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Chile began their Copa America defence in emphatic fashion with a thumping 4-0 win over tournament guests Japan on Monday with Manchester United misfit Alexis Sanchez scoring for the first time in five months.

Alexis Sanchez scores as Chile beat Japan in Copa America

Chile began their Copa America defence in emphatic fashion with a thumping 4-0 win over tournament guests Japan on Monday with Manchester United misfit Alexis Sanchez scoring for the first time in five months.
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)

Vatican opens debate on married priests

The Vatican has formally opened debate on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without attending a Mass.
Qatar players celebrate their side’s second goal against Paraguay, scored by Boualem Khoukhi, during a Copa America Group B soccer match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) | Associated Press

Qatar shake up Copa America with thrilling comeback against Paraguay

Qatar fought their way back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Paraguay in their first ever Copa America game on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil head coach Tite said he understands why fans booed following the Selecao's lacklustre start to their Copa America campaign.

Tite understands fans after Brazil’s slow start

Brazil head coach Tite said he understands why fans booed following the Selecao's lacklustre start to their Copa America campaign.
Australia have rallied from two goals down to seal a stunning 3-2 win over Brazil in their second group match at the Women's World Cup.

WWC: Australia complete epic comeback against Brazil

Australia have rallied from two goals down to seal a stunning 3-2 win over Brazil in their second group match at the Women's World Cup.
Brazil’s Neymar gestures during a friendly football match against Qatar at the Mane Garrincha stadium in Brasilia on June 5, 2019, ahead of Brazil 2019 Copa America. (Photo by EVARISTO SA - AFP)

Neymar rape accusations overshadow Copa America kick-off

Brazil should have been gearing up for another major home sporting spectacle with renewed optimism that star forward Neymar would help bring to an end a 12-year trophy drought.

Ecuador’s highest court approves same-sex marriage

Ecuador’s highest court on Wednesday approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the traditionally Catholic and conservative South American country.
Mary Robinson

Ex-Irish president decry abuse of veto powers in UN Security Council

Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, on Wednesday said the United Nations Security Council had “failed to live up to its responsibilities” in conflict prevention.
Neymar has hinted that his future lies in Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain, despite speculation regarding a move to Real Madrid continuing to bubble away in the background.

Brazil’s Neymar in trouble over intimate pics of woman accusing him of rape

Brazil’s Neymar gave a statement at a Rio de Janeiro police station Thursday in a probe into whether he broke the law by posting intimate pictures of a woman who accused him of rape.
Andy Robertson was full of admiration for Alisson after the Liverpool goalkeeper’s superb display in the 2-0 Champions League final win over Tottenham.

Andy Robertson: Alisson performance in Champions League final was ‘an absolute joke’

Andy Robertson was full of admiration for Alisson after the Liverpool goalkeeper’s superb display in the 2-0 Champions League final win over Tottenham.

IPOB: Sit-at-home order successful in 100 countries

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has described its May 30 sit-at-home order as a huge success, saying over 100 countries where Biafra people resided participated.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been jailed for 50 weeks for violating his U.K. bail conditions in 2012 at a sentencing hearing at Southwark Crown Court today.

Julian Assange ‘moved to prison medical wing’ over deteriorated health

Julian Assange has been moved to a medical wing in Belmarsh prison over concerns for his "significantly deteriorated" health, WikiLeaks has claimed.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, gestures during a news conference Buenos Aires [Agustin Marcarian-Reuters]

Venezuela: Norway talks to continue – Juan Guaido

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said talks hosted by Norway between his delegation and that of President Nicolas Maduro would continue despite Wednesday’s discussions ending “without agreement.”

Dani Alves to replace Neymar as Brazil captain at Copa America

Neymar will not captain Brazil during next month's Copa America, with Dani Alves handed the armband for the showpiece South American tournament on home soil.
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo hangout with Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton at Monaco ahead of Sunday Grand Prix.

Cristiano Ronaldo hangout with Lewis Hamilton in Monaco

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo hangout with Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton at Monaco ahead of Sunday Grand Prix.
FIFA U-20 World Cup

Senegal set new FIFA Under-20 World Cup record

It was a sour opening day for hosts Poland on Thursday as the 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup got underway as they lost 0-2 to Colombia at Lodz in Group A.
Lionel Messi's incredible free-kick in Wednesday evening's resounding 3-0 win over Liverpool brought the mercurial Argentine's tally to an astounding 600 goals in 683 games for Barcelona, 14 years to the day since his first strike for the Spanish champions.

Xavi: Lionel Messi still has four years left in him

Lionel Messi is “not finished yet”, says Xavi, with rivals of the Barcelona superstar warned that the mercurial Argentine still has “three or four good years left”.
Lucas Torreira

Lucas Torreira throws Arsenal future into doubt with latest comments

Lucas Torreira has thrown his Arsenal future into doubt by admitting that he wants to one day play for Boca Juniors.

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French football legend Michel Platini detained on suspicion of corruption

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump to announce second term bid in Florida

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

Group hails President Buhari on war against corruption

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UN official condemns Konduga bombings

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, strongly condemns the multiple suicide bombings that claimed the lives of no fewer than 30 civilians and injured more than 40 others on Sunday evening in Mandarari community of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno.