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Malaysian airliner's last position over Indian Ocean, PM says

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Malaysia's Prime Minister will make a live statement on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at 10 p.m. (10 a.m. ET), he said Monday on Twitter.
Prime Minister Najib Razak did not give any details of the statement.
Also, two relatives of passengers aboard the missing airliner tell CNN they have been asked to attend a meeting at a Beijing hotel where Malaysian authorities have been briefing families.
The developments happened the same day as Australian officials announced they had spotted two objects in the southern Indian Ocean that could be related to the flight, which has been missing since March 8 with 239 people aboard.
One object is "a grey or green circular object," and the other is "an orange rectangular object," the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said.


No sign of mystery objects as Australia suspends search for the day

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) -- A day that began with high hopes ended with uncertainty late Thursday in Australia as darkness put an end to the search for two objects captured on satellite and described as possible debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Aircraft from Australia, New Zealand and the United States, along with a Norwegian merchant ship, will resume the search Friday, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said.
Hindered by poor weather in a wild, remote area of the southern Indian Ocean, neither the surveillance planes nor the massive Norwegian cargo ship managed to spot the debris photographed Sunday by a commercial satellite.
Even before suspending the search for the day, authorities cautioned the objects could be something other than plane wreckage, such as shipping containers that fell off a passing vessel.


Breaking News: Angry Youth Burn Radio Justice Tamale

Mumuni Yunus, a morning show host at a Tamale based Radio Justice report that the station and its equipment including vehicles have been set ablaze this morning by some unknown angry youth.
The illegal acts are believed to be carried out by sympathizers of late Abdul Naziru an NPP activist who was killed yesterday at Aboabo, suburb of Tamale.
According to the host, the attack, he believed is caused by comments made by one of his panelist, King Faisal an NPP communicator which suggest that the recent killings are not political but a fight between "wee smokers".
"Six cars including my own motorbike is totally burnt. We are saved as well as our machines, We are indoors with the military personnel" Yunus confirmed.
Meanwhile, the Fire Service and Police have rushed to the scene to maintain law and order.
The affected areas are presently under heavy security surveillance.


Cardinal Turkson denounces Uganda's anti-gay law

Vatican cardinal, Peter Turkson, has criticised Uganda's anti-gay law and called for the repeal of its severe penalties.
Cardinal Peter Turkson, who is president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said Tuesday that "homosexuals are not criminals" and shouldn't be sentenced for up to life in prison.
Speaking to reporters in Bratislava where he attended a conference on the Catholic Church and human rights, Turkson said the Vatican also calls on the international community to keep providing aid.
Uganda has been hit with substantial aid cuts in reaction to the law.
The World Bank has postponed a $90 million loan for Uganda's health systems.
Pope Francis has made a point of reaching out to gays, famously saying: "Who am I to judge?"


Motor traffic offences fines yield more money

tatistics released by the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service has indicated that court fines on motor traffic offences raked in about GH¢3,324,614 within a period of three years (2011 to 2013).


Street naming: AMA to address concerns of residents

The Mayor of Accra, Alfred Vanderpuije says the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) will address concerns expressed by residents over 3,000 names it has given to major streets in the capital.

The Assembly held a stakeholders forum on Tuesday to validate the street names, as part of a nationwide street naming and property addressing exercise.

But some opinion leaders are kicking against some of the names.

The Accra Mayor has given the assurance that the concerns of the opinion leaders will be addressed and they will continue to consult opinion leaders for a successful exercise.

He stated that “if somebody has proposed a name that has not been used yet, there is still opportunity for those names to be used.”

Mr. Vanderpuije also indicated that his outfit is willing to accept correction and address complains to improve the street naming exercise “so that at the end of the day, they will own it, use it and it will benefit all of us.”

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Non-achievers not qualified to criticise me: Duncan-Williams

Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams says people who cannot match his achievements in life are not qualified to criticise him.
The Presiding Bishop and General Overseer of the Christian Action Faith Ministries (CAFM) burst forth with that comment midway through his Sunday sermon when, according to him, certain members of his congregation hurled judgmental looks at him, as he narrated a story about how a rich Nigerian man depended on his (Duncan-Williams’) prayers to get round his insomnia.


Times are hard but we must stay united - Prez

President John Mahama has lauded "wise Ghanaian politicians" who are standing behind his government at a time when the country is facing dire economic challenges.
Without mentioning names, the President wrote on his Facebook page on Monday that these politicians "understand that the right attitude in such times is to assist the government and stop predicting disasters."
 “Because in a democratic country such as ours, the government is the people's government. It is your government”, the President's post said in part.
He then ended by urging Ghanaians to unite even as the country faces "economic and political challenges".
Ghana’s currency, since January this year has been consistently depreciating, declining by more than four per cent against the major international currencies. In 2013, the local currency suffered 17 per cent depreciation.


Fire destroys Yaya Forest Reserve

The Yaya Forest Reserve at Ayigbe in the Wenchi Municipality, has caught fire , destroying thousands of acres of timber species, cocoa and teak plantations running into million of Ghana Cedis.
When the Brong-Ahafo Regional Anti Bushfire Committee visited the forest, the fire had seriously spread to all parts of the forest.
Large acres of food stuffs and crops comprising maize, yam and cassava plantations cultivated on the shoulders of the forest had also been destroyed by the fire.
The Ghana News Agency (GNA) gathered that attempts by local fire volunteers and personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service to extinguish the fire were not successful due to the seriousness of the outbreak.
According to fire volunteers in the area, because they did not have Wellington boots and other logistics, they could not enter into the forest when the fire started..

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Conserve power to reduce demand - GRIDCO to Ghanaians

The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) is entreating the general public to conserve electricity because it is currently experiencing challenges in the supply of electricity across the country.

A statement signed by the Head of Public Relations at GRIDCo, Albert Quainoo explained that the occasional power outages being experienced across the country is due to increased demand for electricity and the non-availability of some generators in the power system.

He indicated that “the annual peak demand for electricity grew from 1,729MW in 2012 to 1,943MW in 2013 which is a growth of over 12% but the forecast demand now is 1,980MW at peak.”

According to Mr. Quainoo, “with the current available generation capacity from the power producers at 1,965MW, there is therefore supply inadequacy especially during the peak period.”


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