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Alternative World Football Cup shock as team storms out

The CONIFA World Football Cup for soccer’s outsiders wrestled with controversy ahead of Thursday’s semi-finals, as a team dramatically stormed out in furious protest.

Report: Child obesity more prevalent in southern Europe

Countries in Southern Europe have the highest rates of overweight and obese children but they have registered a decrease in recent years, a European health agency said on Thursday.

Coach Dennerby invites Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie, Francisca Ordega, others for Super Falcons’ AWCON...

Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby has invited 10 overseas-based players to the camp of the team ahead of next month’s Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against The Gambia.

Cyprus hands Egypt ancient artefacts stolen in 1980s

Cyprus has handed back to Egypt 14 ancient artefacts stolen and smuggled abroad in the late 1980s after authorities on the Mediterranean island seized them, Egypt's government said Tuesday.

Former France football coach dies at 70

Former France football coach Henri Michel, who led Les Bleus to the 1984 Olympic title, has died at the age of 70, the French footballers’ union (UNFP) announced on Tuesday.

Syria’s Bashar al Assad accuses US, UK and France of ‘campaign of lies’

Syrian President Bashar al Assad has said Western airstrikes in his country were based on "lies" by the UN Security Council.

Commonwealth Games: Team Nigeria finishes in 9th position

Team Nigeria finished in the ninth position in the final medal standing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games which ended on Sunday.

France: None of our missiles intercepted in Syria

The US and France have denied Russian claim that Syrian air defence had intercepted at least 71 cruise missiles fired by the US, the UK and French forces early on Saturday.

Russia: Syria air defence intercepted 71 missiles

A senior Russian military official has said that Syrian air defence had intercepted at least 71 cruise missiles fired by US, UK and France forces.

Commonwealth Games: Odunayo Adekuoroye wins gold in women’s wrestling freestyle

It was a sweet outing for Team Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye on Friday, as she successfully defended her 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal at the ongoing event at Gold Coast, Australia.

British premier summons ministers over possible military action in Syria

British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned her senior ministers to a special cabinet meeting on Thursday to discuss joining the United States and France in possible military action against Syria after a suspected poison gas attack on civilians.

Commonwealth Games: Oluwatobiloba Amusan advances to 100m heat final

Oluwatobiloba Amusan, a 100m hurdler representing Nigeria at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Thursday, advanced to the final with 12.73 seconds while her compatriot, Grace Ayemoba clinched fifth position.

Eighteen Palestinians confirmed killed in Gaza border protests

The number of Palestinian protesters killed during clashes along the Gaza border with Israel has risen to 18, after a man shot in the stomach succumbed to his wounds on Monday.

Nine EU countries yet to expel Russian spies

Nine EU countries are holding out against expelling Russian ‘spies’ despite the growing international reprisals over the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

Turkey slams EU statement on Greece, Cyprus before key summit

Turkey has condemned a statement by leaders of the European Union that criticised Ankara for "continued illegal actions in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea", increasing tensions between Ankara and Brussels just days before a key summit.

Vincent Eze marks debut for Serbian club with match winner

FK Vojvodina new signing Vincent Eze gave his new club a lot to cheer after he scored the winning goal in their 2-0 win against Vozdovac as the Serbian Super League restarted after the winter break.

Rex Tillerson bids to ease Turkey tensions in Recep Erdogan talks

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Turkey on Thursday for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, seeking to ease tensions between the NATO allies that reached new heights over Ankara's ongoing operation inside Syria.

Kaduna govt sponsors 6 students to study medicine in Cuba

Adamu Mansur, Permanent Secretary, Kaduna State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, says the state government has sponsored six students to Cuba to study medicine under the state’s foreign scholarship scheme.

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Zimbabwe presidential vote could enter a runoff – poll

Zimbabwe’s July 30 presidential election will provide no clear winner, with 40 percent of voters choosing President Emmerson Mnangagwa and 37 percent his opponent, Nelson Chamisa, according to an Afrobarometer poll released on Friday.

President Buhari: Ex-IGP Ibrahim Coomassie brought honour to Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday offered condolences to the family and relatives of the late Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Coomassie, describing him as a valiant officer who brought honour to the nation.

Human trafficking: NAPTIP advises parents against undue pressure on children

The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Friday urged parents to stop putting undue pressure on their children to prevent them from falling victims to human traffickers.

Federal government to engage media to promote exclusive breastfeeding

Federal Ministry of Health on Friday said it would engage stakeholders, individuals and media organisations to promote and support exclusive breastfeeding in health facilities, communities and workplaces.

Governor Ortom: APC demonizing me

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of “demonizing him for obvious selfish reasons.”