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Venezuela faces more isolation, sanctions after contested vote

The United States condemned closely watched regional elections in Venezuela as neither free nor fair Monday, as European countries weighed imposing sanctions, leaving President Nicolas Maduro increasingly isolated after declaring a landslide win.

Uruguay kept waiting after Venezuela stalemate

Uruguay were left waiting to confirm their 2018 World Cup qualification on Thursday after being held to a 0-0 by Venezuela.

Brazil players need oxygen after World Cup qualifier in Bolivia

Neymar has criticised conditions at Bolivia's Estadio Hernando Siles in La Paz, describing it as "inhuman" to play at such severe altitude.

Argentina in danger of missing out on World Cup after 0-0 draw with Peru

Argentina are in danger of missing their first World Cup since 1970 after they were held to a goalless draw against Peru on Thursday.

WCQ: Argentina, Chile seek advantage in South America race

Lionel Messi and Argentina will seek to maintain the pressure on Chile with a victory over Venezuela on Tuesday as South America’s 2018 World Cup qualifying race enters the home stretch.

Bayern’s Vidal denies involvement in casino in incident

Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal has denied being involved in an incident at a Chile casino in which police intervened, though he confirmed he was present earlier on Monday evening.

Lagos govt denies partnering with ‘failed’ foreign firms on water sector

The Lagos State Government on Friday described reports that the foreign firms it is partnering in the water sector failed in other countries as “a blatant falsehood.”

US slaps new sanctions on Venezuela

The United States imposed new sanctions on crisis-hit Venezuela on Wednesday, targeting members of a controversial, all-powerful, loyalist assembly installed last week to bolster what Washington calls the "dictatorship" of President Nicolas Maduro.

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Boko Haram has killed more Muslims than Christians – ex-Minister Sarafa Tunji

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NGO urges more sensitisation on polio vaccination

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Yuletide: FRSC reassures Ebonyi road users of safety

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has reassured motorists and other road users on the commitment of the corps to ensure safety and security of all road users during the Yuletide.