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Liverpool pay tribute to young fan killed by lightning strike

Liverpool players paid tribute to a nine-year-old fan who was killed by a lightning strike by wearing t-shirts bearing his name during the warm-up ahead of Thursday’s 4-2 win at Manchester United.
Semi Ajayi will be looking to erase his Manchester nightmare when West Bromwich Albion clash with Odion Ighalo’s Manchester United in today’s late Premier League kick-off at Old Trafford.

Semi Ajayi sets sights on more goalscoring success at West Brom

Semi Ajayi has his sights set on continuing his hot streak in front of goal having scored in all of Albion’s last three away games.
FILE PHOTO - Soccer Football - Premier League - Aston Villa v Everton - Villa Park, Birmingham, Britain - August 23, 2019 General view after the match REUTERS-Eddie Keogh

Aston Villa v Everton postponed due to coronavirus concerns

Aston Villa’s home match against Everton on Sunday has been postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak at the Midlands club, the Premier League said on Thursday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United’s win over Wolves is a “big step forward” after they moved two points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.

FA Cup draw: Manchester United to host Liverpool in fourth round

Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool will meet at Old Trafford in the fourth round of the FA Cup later this month.
The draw for the third round of the FA Cup has taken place on Monday night.

FA Cup draws in full

There was no doubt about what the biggest draw of the fourth round was as Manchester United will host Liverpool, while Manchester City will travel to League Two side Cheltenham Town.
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Semi Ajayi set to miss West Brom’s FA Cup tie vs Blackpool

Semi Ajayi could be out of action for West Brom in their FA Cup tie against Blackpool next weekend as boss Sam Allardyce has hinted he will look to make changes in his starting eleven, the Gazette reports.
Coronation Street actor Mark Eden has died at the age of 92 after a battle with Alzheimer’s. This has been confirmed by his agent according to The Mirror.

Former Coronation Street actor Mark Eden passes on at 92

Coronation Street actor Mark Eden has died at the age of 92 after a battle with Alzheimer’s. This has been confirmed by his agent according to The Mirror.
The draw for the third round of the FA Cup has taken place on Monday night.

English FA Cup third draw in full

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup has taken place on Monday night.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Michael Regan-Pool via REUTERS

Frank Lampard feels ‘judged differently’ as an English coach

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard believes English managers are judged differently to their foreign counterparts and says more should be given the opportunity to lead Premier League clubs.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 09, 2019 Brazilian football great Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pele, arrives at Guarulhos International Airport, in Guarulhos some 25km from Sao Paulo, Brazil. – Brazilian football legend Pele “lives reclusive” and “suffers from a form of depression” because he cannot walk normally, his son revealed on Monday at Globoesporte.com. (Photo by NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP)

Pele: Cristiano Ronaldo better than Lionel Messi but i’m greatest player ever

Brazilian legend Pele has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Lionel Messi but insisted that he is still the greatest footballer of all time.
Jordan Henderson was hailed for his outstanding achievement by Jurgen Klopp after picking up the Footballer of the Year award from the Football Writers' Association.

Jurgen Klopp gives Liverpool potential boost ahead of Leeds United clash

There is a possibility that Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson could return to full team training today, according to Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.
Jordan Henderson has been named the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year for 2019-20 season.

Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson battling to make Leeds clash

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is battling to be fit for their Premier League opener against Leeds United.
Barcelona are still trying to convince Lionel Messi to stay at the club and expect him to attend training when sessions resume, according to sporting director Ramon Planes.

Barcelona trying to convince Lionel Messi to stay – sporting director

Barcelona are still trying to convince Lionel Messi to stay at the club and expect him to attend training when sessions resume, according to sporting director Ramon Planes.
John Obi Mikel scored his first Stoke City goal in their 5-1 hammering of Shrewsbury Town in Tuesday’s pre-season friendly match.

Mikel Obi scores in first game for Stoke

John Obi Mikel scored his first Stoke City goal in their 5-1 hammering of Shrewsbury Town in Tuesday’s pre-season friendly match.
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Queens Park Rangers forward Eberechi Eze in the summer.

Fulham joins Crystal Palace in the race to sign Eberechi Eze

Newly Promoted side Fulham have entered the race sign Eberechi Eze from Crystal Palace in the current transfer window.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Saturday said his side lost 3-1 to Olympique Lyonnais to exit the UEFA Champions League because they lacked the perfection needed in Europe’s top competition.

Barcelona monitoring Pep Guardiola’s situation at Manchester City

Barca's board will meet on Monday when they're expected to sack coach Quique Setien after Friday's disastrous Champions League thrashing by Bayern Munich.
The government has also agreed in principle to co-fund a global clinical trial with the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson to establish how effective their vaccine could be in providing long-term immunity against COVID-19.

