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Pope Francis heads to Thailand, Japan for first visit

Pope Francis was due to set off on Tuesday evening for his first trip to Thailand and Japan.
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OPEC’s share of Indian oil imports in October hits lowest since 2011

OPEC’s share of India’s oil imports fell to 73% in October, its lowest monthly share since at least 2011, tanker data from sources showed, as refiners shipped in fuel from the United States and other suppliers.
Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi resigns from China managerial role

Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.
Indonesian police secure their headquarters in Medan, North Sumatra, on November 13, 2019, after a suspected suicide attack occurred during their morning roll call. – An explosion outside a police station in Indonesia may have been a suicide bombing, authorities and media reports said. (Photo by Rahmad SURYADI / AFP)

One dead, six injured in suicide bombing at police station

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a police station in Indonesia on Wednesday, killing himself and wounding six others, according to authorities who described the 24-year-old attacker as a “lone wolf”.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit in Bangkok on November 4, 2019, on the sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP)

India firms, farmers applaud premier for rejecting RCEP trade deal

Indian farmers and businesses on Tuesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to opt-out of a sprawling Asian trade pact, with the country’s largest dairy producer Amul thanking the premier for “supporting livelihoods”.
Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Bangkok on November 3, 2019, on the sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA - AFP

World’s biggest trade deal to be delayed to 2020

The signing of the world’s largest trade pact will likely be kicked back to 2020, according to a draft statement by Southeast Asian leaders, delaying a deal craved by China to offset a painful tariff war with the US.
Thousands of angry and frustrated Rohingya refugees marked the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar into Bangladesh on Sunday by demanding their citizenship and other rights in the country they fled from.

UN urges Myanmar to ensure Rohingya refugees return safely

The UN chief on Sunday urged Myanmar to ensure the “safe” return of Rohingya refugees driven out by army operations, a plea made in front of Aung San Suu Kyi more than two years since her country cracked down on the Muslim minority.
Hong Kong police Saturday fired tear gas in an effort to disperse protesters whose rallies in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory show no signs of subsiding.

More rallies in Hong Kong; police fire tear fas at protesters

Hong Kong police Saturday fired tear gas in an effort to disperse protesters whose rallies in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory show no signs of subsiding.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 31, 2017 a British one pound sterling coin, and a one euro coin, are arranged for a photograph in central London. – Sterling soared Thursday, October 17, 2019 within a whisker of $1.3, striking five-month peaks after the European Union reached a draft Brexit withdrawal deal with London. (Photo by Daniel SORABJI / AFP)

Pound falls before Brexit votes

The British pound fell Tuesday awaiting key Brexit votes on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s withdrawal agreement bill.
Pound Sterling

Pound drops as Boris Johnson faces battle to pass Brexit bill

Sterling fell Friday as investors fret over Boris Johnson’s chances of pushing his Brexit deal through parliament, while Asian markets were mostly down after data showed China’s economy expanded at its slowest pace in nearly three decades.
Thirty-five people have been killed and four injured after a passenger bus collided with a truck in the Saudi province of Medina, a police spokesman said.

35 killed, four injured in Saudi bus crash

Thirty-five people have been killed and four injured after a passenger bus collided with a truck in the Saudi province of Medina, a police spokesman said.
South Korean national soccer team player Son Heung-min answers a reporter's question upon his arrival after the soccer match against North Korea, at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.

South Korean football team tells of ‘rough’ match in Pyongyang

South Korea’s national football team described their World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang as a “rough” match played under strange conditions that may be reported to FIFA.
Victor Makalala has said that his love to play for his home club motivated his move to Wolves.

Makalala: Why I joined Warri Wolves

Victor Makalala has said that his love to play for his home club motivated his move to Wolves.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: 119 Nigerians are on death row in Malaysia

At least 119 Nigerians are on death row in Malaysia over drug-related offences according to Amnesty International.
Brazil coach Tite sends a message to Super Eagles after a 1-1 score draws with Senegal in an international friendly on Thursday afternoon in Singapore.

Brazil boss sends message to Nigeria after draw with Senegal

Brazil coach Tite sends a message to Super Eagles after a 1-1 score draws with Senegal in an international friendly on Thursday afternoon in Singapore.
Head of the Federal Government delegation to the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Distinguished Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan (President of the Senate of the Federal Republic) has given the Super Eagles a pat on the back for their outing against Algeria on Sunday, while charging them to go all out against Tunisia on Wednesday to win the bronze medals.

Super Eagles settle for N15 million hotel in Singapore

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have settled for massively built Fairmont Hotel in Singapore ahead of their friendly against Samba Boys of Brazil on Sunday.
Nine Botswana rhinos have been poached since April, the government said on Wednesday, an unprecedented rate of one per month that could see rhinos wiped out in the southern African country by 2021.

Botswana rhinos risk wipeout as poaching rises

Nine Botswana rhinos have been poached since April, the government said on Wednesday, an unprecedented rate of one per month that could see rhinos wiped out in the southern African country by 2021.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board for the Tokyo Stock Exchange being displayed in a window of a securities company in Tokyo on October 1, 2018. - Japanese shares powered to a new 27-year high on October 1 after the US and Canada clinched a long-awaited trade deal, but other Asian equity markets struggled in subdued holiday trading. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

China joins Asian shares in cautious advance ahead of trade talks

Asian shares inched up on Tuesday, with Chinese shares making decent gains after a week-long holiday, though investors remained cautious over U.S.-China trade talks after President Donald Trump said a quick deal was unlikely.

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Pastor Adeboye donates dialysis machine to UCH Ibadan

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