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At least one killed in anti-U.N. protest in eastern Congo

At least one person was killed by security forces on Thursday during protests against United Nations peacekeepers in Oicha, a town in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the town’s mayor said.
FILE PHOTO: Migrants from Haiti arrive to the Val Verde Border Humanitarian Coalition after being released from U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Del Rio, Texas, U.S., March 21, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Migration raises tension in Texas border town

More migrants are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border near Del Rio, Texas than Martinez recalls in his 13 years as Val Verde County Sheriff. They wade across the Rio Grande river and into residents’ yards.
A demonstrator confronts police after an officer fatally shot Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (Joshua Lott/The Washington Post)

Police shooting of black man in Minneapolis sparks fresh protests

Protests broke out Sunday night after US police fatally shot a young Black man in a suburb of Minneapolis — where a former police officer is currently on trial for the murder of George Floyd.

Two killed during anti-U.N. protests in eastern Congo protests – officials

At least two people were killed during violent protests on Friday against the United Nations peacekeeping mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials said
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, from the opposition Labour Party, said hospital beds in the capital would run out within the next few weeks because the spread of the virus was “out of control”

London mayor backs Wembley to host Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury bout

Anthony Joshua could face Tyson Fury at Wembley Stadium after the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan gave his support to the fight being held at the venue.
Prince Philip leaves King Edward VII’s hospital in Marylebone, central London, on Tuesday morning. Daniel Leal-Olivas-AFP-Getty

Prince Philip: Our thoughts, prayers are with Queen Elizabeth – UK leaders

“It was with great sadness that a short time ago I received word from Buckingham Palace that His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh has passed away at the age of 99,” Boris Johnson said in a statement.
Top Turkish officials on Sunday lashed out at an open letter signed by more than 100 retired admirals warning about a possible threat to a treaty governing the use of Turkey’s key waterways.

Turkey condemns warning by retired admirals over Bosphorus treaty

Top Turkish officials on Sunday lashed out at an open letter signed by more than 100 retired admirals warning about a possible threat to a treaty governing the use of Turkey’s key waterways.

25 killed in road accident in eastern DR Congo

At least 25 people were killed when a large truck smashed into three vehicles on the road to the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma on Friday, the local mayor said.
German Health Minister Jens Spahn is aiming to have around 60 per cent of the country’s population vaccinated against the coronavirus by the end of summer 2021.

Vaccination alone cannot stop coronavirus – German minister

A third wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections has hit Germany and it will not be stopped by vaccinations alone, the German Health Minister, Jens Spahn, said on Friday.
“I spent a sleepless night thinking about this decision and I concluded that it is right for me to resign,” Nicolo Nicolosi, 78, told the ANSA news agency.

Italian mayor accused of vaccine queue-jumping resigns

A town mayor in Italy’s Sicily region said Sunday he was stepping down after coming under fire for jumping the queue for coronavirus vaccinations.
Senegal's opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was arrested in the capital Dakar on Wednesday, according to his lawyers, ahead of his scheduled court appearance to face a rape charge.

Senegal opposition leader arrested as supporters clash with police

Senegal’s main opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko, was arrested on Wednesday after hundreds of his supporters clashed with police in the capital while protesting against a rape accusation he denies.

Somali president challenged in his bid to secure new term

Somalia’s president, whose four-year term expired this month, should not take part in talks aimed at resolving a dispute that has caused a delay in choosing a new head of state, two of Somalia’s five regional governments said on Sunday.
FILE PHOTO - A man, wearing a protective face mask, rides his scooter in a local market in Nice amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France, February 18, 2021. REUTERS-Eric Gaillard

French city of Nice asks tourists to stay away amid coronavirus surge

The mayor of Nice in southern France called on Sunday for a weekend lockdown in the area to reduce the flow of tourists as it battles a sharp spike in coronavirus infections to triple the national rate.

Nearly 5,000 people displaced by Nigeria’s communal violence arrive Benin Republic

Nearly 5,000 people, displaced by Nigeria’s communal violence, have arrived at Beninese villages in Pobè, a border commune located about 100 km from Cotonou, PANA learned on Saturday from sources close to the authorities of the commune.
Children hold kites as the Petare neighbourhood celebrates the 400th anniversary of its founding, in Caracas, Venezuela, February 17, 2021. The writing on the kite reads- Petare, 400 years. REUTERS-Leonardo Fernandez Viloria

Venezuela’s largest impoverished district marks 400th anniversary with kite festival

In Venezuela’s sprawling impoverished Petare neighborhood on the east end of Caracas, dozens of children and residents flew kites to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of what was once a small village outside the capital.

Silver monolith appears in Congo, prompting suspicion and selfies

A roundabout in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa has become the latest site occupied by a mystery monolith after similar objects in the United States and elsewhere caught the fancy of science-fiction fans.
A soldier of the FARDC (Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) takes cover during exchanges of fire with members of the ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) in Opira. Alain Wandimoyi-AFP

Eleven dead as rebels attack military sites in DRC city

Eleven people were killed after separatist insurgents attacked two military camps in the Democratic Republic of Congo's main mining centre of Lubumbashi Sunday, the city's mayor said.
The New York district court determined that Stephanie Sinclair offered a “valid sublicense” to use the photograph when she posted it publicly on Instagram.

