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British PM ‘s Brexit defeat looms over EU summit

British Prime Minister Theresa May heads to a Brussels summit Thursday reeling from a parliamentary defeat over Brexit that threatens to undermine her just as EU leaders back the opening of trade talks.

Serena Williams can break Margaret Court’s Grand Slam record – Steffi Graf

Tennis legend Steffi Graf said Sunday that Serena Williams can “absolutely” break Margaret Court’s Grand Slam singles title record if she returns to tennis.

At least three dead as storm hits central Europe

At least three people died in a windstorm that hit central Europe on Sunday, causing widespread power outages and traffic disruptions, rescuers said.

Togo striker Francis Kone wins FIFA ‘Fair Play’ gong for life-saving act

A Togolese striker Francis Kone who was awarded by FIFA for saving the life of an opposing goalie has dedicated his prize to his mother.

Karolina Pliskova in convincing victory over sluggish Venus Williams

World number three Karolina Pliskova launched her bid for a season-ending triumph at the WTA Finals in Singapore with a convincing 6-2, 6-2 victory over a sluggish Venus Williams on Sunday.

Billionaire Andrej Babis wins Czech election

He may be facing charges over alleged EU subsidy fraud, but billionaire businessman Andrej Babis has won the support of voters in the Czech general election by pushing his trademark anti-corruption and anti-euro ticket.

Boris Johnson under fire for ‘dead bodies’ Libya gaffe

British foreign minister Boris Johnson came under fire Tuesday for saying Libya could become a magnet for tourists and investors — if it can “clear the dead bodies away” first.

FIFA fines Nigeria $31,000 over crowd disorder against Cameroon in Uyo

FIFA has fined Nigeria $31,000 for crowd disorder during last month’s World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in Uyo, which the Super Eagles won 4-0.

Atletico, Roma prepare key Champions League clash

Roma host Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in an opening game of the Champions League group stages which Italian coach Eusebio Di Francesco believes will be crucial to their ambitions.

Venus ponders return to top form 20 years after first glory

Venus Williams pondered 20 years of success and setbacks since reaching her first US Open final on Tuesday after moving one victory shy of another New York hard courts championship match.

Top-ranked Pliskova races into US Open quarter-finals

World number one Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic advanced to the US Open quarter-finals on Monday by routing 91st-ranked American Jennifer Brady 6-1, 6-0 in just 46 minutes.

Petra Kvitova stuns Garbine Muguruza at US Open

Petra Kvitova powered past Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza in Sunday’s US Open night session to reach the quarter-finals.

US Open: Dimitrov, Thiem advance to second round

Grigor Dimitrov made an assured start to his US Open with a 6-1 6-4 6-2 win over Czech qualifier Vaclav Safranek Wednesday.

Federer could face Nadal in US Open semi-finals

World number one Rafael Nadal could face third-ranked Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the US Open under the draw unveiled Friday.

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Minister Lai Mohammed flags off final dry run of Calabar Carnival

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has flagged off the third and final dry run of the Calabar Carnival with a pledge to help turn the event into a major global attraction.

Man jailed for stealing ‘Keke’ tyre

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Monday, sentenced a 22-year-old man, Ojo Salihu, to three months imprisonment for stealing a tricycle tyre.

Islamic State claims attack on spy agency center in Afghan capital

Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack near a training facility of Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency in the capital, Kabul, on Monday as gunmen exchanged fire with security forces.

VVF sufferers in Kaduna community appeal for help

No fewer than 20 women in Kaffin Gwari, a community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State suffering from Vesico Virginal Fistula (VVF), on Monday, appealed for government assistance.

Turkey issues detention warrants for 106 people in connection with failed military coup

Turkish authorities issued detention warrants on Monday for 106 people believed to have worked as “matchmakers” for a network accused of orchestrating last year’s failed military coup, a spokesman for the Istanbul police said.

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Jack Wilshere yet to hear about new Arsenal contract

Jack Wilshere says Arsenal are yet to offer him a new contract, despite Arsene Wenger saying talks would begin this month.

President Buhari cautions AU Chairperson against evacuation of foreigners into Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is important to always authenticate the origin of people abroad in distress before evacuating them to Nigeria, saying “not every black man is a Nigerian.”

Onitsha main market wins Governor Obiano football tournament

The Onitsha Main Market Football team emerged winners of this year’s edition of the Willie Obiano football competition for traders in Anambra State, following their 4-1 victory over the Nnewi New Motor Spare Parts.

Death of Canadian billionaire Barry Sherman, wife puzzles police

Canadian police hunted for clues Saturday after the pharmaceutical billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found dead in the basement of their Toronto home, in what investigators reportedly suspect was a murder-suicide.

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.