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John Bolton: Russia’s decision to deploy S-300 in Syria ‘a major mistake’

The United States says the Russia decision to supply Syria with an advanced air defence missile system is a "major mistake".

Sergey Lavrov: US is trying to divide Syria

Sergey Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, has accused the US of trying to divide Syria while ignoring international law by launching missiles into the country.

Alexei Navalny launches bid to challenge Vladimir Putin

Supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny have gathered in about 20 cities across Russia to formally get his name on the ballot for next year's presidential elections.

Turkish President Recep Erdogan calls on Russia, US to pull troops out of Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested Russia and the US should pull their troops out of war-torn Syria after their leaders - Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump - said there was "no military solution" to the country's long-running conflict.

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Hajj Pilgrims

Nasarawa pilgrims to pay N1.5 million as hajj fare

The Nasarawa state Muslims pilgrims welfare Board has approved the sum of over N1.539m (One million, five hundred and thirty nine thousand, six hundred and five naira, ten kobo.) as fare for this year’s hajj pilgrims in the state.
Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder retains WBC heavyweight title with brutal first round KO

Undefeated Deontay Wilder brutally knocked out Dominic Breazeale in the first round of their grudge match Saturday night to retain his World Boxing Council heavyweight world title.
Gernot Rohr Super Eagles

Gernot Rohr defends Mikel Obi, Kelechi Iheanacho for AFCON

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has stoutly defend the choice of his 25-man provisional teal list for the forthcoming Total CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Egypt 2019, insisting that addition of captain Mikel Obi was strategic towards a successful outing for the team.
Madonna performs during a guest appearance at the Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest [Reuters]

Madonna sparks flag controversy at ‘non-political’ Eurovision

Madonna's anticipated guest performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel sparked controversy in the final moments of the show.Madonna's anticipated guest performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel sparked controversy in the final moments of the show.
Manchester City’s Belgian captain Vincent Kompany (C) lifts the winner’s trophy as the players celebrate victory after the English FA Cup final football match between Manchester City and Watford at Wembley Stadium in London, on May 18, 2019. – Manchester City beat Watford 6-0 at Wembley to claim the FA Cup. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) /

Pep Guardiola hails Manchester City’s history boys

Pep Guardiola saluted Manchester City’s history makers after they clinched the domestic treble with a swaggering 6-0 rout of Watford in the FA Cup final on Saturday.