Virgin Galactic'sSpaceShipTwo spacecraft has exploded during a test flight over the Mojave desert, killing one of the two pilots onboard.
Onlookers reported seeing an explosion and debris from the craft.
Two pilots were onboard, and authorities confirmed one was dead, with the second being taken to hospital in Lancaster with serious injuries aboard a helicopter.
Christy Walton, who inherited a portion of the Walmart fortune after her husband’s death in 2005, is the richest woman in North America and the world with an estimated net worth of US$37.9 billion, according to a Wealth-X list of the wealthiest women in each region released today.
Taking second place on the Wealth-X list is Liliane Bettencourt, heiress of the French cosmetic giant L’Oreal, whose personal fortune of US$31.3 billion earns her the title of richest woman in Europe.
Abdulazeez and Adejoke had the most extravagant wedding this past weekend. Abdulazeez is the son diamonds merchant Folashade Adunni Risiquat Adesoye, whilst Adejoke, is the daughter of popular cloth merchant Morufat Kalejaiye.
The breathtaking star-studded wedding took place at Oriental Hotel Lagos, Nigeria.
Here are some pictures from the glamourous union, including pre-wedding pictures and the stunning union.
A New Zealand woman, who had no vision since she was 11, had her sight restored one night when she hit her head on a coffee table.
Lisa Reid, from Auckland, has a tumour pressing down on her optic nerve and in 2000 she was not able to see at all.
But on the night of November 15, 2000, that all changed when Ms Reid - who was 24 at the time - crouched down to kiss her guide dog at the time, Ami, goodnight and accidentally knocked her head on her coffee table.
The next morning, she woke up and some of her vision had been restored.
Many of us say, "That was the worst place in the world!" But really: How many of us truly have the authority to say that? Lee Abbamonte does.
He's the youngest American to visit all 193 member nations of the United Nations, and he's well on his way to visiting all 324 on The Travelers’ Century Club list, which includes territories and unique destinations in addition to nations. (Lee expects to have 321 of the 324 countries checked off by the end of the year).
With all those countries, they can't all be winners. And Abbamonte, as part of his traveling mission, has to see the losers too. He takes that part of his quest seriously. "I spent time in these places; it's not like I went to the airport and split," he says of the bottom-tier countries. "I tried to give each place a couple of days."
As far as I am concerned, Lagos, Nigeria, is the worst place on planet Earth. I’ve never experienced so much corruption in my life. It was just a horrific experience getting into the country. Crossing in from Benin, we got shaken down by the border guards.
A Nigerian woman who claims she was duped into marrying a billionaire who was already wed is to fight on against a divorce court order that she must pay the tycoon’s £100,000 legal bill.
Mercy Ogbedo thought her dreams had come true in 2002 when she went through a spectacular wedding to Nigerian shipping magnate Moses Taiga.
Mrs Ogbedo, 45, of Finchley, has two children by Mr Taiga, who owns a string of London properties, and says it was only later that she found her husband already had a wife. For more than a decade she has petitioned UK divorce courts for financial support from him.
Our whole lives we’re sold “happily ever after”, time and time again. In the movies. On TV. On Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube.
I’ve heard talk about Prince Charming, “The One”, my “soul mate”. Even in church, I’ve been told that God is designing the PERFECT man for me. That there is ONE out there who will complete me.
And while I’ve always rolled my eyes at these concepts, I failed to realize how much they were etching their way into my thoughts and heart.
I’ve been in a relationship with Jeremiah for 15 months. And I’ve known I wanted to spend my life with him engagement 2 for 6. We’ve navigated the highs and lows of dating. We’ve stumbled and struggled…a lot. We’ve had great victories and highs. We’ve cried some, laughed often, bickered more, and smiled the most. We’ve supported one another in the struggles of building our careers.
A young Nigerian woman, Joy Williams has died after complications during a cosmetic surgery procedure in Thailand.
Joy Williams, who was aged 24, and from Thamesmead, south-east London, died following a botched procedure that went wrong. Joy was said to have been undergoing buttock augmentation by an allegedly uncertified surgeon in Bangkok when tragedy struck.
According to our source, Joy had made the ill-fated journey to Thailand without informing her parents. She was the eldest and only daughter of her family.
Brittany Maynard says she hasn't decided yet when she'll end her life, but it's a decision she's still determined to make.
"I still feel good enough and I still have enough joy and I still laugh and smile with my family and friends enough that it doesn't seem like the right time right now," Maynard says in a video released to CNN on Wednesday. "But it will come, because I feel myself getting sicker. It's happening each week."
Maynard says she has stage IV glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of terminal brain cancer. In April, she says, doctors gave her six months to live.
Female entrepreneur Chief Dr. Mrs. Onikepo Akande who sits on the boards of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. and PZ Foundation; and is director of Bank of Industry and National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria NICON, had some advice for business minded women.
Speaking to Vanguard about her achievements to date, she said;
"Most women when they get to a certain level in life, they are not able to keep their homes.
The pressure is too much for them, they don’t know how to balance and everything depends on time management."
I’m in pursuit of these 12 things and I will be unto death do us part.
And the reason why is because I want to honor my Lord with my marriage. These 12 ways are by no means easy, but they are God-honoring, and with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us, right?
1. To love him. I study him to find out what makes him tick. I seek out ways and ask him questions to find out what makes him feel loved by me the most, and then I pursue those ways. (Titus 2:4)
2. To respect him. He just so happens to flourish as a man when I respect him. And I happen to think a flourishing husband is much better to live with than a husband who is wilting. (Eph. 5:33)
3. To be his lover. It’s why I married him and vice versa. (1 Cor. 7:2-5)
A teenage boy who shot his girlfriend dead on his birthday has been sentenced to nine years' detention for her manslaughter.
Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh, 15, was hit in the neck by a single bullet from a fake 1930s Italian Beretta pistol which the boy was looking after in a mire of 'violent gang confrontation', a court heard.
The 15-year-old boy - who cannot be named due to his age - was cleared of murder after jurors hears he loved Shereka and fired the gun by accident.
South Africa's football captain Senzo Meyiwa has died after being shot during a burglary, police say.
He was reportedly attacked after men entered his girlfriend's house in Vosloorus, south of Johannesburg.
His agent described him as a humble man from a tough background who had become a "hero in everyone's eyes". The 27-year-old was the goalkeeper for Orlando Pirates and had played in South Africa's last four Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Once we know our God given purpose, it begins to take control of our lives. Some may think they understand it or that they are living it out, yet they lack the insight and connection with God to truly understand.
Passion and purpose are often used interchangeably, yet they are two different things. Many may have passion for something and it’s not their God given purpose.
Passion by itself may drive you in circles doing any and everything to make that passion turn into success. While God may allow you to have some success because of your hard work, you still wonder what’s missing. Why am I working so hard yet getting so little return?
God’s purpose for our lives is the reason why we were put here on this earth; knowing your purpose can cause you to have passion to fulfill God’s will for your life. It is not the passion that leads you to frantically do any and everything to make things happen.