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Japan beat Scotland to reach first rugby World Cup quarter-finals

Japan’s “Ferraris” hit top gear Sunday as the hosts beat Scotland 28-21 in a barnstorming Rugby World Cup clash to create history by reaching the quarter-finals.
Fire department workers (C) evacuate residents from a flooded area in Kawagoe, Saitama prefecture on October 13, 2019, one day after Typhoon Hagibis swept through central and eastern Japan. STR - JIJI PRESS - AFP

14 dead, nine missing as Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan

At least 14 people were killed and nine others missing after Typhoon Hagibis slammed into Japan, officials said Sunday, as rescuers scrambled to reach people trapped by catastrophic flooding.
Roberto Martinez’ side have an unassailable Belgium became the first team to qualify for Euro 2020 as Romelu Lukaku scored twice in a 9-0 thrashing of San Marino over third-place Cyprus in Group I.

Belgium become first country to qualify for Euro 2020

Belgium became the first team to qualify for Euro 2020 as Romelu Lukaku scored twice in a 9-0 thrashing of San Marino.
Thousands of people joined a protest for independence in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, on Saturday, with one lawmaker saying 250,000 supporters took part.

Thousands protest for Scottish independence in Edinburgh

“What a day! 250,000 behind us marching for independence,” Scottish National Party lawmaker Joanna Cherry tweeted from the event, where many people carried Scottish flags.
Another player with Nigerian roots has thrown his name into the hat for Super Eagles selection after CSKA Sofia winger Viv Solomon-Otabor confirmed he wanted to represent the West African nation.

Solomon Otabor: Why I want to play for Nigeria, and not England

London born winger, Viv Efosa Solomon-Otabor has explained why he wants to commit his international future to Nigeria and not England, the country of his birth.
Rangers of Scotland midfielder, Joe Aribo has spoken of his excitement of facing Brazil in next month’s international friendly and says he can’t wait to swap jersey with PSG star Neymar.

Doctors to conduct more tests on Joe Aribo next week

Doctors working for Scottish Premier League side Glasgow Rangers FC of Scotland are keeping Nigeria international Joe Aribo waiting over his medical conditions following the head injury he sustained against Livingston, on Wednesday.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has revealed why Super Eagles lost 2-1 to Algeria in Sunday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals game at Cairo International Stadium.

Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho out as Gernot Rohr invites 23 players for Brazil friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has unveiled his 23-man list for the friendly match against five-time world champions, Brazil.
Steven Gerrard admits to being “surprised and flattered” to find that Jurgen Klopp considers him to be the ideal candidate to step in as Liverpool’s next boss.

Steven Gerrard ‘flattered’ as Jurgen Klopp backs him as next Liverpool boss

Steven Gerrard admits to being “surprised and flattered” to find that Jurgen Klopp considers him to be the ideal candidate to step in as Liverpool’s next boss.
Rangers of Scotland midfielder, Joe Aribo has spoken of his excitement of facing Brazil in next month’s international friendly and says he can’t wait to swap jersey with PSG star Neymar.

Nigeria vs Brazil friendly: I can’t wait to swap jersey with Neymar – Joe...

Rangers of Scotland midfielder Joe Aribo has spoken of his excitement of facing Brazil in next month’s international friendly and says he can’t wait to swap jersey with PSG star Neymar.

Supreme Court to rule on British Parliament’s closure today

The United Kingdom (UK) Supreme Court will give its judgment today on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend the parliament was lawful.
Jurgen Klopp opted to take the positives out of Liverpool's first pre-season match in the United States after the Reds fell to a 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Indiana.

Jurgen Klopp launches staunch defence of Andy Robertson after Scotland criticism

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has launched a staunch defence of Reds left-back Andy Roberston, after the 25-year-old has come in for some fierce criticism in his homeland.
The Obi of Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, Obi (Prof.) Chukwuka Okonjo, has joined his ancestors.

Ex-Minister Okonjo-Iweala’s father passes on at 91

The Obi of Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, Obi (Prof.) Chukwuka Okonjo, has joined his ancestors.
Boris Johnson is said to have formed a ‘war cabinet’ of six ministers to deliver Brexit in October ‘by any means necessary’. WPA Pool-Getty Images

UK parliament speaker vows to thwart premier over Brexit law

Britain’s parliamentary speaker has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to disobey the law by refusing to ask for a Brexit delay and vowed to thwart any attempt to circumvent legislation.

Brexit crisis: UK premier denies lying to Queen over suspension of parliament

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied yesterday that he had lied to Queen Elizabeth II when requesting she suspend parliament this month in the run-up to Brexit.
Boris Johnson is said to have formed a ‘war cabinet’ of six ministers to deliver Brexit in October ‘by any means necessary’. WPA Pool-Getty Images

Scottish court hands British premier fresh Brexit blow

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a fresh blow yesterday when a Scottish court ruled that his controversial decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful.
Rangers of Scotland player Joe Aribo may not have been happy with the outcome of Tuesday’s international friendly against Ukraine but has described his debut as a special day in his life.

Joe Aribo: Scoring for Eagles is special for me and family

Rangers of Scotland player Joe Aribo may not have been happy with the outcome of Tuesday’s international friendly against Ukraine but has described his debut as a special day in his life.
Glasgow, Scotland - A Scottish court ruled on Wednesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament was unlawful - making him the first leader of the United Kingdom judged to have misled the monarch.

UK parliament suspension ‘improper and unlawful’ – Scottish court

A Scottish court ruled on Wednesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament was unlawful - making him the first leader of the United Kingdom judged to have misled the monarch.
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez believes when Kevin De Bruyne is at his best, there's no other midfielder like him.

Roberto Martinez: There’s no other midfielder like Kevin de Bruyne

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez believes when Kevin De Bruyne is at his best, there's no other midfielder like him.

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