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South Africa on Thursday bade farewell to George Bizos, the “hero” anti-apartheid lawyer, who represented Nelson Mandela at his trial for treason, at a state funeral filled with emotional tributes.

South Africa bids farewell to Nelson Mandela’s lawyer George Bizos

South Africa on Thursday bade farewell to George Bizos, the “hero” anti-apartheid lawyer, who represented Nelson Mandela at his trial for treason, at a state funeral filled with emotional tributes.
Arsenal are hoping to ‘nick’ Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight world title clash with Kubrat Pulev from North London rivals Tottenham, Eddie Hearn has admitted.

Anthony Joshua, Kubrat Pulev clash December in London

Anthony Joshua is set to face challenger Kubrat Pulev on December 12 at the O2 Arena in London.
A demonstration against coronavirus restrictions can take place in Berlin this weekend, after a second court ruling to overturn a ban that had enraged protesters.

Berlin prepares for protest weekend as court overturns ban

Authorities had announced the ban earlier this week after an event by the same organizers at the start of the month was broken up because the participants – numbering tens of thousands – were not wearing masks or keeping the required distance from one another.

Berlin brothels reopen after lockdown, offer only erotic massages

Berlin’s brothels were allowed to reopen last week after months of closure due to coronavirus restrictions — but full-on sex is still off-limits.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a national state of disaster as he announced a range of extraordinary measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has infected 61 people so far.

South Africa issues night-time curfew as coronavirus cases rise

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has announced a new round of coronavirus restrictions on Sunday in response to the country’s rising rate of infections.
Students, socially distanced, attend a flag-raising ceremony at a secondary school in Bangkok. AFP

Thailand reopens schools, nightclubs, others

Mask-wearing pupils catching up with friends at one Bangkok high school were quickly told to spread out as they headed back to lessons on Wednesday after months of distance learning due to coronavirus restrictions.
Pro-democracy labour unions and a student group in Hong Kong failed to garner enough support to hold strikes against looming national security legislation imposed by Beijing, in a blow for the Chinese-ruled city’s protest movement.

Hong Kong unions, students fail to get support for strikes against security law

Pro-democracy labour unions and a student group in Hong Kong failed to garner enough support to hold strikes against looming national security legislation imposed by Beijing, in a blow for the Chinese-ruled city’s protest movement.
Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews blamed people for ignoring the restrictions

Australian state reimposes restrictions after spike in coronavirus cases

From Monday, there will be a stricter limit on the number of people allowed to meet up in public or visit another person's home after 25 new cases of COVID-19 were reported overnight - the highest increase in two months - state Premier Daniel Andrews said.
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump wave at the hundreds of boats idling on the St. Johns River during a rally Sunday, June 14, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla., celebrating Trump's birthday. (Will Dickey-The Florida Times-Union via AP)

Pro-Trump flotillas celebrate US president’s birthday in Florida

Hundreds of President Donald Trump fans across Florida paraded their yachts in flotillas – or "Trumptillas" – on Sunday to celebrate his 74th birthday.
Restaurants, cafes and parks opened on June 1 while the last inter-city travel curbs have been removed as Turkey enters the phase of “new normal” amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Turkey’s restaurants, cafes and iconic Grand Bazaar reopen

Turkey reopened restaurants, cafes and Istanbul’s iconic 15th century Grand Bazaar market on Monday as the government further eased coronavirus restrictions.
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Senegalese return to mosques after restrictions eased

Some Senegalese mosques opened their doors on Friday after the government eased coronavirus restrictions, but others judged the rate of infection too high and stayed shut.
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WHO: Easing lockdown, reopening economy could lead to ‘vicious cycle’

Easing coronavirus restrictions and reopening the economy too quickly could lead to a “vicious cycle” of economic crisis and health disasters, Mike Ryan, executive director, World Health Organisation (WHO) emergencies program, has said.
People wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 novel coronavirus walk to a train, one of the stops being Wuhan, at a station in Shanghai on March 28, 2020. – The Chinese city of 11 million people that was Ground Zero for what became the global coronavirus pandemic partly reopened on March 28, after more than two months of almost total isolation. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP)

Back to school in China as lockdowns start to ease worldwide

Children in China’s two most important cities went back to school Monday after more than three months at home, as coronavirus restrictions eased and governments around the world began charting a path out of the pandemic lockdown.
“In a few weeks, Africa and our neighbours could be facing the same enormous challenges that we here in Europe are currently facing,” said EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday.

European commission chief hopeful of coronavirus vaccine by end of 2020

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said she is hopeful that a vaccine against the novel coronavirus can be developed by the end of this year.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

WHO lists conditions before coronavirus restrictions lifted

The World Health Organization (WHO) has sounded a stern warning against lifting coronavirus restrictions too soon, saying it could lead to a deadly resurgence.

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Barcelona are celebrating 20 years since star player Lionel Messi joined the club with his two decades outlined in an extraordinarily comprehensive report in Marca.

Javier Tebas: Lionel Messi would ‘damage his reputation’ if he leaves Barcelona

Javier Tebas, La Liga’s president, spoke in an interview with AFP. The 58-year-old believes that even though the Spanish league appreciated Lionel Messi’s greatness for quite some time, the Argentine needs to think about what he will do in the future.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Kwara governor announces N500 million support for looted businesses

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has announced N500 million fund to assist all those whose businesses in Ilorin were looted by hoodlums, as parts of the administration’s efforts to bring them back on their feet following the incident.
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti’s faith in Dominic Calvert-Lewin has helped unlock the forward’s potential in the Premier League this season, former England captain Wayne Rooney said.

Wayne Rooney: Dominic Calvert-Lewin reaping rewards of playing regularly at Everton

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti’s faith in Dominic Calvert-Lewin has helped unlock the forward’s potential in the Premier League this season, former England captain Wayne Rooney said.
Bayern Munich expect to be without rising star Alphonso Davies for up to eight weeks after he tore ankle ligaments early in Saturday’s 5-0 rout of Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.

Bayern youngster set to be sidelined for up to two months

Bayern Munich expect to be without rising star Alphonso Davies for up to eight weeks after he tore ankle ligaments early in Saturday’s 5-0 rout of Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.
According to a statement issued in Abuja by the President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, Most Rev. Augustine Akubeze, the body warned against politicians politicizing the killings.

Catholic Bishops urge Nigerian government to investigate Lekki shooting

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, on Sunday called for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding last week’s shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate, Lagos.