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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 12: US President Donald Trump speaks at the Economic Club of New York on November 12, 2019 in New York City. Trump, speaking to business leaders and others in the financial community, spoke about the state of the U.S. economy and the prolonged trade talks with China. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Donald Trump urges Cambodia to return to ‘democratic path’

U.S. President Donald Trump has written to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urging him to put the Southeast Asian nation back on a democratic path and seeking to improve ties with one of China’s closest regional allies.
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Floyd Mayweather wants Manny Pacquiao rematch

Mayweather won that bout courtesy of a unanimous decision. Since then, both fighters have called the other out on social media, but a deal has never quite been finalised between the two megastars. However, according to SunSport, Mayweather has an added incentive to seek a rematch with the Philippine fighter as soon as possible.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, right, says his government has defeated an attempted coup.

Cambodian leader orders release of opposition activists

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday ordered authorities to release detained supporters of the outlawed opposition and appealed to activists who fled the country to return home, local media reported.
China is scouring the world for meat to replace the millions of pigs killed by African Swine Fever (ASF), boosting prices, business and profits for European and South American meatpackers as it re-shapes global markets for pork, beef and chicken.

China reshapes global meat markets as swine fever rages

China is scouring the world for meat to replace the millions of pigs killed by African Swine Fever (ASF), boosting prices, business and profits for European and South American meatpackers as it re-shapes global markets for pork, beef and chicken.
Fifa installed the five-man team, headed by Amr El-Ganainy, on August 20 to take charge of affairs in Egypt after officials in the past administration resigned following the nation’s poor performance at the Africa Cup of Nations.

FIFA: Iraq to host qualifiers elsewhere after protests

Iraq has been told to find neutral venues for this month’s home qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asia Cup because of ongoing protests, officials said on Wednesday.
FIFA has signed a “comprehensive” memorandum of understanding with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

FIFA, ASEAN sign collaboration agreement

FIFA has signed a “comprehensive” memorandum of understanding with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The partnership will see football’s world governing body join forces with the inter-Governmental group which encompasses 10 countries in the region.

Family joins in desperate search of British tourist in Cambodia

The family of a 21-year-old British tourist who went missing on a Cambodian island a week ago boarded boats with authorities Wednesday to continue a meticulous search around the waters and dense jungle territory.
The appeals on Friday came after Grace Lalrinmawii Karaca said she had not been able to reach her husband, Osman Karaca, since October 14. He was last seen being taken into a police car in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, she told Al Jazeera.

Turkish-Mexican dual citizen ‘arrested’ in Cambodia

Human rights groups have urged Cambodia to confirm the whereabouts of a Turkish-Mexican national who, his wife said, had been arrested by police in Phnom Penh, allegedly at the request of the Turkish authorities.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court convicted Mai Hongsreang, 38, for “incitement to commit a felony’’ after he posted several messages on Facebook criticising the long-ruling prime minister, the Khmer Times reported.

Cambodian activist bags 18 months imprisonment for insulting premier online

Local media reported on Friday that Cambodian opposition activist has been sentenced to 18 months in prison over Facebook posts deemed incendiary and insulting to Prime Minister Hun Sen.
The Siem Reap provincial court sentenced Ishida Reimon and Naka Kukiryuji, both 24, on Thursday for the murder of driver Him Chan, 40, who was killed in March, said court spokesman Yin Srang.

Court sentence two Japanese men for murdering taxi driver

A Cambodian court on Friday convicted two Japanese men with premeditated murder for the killing of a Cambodian taxi driver earlier this year, a court spokesman said.
Japanese football star Keisuke Honda on Saturday marketed himself to Manchester United in an unusual and apparently desperate Twitter plea, as he hunts for a new club.

Japan’s Honda urges Manchester United to sign him in Twitter plea

Japanese football star Keisuke Honda on Saturday marketed himself to Manchester United in an unusual and apparently desperate Twitter plea, as he hunts for a new club.
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Nigerian national asks to be deported from Cambodia

A Nigerian national, Kingsley, who has been living illegally in Cambodia for years on Wednesday went to the immigration centre in the country and asked for help to return to Nigeria.
Crvena Zvezda, Olympiacos and GNK Dinamo are now in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, with the last three play-offs decided on Wednesday.

UEFA tells teams not to play where women can’t watch

European football’s governing body (UEFA) said on Tuesday it would tell member clubs and national teams not to play games in countries where women do not have full access to stadiums.

Gianni Infantino: Iran ‘assures’ FIFA that women can attend qualifier

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Sunday that world football’s governing body has been “assured” by Iranian authorities that women will be able to attend a World Cup qualifier in Tehran next month.
Iranian women have been prohibited from entering stadiums since early 1980s [Raheb Homavandi-Reuters]

It is time to allow women into stadiums – FIFA tells Iran

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has told Iran it is time to allow women into football stadiums and that the global soccer body expects “positive developments”, starting with their next home match in October.
Iran’s Sports Minister, Masoud Soltanifar, on Thursday reported that Iranian women will be allowed into stadiums to watch the men’s national team play football.

Iran to allow women watch international football matches in stadiums

Iran’s Sports Minister, Masoud Soltanifar, on Thursday reported that Iranian women will be allowed into stadiums to watch the men’s national team play football.
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen arrives at the ASEM leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2018. REUTERS-Piroschka van de Wouw

Cambodia cuts public holidays to 22 days

Cambodia’s nearly full month of public holidays will be cut to 22 days next year, with International Human Rights Day, a Buddhist festival and four others set to be axed, local media reported on Wednesday.

FIFA: Iran agrees to allow women watch upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Iran’s Football Federation has agreed to allow women to attend upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers of their men’s national team but that approval from the government is still needed.

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Abductors of pregnant woman, nine-year-old girl demand N30 million

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Kogi PDP guber ticket: Court to rule on motion for joinder

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