Thursday, August 7, 2014

Lauren Scruggs Lost An Arm And An Eye In A Plane Accident But Found The Love of Her Life

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Lauren Scruggs made headlines in 2011 after she walked into the still-spinning propeller of a small plane while exiting in the dark. She was hit in her left eye and severely injured her left hand. The arm had to be amputated and after surgery to remove the left eye, Lauren currently uses a prosthetic eye and arm.

After her recovery, the former model did not allow life to keep her down. Lauren turned her hands to fashion blogging, and also wrote a motivational book. And now, she is engaged and about to get married to the love of her life, E! News reporter Jason Kennedy!

The couple have just released their pre-wedding pictures. See Lauren and Jason's LA photoshoot and find out how they met below..

White South African Students in Blackface Spark Debate On Racism And Apartheid

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Two students from the University of Pretoria shared this picture of them in blackface and dressed in domestic worker costumes as a joke on Facebook.

However, the picture has sparked a massive debate on social media sites after it went viral, reigniting the age-old conversation on racism in South Africa and the ghost of Apartheid.

The photo was quickly deleted, but already some people had made screen grabs and it swiftly disseminated on Twitter, sparking outrage among black people everywhere.

Former BBA Housemates Pokello and Fiance Elikem Take A Beach Vacation

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Pokello from Zimbabwe and Elikem from Ghana met while they were on Big Brother Africa: The Chase, in South Africa last year. The couple who got engaged back in May are currently vacationing in Rwanda, in the city of Kigali.

At the beach, mom of one, Pokello showed off her curves in a sexy black lace and red bikini while her fiance wore matching black swimming trunks and red top.

More photos below...

Woman Finds Long Lost Mother And Realizes She Married Her Own BROTHER!

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Adriana, 39, and her husband Leandro, 37, both brazilian, have been together for 7 years and have a six-year-old daughter.

The couple, who refused to reveal their surnames, spent their lives trying to find their respective mothers, who were both called Maria, and had both abandoned their children when they were still children.

But neither could have imagined that the women they had both been searching for could have been the same person.

Dwyane Wade And Gabrielle Union Show Sweet Proposal In 'Save the Date Video'

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Gabrielle Union and her fiance Dwyane Wade are getting married later this month on Saturday 30th August 2014 in Miami, Florida.

The couple who have already sent out their invitation cards asking guests to leave their phones at home also sent out a really sweet save the date video.

The clip obtained by TMZ shows Dwyane’s proposal to Gabrielle, with the help of his sons from his first marriage and his adopted nephew.

The boys carried placards readng; “Nickie will you marry us?” He went down on one knee and of course she said yes. To all of them... awww...

US Surveillance Planes Searching For Abducted Chibok Girls Spot Several Groups

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U.S. surveillance flights over northeastern Nigeria, had twice in July showed what appeared to be large groups of girls held together in remote locations.

This has raised hopes among domestic and foreign officials that these girls are among the group that Boko Haram abducted from the Chibok boarding school in April.

According to the Wall Street Journal,

The surveillance suggests that at least some of the 219 schoolgirls still held captive haven't been forced into marriage or sex slavery, as had been feared, but instead are being used as bargaining chips for the release of prisoners.

Dr Sid and Simi Osomo’s White Wedding - Official Photos From The Church And Reception

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Dr Sid and Simi Osomo have now released the official photos from their white wedding which held this past Saturday August 2nd in Lagos.

The church wedding service held at Ikoyi Baptist Church, followed by a grand reception at Oriental Hotel.

See more photos below...

Nigerian Government Declares Ebola A Matter of National Emergency

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The Federal government has declared the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria a matter of national Emergency, adding that everyone is now at risk of being infected.

Speaking with State House correspondence at the end of today's Federal Executive Council meeting, the Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu said the Nigerian government has written to the Director of the United State Centre for Disease Control to request for the release of some of the unapproved ZMAG drug which has proven to be useful in the treatment of the Ebola disease.

He said the Federal government awaits a response from the United state government and hopeful if the drugs are released, they could be used to treat the confirmed cases of the Ebola virus disease in Nigeria.

The Obamas Receive President Goodluck Jonathan At the White House

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama took this photo with President Goodluck Jonathan during a session with African leaders at the US-Africa Summit held in the blue room of the White House in Washington DC, USA.

President Goodluck Jonathan also met with the United States VP – Joe Biden and other African leaders at the African Business Forum. The Nigerian president wore a black suit with matching trousers, a red tie and no hat.

Not his usual look, but very dapper. Check him out!

British Airways Suspends Flights To And From Ebola-Hit West Africa

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On concerns of Ebola outbreak, The British Airways has suspended flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone until the end of August. 

Customers can get a refund or rearrange their flight for a later date. Since the outbreak of the Ebola virus, there has been  a trepidation for the spread of the virus to the international communities.

The Liberian government in response to the cancelation said “it regretted BA's decision, but added: "We fully understand that international airlines must keep the safety of customers and crew as their highest priority."