Instagram announces tougher consequences for hate speech in direct messages

Instagram is toughening its stance on hate speech in direct messages. The company announced today that it’ll start disabling the accounts of people who repeatedly send hateful messages. First-time offenders won’t be able to send messages for an undefined period of time, but if they send hateful messages again, their account will be disabled.
FILE PHOTO - Police officers stand by port security as a lorry drives in at the entrance to the Port of Larne, Northern Ireland, Britain January 1, 2021. REUTERS-Phil Noble

Irish premier condemns ‘sinister’ intimidation as EU pulls Northern Irish port staff

Ireland’s prime minister on Tuesday condemned the intimidation of officials carrying out post-Brexit checks at Northern Irish ports as a “very sinister and ugly development”.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

YouTube, Twitter, Facebook continue bans over Donald Trump election claims

Election misinformation continues to be a problem on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook even after all three companies took the unprecedented action to ban or suspend former US President Donald Trump. Now that President Biden is in office, those same platforms have kept pressure on, sustaining the bans and issuing new ones to Trump’s associates and allies.
Rudy Giuliani helped marshal the campaign to overturn the election results in favor of Donald J. Trump. Gabriela Bhaskar for The New York Times

Dominion files $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani

Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Rudolph W. Giuliani, the lawyer for Donald J. Trump and former mayor of New York City who played a key role in the former president’s monthslong effort to subvert the 2020 election.
Scuffles broke out as supporters of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny gathered in Khabarovsk on Saturday, despite authorities taking elaborate measures to curb demonstrations planned in more than 60 Russian cities.

Russia cracks down on protests against Alexei Navalny’s arrest

Scuffles broke out as supporters of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny gathered in Khabarovsk on Saturday, despite authorities taking elaborate measures to curb demonstrations planned in more than 60 Russian cities.

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Ronald Koeman has insisted that Lionel Messi is excited and happy at Barcelona despite ongoing transfer talk.

Barca supremo: Lionel Messi not leaving Camp Nou

The newly elected president of Barcelona Football Club, Joan Laporta, has insisted that six-time Ballon D’or winner, Lionel Messi, will not leave the Catalan giants this summer.
The thoughts of Canadians are with Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family as they mourn the passing of Prince Philip on Friday, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Prince Philip: Funeral to celebrate ‘unwavering loyalty’ to the Queen

The Duke of Edinburgh’s “unwavering loyalty” to the Queen, service to the nation and “courage”, will be celebrated at his funeral later.
New Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes that he can win the fans of the biggest football club in England back onside after a difficult few months, as he aims to recapture the halcyon days of Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal boss: Fulham unlucky to sit in the relegation zone

Fulham may be in the relegation zone but Scott Parker’s side have been unlucky in the Premier League and their results are not an accurate reflection of their performances this season, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said.
FILE PHOTO: SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB Naga Sadhus, or Hindu holy men take a holy dip in the Ganges River during Shahi Snan at "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Haridwar, India, April 14, 2021. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo

India’s premier appeals to keep Hindu festival symbolic as coronavirus infections surge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to devotees to keep a key Hindu festival symbolic as the country reported more than 200,000 new COVID-19 infections for the third straight day.
Lady Chidi Alexandra Onyemelukwe, the daughter of the Second Republic vice President Alex Ekwueme, says she is contesting the November governorship election in Anambra State in order to add value to governance and make a difference.

Anambra election: I’m well prepared to serve – Alex Ekwueme’s daughter

The daughter of the late vice president of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, Mrs. Chidi Onyemelukwe has said that she is fully prepared to serve as governor of Anambra State, having acquired the necessary experience in governance.

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4. Odion Ighalo is in buoyant mood following Al Shabab’s league win against Damak.

Odion Ighalo: I turned down Tottenham to join Manchester United

Odion Ighalo says he turned down offers from Tottenham Hotspur and other clubs to join Manchester United last year.
Time is running out for Atletico Madrid to reboot their La Liga title challenge, even as they still sit top of the table with eight games left to play.

La Liga: Atletico Madrid need Eibar win to resuscitate title challenge

Time is running out for Atletico Madrid to reboot their La Liga title challenge, even as they still sit top of the table with eight games left to play.

PDP holds zonal congress in Osogbo amid tight security

Security has been beefed up in Osogbo as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) holds its zonal congress.
13. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke during the passing out ceremony of 192 pioneer members of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun corps officers) on Tuesday in Akure

Ex-AIG: Amotekun, Ebube Agu must work under police supervision

Wilson Inalegwu, former assistant inspector-general, says regional security outfits like Amotekun and Ebube Agu should work under the supervision of the police to ensure effective “community policing”.
Hansi Flick gave a vague response on his future at Bayern Munich amid links with the Germany job following their Champions League elimination on Tuesday night.

Hansi Flick vague on Bayern Munich future following Champions League elimination

Hansi Flick gave a vague response on his future at Bayern Munich amid links with the Germany job following their Champions League elimination on Tuesday night.