Britain secures early access to promising vaccine candidates

The British government on Friday announced that it had secured early access to 90 million doses of two new promising vaccine candidates.

China eases travel restrictions for 36 European countries

China has eased entry restrictions for nationals from 36 European countries, months after thousands were left stranded when the country closed its borders and slashed flights to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Liverpool have appointed Gary O’Neil as assistant manager of their Under-23 side.

Liverpool appoint new Under-23 assistant coach

Liverpool have appointed Gary O’Neil as assistant manager of their Under-23 side.
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun was in action for Wigan Athletic and helped the team to record win over Hull City at the DW stadium.

Super Eagles star relishes Wigan’s historic win over Hull City

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun is proud to be a part of the Wigan Athletics squad that set a new home win record in the English championship.
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun was in action for Wigan Athletic and helped the team to record win over Hull City at the DW stadium.

Super Eagles defender stars in Wigan’s record breaking win over Hull City

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun was in action for Wigan Athletic and helped the team to record win over Hull City at the DW stadium.
Eberechi Eze and Bright Osayi-Samuel were in action as Queens Park Rangers played out a 2-2 draw with Birmingham City in Saturday’s Championship game.

QPR turn down club Brugge’s £3m Bid For Osayi-Samuel

Sky Bet Championship club Queens Park Rangers have rejected a bid of £3m from Belgian champions Club Brugge for Bright Osayi-Samuel.

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Drummer Jacques Iyok performs on stage with his band JAMM at the Saint Louis Jazz Festival in Saint Louis, Senegal, June 18, 2021. Picture taken June 18, 2021. REUTERS-Cooper Inveen.

Senegal’s famed jazz festival returns after pandemic delay

On a small island where the Senegal River meets the sea, hundreds of mask-wearing jazz enthusiasts listened to French-Senegalese vocalist Awa Ly sing the blues for uncertain times.
A sign is seen at the entrance to the Google retail store in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, U.S., June 17, 2021. REUTERS-Shannon Stapleton

Google drops engineering residency after protests over ‘inequities’

Alphabet Inc’s Google plans to shut down a long-running program aimed at entry-level engineers from underrepresented backgrounds after participants said it enforced “systemic pay inequities,” according to internal correspondence seen by Reuters.
FILE PHOTO - Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko attends the Roundtable Summit Phase One Sessions of Belt and Road Forum at the International Conference Center in Yanqi Lake on May 15, 2017 in Beijing, China. REUTERS-Lintao Zhang-Pool

Belarus: Western sanctions bordering on a ‘declaration of economic war’

Belarus views Western sanctions, imposed in response to Minsk’s forced landing of a Ryanair plane last month to arrest a journalist on board, as a declaration of economic war, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Supporters of Ebrahim Raisi celebrate his presidential election victory in Tehran, Iran June 19, 2021. Majid Asgaripour-WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iran accuses U.S. of meddling for criticising election

Iran accused the United States on Tuesday of interference for saying its election was neither free nor fair as political factions traded blame for the record low turnout and high number of invalid ballots.
People visit a makeshift memorial on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, after the Tk'emlups te Secwepemc band council encouraged mourners to take part in a national day of prayer to honour the remains of 215 children that were found at the site in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jennifer Gauthier//File Photo

China, allies seek probe into indigenous children’s remains in Canada

China and its allies called on Tuesday for an independent investigation into the discovery last month of the remains of more than 200 indigenous children at a Canadian boarding school.

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Ethiopians pray for peaceful vote ahead of key election

Draped in sacred white cloth, the procession drifted silently towards a priest calling the faithful to celebrate the Archangel Michael, a revered saint in Ethiopia.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

SERAP sues Nigerian government, minister over directive to broadcasters to stop using Twitter

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court in Abuja “to stop the Federal Government and the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed from using their patently unlawful directive to all TV and radio stations not to use Twitter, and to delete their accounts as a pretext to harass, intimidate, suspend or impose criminal punishment on journalists and broadcast stations simply for using social media platforms.”
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Guinea declares end to Ebola outbreak that killed 12

An Ebola outbreak which started in Guinea in February, infecting 16 people and killing 12, has been declared over, the health ministry and the World Health Organization said on Saturday.
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

EFCC going after money launderers in real estate sector – chairman

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said the commission would be going all out to investigate money laundering in the real estate sector.

PDP wins Kaduna assembly bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Usman Baba of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the bye-election for Sabon Gari Constituency in the Kaduna State House of Assembly.