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US suspends all non-immigrant visa services in Turkey

The United States Mission to Turkey says it has suspended processing all non-immigrant visa applications at its diplomatic facilities in the country.

United States rout Panama, edge closer to World Cup

Christian Pulisic ran riot in Orlando to fire the United States to within touching distance of Russia 2018 with a 4-0 win over Panama.

Eight babies die in Indian hospital in 24 hours

No fewer than eight newly-born babies died in 24 hours at a government-owned hospital in India’s north-eastern state of Assam, officials said on Friday.

US to reduce $18bn trade deficit with Thailand

The US has resolved to reduce its trade deficit with Thailand, President Donald Trump said as signs of warmer ties between Washington and Bangkok improve.

Clashes as ‘rebels’ storm Indian base in Kashmir

At least one suspected rebel has been killed and three soldiers have been wounded in Indian-controlled Kashmir after fighters stormed a paramilitary base, according to police.

US slashes number of refugees it is ready to resettle

The United States will reduce the number of refugees it is prepared to welcome for resettlement to only 45,000 over the next year — just over half the figure for 2016, officials said Wednesday.

Trump’s travel ban to expire on Sunday

The United States President Donald Trump’s contentious travel ban expires Sunday with little clarity over whether America’s door will reopen for travelers from six majority-Muslim countries.

Trump says US to target firms doing business with North Korea

US President Donald Trump on Thursday paved the way for sanctions against foreign companies doing business with North Korea, a dramatic ratcheting up of pressure on the regime.

Hurricane Jose remains a threat in western Atlantic

Overshadowed by Irma, Hurricane Jose has the Atlantic basin, at least temporarily, all to itself. In doing so, it continues to remain a threat, though hopefully that threat will not be realised to any great extent.

Irma lashes Florida, leaving thousands without power

Hurricane Irma began pummeling Florida late on Saturday, threatening almost the entire southeastern US state after cutting a deadly path of destruction through the Caribbean.

Magnitude-8 earthquake hits southern Mexico

A magnitude-8 earthquake has struck off the southern coast of Mexico, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, shaking buildings in the capital city and killing at least two people.

Uruguay, Argentina to announce joint 2030 World Cup bid

Uruguay and Argentina will officially launch their joint bid for the 2030 World Cup next week at a ceremony involving the country’s two leaders, Uruguay President Tabare Vazquez said on Monday.

US pastor resigns from Trump’s evangelical council

A New York megachurch pastor announced Friday he was resigning from Donald Trump’s evangelical advisory board, the first religious adviser to join a wave of defections after the president’s response to violence at a white supremacist rally.

Algeria’s premier sacked after less than three months in office

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacked Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Tuesday, less than three months after appointing him, according to a presidential statement carried by state media.

Oh Mo! Farah gets golden send-off from press

British athletics legend Mo Farah was hailed by the British press on Sunday despite his glorious track career ending with defeat in the 5,000 metres world championships final.

Venezuela military option possible – Trump

US President Donald Trump has said he is not ruling out a military option in dealing with the crisis in Venezuela.

Nine inmates killed in Mexico prison riot

Nine inmates were killed Thursday as gang members stabbed and bludgeoned their rivals to death in a prison brawl in Mexico, authorities said, the latest deadly violence in the country’s jails.

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Charles Oliveira knocks out Michael Chandler to win UFC lightweight belt

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A new report by the World Bank has indicated that the execution of major infrastructural projects in Nigeria was being driven by foreign sponsors.

World Bank: Only 22% poorest Nigerian households have electricity access

Most poor households in Nigeria are not connected to the country’s electricity supply network as only 22 per cent of the poorest of them have access to grid power, the World Bank has said.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu on Monday adopted Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as the new leader in the South East Zone.

Enugu governor leads rescue operation at accident scene

Enugu State Governor, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, yesterday rescued anaccident scene at Ekulu Bridge, Abakpa Nike, Enugu East Local Government Area, where a petroleum products truck lost control and fell into a ditch.
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Nigeria records 41 new coronavirus cases

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Belgian club KV Kortrijk have celebrated former player Terem Moffi’s first invitation to the Super Eagles.

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Kaduna: NLC to begin five-day warning strike May 16

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Kaduna State Council says it will ground government activities from May 16 as a warning strike over the sack of civil servant by the state government.
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Eid-el-Fitri: NSCDC deploys 1,000 officers in Kwara

The Kwara Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), says it has deployed 1,000 personnel for the Eid-el-Fitri celebration.

Senator Na’Allah: Party interests may delay new Electoral Act bill passage

The much-awaited Amended Electoral Act can only be passed into law and assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari before the next general elections in Nigeria if members of the National Assembly decide to place the nation above party’s interest in the determination of the provisions of the new Electoral Act.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has charged Nigerian Para-Athletics team to Notwil, Switzerland, to be worthy ambassadors of the country as they seek to qualify for the 2020 Paralympics taking place in Tokyo, Japan later in the year.

Minister charges para-athletics team to be worthy ambassadors

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has charged Nigerian Para-Athletics team to Notwil, Switzerland, to be worthy ambassadors of the country as they seek to qualify for the 2020 Paralympics taking place in Tokyo, Japan later in the year.
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Tottenham make contact with Roberto Martinez

According to Football Insider, the 47-year-old is on the London club’s shortlist to replace Jose Mourinho and Martinez is keen on the job.