDS within five years, and that’s about two to two-and-a-half years faster than one of the parent (strains),” said Angelica Palm, one of the scientists responsible for the study based on a long-term follow-up of HIV-positive people in Guinea-Bissau. Recombinant virus strains originate when a person is infected by two different strains, whose DNA fuse to create a new form. “There have been some studies that indicate that whenever there is a so-called recombinant, it…

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Congolese musician Tabu Ley dies of stroke in Belgium



Veteran Congolese musician Pascal
Tabu Ley Rochereau has died in a
Belgium hospital.
His former band manager, Mr
Mekansi Modero, who is now
based in US said a close member
of the musician’s family called him
confirming the death.
Nyboma Mwandido, a fellow
musician who lives in in Paris also
confirmed the death of the veteran
crooner, which occurred on
Saturday at 8 am in Brussels,
Tabu Ley has been critically ill in
the Belgium hospital where he was
undergoing treatment for a stroke
he suffered in 2008. The stroke
left him confined to a wheelchair.
The performer, whose popular hits
like Muzina, Maze and Sorozo
rocked millions of fans in Africa,
was a celebrated musician, whose
songs continue to enjoy airplay
years after they were released.
In the past, Tabu Ley
unsuccessfully tried his hand in
politics, after he was appointed a
Cabinet minister by President
Laurent Kabila…

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