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Japan will struggle at World Cup – Philippe Troussier

Former Super Eagles coach Philippe Troussier has cast doubt on the country’s hopes of surviving their group at next year’s World Cup, describing their draw as “bad news”.

US looking for west coast anti-missile sites amid fears over North Korea

US defence officials are looking for sites on the country’s west coast to deploy new anti-missile systems, two congressmen have claimed.

North Korea blasts ‘dangerous’ US-South joint military drill

North Korea Sunday blasted the United States and South Korea as "warmongers" on the eve of their largest-ever joint air exercise, saying it could trigger a nuclear war.

Joachim Low warns Germany against being “own biggest enemy”

Germany head coach Joachim Low warned his players that they must not underestimate their World Cup opponents to avoid being their own "biggest enemy" at Russia 2018.

World Cup: Super Eagles to face real Argentina squad – Tunde Disu

Former Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Tunde Disu, says the Super Eagles should be ready to face the real Albiceleste of Argentina at the World Cup.

North Korea holds mass celebrations for latest missile test

North Korea held mass celebrations for its latest successful long-range missile test, Pyongyang’s state media said Saturday, with a propaganda-filled display of fireworks and dancing in public squares.

United States, South Korea flaunt air power as North Korea celebrates

Tensions are expected to rise further in the coming week in the Korean Peninsula as South Korea and the United States launch a massive air force drill mobilising some 230 aircraft including six US F-22 Raptor stealth jet fighters.

What they said at the World Cup 2018 draw

The World Cup 2018 draw in Moscow on Friday threw up some tantalising group-stage encounters for next year’s finals, including 2010 winners Spain’s clash against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.

No reason to fear our World Cup draw – Germany’s Joachim Loew

Germany manager Joachim Loew said he saw no reason to fear the reigning champions’ opponents after they were paired with Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in the 2018 World Cup draw.

Spain and Portugal drawn in same 2018 World Cup group

The 2010 World Cup winners Spain were placed in the same group as Cristiano Ronaldo’s European Champions Portugal in an exciting draw for the 2018 tournament in Russia on Friday.

Russia rejects US call to cut ties with North Korea

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has rejected the US call to cut ties with North Korea after Pyongyang launched ballistic missiles on Wednesday.

If war comes, North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed – US

The United States warned that North Korea’s leadership will be “utterly destroyed” if war breaks out as it called on countries to cut all diplomatic and trade ties with North Korea — including Chinese oil shipments to Pyongyang.

South Korea’s Moon Jae-In condemns North Korea’s ballistic missile test

South Korean President Moon Jae-In condemned North Korea's "reckless" missile test on Wednesday, and warned that the situation on the Korean peninsula risked spinning out of control into catastrophic conflict.

Intercontinental ballistic missile puts US mainland within range of nuclear weapons – Pyongyang

North Korea said it successfully tested a powerful new Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) that splashed into the sea near Japan and put the entire US mainland within range of its nuclear weapons.

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Nigerian Air Force bombs Boko Haram hideouts in Borno

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NDA refutes report of cadets keeping uniform with herdsmen

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ECOWAS mission to Guinea Bissau costs $101.73m

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Germany offers players €350,000 each for 2018 World Cup title

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Appeal court quashes bribery charges against Justice Nganjiwa

The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, has struck out the criminal charges filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission against a serving judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa.