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Losing DR Congo presidential candidate Martin Fayulu challenges results in court

Losing DR Congo presidential candidate Martin Fayulu challenges results in court

World
Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Martin Fayulu, the runner-up presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has gone to court to challenge the election results. Another opposition candidate, Felix Tshisekedi, was declared the winner Thursday by the electoral commission but Fayulu's coalition said Friday he captured 61 percent of the vote in the Central African nation, Voice of America reported. They cited figures from the Catholic Church, which placed 40,000 election observers across the country. The coalition said Tshisekedi won 18 percent of the vote. The commission's report said Tshisekedi received 39 percent of the vote, Fayulu had 35 and 24 percent went to outgoing President Joseph Kabila's preferred successor Emmanuel Shadary The results from the Dec. 30 election are due to be publis...
Ricky Martin and husband reveal birth of daughter

Ricky Martin and husband reveal birth of daughter

Entertainment
Singer Ricky Martin and his husband have revealed the birth of their daughter, Lucia. Martin announced the baby's arrival on Instagram, showing off a picture of her tiny hands. The Living La Vida Loca star posted: "We are beyond happy to announce that we have become parents to a beautiful and healthy baby girl, Lucia Martin-Yosef."It has been a special time for us and we can't wait to see where this stellar baby will take us. Both her beautiful brothers and me and Jwan have fallen in love with Lucia." Martin already has twin sons, Matteo and Valentino, born in 2008 via a surrogate mother. More from Ents & Arts He announced his marriage to husband Jwan Yosef at the start of 2018.The Puerto Rico-born singer's acting role in TV series The Assassination of Gi...
Detroit Lions P Sam Martin 'fine' after precautionary hospital visit

Detroit Lions P Sam Martin 'fine' after precautionary hospital visit

Sports
Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin said he has no lingering issues from the chest injury that sent him to the hospital following this weekend's loss to the Chicago Bears. Martin also said that he expects to play for the Lions (3-6) in their home game versus the Carolina Panthers (6-3) on Sunday (1 p.m. ET). The 28-year-old Martin was injured after being blocked by Bears wide receiver Josh Bellamy during the third quarter of Sunday's game. He remained on the ground for several moments before making his way back to the sideline. Martin was taken via ambulance to a Chicago-area hospital, with the NFL Network reporting that he was coughing up blood at one point. The 6-foot-1, 211-pound Martin was later discharged and flew home with the team. "It was precautionary. I'm all good. No story here...
Aston Martin drives 'milestone' £5bn float

Aston Martin drives 'milestone' £5bn float

Business
Aston Martin says it is gearing up for a "key milestone" in its history through a stock market listing. The luxury UK sports car manufacturer confirmed a story by Sky News on Tuesday that it had started the flotation process, with the aim of launching the prospectus for its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on 20 September.Further details were expected to be released later on Wednesday when registration documents, submitted to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), are due to be published.Sky's City editor, Mark Kleinman, has already reported that the IPO would be expected to value James Bond's favourite carmaker - currently owned by Italy's Investindustrial and Kuwaiti vehicle Investment Dar - at £5bn. Image: The 1964 Aston Mar...
Aston Martin revs up for London listing

Aston Martin revs up for London listing

Business
Aston Martin is expected to confirm plans to list on the London Stock Exchange when it announces annual results on Wednesday morning.The British sports car maker said earlier this year it was considering making its shares available to the public or looking for a buyer.It is understood the company will seek to sell a stake worth about £1bn, valuing it at between £4bn and £5bn.Aston Martin sold 5,000 cars last year making its first profit since 2010.Its main shareholders, Italian private equity fund Investindustrial and a group of Kuwaiti investors, hired an investment bank to advise on options at the start of the year.Under Andy Palmer, who left Nissan to become chief executive in 2014, Aston Martin's fortunes have been revived with the f...