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Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, in action against Nicaragua in San Juan, Argentina, on Friday. Agustin Marcarian - Reuters

Copa America: Lionel Messi scores twice as Argentina routs Nicaragua 5-1

Lionel Messi scored a first-half double as Argentina warmed up for the Copa America with a comprehensive 5-1 win over Nicaragua on Friday in San Juan.
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Puerto Rican visa issues deny Nigeria FIBA 3×3 World Cup qualifiers participation

Nigeria’s 3×3 men basketball team will play no part at the FIBA 3×3 World Cup Qualifiers 2019 in San Juan, Puerto Rico after they pulled out of the competition due to visa issues.
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3×3 D’Tigers get tough World Cup qualification draw

The senior men’s 3×3 national basketball team has been grouped alongside France, Germany and Italy in the qualification Group A for a place in the 2019 FIBA 3×3 World Cup.
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Gay Latin rapper Kevin Fret shot dead in Puerto Rico

The 24-year-old musician, known as Latin trap music's first openly gay artist who has been credited with "transforming the genre", was killed in the country's capital San Juan on Thursday, according to police.

Wreckage of Argentine submarine found year after disappearance

The wreckage of an Argentine navy submarine that exploded and disappeared one year ago with 44 crew on board was located in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, the navy said.
The Nigeria Amputee Football team was involved in a car crash on their way to Abuja from Lagos on Monday. The team had a visa appointment at the Mexican Embassy in Abuja for their trip to the Amputee World Cup in Mexico.

Nigeria amputee football team involved in car crash

The Special Eagles have constantly battled against odds in their bid to get to the World Cup in Mexico. After missing the last three editions of the World Cup due to a lack of funds, the team hopes to avoid a repeat which would result to heavy sanctions by the World Amputee Football Federation.

Lagos ranked third worst city to live in

Despite improvements in infrastructure by the Ambode administration in Lagos, a new survey by the London Economist Intelligence Unit was not so impressed as it ranked it one of the five worst cities to live in.

WAFF lifts suspension on Nigeria

The World Amputee Football Federation (WAFF) has lifted the ban on Nigeria following payment of accumulated affiliation fees by Nigeria Amputee Football Federation (NAFF).

Argentina fires head of navy after submarine vanished

Argentina has fired the head of its navy a month after one of its submarines vanished with 44 crew members on board.

US joins search for missing Argentine military submarine

The United States (U.S.) has joined search for a missing Argentine military submarine which was last spotted on Wednesday in the San Jorge Gulf, a few hundred kilometers off the coast of southern Argentina’s...

Latin stars come together for Puerto Rico relief song

"Hamilton" writer Lin-Manuel Miranda on Friday led a who's who of Latin stars in a new song to raise money for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

Trump defends Puerto Rico effort, but his tweets draw new criticism

President Donald Trump on Sunday defended US efforts to bring relief to storm-battered Puerto Rico, even as one island official said Trump was trying to gloss over "things that are not going well."

Trump attacks mayor of Puerto Rico’s storm-hit capital city

Donald Trump has claimed that Puerto Rican leaders are "weak" and "want everything to be done for them" in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Rican mayor begs for aid after Hurricane Maria

President Donald Trump pledged to spare no effort to help Puerto Ricans recover from Hurricane Maria's ruinous aftermath even as San Juan's mayor, her voice breaking with rage, accused his administration of "killing us with the inefficiency".

Trump lifts Puerto Rico shipping restrictions

President Donald Trump lifted US shipping restrictions on storm-battered Puerto Rico for 10 days Thursday, temporarily removing a legal obstacle blamed for slowing the disaster relief response to Hurricane Maria, the White House said.

Puerto Rico relief effort ‘amazing, tremendous’ – Trump

US President Donald Trump has announced plans to travel to Puerto Rico as critics charge him with failing to respond adequately to the humanitarian crisis facing the island's 3.4 million residents.

Hurricane Maria: Trump to visit Puerto Rico

US President Donald Trump has announced plans to travel to Puerto Rico as critics charge him with failing to respond adequately to the humanitarian crisis facing the island’s 3.4 million residents.

70,000 urged to evacuate as dam fails in Puerto Rico

Some 70,000 people were ordered to evacuate their homes Friday after a rain-swollen dam in Puerto Rico failed in the latest disaster caused by Hurricane Maria.

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Manchester United-bound Daniel James likened to Usain Bolt and Ronaldo

Jet-heeled Manchester United-bound winger Daniel James was likened to eight-time Olympic gold medallist sprinter Usain Bolt and Brazil icon Ronaldo by Hungary coach Marco Rossi ahead of Tuesday's Euro 2020 qualifier with Wales.
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EU: 2,084 Nigerians entered Europe illegally in two years

One in every 10 illegal immigrants who entered Europe between 2015 to 2016 was a Nigerian, the European Union has said.
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Internet blackout across Sudan

Landline internet connections were down across Sudan on Monday, a week after mobile online services were cut following a deadly crackdown on protesters.