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Apple recalls Macbook Pros over battery fire risk

Apple has recalled a number of its older generation MacBook Pro because their batteries may overheat and “pose a fire safety risk.”
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Stocks, currencies firm up ahead of US Fed outcome

Emerging market stocks rose on Wednesday while developing world currencies broadly firmed against the dollar as investors counted on the U.S. Federal Reserve’s outlook later today to match their expectations of lowering U.S. borrowing costs.

Korean Peninsula: China supports North Korea’s decision

Chinese President Xi Jinping said North Korea is taking the “right direction” by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in a rare op-ed published by a North Korean state newspaper on Wednesday, a day before Xi visits Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Court remands fake NNPC GMD

A Kwara Sate High Court, Ilorin, on Friday ordered the remand of one Jamiu Isiaka, 31, for allegedly impersonating the Group Managing Director (GMD) of Nigeria National Petroleum Cooperation ( NNPC ), Dr Maikanti Baru, and others.
The Super Falcons on Wednesday boosted Nigeria’s chances of qualifying for the next round in the ongoing FIFA Women World Cup in France with a 2-0 victory over South Korea. 31

WWC: President Buhari salutes Super Falcons for victory on Democracy Day

After the June 12, Democracy day celebration in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari revealed he took time out to watch the Super Falcons World Cup match against South Korea and was pleased with the female footballer’s victory on the nation’s special day.
The Super Falcons on Wednesday boosted Nigeria’s chances of qualifying for the next round in the ongoing FIFA Women World Cup in France with a 2-0 victory over South Korea. 30

In Pictures: Super Falcons beat South Korea 2-0

The Super Falcons on Wednesday boosted Nigeria’s chances of qualifying for the next round in the ongoing FIFA Women World Cup in France with a 2-0 victory over South Korea.

‘Purged’ North Korean official appears in public

Kim Yong Chol, a senior North Korean official reportedly purged after the failed talks in Hanoi between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, appeared at an arts performance with the country’s top brass, official media reported Monday.
Unloaded containers from Asia are seen at the main port terminal in Long Beach, California on May 10, 2019. – Two days of talks to resolve a worrisome US-China trade battle ended Friday, May 10, 2019 with no deal, but no breakdown either, offering a glimmer of hope that Washington and Beijing could find a way to avert damage to the global economy. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)

China raises tariffs on US goods amid esclating tensions

China on Saturday increased tariffs on billions worth of US goods as it prepares to unveil a blacklist of “unreliable” foreign companies that analysts say aims to punish US and foreign firms cutting off supplies to telecoms giant Huawei.
North Korea's special representative Kim Hyok-chol, seen here arriving for talks with his US counterpart Stephen Biegun in Hanoi AFP

Reports: North Korea executes envoy, four others over failed Kim-Trump summit

South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo claimed North Korea executed its special envoy to the United States following the collapse of the second summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.
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.

North Korea: US NSA’s comment on missile test ignorant

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.
Mati Diop

Mati Diop becomes first black woman to win award at Cannes film festival

Mati Diop, French-Senegalese actress and director, has become the first black female director to win an award in Cannes Film Festival’s 72-year history.
This photo illustration shows a logo of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

US lobbies South Korea to reject Huawei goods

The U.S. government is lobbying South Korea not to use Huawei Technologies products, a South Korean newspaper reported on Thursday, amid a wider push by Washington to get its allies to reject the Chinese tech firm’s goods.

AFCON: Jo Bonfrere faults Gernot Rohr for recalling Mikel Obi

Former Super Eagles’ coach Johannes Bonfrere has faulted the recall of John Mikel Obi to the Nigerian squad ahead of preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Five people, including a pastor died in an attack on a church in Burkina Faso, security and local sources said Monday in a country which has seen a surge in killings blamed on jihadists.

Gunmen kill six during mass in Burkina Faso

Gunmen killed a priest and five parishioners during mass Sunday in an attack on a Catholic church in Dablo, northern Burkina Faso, security sources and a local official said.
French servicemen, engaged in the Operation Barkhane in Africa's Sahel region, have neutralized around 30 terrorists in Mali, the French Armed Forces Ministry said.

French forces free American, South Korean in Burkina Faso

Two of the people released were French while the other two were said to be an American and a South Korean.
North Korea fired an unidentified projectile on Thursday, the South’s military chiefs said, less than a week after its leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of multiple rockets and a missile.

North Korea fires unidentified projectile – South Korea

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile on Thursday, the South’s military chiefs said, less than a week after its leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of multiple rockets and a missile.
Tottenham will be without Son Heung-min and Juan Foyth against Everton next week AND for the first two games of next season.

Tottenham duo suspended for first two games of next season

Tottenham will be without Son Heung-min and Juan Foyth against Everton next week AND for the first two games of next season.
Kim Jong-un held his first summits with the leaders of the US and South Korea last year [Leah Millis-Reuters]

North Korea fires ‘short-range projectiles’ into East Sea

North Korea has fired several unidentified short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said, a likely sign of Pyongyang's growing frustration at stalled diplomatic talks with Washington meant to provide coveted sanctions relief in return for nuclear disarmament.

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IFAB: Goalkeepers at Women’s World Cup will not be booked for stepping off line...

Goalkeepers at the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in France will not be booked for stepping off the goalline during penalty shootouts to reduce the likelihood of them being sent off.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, has re-affirmed his commitment to restructuring if elected on Feb. 16.

PDP BoT: Courts must decide on Atiku’s petition considering foreign reports

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have asked the Tribunal handling its 2019 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s petition to deliver justice based on available facts.
Egypt supporters make their way to the stadium ahead of the opening football match in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) between Egypt and Zimbabwe at Cairo International Stadium on June 21, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI - AFP)

Robust security in place for start of Cup of Nations

A vast security operation greeted tens of thousands of largely red-clad supporters in Cairo ahead of Friday’s opening match in the Africa Cup of Nations, with the tournament kicking off against a backdrop of terror attacks and only days after the death of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.
Nigeria Police

Police arrest two Boko Haram commanders in Borno

Police in Borno on Friday, said they had arrested two “high profile’’ Boko Haram commanders believed to have participated in attacks on security locations in Nigeria and Cameroon.
[FILES] US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin walks in the Rose Garden of the White House after listening to US President Donald Trump speak during an event in Washington, DC, June 14, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB - AFP)

US poised to tighten sanctions on Iran over terror financing

The United States is set to increase pressure on Iran for failing to head off funds to terrorists, threatening new sanctions if Tehran fails to comply, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday.