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US Blackwater guard in 2007 Baghdad shooting to face new trial

A former security contractor for the US firm Blackwater, whose murder conviction for a deadly 2007 Baghdad shooting was overturned last August, is to face a fresh trial.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 02- Wayne Rooney #9 of DC United listens during his introduction press conference at The Newseum on July 2, 2018 in Washington, DC. Patrick McDermott-Getty Images-AFP

Wayne Rooney backs Jose Mourinho, tells Manchester United flops to do better

Wayne Rooney has offered his support to Jose Mourinho during a tough period for Manchester United, with underperforming players told to “stand up” and shoulder more responsibility.

Ian Wright: Why Arsenal must allow Aaron Ramsey leave

Former Arsenal striker, Ian Wright, has agreed with the club’s decision to withdraw a contract offer for Aaron Ramsey.
Former Nigerian vice-President Atiku Abubakar (R) is congratulated by runners-up Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal (L) and Senate President Bukola Saraki (C) after winning the presidential ticket of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) during the party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on October 7, 2018. Nigeria's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked Abubakar to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking a second term in presidential polls scheduled for February 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

Niger PDP: Atiku Abubakar is next Nigeria’s President

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger State has described the outcome of the National Convention of the party held, in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, last weekend, as the ‘manifestation of the wish of delegates at the convention,’ saying that the Adamawa-born politician would be the next president of the country.

Ibrahim Babangida: I don’t have social media accounts

A former military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, has distanced himself from all social media accounts in his name.
Sri Lanka has failed to fulfil pledges to return properties to thousands of people forced from their homes during three decades of war, many of whom now live in desperate poverty. [Lakruwan Wanniarachchi-Reuters]

Sri Lankans displaced by war wait for government to return land

Sri Lanka has failed to fulfil pledges to return properties to thousands of people forced from their homes during three decades of war, many of whom now live in desperate poverty.