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Eight dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Eight people died after a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off southwestern Turkey early Monday, the Turkish coastguard said.
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Greece intercepts boat with 77 migrants on board, arrests 2

The Greek coastguard on Friday said it has intercepted a boat with 77 migrants on board and detained two suspected smugglers.
Russia’s Anastasia Potapova returns the ball to Germany’s Angelique Kerber during their women’s singles first round match on day 1 of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 26, 2019. Anne-Christine POUJOULAT - AFP

Angelique Kerber crashes to Russian teen at Roland Garros as Roger Federer returns

German fifth seed and reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber saw her hopes of a career Grand Slam ended by Russian teenager Anastasia Potapova at Roland Garros on Sunday as Roger Federer prepared to make his Paris return after a four-year absence.

Bishop wants politicians to see their positions as temporary, servant leaders

The Anglican Bishop of Owo, Ondo state, Rt Rev. Stephen Fagbemi, has advised politicians to see their positions as temporary and to be accountable as good stewards.
Manchester City legend Yaya Toure is heading into retirement at the age of 35, his agent Dimitri Seluk has revealed.

Manchester City legend Yaya Toure retires at the age of 35

The former Ivory Coast international, who also represented the likes of Barcelona and Monaco at the peak of his career, is set to explore a move into coaching and management.
Chuba Akpom has praised PAOK Thessaloniki after ending the 2018-19 Greek Super League season unbeaten following their 2-0 win over PAS Giannina on Sunday.

Chuba Akpom lauds ‘invincible’ PAOK after unbeaten season

Chuba Akpom has praised PAOK Thessaloniki after ending the 2018/19 Greek Super League season unbeaten following their 2-0 win over PAS Giannina on Sunday.

Gombe government to establish Hippopotamus colony

The Gombe State Government says it is working on establishing a Hippopotamus colony at Dadin Kowa to save the animals from attacks and the threats they pose to fishermen.
Greek Super League leaders PAOK are a victory away from securing their first domestic league title in 34 years and they could do it undefeated.

PAOK on brink of first league win in 34 years

Greek Super League leaders PAOK are a victory away from securing their first domestic league title in 34 years and they could do it undefeated.
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Police: Grenade blast outside Russian consulate in Greece

A grenade exploded early Friday outside the Russian consulate in Athens without hurting anyone, police said, an attack typical of domestic far-left groups.

Former Ghana and Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien moves to Azerbaijan

Former Ghana and Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has joined Azerbaijan top-tier side Sabail FK.
Emma Haruka Iwao

Developer uses Google Cloud to calculate 31 trillion digits of pi, a world record

That’s quite a step up from the 500-or-so known digits known around the start of the 20th century, and the 17.5 million digits American mathematician and programmer Bill Gosper reached in 1985. And compared with the previous record — 22.4 trillion digits, set by Peter Trueb, in 2016 — it’s almost ten million digits more.
Roger Federer beat Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the historic title [Francois Nel-Getty Images]

Roger Federer beats Stefanos Tsitsipas to claim 100th title

Roger Federer claimed the 100th ATP title of his career by beating 20-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4 in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday.
Roger Federer was beaten in straight sets by Berna Coric (AFP)

Roger Federer sets up Stefanos Tsitsipas final in Dubai to put 100th title within...

Roger Federer took a step closer to his 100th ATP crown on Friday, easing past Borna Coric 6-2 6-2 in the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championship.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Things that pertain to our peace

I’d never had the head for figures. In fact, the enmity between me and mathematics was so bad that if you gave me a bottle, and you asked me to use the bottom to write the letter ‘o,’ it may likely come out as ‘p’ or ‘q,’ or even something more catastrophic.
People are at work to change boards at the border between Macedonia and Greece near Gevgelija on February 13, 2019. – The deal between Skopje and Athens to rename Macedonia as North Macedonia came into force on February 12, 2019 after constitutional changes were published in the Official Gazette, the government said in a statement. Since 1991, Athens had objected to its neighbour being called Macedonia because Greece has a historic northern province of the same name. Greece has blocked Macedonia’s NATO and EU integration until it changes the name. (Photo by Robert ATANASOVSKI / AFP)

North Macedonia notifies UN of name change

The Macedonian government said Wednesday it had officially informed the United Nations of the country’s new name following its historic agreement with neighbouring Greece.
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Egypt unveils more than 40 ancient Greek mummies

Researchers in Egypt have discovered more than 40 mummies at a burial site in central Egypt dating to the Ptolemaic era, the antiquities ministry said on Saturday.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reacts as he attends a cabinet meeting at the parliament in Athens, on January 28, 2019. – Greece’s debt agency said on January 28, 2019 it had begun a process for the country’s first bond issue — a five-year sale — since exiting the last bailout. The agency said the bond, carrying an April 2024 maturity, would be offered to investors “in the near future”. (Photo by ANGELOS TZORTZINIS / AFP)

Greek premier announces minimum pay rise as elections loom

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday announced an 11-percent rise in the minimum wage, the first after a decade of austerity and months ahead of legislative elections.
Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas showed resilience and maturity on Tuesday to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) win over Roberto Bautista Agut.

Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas into first Slam semi-final

Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas showed resilience and maturity on Tuesday to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/2) win over Roberto Bautista Agut.

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Peter Obi: INEC must provide server used for election

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Bandits attack Taraba villages, kill one, burn houses

At least, one person was said to have lost his life and several houses burnt and other valuable property destroyed on Sunday night when suspected herdsmen attacked Tudiri village in Ardo Kola Local Government and Kasuan Baila area of Jalingo, the Taraba State capital.

Plateau tertiary institution workers suspend strike

Tertiary institution workers in Plateau State who have been on strike since April 23, 2019, have suspended the strike