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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.
Voters line up to cast their ballots in Miami. (AFP)

Americans start voting in midterm verdict on Donald Trump rule

Americans started voting Tuesday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of Donald Trump’s controversial presidency, with control of Congress at stake.
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.
Luis Bracamontes as he learned in court in March that he would receive the death penalty for the murders of two police officials in Sacramento. Randy Pench-The Sacramento Bee, via Associated Press

US networks, Facebook pull anti-immigrant Donald Trump ad

Fox News, NBC and Facebook have pulled a Trump campaign ad branded racist, which equates a convicted Mexican murderer with Central American migrants en route to the US border.
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.
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: US planning ‘tent cities’ for migrants

President Donald Trump on Monday said his administration was planning to build tent cities for thousands of Central American migrants making their way through Mexico to the United States.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

Protests: Nicaragua authorities sack 40 doctors, nurses

Authorities in Nicaragua on Monday sacked 40 more doctors for tending to those injured in recent protests, local media reported.
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.
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.
MCALLEN, TX - JUNE 23: Protesters against the Trump administration's border policies attend a rally at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Detention Center on June 23, 2018 in McAllen, United States. Dozens of protesters blocked a bus from leaving the center with children resulting in scuffles with police and Border Patrol agents before the bus retreated back to the center. Before President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that halts the practice of separating families who were seeking asylum, over 2,300 immigrant children had been separated from their parents in the zero-tolerance policy for border crossers. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP/ SPENCER PLATT / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Migrant parents deported from US voice anguish as opposition keeps up pressure

Central American migrants deported from the US without their children spoke of their anguish at seeing their families split under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" approach Saturday, as protesters kept up the pressure against the "barbaric" policy.
Panama's defender Felipe Baloy takes part in a training session on June 23, 2018 at Nizhny Novgorod stadium, on the eve of the team's third match during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. JOHANNES EISELE : AFP

Panama name unchanged line-up for ‘hardest’ England game

Panama will name an unchanged line-up for the World Cup Group G clash against England in Nizhny Novgorod, veteran coach Hernan Gomez confirmed on Saturday.
Belgium's forward Romelu Lukaku (2nd-L) celebrates his first goal, his team's second, with Belgium's forward Dries Mertens (R) and Belgium's forward Eden Hazard (L) during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between Belgium and Panama at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN /

Belgium face Tunisia at World Cup with eye on England

Belgium take on Tunisia on Saturday with their eyes set on the knockout round of the World Cup but fearful that star forward Eden Hazard is set for another bruising encounter.

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[FILES] Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English League Cup third round football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on September 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS /

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge charged with breaching FA betting rules

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association's betting rules, the English governing body announced Monday.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

David Umahi warns employers over rejection of corps members

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, on Monday, warned employers of labour over rejection of corps members posted to their organisations by the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the state.

Police nab four suspected robbers in Abuja

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) says it has arrested four suspected robbers in Abuja.

Abdulfatah Ahmed alleges APC importing unknown persons to disrupt Kwara by-election

The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has assured the people of the state, especially residents of Irepodun, Oke Ero, Isin and Ekiti Federal Constituency of their safety and security during next Saturday’s House of Representatives by-election.

Teleology takes over 9Mobile

Teleology has formally taken over control of Nigeria’s troubled telecommunication company, 9mobile, by appointing a new board of directors, headed by 54 year-old Nasiru Ado Bayero.