Linkin Park lead singer, Chester Charles Bennington is dead

American singer, songwriter and lead act of Nu metal rock band, Linkin Park, Chester Charles Bennington, is dead.

The 41-year-old was found lifeless inside his private residence on Thursday morning in the Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles.

His housekeeper discovered his body around 9:00 a.m.

The death, which was confirmed by the Los Angeles County coroner, is being treated as a suspected suicide case.

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Morata Joins Chelsea From Real Madrid

Alvaro Morata has completed his move from Real Madrid to Chelsea on a five-year deal.

The Spanish striker passed his medical on Friday before putting pen to paper with the Premier League champions and is expected to join up with the Chelsea squad on a pre-season tour of Asia.

“I am so happy to be here. It’s an incredible emotion to be part of this big club. I am looking to work hard, score as many goals as I can and to win Continue reading “Morata Joins Chelsea From Real Madrid”

Britain’s Labour calls on government to drop European court red line

Britain’s opposition Labour Party called on the government to drop its “deeply unhelpful red line” in Brexit talks over the European Court of Justice.

The party urged the government to be more flexible to retain access to EU bodies.

In a letter to the Financial Times on Wednesday, Labour’s Brexit Policy Chief, Keir Starmer, said the party understood that the future relationship with the court would have to change as Britain leaves the EU by March 2019.

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German police disperse G20 protest with water cannon before summit

German police on Wednesday used water cannon to disperse around 500 anti-capitalist protesters overnight in Hamburg where Chancellor Angela Merkel will host leaders of the G20 leading economies in a two-day summit starting on Friday.

Tens of thousands of protesters are expected to march in the city against globalisation and what they say is corporate greed and a failure to tackle climate change.

The Interior Minister had said on Tuesday that the German authorities believe that about 8,000 demonstrators were prepared to use violence.

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Gulf media predict more sanctions on Qatar

Qatar faces further isolation and possible expulsion from the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, if its response to a list of demands made nearly two weeks ago is not satisfactory.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab emirates, Egypt and Bahrain foreign ministers are due to meet in Cairo to discuss Qatar’s reply to 13 demands they sent to Qatar in return for the lifting of sanctions imposed in June.

The dispute revolves around allegations that Qatar supports Islamist militants, including the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been designated a terrorist organisation by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt.

Qatar denies it supports terrorism and says Arab countries want to control its foreign policy.

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Italian priest gives free alcohol, money to encourage Mass attendance

A priest in a rural village of central Italy has started offering free alcohol to adults and crisps to children in a bid to boost Mass attendance, as part of a supermarket-style loyalty programme.

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Boxing: world shocked with Horn victory over Pacquiao

The Boxing world has expressed shock over the declaration of greenhorn Australian boxer, Jeff Horn, as the winner of the welterweight championship fight against Filipino Manny Pacquiao.

The fight at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, was styled the Battle of Brisbane.

Although the local fighter Horn was very aggressive in the early rounds, using his reach and size advantage to pressure the Filipino champion, as the match went on, the masterful skill of Manny Pacquiao became more predominant.

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New WHO chief, Ghebreyesus, takes office

Tedros Ghebreyesus, who was recently elected the World Health Organization’s, WHO Director-General, resumed for a 5 years term Saturday.

Mr. Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian medical doctor, was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia and is the first African to occupy the position.

He was elected with the highest vote in May during the 70th World Health Assembly, defeating two other candidates vying for the position.

It was also the first time the health assembly selected a director-general from among multiple candidates.

There had been fears that Mr. Ghebreyesus would not get enough votes to become the D-G as there had been a political drama in Geneva which caused tension among health experts, who feared politics could outweigh accountability and experience.

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World leaders gather to honour Helmut Kohl

World leaders on Saturday convened at a ceremony in France to honour former Chancellor of Germany Helmut Kohl, the main architect of German reunification.

His body was taken from his birthplace in Ludwigshafen, Germany, early in the morning and taken to Strasbourg.

Kohl’s coffin, draped in the flag of the European Union, was carried into the European Parliament’s main chamber for the two-hour service.

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Over 100 designers, exhibitors to feature at Africa Fashion Week in London

Over 100 African fashion designers and exhibitors will feature at the 7th edition of Africa Fashion Week between August 11 and 12 at the Grand hall of the Freemasons in London.

Ronke Ademiluyi, founder, Africa Fashion Week Nigeria/London (AFWNL), disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Lagos Nigeria on Wednesday.

She said that the event would be an exhibition of the African fashion whose creations had become unique designs and brands.

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