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Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO: Global measles cases up 300% year-on-year

Measles cases rose 300 percent worldwide through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, the United Nations said yesterday, as concern grows over the impact of anti-vaccination stigma.
Game of Thrones - Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey). HBO-Helen Sloan

Game of Thrones fans fired up for final season

Three hundred die-hard Game of Thrones fans laughed, howled and moaned their way through the premiere of the hugely popular fantasy saga’s last season in New York on Sunday.
Bill de Blasio

Measles outbreak: New York declares public health emergency

New York’s mayor declared a public health emergency in parts of Brooklyn on Tuesday, ordering all residents to be vaccinated to fight a measles outbreak concentrated in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.
Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder’s teams have responsibility to deliver fight

Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder’s teams have a “responsibility” to deliver an undisputed world title fight this year, says promoter Eddie Hearn.
Francesco “Frank” Cali

Mafia boss shot, killed outside New York home

The reputed boss of New York’s Gambino crime family was left riddled with bullets outside his home on Staten Island, an old-school hit akin to the storied executions of 20th-century mafia dons.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders spoke at a rally in New York on March 2 [Reuters-Andrew Kelly]

Bernie Sanders kicks off 2020 presidential campaign

Bernie Sanders kicked off his presidential campaign on Saturday not far from the rent-controlled apartment where he grew up in Brooklyn, and forcefully made the case that he is nothing like fellow New Yorker Donald Trump.
Anthony Joshua Jarrell Miller

Anthony Joshua denies steroids claim ahead Jarrell Miller fight

Jarrell Miller, the New York challenger for his world heavyweight titles come June 1, accused Anthony Joshua of using steroids to build his knock-out physique and claimed that Wladimir Klitschko had been worried about the same issue before that Wembley Stadium mega-fight.
hacking

Bulgaria extradites Russian hacker to US

Bulgaria has extradited a Russian indicted by a US court for mounting a complex hacking scheme to the United States, the Russian embassy in Washington said on Saturday.
Jarrell Miller

Jarrell Miller makes Anthony oshua offer for April heavyweight showdown

Jarrell Miller has made an offer to fight Anthony Joshua in 2019 according to a report on The Standard.
Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua: Muhammad Ali remains one of my favorite boxers

Boxing champion Anthony Joshua has named his top three heavyweights of all time which includes American boxing legend, Muhammad Ali.
Stephen Curry scored a game high of 42 points, including the game winning layup while Kevin Durant scored 35, and changed the momentum with a four point play in the court, as the Warriors edged the Clippers 129-127.

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant lift Warriors over clippers in NBA thriller

Stephen Curry scored the last of his 42 points on a driving layup with a half-second remaining Sunday and reigning NBA champion Golden State edged the Los Angeles Clippers 129-127.
British heavyweight boxing star Anthony Joshua has been awarded his OBE by Prince Charles in an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

Anthony Joshua awarded OBE by Prince Charles

British heavyweight boxing star Anthony Joshua has been awarded his OBE by Prince Charles in an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.
Tirso Martinez-Sanchez testifies during the trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman. Reuters

Witness: El Chapo ran a cocaine train from Mexico to New York

Mexican cartel kingpin Joaquin Guzman ran a cocaine train all the way from Mexico to New York City, a witness testified Monday.
Joaquin El Chapo Guzman- trial begins in New York Monday, but it will be behind closed doors

Mexican drug baron El Chapo’s closed door trial begins tomorrow

Joaquin El Chapo Guzman goes on trial in New York on Monday, accused of running the world’s biggest drug cartel and spending 25 years smuggling more than 155 tons of cocaine, worth $14 billion, into the United States.
Apple iPad Pro

Apple to unveil iPads with facial recognition

Apple Inc on Tuesday is expected to unveil updates to its Mac computers and iPads that include facial recognition features that have been available in the iPhone lineup at an event in Brooklyn.
Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia (R) and Conor McGregor of Ireland (L) start their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP Harry How / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Khabib Nurmagomedov beats Conor McGregor as brawl mars UFC bout

Khabib Nurmagomedov thwarted Conor McGregor's bid to regain the UFC lightweight crown Saturday with a dominant submission victory in a grudge match marred by a post-fight brawl.
Nigeria Prize for Literature

Board shortlists three books for The Nigeria Prize for Literature

The Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature has approved a final shortlist of three books out of the longlist of 11 released in July 2018.
Jose Maria Marin

Ex-Brazilian soccer chief jailed four years for fraud, money laundering

A former President of Brazil’s Soccer Federation was sentenced on Wednesday by a U.S. judge to four years in prison after being convicted on corruption charges related to the bribery scandal at FIFA, the sport’s governing body.

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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.