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Philippine Coast Guard personnel survey several ships believed to be Chinese militia vessels in Sabina Shoal in the South China Sea, in a handout photo distributed by the Philippine Coast Guard on May 5 and taken according to source on April 27, 2021

Philippines flags ‘incursions’ by nearly 300 Chinese militia boats

The Philippines on Wednesday reported what it said were incursions into its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) by 287 maritime militia vessels from China, in a further sign of cracks reappearing in a relationship after a period of rapprochement.
Black coral species Umbellapathes litocrada is seen in this handout photo from 2015 obtained by Reuters on October 28, 2020. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration-Handout via REUTERS

Google, BMW, Volvo, Samsung SDI sign up to WWF call for temporary ban on...

Google, BMW, Volvo and Samsung SDI are the first global companies to have signed up to a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) call for a moratorium on deep-sea mining, the WWF said on Wednesday.
FILE PHOTO - Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, give an interview to Oprah Winfrey in this undated handout photo. Harpo Productions-Joe Pugliese-Handout via REUTERS

British royals silent amid crisis over Meghan’s claim of racist remark

Britain’s monarchy maintained its silence on Tuesday, after Meghan and Prince Harry accused a family member of making a racist remark about their son and said she had been alienated to the point of contemplating suicide.
FILE PHOTO - Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, give an interview to Oprah Winfrey in this undated handout photo. Harpo Productions-Joe Pugliese-Handout via REUTERS

Britain’s royals silent as ‘Megxit’ crisis rages after bombshell interview

Britain’s monarchy kept its silence on Tuesday, after Meghan and Prince Harry sparked a crisis by alleging that a family member made a racist remark about the colour of their son’s skin and that she was alienated to the point of contemplating suicide.
Dozens of people, believed to be Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar who were dropped off from a boat are pictured on a beach near Sungai Belati, Perlis, Malaysia in this undated handout photo released April 8, 2019. Royal Malaysian Police-Handout-REUTERS

U.S. voices concern as Myanmar ships arrive in Malaysia to pick up detainees

The United States has expressed concerns about Malaysia’s plans to deport asylum seekers and others from Myanmar, as the nearby country’s navy ships arrived in Malaysian waters to pick them up.
Dawood al-Marhoun is seen in this undated handout photo. Courtesy of Reprieve-Handout via REUTERS

Saudis vowed to stop executing minors; some death sentences remain – rights groups

Five people who committed crimes in Saudi Arabia as minors have yet to have their death sentences revoked, according to two rights groups, nine months after the kingdom’s Human Rights Commission (HRC) announced an end to capital punishment for juvenile offenders.

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Zinedine Zidane doesn’t intend on resigning as Real Madrid coach but that doesn’t mean his future at the club is safe according to a report in Marca.

Zinedine Zidane ready to walk away from Real Madrid

But the 48-year-old coach, who has won two league titles and three Champions League crowns in less than four seasons, has all but made up his mind to walk away after the final game of the campaign at home to Villarreal on May 23.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

President Buhari lauds NDLEA’s performance, pledges to enhance operational capabilities

President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the performance of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) especially the recent overhaul of its operations leading to the arrest of drug peddlers at the airports and other parts of the country.
World number one Novak Djokovic swept into the Italian Open quarter-finals on Thursday with a straight sets wins over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in front of spectators who were allowed to watch in the Foro Italico for the first time.

Novak Djokovic beats Alejandro Fokina to reach Italian Open quarter-finals

World number one Novak Djokovic swept into the Italian Open quarter-finals on Thursday with a straight sets wins over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in front of spectators who were allowed to watch in the Foro Italico for the first time.
Juventus and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo passed legendary Brazilian forward Pele to become the second-highest goalscorer ever with his double against Udinese.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother ready to convince him to join Sporting Lisbon

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother said she will talk to the Portugal international and ‘try to convince’ him to return to Sporting CP.
FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker tends to a patient at a temporary ward set up during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, January 19, 2021. Phill Magakoe/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

South Africa’s coronavirus death toll much higher than official tally – report

A South African report into excess deaths over the past year suggests more than 133,000 people in the country have died from COVID-19, far more than the official tally of nearly 55,000.

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President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over a high-level security meeting at the State House over the rising insecurity in the country. In attendance are Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, as well as Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, Ministers, Service Chiefs, acting Inspector-General of Police and Intelligence chiefs.

President Buhari warns against attacks on security formations

In a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, the president condoled with all who lost family members due to what he described as the “madness” going on in parts of the country.
Jurgen Klopp has been backed by Rafa Benitez to repeat his feat from 2004-05 and win the Champions League despite a disappointing Premier League campaign.

Liverpool boss expects strong Manchester United squad in rearranged game amid fixture pile-up

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he expects Manchester United to field a strong squad in Thursday’s rearranged Premier League fixture despite the Old Trafford club’s hectic schedule.
Yoruba secessionist agitator Sunday Adeyemo, otherwise known as Sunday Igboho, has distanced himself from a statement that angry Yoruba youth would invade the palace of the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo.

Sunday Igboho: Osun governor can’t stop us from having Yoruba rally

Cultural Activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Ighoho, has said that the Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, cannot stop his group from holding a proposed rally in Osun State.
A fisherman looks the fish tank aboard the Boulogne-sur-Mer based trawler Nicolas Jeremy in the North Sea, off the coast of northern France, December 8, 2020. REUTERS-Pascal Rossignol

France to hold up EU-UK financial services deal over fisheries – source

Paris has said it will delay a European Union financial services deal with Britain until Prime Minister Boris Johnson grants European fishermen fair access to UK waters, a source familiar with the French move said on Wednesday.
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Popular Nigerian pastor wants Arsenal boss sacked after Europa League exit

General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has called for the sack of Mikel Arteta, following Arsenal’s exit in the semi-finals of the Europa League.