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An Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane loaded with medical donations to Africa for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing, from Chinese billionaire Jack Ma and the Alibaba Foundation, departs for Khartoum, Cairo, Asmara and Djibouti from the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane catches fire at Shanghai airport, no casualties

An Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 777 cargo plane caught fire while loading cargo at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Wednesday, the airline said, adding that fire has been contained and none of the crew or ground staff were harmed.

Son jailed for neglecting ageing father

A Chinese court has jailed a man for two years for neglecting his ageing father, an unusually severe sentence for flouting the law obliging offspring to care for elderly parents.
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Psychic cat which predicted Nigeria-Argentina match dies

A “psychic” cat in China that correctly predicted the outcome of six World Cup games has met an untimely end, prompting thousands to pour out their grief on Chinese social media.
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China issues US travel warning amid trade tensions

Chinese embassy in Washington has issued a security advisory to Chinese nationals traveling to the US, the latest of such warning as trade tensions escalate between the two countries.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Landlady in court over alleged breach of trust

The police on Wednesday arraigned a 50-year-old landlady, Olajumoke Azeez, 50, in a Karmo Grade I Area Court, Abuja, over alleged breach of trust.

CSO condemns ‘death sentence’ on musician by Sharia court in Kano

A Pro-Democracy and Human Rights Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Concerned Nigerians, on Wednesday, condemned alleged death sentence on a musician based in Kano, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, by an Upper Sharia Court setting in Kano, for allegedly blaspheming against Prophet Mohammed.

My wife frequently beats me – man tells court

An electronic trader, Gbade Olaniyi, on Wednesday petitioned an Ile-Tuntun Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolved his seven year-old marriage to wife, Olubunmi, because she frequently beats him.

Former Arsenal midfielder completes Villarreal switch

Villarreal have completed the signing of Francis Coquelin from rivals Valencia, with Dani Parejo seemingly set to follow.
Nigeria forward Blessing Eleke has joined Belgian Pro League club Beerschot from FC Luzern of Switzerland.

Blessing Eleke joins Belgian club Beerschot on three-year contract

Nigeria forward Blessing Eleke has joined Belgian Pro League club Beerschot from FC Luzern of Switzerland.