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UN: World’s migrant population now at 272 million

Europe and North America have absorbed the largest share of the world’s 272 million migrants, a population that has grown by 23 per cent over the past decade, according to a UN report published Tuesday.
Britain’s Tyson Fury overcame an early cut over his right eye to win a majority decision against his gutsy Swedish opponent Otto Wallin in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Tyson Fury survives severe cut to outpoint Sweden’s Wallin

Undefeated British heavyweight Tyson Fury shook off a left hook to the temple that left him bloodied and bruised before battling to a unanimous points win over Sweden’s Otto Wallin Saturday.

Paedophile priest bags 30 years in prison

A former Roman Catholic priest who fled to Morocco before he was returned to the United States and convicted of sexually abusing an altar boy in New Mexico in the 1990s was sentenced on Friday to 30 years in prison, prosecutors said.
The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups it said were involved in the WannaCry ransomware attacks and hacking of international banks and customer accounts.

US imposes sanctions on North Korean hacking groups blamed for global attacks

The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups it said were involved in the WannaCry ransomware attacks and hacking of international banks and customer accounts.
Former Mali international Momo Sissoko is considering retiring from professional football.

Former Liverpool star considering retirement

Former Mali international Momo Sissoko is considering retiring from professional football.
Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday that Mexico's government doesn't agree with an astonishing US Supreme Court order that would block migrants from countries other than Mexico and Canada from applying for asylum at US borders.

Mexico slams US Supreme Court order on asylum restrictions

Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday that Mexico's government doesn't agree with an "astonishing" US Supreme Court order that would block migrants from countries other than Mexico and Canada from applying for asylum at US borders.
Lautaro Martinez fired a 22-minute hat-trick as Argentina thrashed Mexico 4-0 in a friendly international in San Antonio on Tuesday.

Lautaro Martinez hat-trick fires Argentina over Mexico

Lautaro Martinez fired a 22-minute hat-trick as Argentina thrashed Mexico 4-0 in a friendly international in San Antonio on Tuesday.
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US judge blocks Donald Trump move on asylum-seekers

A US federal judge on Monday blocked a Trump administration move that would have prevented most Central American migrants from seeking asylum at the US border.
Lionel Messi cannot be considered the greatest of all time as an Argentine without a World Cup win to his name, says former Real Madrid and Spain coach Jose Antonio Camacho.

Diego Maradona: I taught Lionel Messi how to score

Lionel Messi is arguably the finest free-kick taker in world football, and Diego Maradona claims he must take some of the credit for the Barcelona star’s stunning record.
Anthony Joshua (left) aims to win back the IBF, WBA and WBO titles he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr last June in the rematch in Saudi Arabia in December. Andrew Couldridge-Action Images via Reuters

Anthony Joshua confident of reclaiming titles from Andy Ruiz

Former Heavyweight champions of the World Anthony Joshua says he’s committed to reclaim his titles from Mexican American Andy Ruiz Jr when they clash for their world heavyweight championship rematch.
At long last, Mauro Icardi found a new club… for now. 4

Transfer window ends with star loans rather than huge deals

The transfer window shut gently across much of Europe with a flurry of loan deals instead of the anticipated bang of a mega-move.
Javier Hernandez has completed a permanent €8 million ($9m, £7m) switch to Sevilla from West Ham on Monday morning.

Chicharito completes €8 million move to Sevilla from West Ham

Javier Hernandez has completed a permanent €8 million ($9m, £7m) switch to Sevilla from West Ham on Monday morning.
While Chivas supporters have been excited about Carlos Vela’s potential return, the Mexican has already decided where his career will end.

Carlos Vela vows to retire at LAFC amid Chivas speculation

While Chivas supporters have been excited about Carlos Vela’s potential return, the Mexican has already decided where his career will end.

At least 23 killed in fire at Mexico bar

Thirteen others were left seriously injured following the blaze in the southern port city of Coatzacoalcos, NBC said, citing a statement from the state attorney general’s office.
Tejupilco, outside of Mexico City

Mexican journalist found dead at home, twelfth killed this year

A Mexican reporter has been found dead in his home, making him the 12th journalist killed in the country this year.
Manchester City are among the clubs interested in Nigeria Under-17 captain Adeleke Oluwatobi Babatunde.

Manchester City, Ajax, Napoli scout Nigeria U-17 skipper

The 16-year-old is regarded as one of Africa's hottest talents, with Napoli, RB Leipzig, Lille and Ajax also showing an interest in the No.10, as teams wait to sign him ahead of his 18th birthday due to FIFA regulations.
Unified world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr says he wants to finish Anthony Joshua‘s career after confirming he will contest a rematch in Saudi Arabia.

Andy Ruiz vows to end Anthony Joshua’s career in Saudia Arabia

Unified world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr says he wants to finish Anthony Joshua‘s career after confirming he will contest a rematch in Saudi Arabia.
The 24-year-old Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, late on Friday in Manila in the Philippines won five talent awards in the just concluded Mr World pageant.

Mr Nigeria bags five awards at the grand finale of Mr World

The 24-year-old Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, late on Friday in Manila in the Philippines won five talent awards in the just concluded Mr World pageant.

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Qatar Airways annual loss widens

Qatar Airways reported a loss of 2.3 billion Qatari riyals or 639 million dollars on Wednesday for the year ended March 31, as it grapples with the second year of an embargo by neighbours that has restricted its air routes and driven costs higher.

Dayo Apata, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, 36 others get SAN rank September 23

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, will on September 23, 2019 swear in 38 lawyers as Senior Advocates of Nigeria.
The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) plans to recapitalise to the tune of N500 billion, its Managing Director, Mr Ahmed Dangiwa, has said.

Federal mortgage bank seeks N500 billion recapitalisation fund

Mr. Umar Dankane, Executive Director, Business Development and Portfolio Management of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria has said that the bank needs a N500 billion recapitalisation fund for optimal performance.

CBN commences charges on cash deposits

The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced the commencement of charges on deposits in addition to already existing charges on withdrawals.

Nasarawa Assembly approves N5 billion loan for government

Nasarawa State House of Assembly has approved the request of the state government to secure N5 billion bond from the capital market to undertake vital projects across the state.