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Rafael Nadal makes winning start in Monte Carlo

Rafael Nadal produced a clay court masterclass to pick apart fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-1, as the world number two began his Monte Carlo Masters title defence in stunning fashion on Wednesday.

Nigeria will not survive the 2019 presidential election

For those of us who had hoped against hope, the 2019 presidential election has proved to be the last straw. We are now convinced that Nigeria is a hopeless case. This country is not just a major disappointment; it is decidedly firmly on the trajectory of a future break up.
Julian Assange gives a thumbs up to onlookers from inside a police van in London on Thursday.

Julian Assange used embassy for ‘spying’ – Ecuador president

The Ecuadoran president has defended his decision to withdraw Julian Assange's asylum status, saying that the WikiLeaks founder had tried to set up a "spying centre" from the diplomatic mission in London.
Israel Folau

Australian rugby star to be sacked over anti-gay social media post

Israel Folau has been found to have committed a "high-level breach of the professional players' code of conduct" over the offending Instagram and Twitter post, which the Wallabies fullback made last week.
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested Thursday at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he had sheltered since 2012. Henry Nicholls-Reuters

Julian Assange will cooperate with Sweden, but fight US warrant – lawyer

Julian Assange would cooperate with Swedish authorities if they reopen a rape case against him but will continue to resist any bid to extradite him to the United States, his lawyer said Sunday.
Julian Assange gestures to the media from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates court on Thursday in London, England.

Julian Assange’s father calls on Australia to bring him home

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's father on Sunday called on Australia to bring his son home, saying he was shocked to see his son's condition after his arrest in London last week.
Julian Assange gives a thumbs up to onlookers from inside a police van in London on Thursday.

Lawmakers urge UK to cooperate with Sweden in Assange case

More than 70 British lawmakers have urged their government to prioritise any extradition bid Sweden might make for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is also wanted in the United States.
The United States has unsealed an indictment against Julian Assange, accusing the WikiLeaks founder of conspiring to steal secret government files.

Julian Assange’s ex-neighbours breathe a sigh of relief

Outside the Ecuadoran embassy in London, the police and the demonstrators have disappeared: and for the local community, at last after seven years, the Julian Assange circus has left town.
Christine Assange

Julian Assange’s mother backs petition to free son

Christine Assange, the mother of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, appealed to British Authorities on Friday to be “patient, gentle and kind” to her son.

Father, son charged for beheading of woman, granddaughter

A Cambodian farmer and his son have been charged with the beheading murders of a woman and her 6-year-old granddaughter whose bodies were found in a forest, authorities said on Friday.
Paul Pogba Manchester United

Mike Phelan: Paul Pogba is not the finished article

Paul Pogba has been told he is “not the finished deal”, with Manchester United coach Mike Phelan looking for the Frenchman to ignore exit talk and deliver on expectation at Old Trafford.

UK proposes new social media regulations to battle harmful content

Britain proposed new online safety laws on Monday that would slap penalties on social media companies and technology firms if they fail to protect their users from harmful content.
Renowned Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie has made the cover page of the current Marie Claire Brazil, an international magazine in Brazil.

Chimamanda hits the cover of Marie Claire Brazil magazine

Renowned Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie has made the cover page of the current Marie Claire Brazil, an international magazine in Brazil.

Facebook to block foreign ads for Australia election

Facebook will block election advertising from outside Australia ahead of polls next month, in the wake of growing criticism of the social media giant’s role in the spread of disinformation.

Police investigate beheading of six-year-old, grandmother

Cambodian police are investigating the “horrific’’ beheading of a 6-year-old girl and her grandmother, whose headless bodies were found in a forest on Wednesday, authorities said on Friday.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board displaying share prices of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on January 7, 2019. – Tokyo stocks closed up more than two percent on January 7, 2019, after European and US markets roared last week on strong US data and dovish comments from the US Federal Reserve. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)

World stocks stall on trade jitters

European and Asian shares stepped back from eight-month highs on Thursday as investors took money off the table amid fresh concerns about U.S.-China trade talks and as dire data from Germany signaled trouble for Europe.
Brenton Tarrant

New Zealand mosque attacker Tarrant to face 50 murder charges

The self-confessed white supremacist accused of killing 50 people at two Christchurch mosques last month has been charged with 50 counts of murder and 39 counts of attempted murder ahead of a court appearance on Friday.=
The captain of Ghana's national women's side, Elizabeth Addo, says she is excited about joining Chinese Super League team, Jiangsu Suning.

Ghana captain Elizabeth Addo joins Chinese club Jiangsu Suning

The captain of Ghana's national women's side, Elizabeth Addo, says she is "excited" about joining Chinese Super League team, Jiangsu Suning.

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Manchester United target Kalidou Koulibaly reiterates commitment to Napoli

Kalidou Koulibaly has reiterated his desire to remain with Serie A side Napoli beyond the end of the 2018-19 season amid reported interests from several European heavyweights.

NSITF Board: Ministry accuses labour of disrupting inauguration

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has accused the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) of disrupting the inauguration of the new board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).

Senator Akpabio: I have no regret joining APC

Former Senate Minority leader, Godswill Obot Akpabio, has denied allegations that he called the All Progressives Congress (APC) evil and was considering returning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Chelsea progressed to the semi-finals of the Europa League after defeating Slavia Prague 4-3 at Stamford Bridge, resulting in a 5-3 aggregate victory.

Chelsea reach Europa semis despite alarming second half

Chelsea beat Slavia Prague 4-3 in a thrilling encounter to book their place in the Europa League semi-finals despite an alarmingly complacent second-half performance at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.

Federal government has 58 roads, bridges ongoing projects in Southeast – minister

The Federal Government has 58 ongoing road and bridge projects in the South East, Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji Mustapha Shehuri, has said.