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Anthony Van Dyck- the Derby winner has sadly died after breaking down in the Melbourne Cup. Mark Cranham

Melbourne Cup horse dies after mid-race breakdown

English Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck was euthanised Tuesday after breaking down during the Melbourne Cup, the seventh horse since 2013 to die at the race.
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
Health Minister Greg Hunt warned on Saturday, however, that despite the good signs, Australians will still have to keep their distance from others for the next half a year.

New Zealand included in Australia’s coronavirus vaccine deal

Australia is poised to sign a multi-million dollar deal with a British pharmaceutical giant to purchase and produce up to 30 million doses of its potential Covid-19 vaccine, in an agreement which would also support New Zealand and South Pacific nations.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump: Evidence ties coronavirus to Wuhan lab

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing after claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan.
Usain Bolt on arrival in Australia on Saturday for trial run on football career

Usain Bolt lands in Australia for A-League trial

Usain Bolt says he’s deadly serious about becoming a professional footballer and plans to show the world what he’s capable of after arriving in Australia Saturday for a trial stint with an A-League club.

FIFA intervention likely as Australia FF fails to pass reform

Australian football is embroiled in a governance crisis and could face a take-over from FIFA after Football Federation Australia failed to pass a proposed reform of its congress on Thursday.

Donald Trump refuses to certify Iran nuclear deal

President Donald Trump on Friday refused to certify the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, and warned the United States may yet walk away from “one of the worst” agreements in history.

United States lifts sanctions on Sudan banks, ports, railways

The U.S. has lifted sanctions on dozens of Sudanese entities, including banks, ports, oil and industrial corporations, the Treasury Department said on Thursday.

Why I headbutted former prime minister – DJ

A self-described anarchist who headbutted former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has denied he attacked the politician because of his opposition to same-sex marriage.

Bali volcano on highest alert level, thousands flee

Indonesian officials raised the highest possible alert for a volcano on the resort island of Bali late Friday, after tremors prompted thousands to flee over fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years.

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Shopkeepers wait to open their stores at a market area after authorities eased lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow down the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, June 7, 2021. REUTERS-Adnan Abidi

Experts urge India’s richest state to gear up for third wave of coronavirus

Health officials in India's richest state have urged authorities to step up preparations against a possible third wave of coronavirus infections, they said on Friday, as lockdowns eased less than a month after a surge that killed thousands.
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Ekiti APC suspends two members for ‘fraternising’ with pro-Tinubu group

For allegedly fraternising with the South West Agenda for 2023 (SWAGA), a political platform rooting for the Presidential aspiration of the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress, Ekiti chapter, has again suspended two members of the party.
Old foes England and Scotland will do battle on Friday inside Wembley stadium in Group D of the on-going European Championship.

Euro 2020: Scotland eye first win vs England in 22 years

Old foes England and Scotland will do battle on Friday inside Wembley stadium in Group D of the on-going European Championship.

ICPC, Shippers’ council inaugurate task team for Port Harcourt, Onne ports

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offence Commission (ICPC) and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and other ports agencies, has inaugurated a Port Standing Task Team (PSTT) in the Eastern Ports of Port Harcourt and Onne as part of the on-going collaboration to ensure the full implementation of the Nigerian Ports Process Manual (NPPM).
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

Governor Bello an uncommon phenomenon – commissioner

The Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello, has been described as “uncommon phenomenon” for his “resilience and ability to dissect issues and downgrade division”.

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Delta PDP inaugurates peace committee over Isoko chapter crisis

Delta State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have yesterday inaugurated a Peace and Reconciliation Committee to address the lingering crisis that has disrupted the smooth operations of the Party in Isoko North Local Government Area (LGA).
Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi was on parade for his Club Union Berlin against Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga encounter on Friday.

West Brom, Fulham, Stoke handed boost in pursuit of Taiwo Awoniyi

Liverpool could sell £8 million-rated striker Taiwo Awoniyi this summer amid links to Fulham, Stoke City, and West Bromwich Albion, according to The Athletic.
Sergio Ramos has suffered a fresh injury setback at Real Madrid and now faces a race against time to figure for the club again as his contract runs down.

Joseph Yobo: Sergio Ramos is the symbol of Real Madrid

Nigeria assistant coach Joseph Yobo claims Sergio Ramos’ departure from Real Madrid will have a huge impact on the club.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Bandits kill five NSCDC officers in Zamfara

The operatives, newsmen gathered, were ambushed by heavily armed bandits along Gora Community in Maradun Local Government Area of the state.
Jeffrey Moyo, a freelance reporter for The New York Times, was arrested in Zimbabwe

Jailed Zimbabwean New York Times reporter granted bail

A Zimbabwean freelance reporter for the New York Times was granted bail Tuesday, three weeks after he was arrested over claims he helped two foreign colleagues enter the country fraudulently.