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Days of demonstrations in Thailand, where protesters are calling for regime change, have inspired a rare outpouring of frustration with the government by netizens in neighboring Laos.

Thai protests inspire rare online government criticism in neighboring Laos

Days of demonstrations in Thailand, where protesters are calling for regime change, have inspired a rare outpouring of frustration with the government by netizens in neighboring Laos, where criticism of the one-party communist state is strictly forbidden and punishable with hefty prison terms.
Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya is taking part in Phase 3 trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine. Venezuelan state television showed Zelaya receiving a shot of Russia's experimental Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Caracas on Monday.

Former Honduran president receives experimental Russian vaccine for coronavirus

Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya is taking part in Phase 3 trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine.
But they tagged along aboard Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s plane, rather than travelling privately.

South Africa minister reprimanded for party’s trip on airforce jet

South Africa’s defence minister has been reprimanded and will lose three months of salary after ruling party officials took an air force plane to Zimbabwe earlier this month, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.
Micah Richards has slammed the Manchester City defence for their performance in their hammering by Leicester, accusing them of being “reactive, rather than proactive”.

Micah Richards slams Manchester City defenders after Leicester thrashing

Micah Richards has slammed the Manchester City defence for their performance in their hammering by Leicester, accusing them of being “reactive, rather than proactive”.
China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app.

TikTok cracking down on weight loss ads that promote ‘harmful’ body images

TikTok is putting new restrictions on weight loss ads as the app increasingly comes under criticism for promoting dangerous diets. The new policy bans ads for fasting apps and weight loss supplements. It also puts increased restrictions on other weight loss-related ads, like limiting ads for “weight management products” to users over 18 years old and not allowing those ads to “promote a negative body image or negative relationship with food.”
President Yoweri Museveni announced this Monday night in a televised address.

Uganda mandates online bloggers register with government ahead of election

Authorities in Uganda say bloggers and others publishing or broadcasting online must register with authorities, drawing criticism from some who see it as an attack on free speech ahead of next year’s election.
Paul Rusesabagina, who was hailed as a hero for saving fellow Rwandans, was detained and paraded before the news media in handcuffs in Kigali on Monday. Clement Uwiringiyimana-Reuters

Daughter says ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero was ‘kidnapped’ in Dubai

The man portrayed in the film “Hotel Rwanda” as saving the lives of more than 1,200 people from genocide was “kidnapped” while in Dubai, his daughter asserts, while a video shared by Rwandan authorities allegedly backing his arrest on suspicion of terrorism was challenged by his foundation.
Former West Ham and Stoke City star Marko Arnautović has admitted that he did not take the Chinese Super League seriously ahead of his £23m switch to Shanghai SIPG last July.

Marko Arnautović admits he ‘underestimated’ Chinese Super League

Former West Ham and Stoke City star Marko Arnautović has admitted that he did not take the Chinese Super League seriously ahead of his £23m switch to Shanghai SIPG last July.
Army colonel Assimi Goita has been introduced as Mali's new military strongman after a mutiny forced President Boubacar Keita out of power.

Army colonel Assimi Goita now Mali’s new military strongman

Army colonel Assimi Goita has been introduced as Mali's new military strongman after a mutiny forced President Boubacar Keita out of power.

New Zealand premier hits back at Trump’s ‘wrong’ virus claims

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday slapped down Donald Trump’s talk of an out-of-control coronavirus “surge” in New Zealand as “patently wrong”.
White House hopeful Joe Biden on Friday leveled fierce criticism at Donald Trump, with his campaign saying the president has resorted to “abhorrent” lies about Democrat Kamala Harris’s eligibility to be vice president.

Joe Biden flays Donald Trump over attack on Kamala Harris

White House hopeful Joe Biden on Friday leveled fierce criticism at Donald Trump, with his campaign saying the president has resorted to “abhorrent” lies about Democrat Kamala Harris’s eligibility to be vice president.
Romelu Lukaku will want revenge against Manchester United, according to Dimitar Berbatov, who says the Inter striker would love to knock the Red Devils out of Europe.

Dimitar Berbatov: Romelu Lukaku ‘will want revenge’ against Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku "will want revenge" against Manchester United, according to Dimitar Berbatov, who says the Inter striker "would love" to knock the Red Devils out of Europe.
Jimmy Lai arrives at the West Kowloon magistrates for one of his many court appearances. Anthony Wallace-AFP-Getty Images

Hong Kong media mogul arrested under security law

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai, one of the city's most vocal Beijing critics, was among seven people arrested Monday under a new national security law, deepening a crackdown on democracy supporters.
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said Tuesday that he will pick his running mate next week for the November election against President Donald Trump.

US election: China interfering against Donald Trump, Russia against Joe Biden – report

The United States National Counterintelligence and Security Centre has alleged that China, Russia and Iran were interfering in the 2020 electoral process.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

DHQ: Released ‘repentant’ Boko Haram fighters were forcefully recruited

The military has shed more light on its controversial Operation Safe Corridor programme which has once again recently come under fire from the Nigerian public.

Tonnie Iredia: Lai Mohammed has hijacked NBC chief’s powers

Professor of Broadcast Management and Media Law, Tonnie Iredia, says the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has hijacked the duties of the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission hence the hasty review of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.
Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta has responded to Antonio Conte's outburst over a lack of support from the board at San Siro, insisting the Italian manager's work has made itself felt.

Antonio Conte hits out at Inter management after Serie A conclusion

Inter head coach Antonio Conte claimed he and his squad received “little protection” from the club amid criticism as he hit out at the Nerazzurri.
United States Army soldiers can no longer use TikTok on government-owned phones following a decision to ban the app.

TikTok sale uncertain as Donald Trump ban looms – reports

Negotiations for Microsoft to buy the US operations of Chinese-owned TikTok are on hold after President Donald Trump threatened to bar the social media app and came out against the sale, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

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Paul Pogba has hinted he expects to stay with Manchester United and play in the Champions League next season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits to Paul Pogba error

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has surprisingly hinted that he mismanaged Paul Pogba, particularly at the start of this season.
Juventus are in talks to renew Paulo Dybala's contract, but managing director Fabio Paratici revealed the club's coronavirus scare made negotiations difficult.

Juventus in talks with Dybala over contract renewal – director

Juventus are in talks to renew Paulo Dybala's contract, but managing director Fabio Paratici revealed the club's coronavirus scare made negotiations difficult.
The United Nations, UN, has said the vandals that attacked its assets in Calabar, Cross River State, were out to discredit peaceful protests against police brutality.

UN: Vandals seek to discredit peaceful #EndSARS protests

The United Nations, UN, has said the vandals that attacked its assets in Calabar, Cross River State, were out to discredit peaceful protests against police brutality.
Hoodlums on Sunday attacked the head office of Complete Sports newspapers in Okota, Lagos.

Hoodlums attack Complete Sports head office

Hoodlums on Sunday attacked the head office of Complete Sports newspapers in Okota, Lagos.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwa Ibom governor imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has announced an indefinite dusk-to-dawn curfew from 8 pm to 7 am in the state effective from Sunday, October 25, 2020.