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A world record for a women's club match was in attendance to see Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid. EPA

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona breaks women’s attendance record

Atletico Madrid's league game against Barcelona on Sunday set a new world record attendance for a women's club football match.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos

Forbes: Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett still top the world’s ultra rich

Jeff Bezos remains the world’s richest person, ahead of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, according to the latest Forbes list of the ultra-wealthy.
Alfonso Cuaron speaks on stage after accepting the Best Director award for Roma [Mike Blake-Reuters]

Alfonso Cuaron reliving his childhood in Black and White

Alfonso Cuaron, who won three Oscars on Sunday, owes much of his success to his 10-year-old self.
Lady Gaga

‘Roma’, Lady Gaga, Regina King, others shine at 2019 Oscars

‘Roma’, Lady Gaga, Regina King, Spike Lee and ‘Period. End of Sentence’ were the biggest and surprise winners at the 2019 Oscars.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

California, 15 other states sue Donald Trump over decision to declare national emergency

California and 15 other US states sued President Donald Trump’s administration Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern border with Mexico, saying the move violated the constitution.
AURORA, ILLINOIS – FEBRUARY 15: Workers are escorted from the property after a shooting the Henry Pratt Company on February 15, 2019 in Aurora, Illinois. Five people were reported dead and 5 police officers wounded from the shooting. The gunman has been identified as Gary Martin, a 45-year-old man believed to be an employee at the company. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP SCOTT OLSON / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Sacked US man kills five co-workers, wounds five police

A US man being fired from his job shot dead five co-workers at a factory on the outskirts of Chicago and wounded five police officers before being gunned down himself, in the country’s latest mass shooting.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation opened an inquiry in 2017 into whether US President Donald Trump was working on behalf of Russia, The New York Times reported on Friday.

Donald Trump ready to sign border deal, averting shutdown

President Donald Trump is ready to sign a border security funding deal, despite failing to get anywhere close to the money he sought for a US-Mexico border wall, US media reported Wednesday.
Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, pauses for reporters as he and other senior bipartisan House and Senate negotiators try to strike a border security compromise in hope of avoiding another government shutdown, at the Capitol in in Washington, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

US lawmakers announce tentative deal on wall, shutdown

US lawmakers announced late Monday an agreement in principle to avoid another government shutdown, with nearly $1.4 billion in money for construction of a wall on the border with Mexico, as President Donald Trump pushed his politically explosive crusade at a rally in the frontier city of El Paso.
Carlos Pena

Rangers terminates Carlos Pena’s contract

The 28-year-old was signed by Rangers in the summer of 2017 but made just 14 appearances, during which he scored five goals, before being loaned out to Mexican side Cruz Azul after just half a season at Ibrox.

El Chapo’s wife says drug kingpin is ‘excellent’ husband, father

Accused Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is an “excellent father, friend, brother, son and partner,” his young wife said as his landmark trial in New York wound up.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation opened an inquiry in 2017 into whether US President Donald Trump was working on behalf of Russia, The New York Times reported on Friday.

Donald Trump: Congress passes bill ending shutdown

President Donald Trump on Friday brought a temporary end to the longest government shutdown in US history, while dropping his previous insistence on immediate funding for wall construction along the Mexican border.
Spanish giants FC Barcelona on Monday announced the surprise loan signing of Kevin-Prince Boateng from Italian side Sassuolo until the end of the season.

FC Barcelona make surprise Kevin-Prince Boateng signing

Spanish giants FC Barcelona on Monday announced the surprise loan signing of Kevin-Prince Boateng from Italian side Sassuolo until the end of the season.
Nancy Pelosi

US Republicans reject suggestion that State of Union be postponed

A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his January 29 State of the Union speech.
Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona recovering in hospital after operation for internal bleeding

Argentina's World Cup-winning legend Diego Maradona is recovering in hospital after a successful operation to stop internal bleeding caused by a hernia, his lawyer has said.
Following President Trump’s firing of James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, the bureau grew increasingly concerned about whether the president’s actions constituted anti-American activity. Sarah Silbiger-The New York Times

Donald Turmp’s US government shutdown longest on record

The partial shutdown of the US government has become the longest on record, with still no end in sight to the political standoff.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump threatens to partially shut government for months, years

President Donald Trump threatened to keep the U.S. government partially shut for months or years on Friday after he and Democratic leaders failed to resolve their dispute over Trump’s request for $5.6 billion to build a wall on the Mexican border.
Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona released from hospital after health scare

The former World Cup winner had returned to Buenos Ares for a routine check-up at the Clinica Olivos, although reports in Argentina claimed that stomach bleeding had been detected.
US Embassy in Abuja

US embassy, consulate re-open for visa applicants

The United States Embassy in Abuja and Consulate General in Lagos have reopened for visa applicants.

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Official: Only 25 percent of Nigerians know much about tuberculosis

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