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A motorcyclist rides past a campaign poster for Nigeria’s incumbent president and candidate to his re-election for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) President Muhammadu Buhari, and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, at Ilupeju in Lagos, on January 4, 2019. PHOTO: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

Nigeria misses out on emerging-market rally as vote nears

Emerging-market assets may be enjoying a strong start to the year, but one country missing out on the rally is Nigeria.
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Six killed in road crash in Sweden

Six Swiss nationals were killed in a road accident in Sweden’s far north when the minibus they were in collided with a truck, Swedish police and Swiss officials said Sunday.

Panic as hospital admits suspected Ebola patient in Sweden

There seems to be panic among citizens in Sweden after a patient in was admitted to hospital with a suspected case of Ebola, a highly infectious and potentially fatal disease, health care officials said Friday.
Nobel Peace Prize laureates Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad arrive at the Nobel outdoor concert in front of the Oslo Town hall on December 9, 2018 in Oslo on the eve of the Peace Prize ceremony. Heiko JUNGE / NTB Scanpix / AFP

Nobel peace prize ceremony shines light on rape in conflict

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad are to be presented with the Nobel Peace Prize today, as they challenge the world to combat rape as a weapon of war

Dickson Etuhu not guilty of match-fixing

A Swedish court on Thursday found former English Premier League player Dickson Etuhu not guilty of attempting to fix the result of a match.
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2020 Olympic organisers working for boxing at Games despite freeze

The organisers of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics said Saturday they would continue working to stage a boxing tournament at the games despite a freeze by the International Olympic Committee.

Ex-Super Eagles player Dickson Etuhu’s alleged match-fixing trial starts

Former Super Eagles player Dickson Etuhu goes on trial in a Swedish court on Thursday to face a charge of match-fixing, which he denies.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 24, 2018, Frenchman Jean-Claude Arnault arrives at the district court in Stockholm, where he attended the final hearing in his trial for rape and sexual assault, allegations that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone the Nobel Literature Prize.The court jailed the Frenchman in the Nobel scandal for two years for rape. / AFP PHOTO / Jonathan NACKSTRAND

Nobel Prize member appeals conviction over rape of 18 women

Jean-Claude Arnault, who was convicted of rape in a sex scandal that rocked the body that awards the Nobel Literature Prize, is appealing his sentence in a trial set to begin in Stockholm on Monday.

Nobel Prize season opens without Literature Prize

The announcement on Monday of the Nobel Medicine Prize opens this year’s amputated awards season, with no Literature Prize for the first time in 70 years because of a #MeToo scandal.
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James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Medicine for cancer therapy

Two immunologists, James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, won the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for research into how the body’s natural defences can fight cancer, the jury said on Monday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 24, 2018, Frenchman Jean-Claude Arnault arrives at the district court in Stockholm, where he attended the final hearing in his trial for rape and sexual assault, allegations that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone the Nobel Literature Prize.The court jailed the Frenchman in the Nobel scandal for two years for rape. / AFP PHOTO / Jonathan NACKSTRAND

Frenchman in Nobel scandal jailed for two years for rape

A Swedish court on Monday sentenced a Frenchman at the heart of a Nobel scandal to two years in jail for rape in a scandal that emerged during the #MeToo campaign.
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Ryanair pilots strike hits 55,000 customers

Ryanair faced its worst one-day strike on Friday after a walk-out by pilots in five European countries disrupted the plans of an estimated 55,000 travellers with the budget airline at the height of the summer holiday season, an official said.
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Police face probe after man with down’s syndrome was shot dead

Swedish police are facing criticism and an investigation after officers fatally shot a 20-year-old man with Down’s syndrome in central Stockholm.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang (pic) attributed the arrest of Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to the 'violation of Chinese laws', without further explanation. – EPA pic, February 6, 2018.

China asks Sweden to extradite wanted man

China has asked Sweden to extradite a man who is being held near Stockholm on suspicion of gross fraud and embezzlement, the Swedish Prosecution Authority said on Friday.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Sweden can beat England and win World Cup

Sweden can beat England in Saturday's quarterfinal and eventually win the World Cup in Russia if they can handle the pressure, former captain and record goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said.
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Swede jailed for life over Rwanda genocide

A Stockholm court on Wednesday sentenced a Swedish man of Rwandan origin to life in prison for participating in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

Sweden marks national day with major military exercise

Marking national day on Wednesday, Sweden called up 22,000 reservists for an exercise of a scale not seen in 40 years as tensions simmer between the West and Russia.

Sweden tests roads that charge electric vehicles as they drive

An electrified road in Sweden that is the first in the world to charge vehicles as they drive along is showing promise and could potentially help cut the high cost of electric cars, project backers Vattenfall and Elways told Reuters.

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Elections postponement: Lagos CP Muazu orders sustained patrols to maintain law, order

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, has ordered sustained patrols and surveillance across the state to maintain law and order.
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UK, Russia hold first talks in over a year

Junior foreign ministers from Britain and Russia met in Germany on Saturday in the highest-level contact between the two countries since an alleged nerve agent attack in Britain last March froze diplomatic relations.

Election: Governor Akeredolu urges INEC to avoid delay beyond February 23

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Saturday appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to avoid any further delay of the Presidential and National Assembly elections beyond next Saturday.

Election: INEC orders withdrawal of sensitive election materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kogi said it had started withdrawing all sensitive election materials earlier issued out for the conduct of the presidential and national assembly elections.

Elections postponement: Gbenga Daniel faults call for INEC chairman’s resignation

The Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council, South, Gbenga Daniel, has said his party suspects foul play in the postponement of the general elections.