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Venus Williams overcomes Victoria Azarenka in three set thriller

Venus Williams crashes out of Wuhan Open

Venus Williams’ first visit to Asia since 2017 was cut short as she crashed out of the Wuhan Open first round on Sunday 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) to fellow American Danielle Collins.
Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates during her women’s singles final match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Osaka on September 22, 2019. Jiji Press - AFP

Naomi Osaka ends title drought at home Pan Pacific Open

Japan’s Naomi Osaka ended an eight-month title drought by winning the Pan Pacific Open in her home city on Sunday, her first trophy since her second consecutive Grand Slam triumph at the Australian Open in January.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Russian watchdog fines Google over illegal advertisement

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service on Thursday, fined Google 100,000 roubles (1,560 dollars) for an overspreading illegal advertisement for financial services.
D’Tigress forward Evelyn Akhator has revealed that it was her D’Tigress teammates that convinced her to come to Spain.

Evelyn Akhator: How I joined CB Avenida

D’Tigress forward Evelyn Akhator has revealed that it was her D’Tigress teammates that convinced her to come to Spain.

China, US clash over ‘Belt and Road’ in Afghan resolution

China and Russia clashed with the U.S. and other Security Council members Monday over China's insistence on including a reference to Beijing's $1 trillion "belt and road" global infrastructure program in a resolution on the U.N. political mission in Afghanistan.
Nigerian forward Slyvester Igbonu will be looking to make his debut for FC Dynamo Moscow, at home against his parent club, FC Ufa – a matchday-9 clash of the Russian Premier League today (Monday) at the VTB Arena in Moscow.

Slyvester Igbonu set for FC Dynamo Moscow debut against parent club FC Ufa

Nigerian forward Slyvester Igbonu will be looking to make his debut for FC Dynamo Moscow, at home against his parent club, FC Ufa – a matchday-9 clash of the Russian Premier League today (Monday) at the VTB Arena in Moscow.
A police convoy escort two buses with tinted windows leaving the high-security prison of Lefortovo on September 7, 2019 in Moscow as a long-awaited exchange of prisoners between Moscow and Kiev has begun today, a day after Russian President said for the first time the “large-scale” prisoner exchange with Ukraine was being finalised. Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP

Ukraine prepares for further prisoner exchange with Russia

Ukraine on Friday expressed its readiness for a further prisoner exchange with Russia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said days after a combined 70 prisoners were exchanged between the sides.
The UN Security Council will hold a first informal meeting on Cameroon this month to discuss a worsening humanitarian crisis that has left three million people struggling for food.

UN eases arms embargo on Central African Republic

The UN Security Council unanimously approved the easing of an arms embargo on the Central African Republic for the first time since 2013 when it was engulfed in violence.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained outside his home in Moscow, according to his spokesperson who linked the arrest to plans to hold anti-government demonstrations next month. Reuters

Russian government clamps down on opposition after election loss

Russian investigators on Thursday raided dozens of regional offices of top protest leader Alexei Navalny, as well as the homes of his supporters, after mass opposition rallies this summer.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's administration has released $250 million in military aid for Ukraine, U.S. senators said on Thursday, after lawmakers from both parties expressed anger that the White House had held up money approved by Congress.

Senators: Donald Trump administration reinstates military aid for Ukraine

President Donald Trump's administration has released $250 million in military aid for Ukraine, U.S. senators said on Thursday, after lawmakers from both parties expressed anger that the White House had held up money approved by Congress.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

Saudi, Russia call for better compliance with OPEC oil cuts

Saudi Arabia and Russia on Thursday called on OPEC members and its allies to better comply with oil production cuts.
U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is “more than ignorant” to argue that North Korea’s recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions, the North’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.

Donald Trump fires John Bolton as national security adviser

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he had asked John Bolton, his national security adviser, to resign, citing strong differences of opinion with his hawkish assistant.
Super Eagles striker Sylvester Igboun is poised to impress his new Russian club by scoring vital goals that will bring success to the club following one year loan deal from FC Ufa.

Nigeria striker confident of scoring goals for Dynamo

Super Eagles striker Sylvester Igboun is poised to impress his new Russian club by scoring vital goals that will bring success to the club following one year loan deal from FC Ufa.
The responses to the announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a monster.

Echoes of Robert Mugabe’s death in foreign hospital

The death of Robert Mugabe, former President of Zimbabwe on Sept. 6, at the Gleneagles Hospital, in Singapore, once again raised the issue of medical tourism by African leaders.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin - AFP PHOTO - Sputnik - Alexey NIKOLSKY

Reports: US experts unveil Vladimir Putin role in 2016 US election

United States agents extracted a high-level Russian government source who had confirmed Vladimir Putin’s direct role in interfering in the 2016 US presidential election, US media reported late Monday.
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Google, Facebook rejects Russia’s allegations of meddling in elections

The US internet companies Google and Facebook on Monday rejected Moscow’s allegations that they had interfered in Russian elections by running political ads during the voting day.
Daniil Medvedev congratulates his opponent Daniil Medvedev after the match. Charles Krupa-AP

US Open: I fought like hell – Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev said the energy of the New York crowd helped instigate his stunning fightback that saw him fall just short against Rafael Nadal in a five-set classic in Sunday’s US Open final.
Reporters surround Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov (R) as he hugs his daughter Alina Sentsova (2R) after he disembarked from a plane on September 7, 2019 at Boryspil international airport in Kiev after a long-awaited exchange of prisoners between Moscow and Kiev, a day after Russian President said for the first time the “large-scale” prisoner exchange with Ukraine was being finalised. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky hailed a prisoner exchange with Russia, on September 7, 2019, as the first step towards ending the war in Ukraine’s east and returning territory annexed by Moscow. Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP

Russia. Ukraine leaders eye new talks after prisoner swap

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky have discussed holding new peace talks after a landmark prisoner exchange.

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The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards bent the knee to HBO’s fantasy epic “Game of Thrones,” which closed out Sunday night’s ceremony by nabbing the prize for best drama series.

Emmys: Game of Thrones cast receive standing ovation — video

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards bent the knee to HBO’s fantasy epic “Game of Thrones,” which closed out Sunday night’s ceremony by nabbing the prize for best drama series.
Nigerian Chef, Folashade Shoyonbo, on Sunday in Lagos emerged winner of a Jolof Rice Contest after beating chefs from two other West African countries.

Nigerian wins jollof rice contest

Nigerian Chef, Folashade Shoyonbo, on Sunday in Lagos emerged winner of a Jolof Rice Contest after beating chefs from two other West African countries.
The Eze Igbo of Zamfara, Chief Egbuna Obijiaku, on Saturday commended Gov. Bello Matawalle for tackling the security challenges in the state.

Politicians, Boko Haram planning to ‘destabilise’ Zamfara – governor

The Zamfara State Government said it has obtained ‘credible intelligence reports’ indicating that some politicians in the state “are making clandestine moves to destabilise the state.”

Kano Hisbah board destroys 196,400 bottles of alcohol

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Housemate Chimeke Okoye aka Frodd has won the ultimate veto power in the ongoing BBNaija season four.

BBNaija: Frodd to nominate five housemates for eviction

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