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US-backed forces surround IS fighters in central Raqqa

U.S.-backed forces now have Islamic State fighters surrounded in central Raqqa, a Syrian Kurdish commander said, but he predicted that driving the militants out could take up to four months.

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Everton FC

Everton launch internal inquiry over allegation of tapping-up youth player

Everton have launched an internal inquiry into allegations they broke Premier League rules by tapping-up a youth player who now plays for Manchester United.

15-month old toddler found abandoned in uncompleted building

A 15-month-old toddler was found abandoned at an uncompleted building in Iloye area Ogun on Friday.

IMF pledges support to Kenya as $990 million standby deal expires

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday it would continue to support its reform efforts in Kenya although a stand-by $989.8 million loan deal to the country had expired.
Anambra

IPOB’s sit-at-home: Police rate compliance in Anambra low

The Police Command in Anambra has described the rate of compliance with Friday’s sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the state as low.

Flood: Customs donates relief materials to Adamawa government

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Friday presented food items and other relief materials to the Adamawa Government to alleviate the suffering residents of the state affected by the recent flooding.