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Mario Kempes, former Argentine national soccer player and member of the 1978 world champion team, gestures next to the FIFA soccer World Cup trophy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 29, 2018. REUTERS-Marcos Brindicci

Former hot-shot Mario Kempes joins Maradona in offering to coach Argentina

Hot on the heels of Diego Maradona, another Argentine World Cup winner has thrown his hat into the ring to become the next national team coach.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador wins Mexican Presidency

Donald Trump, other regional leaders congratulate Mexico’s new president

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador conquered more than 53 percent of votes in Mexico’s presidential poll Sunday, putting the left in charge of the second largest Latin American economy for the first time in recent history.

Pope names 14 new cardinals, warns against ‘palace intrigues’

Pope Francis appointed 14 new cardinals in a ceremony at St Peter’s Square on Thursday, while warning the newly named dignitaries against internal wrangling within the church.

Christian Pulisic’s transfer speculation ‘hogwash’ – father

Christian Pulisic's father says speculation the young American star could move to the Premier League is "hogwash," and told Sky Sports his son plans to return to Borussia Dortmund -- at least for next season.

Pope Francis names 14 new cardinals

Pope Francis has named 14 Roman Catholic prelates to the high rank of cardinal, the elite group of churchmen who are his closest advisers and can enter a conclave to choose his successor if they are under 80.

Imprisoned Bolivian ex-dictator Garcia Meza dead at 88

Bolivian ex-dictator Luis García Meza, who was serving a lengthy prison sentence for crimes committed after his 1980 military coup, died Sunday in a La Paz hospital at the age of 88, his attorney told local media.

Lack of fuel caused 2016 Brazil football team plane crash

The 2016 plane crash that wiped out a Brazilian football team was caused by a lack of fuel, Colombia’s aviation authority said Friday following an extensive investigation into the disaster.

Man sets woman alight in bus, injures 10

Ten people were treated for burns after a man doused a woman with gasoline and set her alight inside a public bus in the Peruvian capital Lima, firefighters said.

UK, US and France bid for ceasefire in Syria after airstrikes

The UK, US and France have presented plans for a ceasefire in Syria in the wake of their joint airstrikes on the war-torn country.

Nikki Haley: US ‘locked and loaded’ if Syria uses chemical weapons again

The United States has warned it "is locked and loaded" to strike Syria if there are any more chemical attacks, hours after more than 100 bombs targeted facilities in Damascus and Homs said to be associated with the use of chemical weapons.

Juan Riquelme: Lionel Messi can win World Cup for Argentina

Former Argentine midfielder Juan Riquelme believes Lionel Messi is capable of winning the FIFA World Cup for the Albiceleste at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia if he stays in good physical condition.

What the world is saying about Vladimir Putin’s re-election

China was the first world power to react on Monday to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin’s re-election vowing to push ties to a “higher level”, but Germany questioned the fairness of the vote and warned Moscow would remain “difficult”.

Declare herdsmen attacks as terrorist acts – SERAP tells UNSC

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the UN Security Council and its members urging them to: “Urgently hold a special session on Nigeria and to visit the country to press the authorities to end continuing killings and destruction of property by suspected herdsmen across Nigeria, particularly in the North-Central of the country.”

Think of me as your daughter – 16-year-old dreamer tells Donald Trump

Nicolle Uria was 15 when her parents told her a shocking secret: she was an undocumented immigrant in the only country she has even known.

Man caught with cocaine wrapped in 55 condoms

Anti-drug authorities said Tuesday they have arrested a man for trafficking 2.1kg of cocaine wrapped in 55 condoms.

Restructuring: Group seeks equality, recognition for all ethnic nationalities

The Movement for Cognitive Justice (CMJ), on Monday said Nigeria must recognise and give equality to its diverse ethnic groups to end recurring conflicts in the country.

Deadly storms hit Bolivia and Argentina

At least six people have died in heavy flooding across the Andean nation of Bolivia, where days of rain have left thousands of people homeless, fields underwater and houses destroyed.

Pope to visit Peru region hard hit by floods

Pope Francis was set Saturday to hold a huge outdoor mass in a coastal region of Peru struggling to rebuild in the wake of devastating floods last year.

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