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The story behind this viral wedding photo will make you emotional

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This wedding photo has fast gone viral after photographer Ashley Frantz posted it to her Facebook page.In her post, she explains that the lady in the wedding dress is her wonderful friend Amanda. On the right is a transparent image of her daughter, Azalee, in her arms.Azalee is transparent because she passed away in 2013, following a battle with cancer. She was just 6 years old when she passed on.Amanda was heartbroken that her little girl wouldn’t be there for the special occasion, so Ashley did something incredible. She managed to incorporate a photo of little Azalee into some of the wedding pictures for her friend.Frantz wrote that the couple released butterflies during the ceremony in remembrance of little Azalee, and there was “not a dry eye to be seen.”She said: “As the butterfl

Man blocks busy highway traffic with marriage proposal, now faces criminal charges

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A man who stopped traffic on one of Houston's busiest highways to propose to his girlfriend may not get the happy ending he was hoping for.Houston Police Department spokeswoman Jodi Silva confirmed 24-year-old Vidal Valladares will be charged with obstruction of highway, which is a Class B misdemeanor.Silva said the charge is now winding its way through the Harris County court system. He will have the option of turning himself in, filling out the paperwork and immediately getting bonded out, she said.It was unclear if the soon-to-be-wife or the friends who helped block traffic will be charged, as well.In a video posted on Instagram, Valladares enlisted his friends to stand in front of lanes of traffic while he proposed to his girlfriend Michelle Wycoff in the middle of the highway near dow...

President Buhari says Democracy has come to stay in Africa

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During the inauguration of President Alpha Conde’s of Guinea Conakry for the  second term in office on Monday, President Buhari, who was represented by his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, expressed happiness over the sustenance of democratic rule in Africa.President Buhari said with the conduct of peaceful elections and transitions from one government to the other on the continent, it was clear that democracy has come to stay in Africa.“It shows that democracy has come of age in Africa. All over, you can see the demonstration of peaceful elections, peaceful transitions from one government to another,” the Vice President said in Conakry, Guinea at the inauguration of Prof. Alpha Conde’s second term in office.He also noted that peaceful elections were producing the right leaders in

Mom who says her job is ‘Being The Best Mom’ arrested after children were found dead in a storage

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6 year old boy and 3 year old girl, deadA woman who was arrested after the bodies of a three-year-old girl and six-year-old boy were found shoved inside plastic tote containers hidden a storage locker said her career was: 'Being The Best Mom I Can Be'. Tami Joy Huntsman, 39, and her 17-year-old boyfriend, Gonzalo Curiel, are behind bars and facing charges of felony child abuse, torture, and mayhem, after the gruesome discovery in Redding, California, on Monday night.Police were led to the remains after they discovered a 'severely abused' nine-year-old girl at an apartment Huntsman was taken. The youngster was taken into surgery suffering multiple injuries.Sheriff Greg Hagwood said she weighed about 40 pounds, had broken bones in her shoulder, broken fingers, a dislocated jaw, and teeth tha...

EFCC alleges Dasuki used part of the arms deal fund to buy properties in Dubai and London

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Counsel to EFCC, Rotimi Jacobs told the Federal High Court yesterday during the bail hearing of Dasuki and 2 others that investigations by the anti-graft agency showed that the former National Security Adviser used some of the loots from the N32 billion arms deal fund to acquire properties in Dubai and London. Rotimi stated this in the counter-affidavit he presented before the court while opposing Dasuki's bail application. The counter-affidavit in part reads“That our investigation also revealed that the applicant transferred large sums of monies outside Nigeria and he acquired several assets in Dubai and London with these funds.”.

Photos: Zuma must fall protest holding across South African cities

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South Africans have taken to the streets this morning to call for the resignation of their President, Jacob Zuma. The South Africans protesting under the hashtag #ZumaMustFall are aggrieved over the manner in which he is running their country since he became president in 2009.Zuma caused widespread anger last week when he fired the the country's Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene and appointed the unknown Des van Rooyen. 4 days later, he bowed to pressure by dismissing Van Rooyen and appointed the respected Pravin Gordhan to the post. More pics after the cut...

Nigeria’s house rent collecting system must change – Fashola

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Minister for Works, Housing and Power, Babatunde Fashola has called for a review in the way Nigerians pay two years house rent whenever they are seeking to get an apartment. He stated this while speaking at a press conference in Abuja recently“The way we collect rent is something that must change. If we are collecting two years rent in advance from a salary that is going to be earned in arrears monthly, there’s an accounting mismatch. This is something many of us have experienced, you pay two years rent in advance money you haven’t earned.Something is distorted somewhere in our accounting model. We must all resolve, property owners alike, that maybe if we changed the way we collected rent alone many houses that are unoccupied, will be occupied. I am inclined to think that if we just change