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Voters lined up before dawn in Owasso, Oklahoma

Migrants unwittingly take centre stage in US vote

The Central American migrants trekking toward the United States in a caravan have unwittingly become key players in Tuesday’s US midterms, though many are not even aware the elections are happening.
Donald Trump speaks during an Ohio Republican Party State Dinner in Columbus, Ohio. MADDIE MCGARVEY-BLOOMBERG

US midterms: Key factors of the 2018 elections

Immigration, health care, jobs. The extraordinary US midterm election has been a tug of war over key issues, but none has had a more dramatic impact on voters than Donald Trump, the man who isn’t even on the ballot.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

IMN: In Nigeria ‘being Shiite is being persecuted’

The bloody crackdown on Shiite protesters this week in Nigeria has highlighted the oppression of a religious minority that experts say is driven by a Sunni Muslim elite backed by Saudi Arabia.
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on October 27, 2018. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Donald Trump threatens to shoot migrants who throw stones at US military

President Donald Trump on Thursday warned that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who throw stones at them while attempting to cross illegally.
Caster Semenya

IAAF Award: Caster Semenya, Beatrice Chepkoech, 8 others nominated in female world athlete category

South Africa’s Caster Semenya and Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya, have been nominated alongside eight other female athletes for the 2018 Female World Athlete of the Year by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).

Migrant caravan stopped on Mexico-Guatemala border

Hundreds of people in a caravan of migrants and refugees that crossed from Honduras into Guatemala staged a dramatic bid to breach the Mexican border on Friday, as local governments began preparing to disperse the convoy under pressure from Washington.
U.S. earns spot in Women's World Cup with dominating 6-0 win over Jamaica

US to defend Women’s World Cup title after securing qualification

The World champions, the U.S. will have a chance to defend their title at the 2019 Women’s World Cup after a 6-0 win over Jamaica in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Championship on Sunday sealed their qualification.
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Dominican Republic's Chancellor Miguel Vargas shake hands after signing a bilateral agreement in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic September 21, 2018. REUTERS-Ricardo Rojas

China opens embassy in Dominican Republic, Taiwan loses out

China’s most senior envoy has inaugurated a new embassy in the Dominican Republic after the Caribbean country cut ties with Taiwan in a move that prompted U.S. concern over the Asian island’s dwindling number of allies.
France's team players celebrate with members of staff on the roof of a bus while they parade down the Champs-Elysee avenue in Paris, on July 16, 2018 after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match. - AFP PHOTO - Jacques Demarthon

France, Belgium become first joint leaders in FIFA rankings history

Brazil remain third, ahead of World Cup finalists Croatia, while the only other nation inside the top 10 to make a move over the past month were Denmark, who dropped one place from ninth.
Xi Jinping and Adama Barrow

Gambia president tells China previous Taiwan ties a ‘huge mistake’

President Adama Barrow of The Gambia told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday that his country’s previous ties with self-ruled Taiwan had been a “huge mistake”.
Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia

Russia at UN accuses US of ‘destructive’ meddling in Nicaragua

Russia on Wednesday accused the United States of 'destructive' meddling in Nicaragua's affairs for calling a UN Security Council meeting on the crisis in the Central American country.

eSwatini stands by Taiwan despite Chinese pressure

eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, has chosen to maintain relations with Taiwan after a diplomatic tussle between Taiwan and China.
Senator and former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner sits next to Senator Fuentes as lawmakers debate on a bill that would legalize abortion, in Buenos Aires. REUTERS

Argentina Senate votes against legalizing abortion

Argentine senators on Thursday voted against legalizing abortion in the homeland of Pope Francis, dashing the hopes of women’s rights groups after the bill was approved by the legislature’s lower house in June.

China urges US not to allow stopover by Taiwan president

China on Tuesday urged the U.S. not to allow Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to transit its territory when she visits Belize and Paraguay in August.
A demonstrator holds a Nicaraguan flag during the march in cars and motorcycles from Managua to Ticuantepe, 15km south of Managua, demanding the resignation of President Daniel Ortega and the end of the state repression, on July 15, 2018. More than 280 people have been killed since the start of a popular uprising against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in April 18. / AFP PHOTO / MARVIN RECINOS

Daniel Ortega’s forces capture Nicaragua opposition stronghold

Nicaragua's government said Tuesday that forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega have seized control of the opposition stronghold city of Masaya, following fierce clashes with activists in the flashpoint neighborhood of Monimbo that rights groups say left at least two people dead.
Demonstrators in opposition to the immigration policies of the Trump administration rally at the Hart Senate office building. Jonathan Ernst|Reuters

Protesters across US to march against immigration policy

Demonstrations were expected across the United States on Saturday against President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policy, as calls grow by activists for abolition of the country’s frontline immigration enforcement agency.

US lawmakers reject Donald Trump-backed immigration bill

U.S. lawmakers in the lower house resoundingly defeated an immigration reform bill on Wednesday with the so-called moderate legislation coming from the Republican leadership and supported by President Donald Trump.
Switzerland

Switzerland advance to knockout stage after draw with Costa Rica

Switzerland advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite allowing a late lead to slip away in a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica in their Group E finale.

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L-R; Chairman, Caretaker Committee, APC Kwara State, Mr. Bashir Bolarinwa; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Former Deputy Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Mr. Dele Shittu and the former Chairman of PDP Kwara State, Mr. Iyiola Oyedepo, at the stakeholders’ meeting of the Congress of Kwara Progressives in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Thursday.

Iyiola Oyedepo: I won’t hand over to illegal PDP executives in Kwara

A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara, Iyiola Oyedepo, says he will not hand over to the “ illegal’’ executives in the state.

NNPC discovers dead man in oil pipeline

A man suspected to have tried vandalising an oil pipeline Gbaga axis of Ogijo, in Ogun State was discovered dead by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).