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FILE PHOTO: Protests against Germany's "Dieselgate" in front of Germany's Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure where ministers and car executives hold a meeting to agree ways to cut inner-city pollution to try to stave off bans on diesel cars and restore the tarnished reputation of the country's auto industry in Berlin, Germany, August 2, 2017. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo

German court orders diesel bans in Cologne, Bonn

A German court on Thursday ordered Cologne and Bonn to join a slew of cities in banning older diesel vehicles from their roads to combat air pollution, as the government struggled to reach a deal with automakers on cleaning them up.
Bayern Munich's German defender Niklas Suele, Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez and Bayern Munich's German defender Joshua Kimmich react after the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between Bayern Munich and Ajax Amsterdam in Munich, southern Germany, on October 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / GUENTER SCHIFFMANN

Bayern Munich to face Hertha Berlin away in tricky German Cup tie

Bayern Munich will face a tricky away tie at Hertha Berlin, where they have already lost this season, in the German Cup following Sunday’s draw for the last 16.
Eliud Kipchoge runs to win the 45th Berlin Marathon, setting a new world record in the process. Photograph- Markus Schreiber-AP

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge sets new marathon world record

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record in Berlin on Sunday, smashing the previous best as he clocked 2hr 1min 40sec.
Daniel Kueblboeck

German pop star missing after falling from a cruise ship

A German pop star is reportedly missing off the coast of Canada after falling from a cruise ship.
President of the German Football Association (DFB - Deutscher Fussball-Bund) Reinhard Grindel poses during a photo session in Monaco on August 30, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - VALERY HACHE

German FA boss Grindel confident Ozil affair doesn’t threaten Euro 2024 bid

The under-pressure president of the German Football Association (DFB), Reinhard Grindel, has told AFP he is confident the controversy over Mesut Ozil's international retirement will not have a negative impact on Germany's bid to host Euro 2024.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

Cameroon’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting joins PSG ahead of Comoros clash

Cameroon international Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has secured a move to French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG).

World Bank set to begin first blockchain bond transaction

The World Bank is preparing to conduct the world’s first bond transaction using ethereum blockchain platform. The initiative will show the possibilities of the blockchain technology and how it can be used to make bond trading more quick and efficient, according to Reuters.
Robert Lewandowski (right) celebrates with Thomas Muller after finding the net

Robert Lewandowski saves Bayern from humiliation

Mighty Bayern Munich needed a late Robert Lewandowski goal on Saturday to secure a 1-0 German Cup win over Drochtersen/Assel, a fourth division village side who had described the occasion as their “game of the century”.
Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac

Bayern Munich’s Niko Kovac won’t ‘waste my time’ with negativity

Niko Kovac has vowed to shrug off the negativity surrounding his appointment as Bayern Munich coach.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

New York, Toronto, to host 2018 Nollywood Travel Film Festival

The cities of New York in the United States and Toronto in Canada have been selected to host the next two editions of the Nollywood Travel Film Festival (NTFF).
Christoph de Vries

Lawmakers ask for answers as girl is assaulted by repeat offender

German lawmakers are demanding answers after a 30-year-old Afghan man with a criminal record allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl in a Hamburg doorway on Saturday.
Jerome Boateng

Jerome Boateng move to PSG still needs ‘final decision’ – Bayern chief

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has reiterated that "there has been no contact" with the club from Paris Saint-Germain over central defender Jerome Boateng, adding that "a final decision has yet to be made" by all parties on a transfer after the player's representatives met with the French champions.
jewelry

After 15 years, thieves behind French heist surface in Serbia

They believed they were safe but a few blood drops betrayed them: 15 years after a daring robbery at a French jewellery store, the four alleged perpetrators have been found -- in Serbia.

South African police officers to face trial for killing Nigerian

Authorities would soon arraign South African police officers for alleged killing a 25-year-old Nigerian, Mr. Ibrahim Olalekan-Badmus, in 2017.
Mr Adetola Olubajo, President, Nigeria Union, South Africa

Nigerians want arrest, prosecution of killers in South Africa

Troubled by frequent killings of Nigerians, the Nigerian Union in South Africa has called for the arrests and prosecution of killers.

Another Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

The Nigerian community in South Africa has expressed shock over the killing of another Nigerian, Mr Martin Ebuzoeme by unknown assailant in that country.

Presidency worries over killing of another Nigerian in South Africa

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has expressed worry over the killing of another Nigerian in South Africa.
US President Trump and Russian President Putin will meet on July 16 in Helsinki, Finland, 4 days after NATO summit, White House says

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin to have first summit in July

President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin are to have their first official summit in Helsinki, Finland on 16 July.

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[FILES] Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English League Cup third round football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on September 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS /

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge charged with breaching FA betting rules

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association's betting rules, the English governing body announced Monday.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

David Umahi warns employers over rejection of corps members

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, on Monday, warned employers of labour over rejection of corps members posted to their organisations by the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the state.

Police nab four suspected robbers in Abuja

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) says it has arrested four suspected robbers in Abuja.

Abdulfatah Ahmed alleges APC importing unknown persons to disrupt Kwara by-election

The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has assured the people of the state, especially residents of Irepodun, Oke Ero, Isin and Ekiti Federal Constituency of their safety and security during next Saturday’s House of Representatives by-election.

Teleology takes over 9Mobile

Teleology has formally taken over control of Nigeria’s troubled telecommunication company, 9mobile, by appointing a new board of directors, headed by 54 year-old Nasiru Ado Bayero.