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The Wise Honest, center, a North Korean cargo ship seized by the United States, was towed into harbor in American Samoa on Saturday. Fili Sagapolutele-Associated Press

North Korea demands release of coal ship seized by US

North Korea on Tuesday demanded the release of a cargo ship seized by the U.S. on suspicion of breaching UN and U.S. sanctions, the official Yonhap news agency cited Pyongyang state media as saying.
Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa signs a letter of resignation as prime minister, ending weeks of crisis that threatened the country. EPA

Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapakse bows out amidst crisis

Sri Lanka’s crisis looked over on Saturday as Mahinda Rajapakse bowed out of a power battle that had crippled the island nation for seven weeks.
Tottenham released a statement condemning the supporter who threw a banana in the direction of Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Ian Kington-AFP-Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur fan arrested after banana skin thrown during 4-2 defeat at Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspur face a Football Association investigation after one of their supporters was arrested for throwing a banana skin at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during Arsenal’s 4-2 derby win at the Emirates Stadium.

UN envoy says Gaza ‘on the brink’

Rocket fire this week across the border between Gaza and Israel shows how close the region is “to the brink of war”, Nikolay Mladenov, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, warned.

Nigerian Army takes delivery of ammunition to boost fight against terrorism

The Nigerian Army on Thursday took delivery of different calibres of ammunition to boost the fight against terrorism and other forms of criminality across the country.

Libya destroys 200 tonnes of explosives

Libya destroyed more than 200 tonnes of remnants of war with the support of the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), the support mission said.

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A street is seen after a tornado in Jefferson City, Missouri, U.S. May 23, 2019, in this image taken from social media. Tyler Thompson-via

Three killed as violent tornado strikes Missouri

At least three people have been killed in a violent tornado sweeping across the US state of Missouri, officials said Thursday.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Abike Dabiri-Erewa denies stating Egypt, Ethiopian airlines run drug cartels in Nigeria

Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has distanced herself from reports indicting EgyptAir and Ethiopian Airlines of facilitating drug running into Nigeria.
Brazil head coach Tite said Vinicius Junior deserves his international call-up as he hailed the Real Madrid teenage sensation.

Vinicius Junior reflects on ‘great’ first season at Real Madrid

Real Madrid winger Vinícius Júnior admits he is delighted with how his debut season with at club unfolded.
Leroy Sane

Robert Lewandowski urges Bayern Munich to sign Leroy Sané

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has encouraged the club to target Leroy Sané this summer.