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China’s Qu Dongyu has been elected Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

China’s Qu Dongyu elected new FAO chief

China’s Qu Dongyu has been elected Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Ashleigh Barty reacts after winning against Amanda Anisimova. Ashleigh Barty reacts after winning against Amanda Anisimova. Yoan Valat-EPA

Ashleigh Barty reaches Birmingham final to boost world number one bid

French Open champion Ashleigh Barty is one win away from becoming the first Australian to be crowned women’s world number one in 43 years after reaching the final of the WTA event in Birmingham on Saturday.

Mediterranean countries ramp up efforts to find missing migrants

Mediterranean countries have said they have taken a key step towards finding out the fate of thousands of migrants — many fleeing Syria’s war — who have gone missing while trying to reach Europe.
Zeffirelli was known for his move adaptation of Romeo and Juliet and TV series Jesus of Nazareth

Famed Italian director Franco Zeffirelli dies aged 96

Revered Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, famed for productions including his film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, has died.
Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare-Ighotegunor finished second with a time of 11.07seconds in the women’s 100m event at the Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday.

Blessing Okagbare eyes first IAAF Diamond League win in Rabat

African 200m record holder (22.04), Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, will be back on the IAAF Diamond League train when it makes its sixth of 14 stops on Sunday at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco for the Meeting International Mohammed VI of Athletics.

Olympic medallist Umar Sadiq set for Roma return

Former Nigeria U-23 ace Umar Sadiq could get an opportunity for a return to Roma following the appointment of a new manager by the Italian club. The Serie A side confirmed the appointment of Paulo Fonseca as their new manager on Tuesday.
Men look at a cutout image of Pope Francis as another person takes a picture of the cutout itself, days ahead of the papal visit to the United Arab Emirates, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubai on January 30, 2019. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE - AFP)

Pope Francis likens abortion to ‘hiring a hitman’

Pope Francis likened having an abortion to hiring a “hitman” while speaking at the “Yes to Life” anti-abortion conference in Rome Saturday.
Russia’s Anastasia Potapova returns the ball to Germany’s Angelique Kerber during their women’s singles first round match on day 1 of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 26, 2019. Anne-Christine POUJOULAT - AFP

Angelique Kerber crashes to Russian teen at Roland Garros as Roger Federer returns

German fifth seed and reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber saw her hopes of a career Grand Slam ended by Russian teenager Anastasia Potapova at Roland Garros on Sunday as Roger Federer prepared to make his Paris return after a four-year absence.
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Ogenyi Onazi hopeful to comeback stronger tor Trabzonspor next season

Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi is determined to come back stronger from injury-induced setback for his Turkish club Trabzonspor next season and help them fight for the league title.
Lionel Messi has defended Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde for the defeat against Liverpool, saying he and his team-mates deserve most of the blame.

Lionel Messi: Barcelona players must shoulder blame for Liverpool disaster

Lionel Messi has defended Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde for the defeat against Liverpool, saying he and his team-mates deserve most of the blame.
Euro 2020

UEFA unveils ‘fans first’ Euro 2020 ticket policy

A ‘fans first’ policy at next year’s Euro 2020 football tournament will make more affordable tickets available than at previous editions, a UEFA official said Sunday.
Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic shakes hands at the net after her straight-sets victory over Johanna Konta. Clive Brunskill-Getty Images

Karolina Pliskova sweeps past Johanna Konta to win Italian Open

Czech fourth seed Karolina Pliskova swept past Britain’s Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-4 to win the WTA Italian Open on Sunday.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams withdraws from Italian Open with knee injury

Serena Williams pulled out of the Italian Open on Tuesday due to a persistent knee injury which casts doubt on her participation in the French Open which begins later this month.
More than two decades after they last met on the red clay of Rome, Serena Williams will take on sister Venus in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday.

Serena, Venus Williams clash in Rome

More than two decades after they last met on the red clay of Rome, Serena Williams will take on sister Venus in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams looking to turn the clock back in Rome before Roland Garros bid

Serena Williams returns from injury in Rome next week looking to get back to winning ways as she prepares her bid to match Margaret Court’s record of major singles titles at the French Open later this month.
Stefanos Tsitsipas knocked defending champion Alexander Zverev out of the Madrid Open in the quarter-finals on Friday, winning 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.

Stefanos Tsitsipas books Rafael Nadal in Madrid, Novak Djokovic faces Dominic Thiem

Stefanos Tsitsipas knocked defending champion Alexander Zverev out of the Madrid Open in the quarter-finals on Friday, winning 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.
Lionel Messi

Another Champions League disaster leaves Ernesto Valverde future in doubt

Barcelona and Lionel Messi walked out at Anfield as probable for a Champions League, Cup and Liga treble but walked off with coach Ernesto Valverde possibly facing the sack.
Buckingham Palace is displaying a newly identified sketch of Leonardo da Vinci

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death

The Loire Valley town of Amboise will kick off festivities marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death in style on Thursday, with the French and Italian presidents topping the bill.

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President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that he's not prepared to lose the 2020 presidential election.

Donald Trump says he’s not ready for a 2020 election loss

President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that he's not prepared to lose the 2020 presidential election.
President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that he's not prepared to lose the 2020 presidential election.

Donald Trump says re-election ‘easier’ if he is impeached

US President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday his chances of retaining the White House in 2020 would be strengthened if Democratic lawmakers start impeachment proceedings against him.
A group of about twenty women are on the Vatican squad. AFP

Vatican women’s team refuses to play after anti-abortion protest

The newly formed Vatican women’s team called off a friendly football match in Vienna after several Austrian players protested the church’s anti-abortion stance, an Austrian football official said Sunday.

Over 13 million Nigerians battle with malaria annually

Malam Umar Aminu-Imam, President, Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria (EHOAN), has said that 13,687,500 Nigerians battled with malaria annually.
Coach Paul Put has bemoaned his team’s defensive showing against Madagascar in their opening Group B Africa Cup of Nations fixture, held at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday evening.

Afcon: Guinea coach Paul Put disappointed with the ‘stupid goals’ against Madagascar

Coach Paul Put has bemoaned his team’s defensive showing against Madagascar in their opening Group B Africa Cup of Nations fixture, held at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday evening.