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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.
An Australian judge on Thursday sentenced Graeme Lawrence, 77, to eight years in jail, for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in 1991 local media reported.

Former Anglican dean jailed in Australia for child sex abuse

An Australian judge on Thursday sentenced Graeme Lawrence, 77, to eight years in jail, for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in 1991 local media reported.
Deborah Pilgrim went missing on Sunday while camping with friends about 100 kilometres from the South Australian state capital of Adelaide.

‘SOS’ picked up on CCTV saves woman lost in bush

An Australian woman lost for three days in dense bushland was found Wednesday after a man remotely monitoring security footage saw an ‘SOS’ sign scrawled in the earth on his property.
Julian Assange gives a thumbs up to onlookers from inside a police van in London on Thursday.

Julian Assange ordered to court for extradition hearing

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was ordered Friday to make his first in-person London court appearance to determine whether he can be released from prison as he fights extradition to the United States.
Eliud Kipchoge’s bid on Saturday to become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours will excite scientists and sports followers alike.

Eliud Kipchoge’s bid to run marathon in two hours excites scientists, others

Eliud Kipchoge’s bid on Saturday to become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours will excite scientists and sports followers alike.
Several out-of-control bushfires in eastern Australia have destroyed a number of buildings and homes, officials have said, issuing emergency warnings.

Out-of-control bushfires destroy homes in Australia

Three out-of-control bushfires in northern New South Wales (NSW) have been upgraded to emergency level, the Rural Fire Service (RFS) said on Tuesday, adding the bushfires were spreading quickly.
(FILES) This file photo taken on February 9, 2017 shows Chinese 100 yuan notes in Beijing. The Chinese currency continued its sharp decline on July 20, 2018 despite US President Donald Trump's bid to rein in the dollar, as analysts pointed out that a weaker yuan aids Beijing in its trade tussle with Washington. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

Dollar steady, Yuan firms as US–China trade talks spur caution

The dollar found support on Tuesday while investors awaited the outcome from crucial Sino-U.S. trade talks in Washington, with many staying cautious as neither side has shown signs of giving ground at the negotiations.
Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya knocked out Robert Whittaker in the second round to become the middleweight world champion.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa hails Israel Adesanya’s victory over

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has congratulated Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya for knocking out 185-pound challenger, Robert Whittaker, to become UFC undisputed world middleweight champion.
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning the men’s singles final against John Millman of Australia at the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on October 6, 2019. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI - AFP)

Novak Djokovic takes Japan Open

World number one Novak Djokovic grabbed the Japan Open Sunday, dispelling any concerns about his shoulder injury that pulled him out of the US Open.
Travel bloggers Jolie King and Mark Firkin have been released from prison in Iran.

Australian travel bloggers released from Iranian detention

Australian travel bloggers, Jolie King and Mark Firkin, held in detention in Iran since July, have been released and all charges against them, dropped.
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts following a point against Belgium’s David Goffin in their men’s singles semi-final match at the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on October 5, 2019. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI - AFP)

Novak Djokovic powers through to Japan Open final

In the final, Djokovic will face Australian qualifier John Millman, who squeezed past American opponent Reilly Opelka 6-3, 7-6 (7/4).
World number one Ashleigh Barty battled into the China Open semi-finals on Friday with a gutsy three-set victory over familiar foe Petra Kvitova.

World number one Ashleigh Barty battles into China Open semi-finals

World number one Ashleigh Barty battled into the China Open semi-finals on Friday with a gutsy three-set victory over familiar foe Petra Kvitova.
Kepa Arrizabalaga

Mark Schwarzer: Kepa Arrizabalaga could easily be Chelsea’s goalkeeper for the next 15 years

Former goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer believes Kepa Arrizabalaga could 'easily' be 's first-choice shot-stopper for the next 15 years as long as the international continues to stay fit and improve at Stamford Bridge.
Malka Leifer, a former teacher accused of dozens of cases of sexual abuse of girls at a school in Melbourne, arrives for a hearing at the district court in Jerusalem in February 2018. Ahmad Gharabli-AFP-Getty Images

Israeli court orders arrest of Australian school principal for ‘sexual assault’

An Israeli court on Wednesday ordered a former Australian school principal, suspected of sexual assault, and who Australia is seeking to extradite, released from prison to house arrest.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic advances to Japan Open quarterfinal

Novak Djokovic stepped up a gear at the Japan Open on Wednesday, fending off a tough challenge from Japanese wild card Go Soeda 6-3, 7-5 to advance to the quarterfinals.
Malka Leifer, a former teacher accused of dozens of cases of sexual abuse of girls at a school in Melbourne, arrives for a hearing at the district court in Jerusalem in February 2018. Ahmad Gharabli-AFP-Getty Images

Israeli court orders house arrest in Australian extradition case

An Israeli court on Wednesday ordered a former Australian school principal, suspected of sexual assault, and who Australia is seeking to extradite, released from prison to house arrest.
Naomi Osaka said she had been really riled up as Japan's two-time Grand Slam champion reached the second round at the China Open on Sunday despite being far from her best.

Naomi Osaka reaches China Open round two despite being ‘riled up’

Naomi Osaka said she had been “really riled up” as Japan’s two-time Grand Slam champion reached the second round at the China Open on Sunday despite being far from her best.
Hong Kong police fire tear gas toward protesters taking part in an unsanctioned march through the streets of Hong Kong on September 29, 2019, part a coordinated day of global protests aimed at casting a shadow over communist China’s upcoming 70th birthday. Hong Kong descended into a second day of clashes between pro-democracy protesters and riot police on September 29 as activists step up their nearly four months campaign ahead of the 70th anniversary of communist China’s founding. Nicolas ASFOURI / AFP

Sydney rally kicks off global protests for Hong Kong

More than 1,000 people rallied in central Sydney in support of Hong Kong protesters Sunday, kicking off a day of planned “anti-totalitarianism” demonstrations globally.

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Police arrest suspected serial killer in Osun

The Osun Police Command has arrested one Teslim Raji, also known as Akerele, and his accomplice, Femi Bamidele, for alleged serial killings, kidnappings and gun running, within the Ikire axis of the state.

Uche Secondus condoles with victims of Onitsha market inferno

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has commiserated with the victims of Wednesday’s fire outbreak in Ochanja Market, Onitsha, Anambra.

Police Academy begins screening of 7th Regular Cadets October 24

The Kaduna State Police Command, said the Police Academy Wudil will begin the screening of candidates for the 7th Regular Course on Oct. 24.
The running mate to Governor Yahaya Bello in the November 16 governorship election for Kogi State, Edward Onoja, will be sworn in on Saturday as the new Deputy Governor of the state.

Edward Onoja replaces Simon Achuba as Kogi deputy governor

The running mate to Governor Yahaya Bello in the November 16 governorship election for Kogi State, Edward Onoja, will be sworn in on Saturday as the new Deputy Governor of the state.

Governors El-Rufai, Badaru to lead APC campaign in Kogi, Bayelsa

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El Rufai, has been appointed as chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Council for Kogi State polls.