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Shamima Begum flew to Syria to join Islamic State in February 2015. Laura Lean-AFP-Getty Images

Minister: Shamima Begum is British, has no claim to Bangladesh

Shamima Begum, a British teenager who who ran away from home to live in ISIL's so-called caliphate, will not be allowed to enter Bangladesh, the South Asian country's state minister for foreign affairs has told Al Jazeera.
Middlesbrough’s midfielder, John Obi Mikel has said that his twin daughters – Ava and Mia are his biggest supporters.

Mikel Obi: My daughters are my biggest supporters

Middlesbrough’s midfielder John Obi Mikel has said that his twin daughters – Ava and Mia are his biggest supporters.
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David Seaman: Arsene Wenger would be ‘great’ as Chelsea boss

Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman has suggested Arsene Wenger could be the ideal replacement for Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.
Chelsea’s Italian head coach Maurizio Sarri watches from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge in London on February 2, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON - AFP) -

Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri insists he can avoid being sacked

Maurizio Sarri insists he expects to avoid being sacked as Chelsea manager if his troubled side can put together a sustained winning run.
Former West Ham United defender, Tomas Repka

Former West Ham defender Tomas Repka jailed for drink driving

Former West Ham defender Tomas Repka has been handed a nine-month jail sentence for drink driving.

Zinedine Zidane ready for ‘serious’ talks about Chelsea job

Former Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane is reportedly prepared to take over at Chelsea FC as long as the club can match his ambition in the transfer market, according to reports in the British media.
Greg Clark

UK deeply disappointed by Honda’s decision to close plant

“The UK is one of the leaders in the development of these technologies and so it is deeply disappointing that this decision has been taken now,” Business Secretary, Greg Clark, said.

NDLEA urges Air Peace to check drug peddlers on its flight

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has urged Air Peace crew to consider their role in exposing drug couriers as a commitment to save lives.
Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola says Monday's FA Cup tie with Manchester United marks the start of a crucial period in their stuttering season.

Gianfranco Zola likens Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea struggle to Pep Guardiola’s at Manchester City

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is still adapting to the Premier League but will not compromise on his style of play, much like Pep Guardiola did at Manchester City when he first arrived in England, the London club’s assistant Coach Gianfranco Zola, said.
The desecrated grave of Karl Marx in London’s Highgate Cemetery. Maxwell Blowfield-PA

Tomb of popular philosopher Karl Marx vandalised again

The memorial of German philosopher Karl Marx has been vandalised in London for the second time in two weeks, the cemetery that manages the site said on Saturday.
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EU flags come down in Brexit Britain

At a flag-making workshop in northern England, orders for Union Jacks are flying off the production line while the EU’s blue-and-yellow standard is proving less and less popular.
Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola says Monday's FA Cup tie with Manchester United marks the start of a crucial period in their stuttering season.

Gianfranco Zola: Chelsea entering crucial period in the season

Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola says Monday's FA Cup tie with Manchester United marks the start of a crucial period in their stuttering season.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 30, 2018 South Africa’s Caster Semenya reacts after winning the women’s 800 metres during the IAAF Diamond League “Weltklasse” athletics meeting at the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich. – The South African government on February 15, 2019 threw its weight behind Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya ahead of next week’s landmark hearing against proposed rules that aim to restrict testosterone levels in female runners. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

South African government rally behind Caster Semenya on IAAF’s new gender rules

The South African government on Friday threw its weight behind Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya ahead of next week’s landmark hearing against proposed rules that aim to restrict testosterone levels in female runners.
Joe Cole

Joe Cole: Trophy-chasing players would rather join Chelsea over Arsenal

Joe Cole claims players with ambitions of landing major honours will continue to favour moves to Chelsea over their London rivals Arsenal.
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Dubai airport disrupted after reported drone sightings

Flights at Dubai International Airport, one of the busiest in the world, were disrupted on Friday after sightings of a drone flying nearby.
Uganda crude oil rig

Uganda revises first oil production to 2022

Uganda expects to begin producing oil in 2022, its energy minister Irene Muloni said on Wednesday, indicating a slight delay from the country’s revised target of 2021.
Shamima Begum flew to Syria to join Islamic State in February 2015. Laura Lean-AFP-Getty Images

UK teen runaway who joined ISIS ‘wants to come home’

A British teenager who fled to join the Islamic State group in Syria is living in a refugee camp and wants to return home, The Times reported on Thursday.
President Buhari participates at the signing of 2nd National Peace Accord in Abuja on 13th Feb 2019-6

Buhari vs Atiku: The inconvenient truth

One foreign newspaper said Nigerians have to choose between a former dictator and an alleged kleptocrat. Another one, The Guardian of London, was not so diplomatic. It said Nigerians have to decide between “a stingy rightwing dictator and an established thief.”

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Governor Wike alleges plot to disrupt elections in Rivers

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to disrupt elections in the state because its candidates are not on the ballot.

CDHR calls for probe into killing of citizen by Customs personnel

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Anthony Joshua targets Ortiz fight after US debut against Miller

Anthony Joshua revealed he thinks he will fight Luis Ortiz once he has dealt with Jarrell Miller in his America in June.
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INEC: Why elections may not hold in some areas

A head of tomorrow’s rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it would not conduct elections in volatile areas where security agencies said the safety of their officials could not be guaranteed, especially in some parts of the North East where Boko Haram insurgents had displaced thousands.
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WHO: Measles epidemic in Madagascar kills more than 900

The World Health Organisation says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths.