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Austrian writer Peter Handke on Dec. 10 received this year's Nobel Prize for Literature, amid protests and condemnations from many countries.

Peter Handke receives Nobel Prize for Literature amidst protest

Austrian author Peter Handke received his Nobel Prize for Literature at a ceremony in Sweden, amidst protests on Tuesday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkish president says Nobel academy rewarding human rights violations

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the Nobel academy on Tuesday of rewarding human rights violations by awarding the prize for literature to Peter Handke, who has been criticized for backing late Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic.
A damaged building in Thumanë. Florion Goga-Reuters

Schools shut as powerful earthquake hits Greece

The mayor of the town of Kissamos announced Wednesday that all schools will remain closed after a powerful earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit the sea area between the islands of Kythera and Crete, in southern Greece.
Former CHAN Eagles forward Anthony Okpotu was on target for his Tunisian side US Monastir in their 3-1 win over Tataouine on Monday.

Anthony Okpotu scores 6th goal of the season in Tunisia

Former CHAN Eagles forward Anthony Okpotu was on target for his Tunisian side US Monastir in their 3-1 win over Tataouine on Monday.
Emergency personnel near a damaged building in Thumane after an earthquake shook Albania. Florion Goga-Reuters

Four dead, 150 injured as powerful earthquake rocks Albania

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Albania early Tuesday killing four people, according to officials and local media, and sparking panic in the capital Tirana and other cities.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has told Paris Saint-Germain that he will not be silenced when it comes to speaking of Kylian Mbappe.

Zinedine Zidane hits back at PSG director Leonardo over Kylian Mbappe

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has told Paris Saint-Germain that he will not be silenced when it comes to speaking of Kylian Mbappe.
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Recep Erdogan: We reject UEFA’s discriminating, political attitude towards our team

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that UEFA was discriminating against Turkey’s football team following a controversy over the players’ use of military salutes on the pitch.
France host Turkey in a crunch Euro 2020 qualifier on Monday with the teams vying for top spot in Group H and diplomatic tension simmering between the two nations after Turkey’s bombardment of Syrian Kurds this week.

Tension ahead of France-Turkey Euro showdown

France host Turkey in a crunch Euro 2020 qualifier on Monday with the teams vying for top spot in Group H and diplomatic tension simmering between the two nations after Turkey’s bombardment of Syrian Kurds this week.
European football’s ruling body said Saturday that they will “examine” reports that Turkey footballers performed a military salute in their Euro 2020 qualifier against Albania to mark their country’s widely-condemned armed offensive against Kurds in Syria.

UEFA will ‘examine’ Turkey footballers’ military salute

European football’s ruling body said Saturday that they will “examine” reports that Turkey footballers performed a military salute in their Euro 2020 qualifier against Albania to mark their country’s widely-condemned armed offensive against Kurds in Syria.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners

This year’s prize went on Friday to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea.
Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante, Presnel Kimpembe and Steve Mandanda have been recalled to France's squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey, but Paul Pogba is out through injury.

Injured Paul Pogba out of France squad as Kylian Mbappe, N’Golo Kante return

Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante, Presnel Kimpembe and Steve Mandanda have been recalled to France's squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey, but Paul Pogba is out through injury.
Rangers winger Eros Grezda

Steven Gerrard confirms Eros Grezda will never play for Rangers again

Eros Grezda will probably never play for Rangers again after being accused of spitting on Ballymena defender Andrew Burns during the Rangers U-21s’ 1-0 victory over Ballymena United in the Scottish Challenge Cup on Wednesday.
Samuel Umtiti has rubbished reports suggesting that he had contact with Arsenal over the summer and was a potential bargaining chip in Barcelona’s bid to bring Neymar back to the club.

Barcelona confirm foot injury to Samuel Umtiti

Barcelona will be without the services of Samuel Umtiti after he sustained an injury on international duty.
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Barcelona star returns to Spain after pulling out of France squad with injury

Samuel Umtiti has left France's training base and will miss Tuesday's Euro 2020 qualifier against Andorra after suffering a foot injury.
Antoine Griezmann promised to work on his penalties having joked his wife's absence may have resulted in his spot-kick miss against Albania.

Barcelona star blames wife for missed France penalty

Antoine Griezmann promised to work on his penalties having joked his wife's absence may have resulted in his spot-kick miss against Albania.
France coach Didier Deschamps has expressed concern over the effects of a possible lack of game time for Alphonse Areola following his move to Real Madrid.

Didier Deschamps fires France warning to new Real Madrid signing Alphonse Areola

France coach Didier Deschamps has expressed concern over the effects of a possible lack of game time for Alphonse Areola following his move to Real Madrid.
Louis Saha believes Paul Pogba is the only world-class player at Manchester United right now and is adamant he has Ballon d'Or potential.

Injured Paul Pogba replaced by Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi in France squad

Midfielder Paul Pogba was replaced by Matteo Guendouzi in the France squad to face Albania and Andorra in Euro 2020 Group H qualifiers after picking up an ankle injury.
Louis Saha believes Paul Pogba is the only world-class player at Manchester United right now and is adamant he has Ballon d'Or potential.

Paul Pogba misses training for France Euro 2020 qualifiers

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba will miss Monday’s French team training session for their upcoming Euro-2020 qualifiers, coach Didier Deschamps said Monday.

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Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has joined Leicester City's Jamie Vardy at the top of the Premier League scoring charts after scoring twice to help the Gunners beat Everton 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

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Lagos shuts down 20 health facilities

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Remo Stars’ Vice-Captain and defender Tiyamiyu Kazeem has been allegedly shot dead in Sagamu, Ogun State, by unknown gunmen.

Nigeria mourns slain footballer as police deny brutality

Nigeria mourned on Sunday the 'untimely death' of footballer Kazeem Tiyamiyu locally known as Kaka after he was knocked down and killed by a car in an apparent hit-and-run.

Ethiopia: 29 injured in ‘bomb attack’ at pro-Abiy rally

A “bomb attack” on a rally in support of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed injured nearly 30 people Sunday, a police official said, in the latest sign of instability ahead of elections in August.