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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.
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Pope: Young people are turning away from the Catholic Church due to scandals

Pope Francis on Tuesday said young people are turned off by the Catholic Church because of sex abuse and financial scandals.

FIBA ranking: Nigeria remains number one in Africa

Nigeria for the third time running has retained the number one spot in Africa and 32 in the world in the latest ranking of the FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike following the fourth window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers.
Pope Francis waves at the faithfulls attending his weekly general audience at the Saint Peter's square, on September 19, 2018, in the Vatican. - AFP PHOTO - Alberto PIZZOLI

Pope urges Latvians to cherish, defend hard-won freedom

Pope Francis on Monday urged Latvians, who broke with the Soviet Union nearly 30 years ago, to cherish their hard-won freedom and to not forget the sacrifices of those who died for it.
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Pope Francis honors Holocaust victims in Lithuania

Pope Francis on Sunday paid homage to Holocaust victims who perished in the Vilnius ghetto, 75 years to the day after the Nazis liquidated it, and warned 100,000 Lithuanians gathered for mass against “pernicious attitudes” leading to genocide.
Pope Francis waves at the faithfulls attending his weekly general audience at the Saint Peter's square, on September 19, 2018, in the Vatican. - AFP PHOTO - Alberto PIZZOLI

Pope Francis to pay tribute to Baltic freedom amid abuse crisis

Pope Francis will start a Baltic tour in Lithuania on Saturday during which he will pay homage to the history of a region that still bears the scars of its Nazi and Soviet occupations.
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Chris Smalling: Manchester United can build momentum at crucial time

Chris Smalling believes Manchester United’s consecutive, morale-boosting away wins have set a solid platform at the start of a key period of games.
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Chris Smalling: England snub for World Cup motivates me at Manchester United

Chris Smalling is hoping to turn his World Cup disappointment into a positive by re-establishing himself at Manchester United.
The protagonist of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, says that the on – going struggle for an independent Biafra is legitimate and necessary.

Ralph Uwazuruike: Why we insist on Biafra

The protagonist of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, says that the on–going struggle for an independent Biafra is legitimate and necessary.
Nigeria's ambassador to Russia, Professor Stephen Davies Ugbah

Nigeria ambassador vows to get stranded Super Eagles fans home

Nigeria's ambassador to Russia, Professor Stephen Davies Ugbah, has vowed to make sure the fans stranded in Moscow after the World Cup are seen safely home.

Croatia take on Nigeria in Russia’s European bolthole

Former World Cup semi-finalists Croatia take on African powerhouses Nigeria in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad on Saturday in their opening Group D match that may prove a test of the organisers' anti-racism drive.

China’s Xi hails ‘unity’ of security bloc led with Russia

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday opened a regional security summit attended by Russia and Iran with boasts of the bloc's "unity", just as a fractious G7 gathering was mired in divisions between Europe and the US.

Nwankwo Kanu recovers stolen $11,000

Russian police on Monday detained two baggage handlers at a Moscow airport on suspicion of taking cash worth $11,000 from former Nigerian skipper Nwankwo Kanu’s check-in luggage as he flew from London to the World Cup host country.

Tottenham’s Harry Winks has ankle surgery

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks has had surgery on the ankle injury that ruled him out of the World Cup.

Lithuania gears up to secure EU border during World Cup

Lithuania’s border guard held exercises on Wednesday focused on securing the European Union’s external border as thousands of football fans were expected to cross the Baltic state to reach World Cup matches in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.

China win 2018 men, women table tennis world championship

The Chinese men’s table tennis team are the 2018 Men’s Team World Champions after a comprehensive victory over Germany in the Liebherr 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships.

UN Security Council mourns death of Ivory Coast ambassador

The Security Council bid farewell on Thursday to veteran diplomat Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoue, the Ivory Coast's ambassador to the United Nations who died just months after starting a two-year term on the UN's most powerful body.

UEFA bans Swiss club Sion from European football for next two seasons

Sion have been banned from European football for two seasons and fined €235,000 (£203,000) for breaching UEFA's club licensing criteria.

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kayoed Fayemi: Ekiti requires extra N2 billion monthly to be able to pay N30,000...

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Saturday said that the federal government needed to address the current revenue allocation formula, to enable state governments pay the new minimum wage being requested by workers.
A volunteer search and rescue crew from Calaveras County comb through a home destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S., November 13, 2018. REUTERS-Terray Sylvester

California Camp Fire death toll now 76

Five more sets of human remains were discovered in the Camp Fire area in Northern California, raising the death toll to 76, authorities said Saturday.

Presidential reconciliation committee meets aggrieved APC candidates in Ogun

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a reconciliation committee to Ogun State to meet with the 26 aggrieved All Progressives Congress (APC) State Assembly candidates to settle the crisis that emanated from the party primaries in the state.
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Woman loses home to wildfire after surviving bar massacre

A woman in California reportedly endured back-to-back traumatic ordeals last week – first, living through the deadly Thousand Oaks shooting and then having to abandon her home due to a wildfire.

Muhammadu Buhari ‘the dead’ and his body double

The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015.