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Saifuddin Abdullah said the cabinet has decided that no Israeli delegates can enter Malaysia for sporting or other events [Yam G-Jun-The Associated Press]

Malaysia to not host any more events involving Israel

Malaysia's foreign minister has announced that the country will not host any events in the future involving Israel.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka reacts after a point against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia during their women’s quarter final match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 3, 2019. (Photo by Saeed Khan - AFP) -

Naomi Osaka beats the bugs to power into Australian Open second round

Japanese fourth seed Naomi Osaka overcame a nervous start and distraction from flying bugs to ease into the Australian Open second round Tuesday.
United States’ Serena Williams reacts after hitting a backhand return during her first round match against Germany’s Tatjana Maria at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Kin Cheung/Associated Press)

Serena Williams makes ruthless start in Australian Open return

Serena Williams made a ruthless start in her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over unseeded German Tatjana Maria in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.
Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

35 Gold, 13 Silver label runners to feature at 2019 Access Bank Lagos City...

No fewer than 35 Gold, 13 Silver and 12 Bronze labelled runners have already registered to be part of the fourth Access Bank Lagos City Marathon scheduled for February 2.
Stephen Curry got the best of Luka Doncic and the Mavericks in a thriller capped by his game-winning 3-pointer. (Getty)

Stephen Curry delivers 48 points, Ibaka lifts Raptors over pesky Wizards

Stephen Curry scored 48 points and drained 11 three-pointers as the Golden State Warriors stretched their win streak to four straight with a 119-114 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.
Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts after a point against Australia's James Duckworth. AFP

Rafael Nadal blazes into Australian Open second round

Rafael Nadal said Monday he was delighted with his remodelled serve and his fitness levels after blazing into the second round of the Australian Open.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic insists no decision on ousting ATP tour chief

Novak Djokovic insisted Sunday no decision had been taken about ousting ATP Tour chief Chris Kermode after reports of a player revolt against the way the sport was being run.
Margaret Court

Margaret Court: Nerves could jinx Serena Williams’ record Grand Slam bid

Australian great Margaret Court has predicted nerves could undermine Serena Williams’ bid to match her record 24 singles majors at Melbourne Park, clearing the way for an outsider to snatch the title.
President Buhari inaugurates APC Women and Youth Campaign Team at the State House on 3rd Dec 2019-5

President Buhari set to tackle illegal taxation on foodstuff dealers

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that the Federal Government will look into the issue of illegal tax collections with a view to encouraging more private sector businesses to thrive in the country.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 12th Dec 2018-4

President Buhari pledges to end illegal tax collections

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja pledged that the federal government will curb illegal tax collections with a view to encouraging more private sector businesses.
Serena Williams of the US plays a backhand shot during a practice session in Melbourne on January 10, 2019, ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament. (Photo by ASANKA BRENDON RATNAYAKE / AFP) / — IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE —

Serena Williams still force on Melbourne return

Serena Williams was eight weeks pregnant during her 2017 Australian Open triumph and though she has failed to add to her tally of 23 Grand Slam titles, the American is still regarded as the dominant force in women’s tennis.
Huawei

Huawei employee arrested in Poland on espionage charges

Polish authorities have arrested two individuals and accused them of conducting espionage on behalf of the Chinese government, the Polish TV channel TVP has reported (via BBC).
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she was stopped by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials while in transit at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. AFP-Getty Images

Saudi asylum seeker in Thailand deletes Twitter account over ‘death threats’

The 18-year-old Saudi asylum seeker who fled her family to Thailand and harnessed the power of Twitter to stave off deportation on Friday abruptly suspended her account, with friends saying she had received death threats.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic faces qualifier at Australian Open, Roger Federer takes on Denis Istomin

World number one Novak Djokovic will start his bid to win a record seventh Australian Open title next week against a qualifier following Thursday’s draw.
The Royal Thai Police

Thai police arrest 28 red notice criminals from 14 countries

Thai police over the past month have arrested up to 28 criminals of 14 different nationalities listed in Interpol’s Red Notice database, authorities said on Thursday.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams handed tough draw in quest for record 24th Grand Slam

Serena Williams has been handed a challenging draw in her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, starting with Germany’s Tatjana Maria in the first round.
Fourth large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot.

Shark attacks woman, child at tourist site

A woman and a child were bitten by a shark in the popular Whitsunday Islands near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on Thursday in the latest of a string of such attacks, reports and officials said.
Victoria Police

Suspect packages sent to diplomatic missions in Australia

Suspicious packages were sent to more than a dozen foreign embassies and consulates in major Australian cities on Wednesday in a seemingly orchestrated but scattershot campaign.

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Ethiopia has deployed soldiers against an armed faction of a recently-legalised opposition group that is robbing banks and attacking residents in the country’s remote west, the government said Wednesday.

Ethiopia deploys military against armed opposition faction

Ethiopia has deployed soldiers against an armed faction of a recently-legalised opposition group that is robbing banks and attacking residents in the country’s remote west, the government said Wednesday.

Chelsea to offer role to Petr Cech after retirement

Chelsea are open to offering former goalkeeper Petr Cech a role at the club after he retires from playing at the end of the season.

AGF orders freezing of Justice Onnoghen’s accounts

The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has asked the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit to freeze the bank accounts of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Atiku Abubakar, PDP have always opposed restructuring

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in February 16 presidential election, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku have always opposed restructuring of the country.
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili: APC, PDP playing politics with Nigerians’ plight

The presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has again taken a swipe at both the ruling All Progressive Congress, (APC), and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), of playing politics with the plight of the Nigerian people, lamenting that Nigeria was now known as “the world capital of poverty.”